Ohio U. Students, Faculty Share Wisdom From Gwen Ifill Lecture

Some great points about diversity came from the tweets sent from the Schuneman Symposium tonight at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where Gwen Ifill was the keynote speaker.

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  1. .@OhioU Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media starts at 7:30p with Gwen Ifill’s #keynote! htl.li/hGgSP #Smitty13
  2. RT @scrippsjschool: Happy birthday to us! At #Smitty13, we are celebrating 90 years of journalism education! http://twitpic.com/c6vdlf
  3. Congrats to the Scripps School on reaching a milestone!  You’ve set the bar high for all of us in the journalism education. Keep up the good work!
  4. RT @tanyatrash: If there’s any single person an aspiring journalist should look up to, Gwen Ifill would definitely be it. #smitty13 http://pic.twitter.com/lvdp7KKDsI
  5. RT @BenClos1: Diversity in a newsroom is very important so there are people who have a thorough understanding of a story. @pbsgwen #Smitty13
  6. “Smitty” Schuneman accepts the 2013 Ohio Communication Hall of Fame award #Smitty13 http://twitpic.com/c6vbzt
  7. @pbsgwen really emphasized the importance of listening–we need to stop shouting and adding to the noise, and listen. #smitty13
  8. At PBS we believe you can decide what you think about what’s going on if we give you the information you need. Gwen Ifill. #smitty13
  9. Diversity has been talked about so much the term has become devalued, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still needed.. @pbsgwen #smitty13
  10. YES– I’m a huge Mary Rogus fan, a fellow broadcast journalist who also teaches multimedia reporting.
  11. RT @JennyHallJones: RT @scrippsjschool: “It’s important to listen, especially if you disagree.” – @pbsgwen #Smitty13

Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

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