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New York Times editor Richard G. Jones named Annenberg Director of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy

Richard G. Jones
Richard G. Jones

Richard G. Jones, an associate editor at The New York Times and a veteran journalism educator, is joining the University of Notre Dame this fall as the Annenberg Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy in the Department of American Studies.

Jones leads the Times’ newsroom summer internship program and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a two-week professional development program for collegiate members of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

He has previously held visiting faculty positions at New York University and the University of Delaware; he also taught journalism at Rutgers University, American University, and the University of Maryland.

Jones’ grounding in both the professional sphere and in higher education will help speed the Gallivan Program’s ongoing evolution into a multi-platform digital journalism curriculum, said Thomas Tweed, the Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and chair of the department.

“Rich Jones has the experience and vision to prepare Notre Dame students to meet the changing demands of journalism today,” Tweed said. “And a strong journalism program is crucial, since a vibrant democracy depends on a free and fair press.”

Jones spent 10 years at the Times during two different stints. He was a reporter from 2001 to 2008, and in 2014, he was named associate editor. As a reporter, he wrote about topics as varied as politics, criminal justice, the New Jersey Legislature and the New York Jets. He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by editors at the Times for a yearlong investigation into the failings of New Jersey’s child welfare system.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Notre Dame family, and I am honored to be entrusted with the leadership of the Gallivan Program. I want to continue to ensure that our students graduate from the program with the best values of this great university, and also with the preparation that they need to have impactful careers as digital journalists.”

Prior to joining the Times, Jones spent eight years as a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he focused on education and other topics, wrote a daily column and held a three-year posting as a national correspondent based in Atlanta responsible for covering nine states in the South.

John T. McGreevy, the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said that Jones’ long and varied career informs his teaching in the classroom.

“Rich Jones is eloquent on the value of a liberal arts education as preparation for a career in journalism — and the need to marry that preparation with training in and exposure to new technologies reshaping the profession.”

Jones said that he is looking forward to sharing his experience with students in the Gallivan program, and also helping them to think critically and creatively as they prepare for careers in digital-first newsrooms.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Notre Dame family, and I am honored to be entrusted with the leadership of the Gallivan Program,” Jones said. “I want to continue to ensure that our students graduate from the program with the best values of this great university, and also with the preparation that they need to have impactful careers as digital journalists.”

Jones is a graduate of Delaware and he holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. He has also advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in journalism studies at Maryland, where he is a Scripps-Howard Doctoral Fellow.

“Our students are entering a world in which they must be adept at understanding digital technology, and they must also have the journalistic principles and judgment to be able to combat allegations of ‘fake news,’” Jones said. “I will make sure that they are ready to do both.”

Originally published at news.nd.edu.


                                                                      

                                    ----Congratulations----  

                                                           2017 Senior Awards in Journalism

                                        The James E. and Barbara Murphy Award for Exceptional Journalism

                                                            Winner:  Renee Griffin    Winner: Erin McAuliffe

                                                The Paul Neville Award for Excellence in Journalism         

                                                                        Winner: Cassidy McDonald

                                              The R. V.  Ley Journalism Award for Achievement and Promise

                                                                        Winner: Cassidy McDonald

             
        Gallivan Program Senior Cassidy McDonald awarded Luce Scholarship   

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                                 Sarah Childress, Gallivan Program/ JED minor

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Follow the latest stories from Cassidy McDonald on her assignments with Nick Kristof of The New York Times                                                                

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                    2016 Hanna Storm Journalism Internship

                         The Hanna Storm Journalism Internship has been awarded to

                                                       JED minor – Emily McConville 

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       The Gallivan Program Congratulates Fulbright Award Recipient 

                                                       JED minor Bridget Gallassini 

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                                 ----Congratulations----

                                               2016 Senior Awards in Journalism

                                  The James E. and Barbara Murphy Award for Exceptional Journalism

                                                                Winner:  Richard Hidy

                                      The Paul Neville Award for Excellence in Journalism         

                                                               Winner: Rebecca Rogalski                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                 

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The Gallivan Program Congratulates our Director, Robert Schmuhl on, Ireland’s Exiled Children: “America and the Easter Rising,

Dr. Bob Schmuhl's most recent book, Ireland’s Exiled Children: “America and the Easter Rising,” made Irish Central's list of the top five best Irish and Irish American books of 2016. 

To read more about Bob's book -  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/irelands-exiled-children-9780190224288?cc=us&lang=en&

                                    

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Cassidy McDonald               

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For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, The New York Times announced Saturday (Feb. 6). Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest.

http://news.nd.edu/news/64367-notre-dame-junior-wins-new-york-times-journalism-contest-2/

 

 

                                                        

 

 

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Join Bob Schmuhl for an analysis of media coverage and how it has shaped the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism and Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics & Democracy at Notre Dame.

 

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                                               "SportsCenter on the Road " at Notre Dame

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ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” visited Notre Dame for the Texas vs. Notre Dame game in September. Anchors Matt Barrie and Sara Walsh, along with producers Jim Bowdon and Jack Obringer (a Notre Dame alumnus), met and talked with Gallivan Program students on the Friday afternoon before the game. 

http://www.espnfrontrow.com/2015/09/sportscenter-on-the-road-visits-notre-dame/

 

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---Robert Costa---

Robert Costa, a member of the Gallivan Program's Advisory Committee and a 2008 alumnus, joined The Washington Post as a national political correspondent in January of 2014.  Later that year he received the "Publisher's Award" for the best political story of 2014.  He recently talked about his career and political journalism in this video of the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

 ---Notre Dame junior wins New York Times journalism contest---

Nicole Sganga University of Notre Dame junior Nicole Sganga will be going on assignment with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nick Kristof this summer, The New York Times announced Sunday (March 16).  
Read Story.
 
 
Here are Nicole's blog posts from Burma--
 
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nicole-sganga/
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-for-these-2-women-the-lottery-of-birth-decides-opportunity.html?_r=0
 
Watch the full story

 

 ---Brooke Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award for 2013---

For the third time in the past four years, a student enrolled in the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics & Democracy at the University of Notre Dame is the recipient of the Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award.

Andrew Owens, a graduating senior in the Gallivan Program, was named the 2013 Baker Award winner at a recent ceremony of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

Owens joins Sarah Mervosh, a 2012 Notre Dame graduate, and 2010 alumna Jenn Metz as Gallivan Program students who won the honor of being Collegiate Journalist of the Year in statewide competition, involving both public and private universities and colleges throughout Indiana.

In the past year, Owens was also the recipient of the Harry Ornest Memorial Award in Sports Journalism, which supported his summer internship during 2012 at The Los Angeles Times and provided a scholarship for his senior year at Notre Dame.

Mervosh is currently a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, and Metz is an associate producer at ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

The Gallivan Program offers a minor in journalism for undergraduates pursuing any major at Notre Dame, and it also conducts activities (such as the Red Smith Lecture Series) to advance the understanding of contemporary journalism for the public at large.