A Rising Recent Grad

Fresno State alumna Gina Avalos sets up her shot for KSBY-TV.

Avalos graduated from Fresno State in May with a degree in media, communications and journalism. The final two months of her college experience were flipped upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, as her classes shifted to virtual instruction.

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MCJ Alum Mike Williams gives back with Scholarship, mentorship

Mike Williams skydiving

In 2009, Mike Williams and his friend Lee Lawrence sat across from the impossible client. This client was so prestigious in the Fresno market that many thought there was no way they would advertise in Fresno State’s Collegian newspaper. But Williams had a plan.

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From stage to screen; the Department of Theatre and Dance goes virtual

Darkside (logo) a virtual multimedia theatre experience.

“Darkside” is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s first attempt at producing virtual theatre. Director Kathleen McKinley has sought out the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism’s video expertise, and specifically Profesor Candace Egan, to turn this “virtual multimedia theatre experience” into a reality.

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‘The Open Mind’ host discusses 2020 president race in virtual event

'The Open Mind' host Alexander Heffner

The Institute for Media and Public Trust at Fresno State presents a talk with journalist Alexander Heffner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, live on Zoom. Registration is free, and the event is open to the community. In his talk entitled “The 2020 Campaign: Uncivil and Unwell in America,” Heffner will examine the critical role of information integrity in facilitating […]

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#TBT America’s Story: Japanese American Experience

Saburo and Marion Masada tell their story at the Henry Madden Library

In this video posted by the Henry Madden Library, Saburo and Marion Masada recount their story growing up in the incarceration camps during World War II and life before and after the war. They also tell the larger story of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II in general.

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MCJ student creates Spanish language podcast on COVID-19

Olegario Tapia in front of a waterfall

As businesses closed and schools began operating remotely due to COVID-19, Olegario Tapia became concerned as he watched his mother leave to work in the fields around Dinuba. “An abundance of the information my family consumed about the new virus came from unreliable social media outlets, and a lot of the time, it was misinformation […]

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