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Loyola University New Orleans Journalism Senior Colleen Dulle, a former editor of The Maroon, was recently selected as one of three graduating seniors from U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities to serve as the 2017-18 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellows.

This year’s fellows are:

Students from Loyola's award-winning School of Mass Communication are using Snapchat Spectacles to help report Mardi Gras coverage for the Pulitzer Prize-winning media outlet The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. Students from Loyola's Social Media Strategies class will be helping to man The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com’s acclaimed Parade Cam throughout the Carnival season and helping to produce parade coverage.

Tom Llamas '01, an Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC News "World News Tonight," is adding the weekend editions of "World News Tonight" to his schedule. Llamas recently was named Chief National Correspondent by ABC News, according to a memo from the news organization published by Deadline Hollywood.

Morgan Ballard '16 works as an account coordinator at Spears Group, a New Orleans advertising agency.

The Ad Club of New Orleans bestows the "Most Promising Person of the Year" award annually to an advertising professional with less than three years full-time work experience in the industry.

ESPN Sportscaster Michael Smith '01 co-hosts SC6 with Jemele Hill, who he recently worked with on ESPN2’s His & Hers, a daily sports discussion program that premiered in 2014 following the success of Hill and Smith’s podcast of the same name. They are the first African-American duo to host SportsCenter on a regular basis and their shows have launched a new conversational format for ESPN SportsCenter, discussing sports topics, news, culture and social issues. 

Journalist Ylan Mui '02 is leaving The Washington Post to join CNBC, where she will be a Washington, D.C., correspondent.

Mui, who most recently served as the White House economic policy writer at The Washington Post, has covered the Federal Reserve, the economy, subprime lending, consumer finance, retail and education for The Post. She has covered international stories such as the Greek financial crisis and Great Britain's exit from the European Union as well as natural disasters such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

NEW ORLEANS (July 5, 2016) – Parkway Partners today announced that Dr. Bob Thomas will receive the organization’s annual Green Spirit Award at its Feast With Leah gala on Oct. 9, as two legends and a legendary event join forces.

Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D., director of the prize-winning School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans, is the new President-elect of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASJMC, for 2016-17. Duhé will become president in 2017-18.

ASJMC is a non-profit, educational organization, composed of some 190 journalism and mass communication programs from colleges mostly in the United States and Canada.

Raven Richard is back home in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a news and weather anchor at THV11.

Richard graduated from the SMC in 2014 and worked in Kennewick, Washington, as a reporter, anchor, and weather anchor. She is also a member of the first African American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

She is thrilled to be living and working in her hometown. Richard has had an interest in weather from an early age and she knows all about the weather Arkansas experiences throughout the year.
 

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication professor Andrew Nelson has been named Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler and its attendant digital and social platforms.

"Andrew's made vibrant contributions and has been for many years an all-around exceptional representation of the National Geographic Travel brand, voice and values," said Traveler Editor-in-Chief George Stone. "We are honored to work with him and proud to recognize his words, talent and ideas."

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