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Competition for airtime and brand recognition can be just as intense for institutions of higher education as it is for major national and international brands. The advertising space provided to each Big Ten school provides the kind of media placement that most universities could never afford on their own.
For Jack Mitchell, there was always radio. During his childhood in Detroit, the future journalism and mass communication professor and first employee of National Public Radio listened to radio greats like Edward R. Murrow. As he finished his master’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1965, however, radio was facing a serious decline. But in 1967 Congress passed “The Public Television Act,” which Mitchell says slipped in the words “and radio.”
In February, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof selected UW–Madison journalism graduate student Erin Luhmann as the winner of this year's “Win a Trip with Nick Kristof” contest. Her application was picked from among 700 entries.
For the past two years, psychologist Julie Poehlmann’s worked as an advisor for “Sesame Street” on developing materials that will help children with incarcerated parents and the people who are taking care of them.
Michele Hilmes, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts, has received a Fulbright Award to enable her to conduct research into "transnational" British and American broadcasting at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom for six months in 2013-14.
Growing up in Australia, Marie-Louise Mares didn’t have a television. Even then, she still got the occasional glimpse of “Sesame Street.”