Santa Clara University


Communication News & Events

Communication News & Events

The following postings have been filtered by tag The Santa Clara. clear filter
  •  Student Spotlight: Mallory Miller

    Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015

    Mallory Miller is the winner of the 2013-2014 Edward Shipsey, S.J., Journalism Prize. Established in 1984 by Alfred Orr Kelly in honor of Edward J. Shipsey, S.J., this prize is awarded to the outstanding student who has made a commitment to a career in journalism.

    Mallory, a senior double majoring in Communication and Environmental studies, is a veteran of The Santa Clara student newspaper, where she started as a reporter, became the news editor, and is now the managing editor. She has covered a variety of topics with skill and determination, including the police beat, business and technology, and breaking news across campus. She also works closely with the online editor to create digital content for the newspaper website.

    Mallory is currently interning at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, where she reports and writes feature stories.

    Past Shipsey prize winners include Kurt Wagner, an associate editor who covers social media at Re/code; Jeremy Herb, a defense reporter at Politico; and Melissa Segura, a staff writer at Sports Illustrated.

  •  Student Spotlight: Matt Rupel

    Monday, May. 6, 2013

    Matt Rupel, editor-in-chief of The Santa Clara, guided the student-run weekly newspaper to a Pacemaker Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. First awarded in 1925, the Pacemaker is the top national honor for student publications and is based on "coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics." TSC was selected from a group of finalists at the National College Media Convention in Chicago in November. The judges described the paper as "superbly organized with fine typography and relevant stories for readers, direct, clear and sometimes with an appropriate dose of humor."

    Matt, a senior Communication major, is now serving a second year as editor-in-chief. "I'm really proud of the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication," he said. "We used our personal experiences and everything we learned in the classroom to create a strong, ethical newspaper."

    The Santa Clara was awarded a Pacemaker in 1995, 2004, and 2006. The paper was a finalist in 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2005.

    The Santa Clara website:

  •  Life after SCU: Joe Tone

    Monday, May. 6, 2013

    "The other night, I was sitting in a Thai restaurant in a small Texas college town, talking to a group of graduate students about crafting newspaper stories. It was a scene – me, in Texas, grad students staring at me between spoonfuls of pad thai – that would have been unthinkable to my 18-year-old self.

    "That self knew little more of journalism than the box scores in my morning paper. But then I showed up at Santa Clara, and was welcomed into the Communication Department by professors across all disciplines. Things started firing. Lessons in public speaking got me comfortable on my feet, in front of a room. A foray into visual storytelling prepared me for video's eventual role in digital journalism. Research methods, reporting, writing – the building blocks started to stack up.

    "Late in my time there, I started to crave a chance to use them somewhere beyond the wide avenues and strip malls of my cloistered suburban youth. Chicago, DC, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas: Those building blocks are well traveled now. And at every stop, I've drawn on my experience at Santa Clara, in the classrooms, the halls, the basement of Benson and beyond."

    Dallas Observer website: