Career in Local News Leads to Emmy-Winning Success for Recent SMPA Alumn

SMPA alumn Mike Valerio after his team won two local Emmy's this year
Mike Valerio, BA ’10, a weekend and breaking news anchor in Richmond, Virginia, and his team at NBC recently won two local Emmy awards for their weekend news coverage in the DMV market—the only station in the area taking awards in that category.

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Students

Shanahan winners 2015

The 2015 J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund Recipients

Senior Farida Fawzy and junior Nana Agyemangare the first set of winners to receive the J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund, which allows rising seniors in the journalism and mass communication major to pursue a summer internship at a news organization that they otherwise might not have been able to afford. Both winners are pursuing careers in journalism, yet in very different ways and come from very different backgrounds.

Faculty

Jason Osder

Jason Osder's 'Let the Fire Burn' Highlighted on 30th Anniversary of MOVE Bombings

May 13, 1985 was the day MOVE, a black liberation group in Philadelphia, was bombed by police. 11 people were killed, and more than 60 homes were destroyed.

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