Sherie Winston, BJ ’80

Sherie Winston, BJ ’80 (News Editorial), a former business reporter in Washington, D.C., was a visiting professor for the Spring semester in the Global Business Journalism graduate program at Tsinghua University. Winston led a global cohort of students to create a media case study on the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the world … Continued

Robert Georges Picard, PhD ’83

Robert Georges Picard, PhD ’83, recently published Media and Communication Policymaking: Processes, Dynamics and International Variations (Palgrave Macmillan). Picard also was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Navarra in Spain.

Dean Nelson

What do you do? The most immediate thing I have done is publish a new book about interviewing called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro, published by HarperCollins. It is both nuts-and-bolts advice and a deeper exploration of what we’re really after when we … Continued

Dean E. Nelson, MA ’84

Dean E. Nelson, MA ’84, recently published a book with HarperCollins about conducting great interviews, called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro.

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84

Elizabeth Llorente, BJ ’84, senior reporter for Fox News Digital, serves as a board member and juror for the George Polk Awards in Journalism and manages the Twitter account, which she launched last year. The Polk Awards, one of the most prestigious in journalism, are named after George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered while covering … Continued

David Corder, BJ ’84

David Corder, BJ ’84, was recently named “Most Valuable Newsroom Player” by his newsroom colleagues at The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Florida. Corder was honored for his commitment to innovation, community and excellence, and especially singled out for his mentorship of other developing journalists. A perennial winner in statewide journalism writing contests, Corder has … Continued

Robert G. Picard, Ph.D. ’83

Robert G. Picard, Ph.D. ’83, received an honorary doctorate from Aristotle University, Greece, in February for his contributions to the development of the field of media economics.

Monica Flegg, BJ ’87

Monica Flegg, BJ ’87, is the author of “Somewhere in the Cycle.” She lives on Nantucket Island where she walks dogs of various breeds, reads poetry of all creeds, and generally has a lot of fun.

Lauren (Brannan) Yarger, BJ ’80

Lauren (Brannan) Yarger, BJ ’80, has been accepted as a full member of The Dramatists Guild of America. Her latest play, “Reel-to-Real: The Jennifer O’Neill Story,” recently received a reading by The League of Professional Theatre Women in New York.

Clay Hildebrand, BJ ’87

Clay Hildebrand, BJ ’87, was recently named president of Psychological Associates in St. Louis, a consulting company that applies behavioral psychology to business performance.