July 3, 2017 e-Cursor: Prof. Newton meets with S. Korean president; Diversity HS Workshop; full list of summer interns; photo classes visit Italy.

University of Arizona journalism professor Kim Newton felt like a rock star after presenting new South Korean President Moon Jae-in a framed photo that Newton took 30 years ago during the country’s democracy movement.

In a ceremony marking the uprising in downtown Seoul on June 10, Newton gave the president a signed copy of the image and a letter explaining the July 1987 photo. The image shows two students mourning the loss of their classmate, Lee Han-yeol, killed during the student movement the month before. The uprising led to the fall of the government and South Korea’s first free democratic elections.

Newton, 64, said thousands attended the June 10 outdoor rally at a park.

"This old-guy photographer at the end of his life has been revived," he joked. "After the ceremony, kids came up to me and all wanted selfies and autographs."

One of the students in the 1987 photo, Woo Sang-ho, is now an assemblyman and helped arrange Newton’s meeting with Moon after filmmaker Kim Man-jin, who is doing a documentary on the uprising, invited Newton to South Korea for a second time this year.

Moon thanked Newton and called the photograph "very historic." Later, the leader also shared the meeting on his official Facebook page.

“For 30 years, I have followed South Korean politics and was always proud of the small role I played as an international photojournalist in the birth of this young democracy,” Newton told Moon in the letter.

Newton was a freelance photojournalist based in Tokyo and Seoul from 1982 to 1990 for U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, People, Time, Le Fiagaro and others. Now an associate professor of practice in journalism, Newton has been at UA since 2007 after working as a photo editor for Reuters in London and for Knight Ridder/Tribune in Washington, D.C.

• Read full story, which was picked up by UANews.
• Hear a radio interview with Newton on tbs eFM in Seoul, South Korea
• See President Moon Jae-in's Facebook post about Newton.
 South Korean Kyunghyang newspaper article on Newton (translated into English)
• Other South Korean press


Monday, Aug. 21

Fall classes start.

Friday, Oct. 20

Zenger Award for Press Freedom Dinner honoring New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet (above), 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road. • Tickets. Story

Saturday, Oct. 28

Homecoming mixer, TBA. The School of Journalism will host alums from the classes of 1957, '67, '77, '87, '97 and '07, and give them a tour of the school. Email Mike Chesnick if you'd like to attend or be a "class ambassador." J-grads from any class are welcome!


Watch a C-SPAN interview with J-school Director David Cuillier
about his book, "The Art of Access," on how journalists and citizens can get public records.
See a C-SPAN interview with Prof. Linda Lumsden about her book, "INEZ: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland."

Diversity workshop a hit with HS students

Eleven student reporters roamed the School of Journalism hallways and the UA campus during the 2017 Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students.

The June 4-10 workshop covered reporting and writing basics, media ethics, broadcast and multimedia journalism, design and editing, and storytelling techniques. Elizabeth Noriega of Pueblo (above) and other students practiced their video-making skills after a rattlesnake demonstration by Cecil Schwalbe.

Students produced The Chronicle newspaper and website, led by Prof. Carol Schwalbe and Ethan Schwalbe. The program, sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund and Concerned Media Professionals, has been offered at the UA School of Journalism since 1981.

Read full story

Summer interns make their mark

Nearly 50 students landed internships or Arizona Daily Star apprenticeships this summer, including Carmen Valencia (above) at the NBC affiliate in Phoenix on the 12 News watchdog investigative reporting team.
Click HERE to see the list and some photos.

Interns at Arizona Public Media are Caryn VieiraBrenna Bailey and Chastity Laskey. Angela Vera also is writing broadcast scripts for AZPM's PBS NewsBreak.

Star apprentices are Auroa Begay, Shaquille Montrel Davis, Clarisse Markarian, Nick Meyers, Nick Smallwood, Jamie Verwys and Lauren Whetzel.

Among the other summer internships, Tobey Schmidt is working at the Skagway News in Alaska, David Del Grande is at,  and Betsy Kaplan is at Playbill.

See photo students' blogs from Italy

Led by Prof. Kim Newton, 14 students learned beginning and advanced techniques of photojournalism and multimedia during a summer study-abroad program in Italy.

The five-week program was based in Orvieto, with field trips in Italy, including the Gardens of the Villa D'Este in Tivoli. 

View the photo blogs.

Students posed at the Duomo in Orvieto on the last day. (From left, top) Elizabeth Quinlan, Raquel (Rocky) Baier, Hailey Freeman, Corinna TellezMichelle Jaquette and Nels Bergeron; and (bottom) Nikki Baim, Elena GonzalezSara Harelson, Shea Kelly and Octavio Obed Lopez. Other students were Jessica Emmert, Connor Redmond and Julia Togneri.

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