September 28, 2016
GCJD, CCE to Host Civil Debate
The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD) is collaborating with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to host Difficult Dialogues: Conversation, Not Confrontation on Oct. 5 at the CHSS outdoor amphitheater from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. to learn about and discuss controversial topics.
September 7, 2016
15TH Anniversary of 911 is this Sunday- KSTAR interviewed a Sam Houston State University Professor who covered 911 in Washington D-C
Listen to the interview with Kelli Arena, Executive Director for the Global Center for Journalism & Democracy at SHSU, who worked as a journalist with CNN during 911.
September 6, 2016
Meet Stacy, September GCJD Alumni of the Month
Stacy Hyde is this month’s GCJD Alumni of the Month. Hyde is an Associate Producer for KPRC channel 2 news, the NBC affiliate in Houston. She works with producers and reporters to create dynamic evening newscasts. She graduated in the fall of 2015, with a double major in Political Science and Mass Communication with an emphasis in multi-platform journalism.
August 12, 2016
Newspaper Endorsements and Welcoming Cities
Late last month, the Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Typically, newspapers wait until the days or weeks just before an election to make such an endorsement, but, as the Chronicle’s editorial outlining the decision stated, the paper made “an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not merely political.”
August 3, 2016
Black, White, Male, Female, Gay, Straight — How Do Labels Define You?
Identity and labels have been at the heart of a lot of our political and social discourse in recent years. From identity politics to racial strife to equal rights and religious liberty, there are any number of major issues and ideas affecting Greater Houston that tend to begin with labels about race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality– among others.
June 6, 2016
Venezuelan journalist expounds importance of harnessing data in GCJD conference
Fernando Nuñez-Noda is originally from Venezuela, but currently lives with his family in Florida. A man of many achievements, Nuñez-Noda is the CEO of 3Kats Corp., a company that produces, markets and helps manage online digital media for audiences in the United States and Latin America. As CEO, he helps clients develop digital out-of-the-box solutions, products and services.
May 20, 2016
¿Así o se lo dibujo? (Spanish)
Manuel Canales, editor gráfico de la revista National Geographic, fue uno de los cuatro expositores que visitaron el país para impartir talleres de capacitación a los miembros del Colegio de Periodistas.
May 19, 2016
El video como herramienta periodística (Spanish)
El video es hoy en día una útil herramienta para los periodistas, tanto para comunicar y contar historias como para construir una marca personal. Esa fue la propuesta que hizo la periodista del New York Times, Erica Berenstein, a los comunicadores que asistieron a su taller el pasado 13 de mayo en el Colegio de Periodistas (Colper).
May 19, 2016
El Editor de Neorika y la Transición al Periodismo Digital (Spanish)
La semana pasada Fernando Nunez-Noda, Editor de Neorika, fue uno de los ponentes en el evento “Transición al Periodismo Digital”, como parte del equipo del Global Center for Journalism and Democracy, patrocinado por el Colegio de Periodistas de Costa Rica (CORPEL), en San José, la capital del país.
May 18, 2016
El inevitable vínculo entre periodismo y redes sociales (Spanish)
Willie Lora, exdirector de política y noticias de la cadena internacional CNN en Español actual presidente y fundador de Lora Media Consulting estuvo recientemente en el país como parte del grupo de expositores traídos por iniciativa del Colegio de Periodistas y gracias a la colaboración del Global Center for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD).
May 13, 2016
La transición al periodismo digital (Spanish)
Fernando Nuñez-Noda es un periodista venezolano de larga trayectoria que hizo sus primera armas con máquinas de escribir y ahora es empresario de medios digitales.
May 2, 2016
Meet Cesar, May GCJD Alumni of the Month
Cesar Jimenez is this month’s GCJD Alumni of the Month. Jimenez is currently working for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce as a Communication Specialist. He is tasked with creating marketing materials and planning events. Jimenez has had the opportunity to work with top officials in San Antonio including Mayor Ivy R. Taylor.
May 1, 2016
Journalists in Training
The SHSU Global Center for Journalism & Democracy (GCJD) partnered with the Global Press Institute (GPI) to train female journalists from the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation.
April 27, 2016
GCJD hosts World Press Freedom Day
We are just four months into 2016 and already 10 journalists have been killed while covering their beats, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. It’s just one of the reasons the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy participated for the fourth consecutive year in the United Nations’ World Press Freedom Day.
April 12, 2016
GCJD partners with Global Press Journal to train female journalists
General Sam Houston’s comradery with Native Americans lives on through the university’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. The center has partnered with the Global Press Journal to train women who live on or are connected to the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. The trainees are aiming to join GPJ’s Tribal Nations news desk.
April 8, 2016
GCJD kicks off SAAM with Ignite the Night
SHSU kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness month with an evening of entertainment, information and activism. Ignite the Night, held at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center on Tuesday April 5th attracted more than 130 Bearkats. The evening got started with a moving presentation from University Police officer Keith Underwood, who told attendees about his first encounter with a sexual assault survivor.
April 6, 2016
GCJD hosts Ignite the Night
Last night, the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy hosted their biggest sexual assault awareness event for their Start by Believing campaign, Ignite the Night.
April 1, 2016
Meet Taylor Tompkins, April GCJD Alumni of the Month
Taylor Tompkins is this month’s GCJD Alumni of the Month. Tompkins is currently working as the Marketing Coordinator for Emerus Holdings, Inc. in The Woodlands, TX. She assists in the brand management and outreach programs for the firm. Tompkins was recently awarded the "Bravo Award" in February 2016 for exemplary work.
March 22, 2016
GCJD takes on sexual assault for Spring campaign
Sam Houston State’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy will campaign for sexual assault awareness throughout the month of April. GCJD has collaborated with several other organizations on campus in order to carry out the campaign.
March 22, 2016
Trainer Spotlight: Shahira Amin
Shahira Amin is an Egyptian journalist and activist. The freelance journalist and former Deputy Head of Nile TV has covered countless issues. More recently, she has focused on controversial issues including female genital mutilation and sexual harassment in North Africa and the Middle East.
March 22, 2016
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Every year in the United States alone an estimated 1,270,000 women experience rape. April is a time to take a stand against sexual assault, and local organizations are asking you to help raise awareness.
March 21, 2016
Huntsville and Walker County declare April Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is now officially recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Huntsville, thanks to the efforts of students, staff and faculty at Sam Houston State University. Both the city and Walker County declared proclamations in support of a campaign to educate and inform the public about sexual assault, an oft-neglected issue that plagues our campus and our community.
March 20, 2016
Presentation To Discuss Zika Outbreak
Sam Houston State University’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy will host Dave Daigle, associate director for communication science at the Centers For Disease Control, who will give a presentation on emergency risk communication and how to handle situations such as the recent outbreak of the Zika virus on March 29.
March 15, 2016
SHSU To 'Ignite The Night' With Sexual Assault Awareness Events
The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has become a crucial talking point in America as more and more incidences have begun making headlines across the nation. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that anywhere from 20 to 25 percent of women have been victims of completed or attempted rape while in college, while one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.
March 1, 2016
Meet Amshi Stephenson, March GCJD Alumni of the Month
Amshi Stephenson is this month's GCJD Alumni of the Month. Stephenson is currently working as a videographer and editor at Real News PR and is a freelance reporter for a local television station, ICTN.
February 23, 2016
Global Center trains teachers on podcasts, journalism
The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy teamed up with Region 6 Education Service Center on Friday, February 12 to provide a workshop for teachers about how to use and bring podcasts into their curriculum. The workshop was titled Audio Storytelling: The Art of Podcasting. High school teachers from around the region as well as some SHSU staff attended the workshop. They were trained by Russ Johns, a podcasting expert and Kelli Arena, founding Executive Director of the GCJD.
February 22, 2016
Trainer Spotlight: Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman is an accomplished journalist who has worked in many capacities and venues. Currently the News Director at Hawaii Public Radio, he has won a national Emmy, and recognition from the Overseas Press Club of New York and the New York Film Festival. Dorman worked with the GCJD in 2014 in the Philippines where the center conducted a training to help journalists better cover natural disasters. Dorman spoke specifically about combatting corruption. “The potential for corruption exists anywhere there is a combination of power, money and opportunity in close proximity to each other,” he says.
February 15, 2016
Journalism Teacher Workshop - Audio Storytelling
For the second time, GCJD and the Region VI Education Service Center teamed up to bring a training to high school teachers. This time, the topic was Audio Storytelling: The Art of Podcasting.Regional high school teachers, along with SHSU faculty, participated in a day-long training to learn how to be more effective storytellers with audio, and how to launch their stories as podcasts. Both the teachers and the faculty were able to use the training hours towards their continuing education requirements.
February 1, 2016
Meet Connor Hyde, February GCJD Alumni of the Month
Connor Hyde is this month’s GCJD Alumni of the Month. Hyde is currently working as a market reporter at Argus Media where his job is to research market dynamics, write market news, and assess prices for various agricultural commodities.
January 20, 2016
GCJD Welcomes Spring 2016 Intern, Grace Ngo
GCJD welcomes Grace Ngo, who has been chosen as the Spring 2016 intern. Interns play a vital role at GCJD and are engaged in many aspects of center business. Grace is a Mass Communication major with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. She is socially conscious and is dedicated to serving the community through her involvement with the Girl Scouts of America and Active Minds. She is the treasurer of the Arabic Language and Culture Club, an Honors College Ambassador, and an Alternative Spring Break leader.
January 5, 2016
Meet Holland Behn, January GCJD Alumni of the Month
Holland Behn is this month’s GCJD Alumni of the Month. Behn is currently working in Dallas, Texas as a publicity and promotions coordinator for Allied Integrated Marketing. Her job entails handling press for local talent, red carpets, and movie screenings.