School of Communication & Journalism

Journalism Day

Auburn Journalism

Journalism Day Schedule

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


9 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

Student Center Room 2222


Welcome and Introduction by Dr. John Carvalho, Associate Director for Journalism, School of Communication and Journalism (@John_P_Carvalho)


Keynote Address – John Archibald

John Archibald has been with the Birmingham News since 1986. For the past 14 of those years, he has been a columnist for the News metro section and for the Web site. His work culminated with the profession’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary, earlier this year.



10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.


Student Center Room 2222/ Broadcast Beyond the Newscast

Moderator:  Dr. Justin Blankenship, (@DrBlankenshipAU) @AUJRNL assistant professor


Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-TV, Montgomery, AL

Mark Rosen, News Director, WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA

Parker Branton, East Alabama Bureau Reporter, WTVM-TV (tentative)


Student Media Sessions

 Plainsman Session Student Center Suite 1111

*Invited guests and Plainsman staffers only



11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.


Student Center Room 2222/ Personal Stories: When You Are the News

Moderator: Dr. Joan Harrell, @AUJRNL lecturer


Mike Oliver, (@MikeOliverAL)

Andrew Yawn, Montgomery Advertiser (@yawn_meister)



Noon to 12:50 p.m.


Student Center Room 2218

Lunch (Invited guests only)



1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Student Center Room 2222/ Internet-Based Publishing: Starting from Scratch

Co-moderators: Professor Phillip Rawls, lecturer and veteran Associated Press reporter (@PhillipRawls)

Deepa Fadnis, assistant professor of journalism (@deepafadnis)


Carol Nunnelley, founder and executive director, BirminghamWatch and the Alabama   Initiative for Independent Journalism (@BhamWatch)

Jatika Hudson Patterson, co-founder, (@ImagineInStyle)

Todd Stacy, publisher, Alabama Daily News (@toddcstacy)





Student Center Room 2223/Sports Journalism: Lessons From the Auburn Beat

Moderator: Dr. John Carvalho,@AUJRNL associate professor


Tom Green, (@Tomas_Verde)

Brandon Marcello, AuburnUndercover (@bmarcello)

Maria Martin, WSFA-TV, (@Ria_Martin)

Josh Vitale, Montgomery Advertiser (@JoshVitale)



2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Student Media Sessions

 Eagle Eye Session Student Center Suite 1105

*Invited guests and Eagle Eye staffers only


Student Center Room 2222/Job and Internship Hunting: Tips from Alumni

Co-Moderators: Prof. Nan Fairley,@AUJRNL associate professor

Prof. Andrea Hall, @AUJRNL assistant professor


Cliff McCollum, managing editor, Gulf Coast Newspapers (@mrmccollum)

Julie McKinney, communications director, REV Birmingham (@juliecmckin)

Miranda Nobles, communications editor, Auburn OCM (@MirandaNoblesAU)

Troy Turner, editor, Opelika-Auburn News (@troyturnernews)

For more information

John Carvalho

John Carvalho
Associate Director of Journalism
220 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-4454

Last Updated: October 15, 2018