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Gaylord Extra: May 2024

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Oklahoma. Ranked number 2 Media Program in the nation, 2024 Broadcast Education Association.

OU’s Gaylord College Ranked No. 2 Media Program in the Nation

May 17, 2024

The University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication has been recognized as one of the top media programs in the country, according to the 2024 Broadcast Education Association school rankings.

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Gaylord College Students Earn Top Honors at 2024 Heartland Emmys Student Production Awards

May 07, 2024

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication continues its path of excellence after winning nine awards at the 2024 Heartland Emmys.

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OU Students Earn Top Honors at SPJ Region 8 Awards

May 02, 2024

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is proud to report that students from the "Gaylord In-depth" practicum course have earned top honors at the recent Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing standout collegiate journalism across Oklahoma and Texas.

Graduates sitting in a crowd during the Gaylord College Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2024. Graduate decorated their cap to read "Breaking News, I did it!"

Gaylord Outstanding Seniors 2024

May 17, 2024

Read about our outstanding seniors, see photos of our graduates, celebratory photos from our graduation ceremony, and a glimpse at the 2024 Senior Video, produced by Gaylord Hall Productions.

Mike Boettcher and John Schmeltzer.

Behind Gaylord News

May 21, 2024

Oklahomans faced a dire situation in 2018. The last Oklahoma reporter in Washington, D.C., had retired, leaving our state without news representation in the nation’s capital. That was before two award-winning journalists and faculty members, Mike Boettcher and John Schmeltzer, founded Gaylord News later that year.

Kate Frank.

Where Dream Meets Reality: Kate Frank

May 17, 2024

At this point in the school year, post-graduation jobs and internships are at the forefront of most seniors’ minds. For Gaylord College public relations senior Kate Frank, she’s already had that part down. This spring semester, Frank has been working in New York City as a public relations intern at the fashion house Hermes. While Oklahoma isn’t a state typically known for fashion, Gaylord has provided her with the personal branding, media relations, crisis communication and strategic PR knowledge that she uses every day at her internship at one of the most prominent brands in the fashion industry.

Pattye Moore.

Alumni Spotlight: Pattye Moore

May 17, 2024

“If Gaylord hasn’t found you, find us because it will be so rewarding to you to give of your time and talents to the students,” Gaylord alumna Pattye Moore said. Moore graduated from OU in December 1979 with a B.A. in public relations and as a member of PRSSA. She attributes her interest in journalism to her high school newspaper adviser and fellow Gaylord College donor, Barbara Sessions.

Tevis Hillis.

Donor Spotlight: Tevis Hillis

May 17, 2024

As a little girl, Tevis Hillis already knew she would end up at the University of Oklahoma. Growing up in Lawton, OK, she was drawn to Norman’s college-town atmosphere. So, when she started as a freshman in August of 2016, she knew she had made the right decision. However, she did not begin her OU journey as a journalism major.

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