Terp Weekly Edition April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

Its our final Terp Weekly Edition for the Spring 2011 semester!  On this week’s show:

  • Tyler Radecki brings us the story of a panel discussion on Sports Media Ethics held recently at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, including reaction from a Washington Redskins spokesman to criticism of owner Dan Snyder’s lawsuit against the Washington City Paper.
  • Producer Devin Miller speaks to Danielle Lama, a reporter with the Merrill College of Journalism’s Capitol News Service, on the latest in a three-year effort to publicly identify students suspended for violations of the Student Conduct Policy concerning sexual assault. We’ll also hear an excerpt from “Terp Weekly Edition: Out of the Shadows”, the original April 2008 special program that first outlined the conflict between student privacy rights and the public’s right to know in the case of accused sexual predators.  (Please scroll down on this page for an encore presentation of the entire “Out of the Shadows” special report.)

In addition, Terp Weekly Edition reporters are also revisiting, and updating, some of their best stories from the past Spring semester:

  • What are Fraternities and Sororities doing to put an end to extreme hazing that has led to death and injury to pledges?  Devin Miller reports on the return of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity,  kicked off  of the College Park campus of the  University of Maryland nine years ago, and how attitudes about hazing are  changing in 2011.
  • Jason Murphy updates his story examining the situation for students in need of housing — both on-campus, and off-campus.  The University offers numerous resources, and in a recent development, has reached a new landmark in its ability to offer students a place to live on campus.
  • Brian Hoffman reports that a recent, and highly-honored movie,“The King’s Speech”, resonates with the life of University student Ben Goldstein, who shares something in common with Britain’s King George: stuttering.
  • Co-anchor Kenny Gartner has more on his original story examining concussions, and the implications for the health of student athlethes.
  • Co-anchor Emily Jacobs returns to the Maryland Figure Skating Club, and brings us an update on the team’s very successful season, which includes national level competition.
  • Last month, reporter Kristen Foca brought us the story of a one-woman play designed to highlight the health problems associated with eating disorders.   She’s back with more information about this problem that affects men as well as women in significant numbers.

Producer: Devin Miller.    Editor: Jason Murphy Technical production/co-anchors:  Emily Jacobs and Kenny Gartner.  Assistant producers: Tyler Radecki, Kristen Foca and Brian Hoffman.  News Director at WMUC Radio is Jocelyn Rubin.  Executive Producer of Maryland Newsline at Capitol News Service, Merrill College of Journalism is Sue Kopen Katcef.   Associate Dean: Kathy McAdams.   Dean: Kevin Klose . Executive producer of Terp Weekly Edition  is Max Cacas.

Special thanks to Jim Farley and Neal Augenstein with WTOP Radio in Washington, and Professors  Merrilee Cox,  Chris Harvey and Sue Kopen Katcef with the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for their help with today’s program.

Questions/comments about this show?  E-mail us at terpweeklyeditionumd@gmail.com


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