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National Broadcasting Organization Showcases Quanbeck’s Research

Posted on July 30, 2015

The Radio Television Digital News Association has published a summary of Associate Professor Aaron Quanbeck’s research on Edward R. Murrow on its website. Quanbeck was invited to write a blog post for RTDNA after he presented his paper on Murrow’s 1958 speech at the Broadcast Educators Association’s annual conference. Read the rest of this entry →

Public relations students succeed at national competition

Posted on April 16, 2015

Three teams of MSUM students involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s national Batemen Case Study competition placed in the final finish, receiving honorable mentions.

Most schools enter one or two teams, but MSUM entered four, all under the direction of Professor Liz Conmy, who uses the Bateman Case Study campaign as a capstone project. Read the rest of this entry →

Campus News named best college newscast by both SPJ and MBJA

Posted on April 16, 2015

The Society for Professional Journalists and the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association have both given first place honors to MSUM’s Campus News in the student newscast category. Read the rest of this entry → and several School of Communication and Journalism majors receive awards

Posted on April 16, 2015

The following is a list of Society for Professional Journalists, Northwest Broadcast News Association Eric Sevareid, and NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Production award winners from MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM advertising students took first place at AAF District 8 National Student Advertising Competition

Posted on April 13, 2015

MSUM advertising students in the capstone class, “Advertising Campaigns,” taught by Jody Mattern, took home first place at this weekend’s American Advertising Federation District 8 National Student Advertising Competition. The team accepted an advertising challenge for Pizza Hut in August with the goal of increasing online ordering at by 75 percent. MSUM’s campaign slogan is, “Delivering Bold Ideas.” Read the rest of this entry →

Join MSUM’s AdClub and The American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for Student Portfolio Review Day

Posted on March 30, 2015

Join MSUM’s AdClub and The American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for Student Portfolio Review Day. Each year AAF-ND sets aside a day where students can have their portfolios reviewed by area professionals in the advertising, graphic communication and journalism industries. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alumna and WDAY anchor Kerstin Kealy to interview President Obama in sit-down at White House

Posted on February 26, 2015

MSUM adjunct professor, alumna and WDAY news anchor, Kerstin Kealy, went live from the White House lawn this morning on First News. Click to hear about her historic meeting with President Obama later today Read the rest of this entry →

Film Student Earns National Honor

Posted on February 16, 2015

First place winner in Freedom of Speech PSA Contest


MSUM student Naoya Uchida won a $3,000 scholarship in the annual Freedom of Speech PSA Contest, a national competition for college communication students sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Communication course subjects have changed

Posted on October 23, 2014

The School of Communication and Journalism would like to remind students as registration begins that communication course subjects have changed. The Mass Communication subject MC and Communication Studies subject CMST are now being offered with the subject “COMM”.

Moorhead student graduating after doctors said she probably wouldn’t

Posted on May 13, 2014

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – When students at MSUM walk across the stage to receive their diplomas in a few days it will be a celebration for all and a special victory for one. View the video here.

We first met Kayla Dumas in 2007.

She had survived a terrible car accident and was hospitalized for months, most of that time in a coma.

She was traveling to visit family at Christmas and was hit broadside after another driver blew a stop sign.

Six years after doctors told her family a productive life was unlikely for Kayla Dumas, the 26-year-old is preparing to graduate from MSUM with an Advertising degree. Read the rest of this entry → will launch its 2014 issue on Thursday, May 8

Posted on May 08, 2014, a general-interest online magazine produced by students studying various aspects of journalism, will launch its 2014 issue at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the mass communications lounge.

A short reception will be held where the student staff will present this year’s topic: “Behind the Lens: A Different Perspective.” Fourteen local, regional and international photographers are featured ranging from hobbyists to professionals who have dedicated their career to perfecting their craft. Read the rest of this entry →

MSU Moorhead selects two for $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014

Two MSUM business administration majors, Sydney Beyer and Lacey Guck, are winners of this year’s L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships.

The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year.  The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience. Read the rest of this entry →

Vacancy notices: Instructor of Communications & Journalism

Posted on April 23, 2014

A MSU Moorhead Vacancy Notice (attached) was recently posted via NEOGOV to our website.

NOTE: To reduce the expense of printing costs, MSU Moorhead vacancy links will be emailed to you.



HorizonLines looking for photo submissions

Posted on April 15, 2014

Horizonlines, an online magazine publication, is looking for student, faculty and alumni submissions for the 2014 edition.

This year they are focusing on different types of photographers in the F-M community and beyond. This edition will include articles and photos about these photographers as well as a gallery featuring student, faculty and alumni work.

If you would like a photo included in the gallery, please contact Aaron Larson ( by April 15, and he will send you a link to a public drop box folder to upload your photos.

For submission guidelines, view the poster at:

MSUM Mass Communications Dept. honors longtime photography teacher

Posted on April 11, 2014

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY
Watch video.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) – A special honor for a talented news photographer and teacher.

Thursday, the Mass Communications Department honored longtime photography teacher Reggie Radniecki.

She is retiring from the department, for many years, Reggie was a stand-out news photographer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Read the rest of this entry →

‘Photos by Regene Radniecki’ exhibit opens today

Posted on April 10, 2014

The MSUM College of Communications and Journalism welcomes the community to help honor MSUM professor Regene “Reggie” Radniecki at the opening of her photographic exhibit, “Photos by Regene Radniecki.” A reception will be held today from 4-6:30 p.m., Flora Frick Hall, Room 254. The exhibit closes May 20.

Radniecki is retiring after a long and colorful career in photojournalism. Her work has been published in many renowned publications, including: The New York Times, National Geographic’s World Magazine, LIFE, Ebony, Business Week, Time Magazine, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, MPLS/St. Paul Magazine, Press Time and many others. Read the rest of this entry →

Journalism students win multiple awards in regional contests

Posted on April 08, 2014

Three Campus News Stories Move On to National SPJ Contest

Three stories from Campus News, MSUM’s student produced newscast, were named as winners in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. Stien Michalsen, a photographer for Campus News last spring, won in both the television news photography and the television sports photography categories. Collin Boyles, a 2013 graduate, was the winner in the television sports reporting category. The stories won in SPJ Region 6, which includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. They now move on to compete in the national SPJ contest, which includes twelve regions across the United States. In all, Campus News took home 10 television awards, more than any other school in the contest. Campus News also took all the awards in the television photography categories. The winners were announced at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis. Read the rest of this entry →

Horizonlines story selected for Oxford University Press publication

Posted on April 08, 2014

Oxford University Press has requested permission to use a portion of the story “Uncovering the history behind collecting” from volume 4 of, Inside Collecting, for inclusion in an Oxford University Press publication. The text will be used as part of a language-learning exercise in a workbook titled Cambridge English First Masterclass Workbook by Simon Haines and Barbara Stewart. This is a workbook with audio to help students prepare for the Cambridge English: First exam from 2015 onwards.

The author of the story is Diane Fricke, a 2007 graduate with a major in East Asian Studies. Reggie Radniecki, associate professor of mass communications, is the creator and instructor for the online journalism workshop that produces the online magazine. Read the rest of this entry →

Martin Grindeland receives NBNA’s highest honor

Posted on April 04, 2014

Martin Grindeland, a professor in MSUM’s School of Communication and Journalism, was named this year’s winner of the Mitchell V. Charnley Award by the Northwest Broadcast News Association at the organization’s annual convention in the Twin Cities last weekend.

The Charnley Award was established in 1968 and is given each year to an individual working, or with roots, in the six-state NBNA region who has made outstanding contributions to the field of broadcast journalism. Previous winners include nationally known broadcasters such as Eric Sevaried and Tom Brokaw, along with regional names such as Marv Bossart and Al Aamodt.

NBNA President Matt Cullen said it was Grindeland’s many years of service to broadcast journalism that earned him the honor. “For more than four decades, Martin Grindeland has instilled the foundations of journalism along with the art of storytelling into numerous students and young professionals,” said Cullen. “His passion and his dedication to his students and to the journalism profession makes him an ideal recipient of this year’s Mitchell V. Charnley Award.”

The Northwest Broadcast News Association includes the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa.

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