Expressing our gratitude

The UConn Jour­nal­ism Depart­ment would like to thank the many guest speak­ers who took the time to trav­el to Storrs and speak to our stu­dents dur­ing the 2012–2013 school year. They are:

  • Dan Bar­ry, colum­nist, New York Times
  • Elis­sa Bass, senior region­al edi­tor,
  • Stephen Buse­mey­er, break­ing news edi­tor, Hart­ford Courant
  • Jeff Cohen, reporter, WNPR Hartford
  • Sean Elliott, pho­to­jour­nal­ist, The Day
  • William S. Fish, Jr., First Amend­ment lawyer and part­ner at Hink­ley Allen, Hartford
  • Corey Fyke, region­al edi­tor,
  • Leeanne Grif­fin, online pro­duc­er,
  • Scot Haney, mete­o­rol­o­gist, WFSB-TV Hartford
  • Mara Lavitt, pho­to­jour­nal­ist, New Haven Register
  • Jon Lender, inves­tiga­tive reporter, Hart­ford Courant
  • John Long, ethics chair, Nation­al Press Pho­tog­ra­phers Association
  • Edmund Maho­ny, inves­tiga­tive reporter, Hart­ford Courant
  • Tara Maroney, Assis­tant Direc­tor of Grad­u­ate Admis­sions and Cor­po­rate Out­reach, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bridgeport
  • Richard Messi­na, photojournalist/designer, Hart­ford Courant
  • Mark Mirko, pho­to­jour­nal­ist, Hart­ford Courant
  • Ted Nesi, broad­cast jour­nal­ist, WPRI-TV Providence
  • Neena Sati­ja, reporter, WNPR radio & The Con­necti­cut Mirror
  • Kel­ly Sul­li­van, social media coor­di­na­tor, Hart­ford Courant
  • Jen­nifer Suoz­zo, senior pro­duc­er, NBC Night­ly News
  • Shana Sureck, free­lance photojournalist
  • Tim White, broad­cast jour­nal­ist, WPRI-TV Providence

Those who spoke at our “Cov­er­ing New­town” event on April 19, 2013:

  • Bill Leukhardt, reporter, Hart­ford Courant
  • Lt. J. Paul Vance, CT State Police spokesperson
  • John Voket, asso­ciate edi­tor, The New­town Bee

The mem­bers of the 2013 UConn Jour­nal­ism Pro­fes­sion­al Advi­so­ry Committee:

  • Steve Hull, pub­lish­er, Bethes­da Magazine
  • Eric Owles, senior edi­tor, New York Times
  • Dick Ahles, for­mer VP of News and Pub­lic Affairs, WFSB-TV Hartford
  • David Ush­ery, news anchor, WNBC-TV New York
  • Julie Spren­gelmey­er, state edi­tor, Jour­nal Inquirer

And, last­ly, jour­nal­ists who helped judge the 2013 Whalen Award:

  • Claude Albert, for­mer man­ag­ing edi­tor, Hart­ford Courant
  • John Rud­dy, copy desk chief, The Day
  • Steve Fagin, The Day

Top pho­to: New York Times colum­nist Dan Bar­ry talks with a stu­dent after Prof. Wayne Worces­ter’s Newswrit­ing I Class in March 2013. (Pho­to by Marie K. Shanahan)