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80 high school students networked and learned from leading journalism educators at Louisiana Journalism Education Association’s annual conference and the annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Contest hosted by the Loyola School of Mass Communication in February 2018.

Attending the conference on Thursday, Feb 1 2018, students learned from leading journalists — and heard the results of a recent JEA writing competition, in which Luc Herbet from St.Paul’s School was announced as the top journalism student in the state, winning a full tuition scholarship to Loyola.

Professor and Loyola Chair of Environmental Communication Bob Thomas appeared Saturday, Jan. 28 in "Christmas trees come to the rescue in coastal Louisiana," an evening news feature on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, the most-watched evening newscast in America. 

NYT best-selling author and Loyola alumna Kelly Williams Brown '06 is set to release a new book, Gracious: The Subtle Art of Charm, Tact & Unsinkable Strength this coming Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Brown's first book "Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps," a guide for millennials in managing the stormy seas of adulthood, was widely acclaimed, reached success on the New York Times Bestseller list, and was translated into nine languages.

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/ Students from Loyola's Social Media Strategies class will be helping to man The Times-Picayune/’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.

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. 

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.

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.


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