-- Photo: Daily alumni (from left) Sara Fitzgerald and Rolfe Tessem, and his wife Linda Ellerbee, at Tailgate 2017 -- Photo credit: Lisa Powers, Office of Student Publications
Across the US, in five cities, we held Summer Satellite Reunions for alumni and students to network and share memories of their times at our publications.
This annual event is the highlight of our academic world -- a day when student journalists are lauded for their hard work, and hear the great news of financial support that allows thema bit of freedom from financial stress so they can continue to exercise their freedom of expression, on one of our four publications: The Michigan Daily, the Michiganensian Yearbook, Gargoyle Humor Magazine, and SHEI Magazine for fashion journalism.
“I went into this role wanting to make a positive difference in three areas -- digital media, diversity and business,” says Alexa St. John, the Daily's current editor-in-chief, who is a junior studying Communications and minoring in the Program in the Environment at UM.
We are so grateful for the support of our students by dedicated, passionate donors! This is our special day to celebrate your generosity and the talented, deserving students who are able to thrive here at the UM Office of Student Publications. We couldn't do this vital work without you.
Please join us as we announce the Scholarship and Award recipients for 2018!
Andi Schreiber became smitten with documentary photography while working as a photographer and photo editor at The Michigan Daily and contributing to the Michiganensian Yearbook. After graduating from UM School of Art (‘88) with a BFA, she worked as a photojournalist in Boston and then New York, with work appearing in numerous exhibitions & publications (New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Real Simple, LENSCRATCH).
In one of the columns I wrote for The Washington Post about Barack Obama's election, I said:
"Diversity is more of a journey than a destination,
and we have to keep moving forward."
At a panel discussion on newsroom diversity during the Fall 2017 Student Publications' Reunion, it became clear that we still have farther to go on that long road.
This Alumni Talk is in the format of a panel discussion, featuring a group of fascinating writers and editors who will discuss successful pitching of freelance articles to publications.
Former Daily photographer Steve Kagan visits from his home in Chicago, along with his friend, Howard Reich, Arts Critic for The Chicago Tribune. They will lead separate discussions with photographers and writers, and other interested students and alumni, in this talk sponsored by the Kristopher Gillette Photography Education Fund.
"I’m not sure what attracted me to The Daily. I avidly consumed news growing up and enjoyed writing, but my high school didn’t have a school newspaper or any formal training. I saw The Daily on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” the summer before my freshman year and it seemed like the place to be — embarrassingly, I DM’d The Daily’s Twitter account, asking how to apply.