S.C. Weekly Journalist of the Year to Keynote Mass Comm Week
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S.C. Weekly Journalist of the Year to Keynote Mass Comm Week

September 27, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Perry, editor of the Carolina Forest Chronicle and the North Strand News, received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winthrop. 
  • In presenting him with the Journalist of the Year Award this past April, SCPA judges noted Perry’s work is “the type of journalism that makes a difference.”

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA—South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) Weekly Journalist of the Year Charles Perry ’05 will highlight the Winthrop University Department of Mass Communication’s Mass Comm Week, beginning Monday, Sept. 30.

Perry will speak to classes on Wednesday, Oct. 2: 9:30-10:45 a.m. in 115 Johnson Hall; and 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in G02 Owens Hall. He will also be honored at a distinguished alumnus reception in the Johnson Hall lobby at 12:30 p.m. The campus community is invited to all events.

Perry, editor of the Carolina Forest Chronicle and the North Strand News, received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winthrop. His coverage—from breaking news on hurricanes and tornadoes to fun features on rodeo cowboys and race-car drivers—has earned him approximately 100 journalist awards, including national honors.

In presenting him with the Weekly Journalist of the Year Award this past April, SCPA judges noted Perry’s work is “the type of journalism that makes a difference.”

Other Mass Comm week events include:

Media Entrepreneurship Panel
Monday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m.
115 Johnson Hall
Featuring: Jonathan McFadden ’12, content creator, jonwritesink.com; Tyler Young ‘10, media entrepreneur; and Brandon Grate ’15, Brandon Grate Photography.

Panel Discussion: Life After College
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.
Whitton Auditorium
Featuring Billie Jean Shaw ’13, WCNC; Matthew Kreh ‘15, WRHI; and Ruby Durham, WCNC. Moderated by Amanda Harris ’12, The Herald. Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Cultural event.

Alumni Panel
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m.
115 Johnson Hall
Ryan Melvin ‘08, S.C. Department of Commerce; Rickey Ciapha Dennis ‘15, The Post & Courier; and Brandon Taylor ‘07, WLTX.

Integrated Marketing Communication Panel
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m.
115 Johnson Hall
Featuring Cynthia Shah-Khan and Ashley Simmons.

For more information, contact Mass Communication Chair Guy Reel at 803/323-4531 or reelg@winthrop.edu.

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