Journalism Majors (especially those of you interested in sports reporting!):

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 2-3:15 p.m. in TUC-425 for our next SPJ Lunch with Pros, when you'll have an amazing opportunity to sit and chat with nationally known, award-winning sports journalist Bob Ryan.

A former Boston Globe columnist, Bob Ryan is a frequent ESPN contributor who has covered sports since 1968, including 20 NBA finals, 20 Final Fours, 9 World Series, 5 Super Bowls, and several Olympics.... Click here for more:

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Perry -- a UC Journalism adjunct instructor who teaches our Sports Reporting course, also a former sports reporter himself, *and* a soon-to-be UC Journalism Hall of Fame inductee. 

We'll have FREE PIZZA, courtesy of the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Second Annual Black Media Panel

Black Media Panel

Please join the University of Cincinnati’s African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC) and & the UC Association of Black Journalists (UCABJ) for their second annual Black Media Panel featuring  producers, publicists, reporters, and television hosts from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the AACRC. The panel will expose UC students to diversity in the media and ways to appreciate journalism and African-American media. The goal of the program is to highlight successful, local African-American men and women connected with local news media at an elite level. It is so very important for our students to see that success is attainable, despite barriers that may exist in the news industry. The event will be moderated by UCABJ President Alberto Jones and AACRC Program Coordinator, P. Eric Watford. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact P. Eric Watford or Alberto Jones at Sponsored by the African American Cultural & Resource Center, Black Faculty Association & the UC Association of Black Journalists (UCABJ).

Panelists include:

  • Toyia Montgomery (CEO/Owner, Consultant for Charms Consulting)
  • Briana Harper (Reporter, WCPO 9 on Your Side)
  • Walter L. White (Vice President, Director of Advertising, Cincinnati Herald)
  • Alexis Rogers (WLWT News 5)
  • Keeyana Avery (Creative Strategist of Agency Seven Public Relations)
  • Jennifer Moore (Morning Executive Producer, WLWT News)
  • Timikal Bobo (Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists)

SPJ Internship Interview Day is Sat., March 3

If you are on the hunt for a summer or fall internship, please SAVE THE DATE for our next SPJ Internship Interview Day -- Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon on UC's campus.

Invited media outlets include: The Cincinnati Enquirer, WCPO, Fox19, CityBeat, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine, Cincinnati Refined Magazine, Streetvibes, 4CAD (a local nonprofit organization), and other local media companies. Stay tuned for future emails confirming the media partners for March 3.

The interviews will be from 9 a.m.-noon and are scheduled **first-come, first-served** via onsite sign-ups starting at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. We recommend that you bring multiple print copies of your current resume, dress appropriately (professional/office -- for an interview!) and arrive by 8:30 a.m. to be sure to secure a spot with the media outlet(s) you are most interested in for an internship. Please note: At our fall event, the student turnout was so strong that all of the interview spots were claimed before the interviews started at 9 a.m. -- so it's important to come early to claim a spot!

The event is free, but students do have to pay for their own parking. (You can park at a metered spot on Clifton Avenue or in a nearby campus garage.) We'll supply breakfast food and drinks for interview participants, courtesy of the Cincinnati Pro Chapter of SPJ.

Please note that eligibility for academic credit for an internship (which must be through our JOUR-5050 Internship course) requires a *minimum* of having successfully completed our JOUR-2010 Reporting and Writing course. Participants for this event should be juniors or seniors who have already completed several journalism courses in preparation for the internship requirement. If you have questions about the internship requirement for Journalism Majors, please contact our department's internship coordinator, Professor Bob Johnson (

This event is sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) with on-site assistance from our UC-SPJ student chapter officers.