Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media

Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media

What's going on at the PCCM?

Operating as usual

Photos from Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's post 23/08/2023

It's the Media Fellows class of 2027! Welcome to the Pulliam Center!


Happy Birthday to our TV Guru, Larry Abed!

Photos from Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's post 26/04/2023

The PCCM welcomed Scottish Musicians Alasdair Fraser (fiddle) and Natalie Haas (cello), as they spoke with Scott Riggle and David Gellman on their 4-26-23 radio show before their evening concert in Kresge! You can check out the interview on www.wgre.org!


The PCCM welcomes Nolan Higdon, March 21 in Watson Forum! Join us!


This Thursday at the PCCM, Vice's Thomas Morton will discuss "Participatory Journalism" at 4p in Watson Forum. Join us!

Thomas Morton is an award-winning journalist, writer, and television host. He began his professional career at VICE in 2004, where he served as VICE.com online editor, an on-air correspondent for VBS.tv, and star correspondent for HBO’s Emmy Award-winning news magazine series VICE. Morton was also the chief reporter for the celebrated music documentaries Noisey: Chiraq and Noisey: Atlanta and was credited with helping define the VICE style of visual storytelling.


Our own Jon Fortt '98 (top) co-hosting CNBC's TechCheck from his old EIC office in The DePauw this morning! Jon is here for the university Board of Trustees meeting, and he will be broadcasting from his old stomping ground until Friday! Welcome Back!


Join us November 3 in Watson Forum at 7:00 p.m. for a viewing of the HBO documentary The Janes, followed by a talk with the co-director, Emmy-nominated director Emma Tildes. The Janes is the story of an underground network of women in Chicago in the late 60s and early 70s who provided safe, affordable, illegal abortions to women in need.


The Pulliam Center and Media Fellows welcome Art Silverblatt to campus to speak on Media Literacy on October 25, 2022! The title of the presentation is "Media Literacy as a Critical Thinking Skill in Today’s Popular Culture." The event is at 4p in Watson Forum.

Art Silverblatt is Professor Emeritus of Media Communications at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Media Literacy: Keys to Interpreting Media Messages, Dictionary of Media Literacy, Approaches to Media Literacy, International Communications, Approaches to Genre Study, and Handbook of Media Literacy, as well as numerous articles focusing on the topic of Media Literacy. In 2013, Silverblatt co-founded DIMLE (Digital International Media Literacy Education), a global initiative with the goal of promoting universal media literacy education.

Join us Tuesday, 10/25 at 4p in Watson Forum!


Congratulations to our winners in the PCCM+Tenzer 2022 podcasting contest! Great job, everyone!


Just a little over 24 hours left!! Submissions are due by 11:59PM tomorrow!

For more information, and to enter, go to tinyurl.com/pulltenzpod22

Photos from Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's post 26/09/2022

We have two Pulliam speakers coming in the next few days! Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington Correspondent for Puck, a new media company, at 7:30 Thursday, 9-29 in Meharry Hall (con-sponsored with Prindle and the DG Foundation), and Eric Harvey, Associate Professor of Communication at Grand Valley State University, discussing the history of rap and reality TV, 7p October 6 in Watson Forum. Join us!


One more week to enter your podcast in the Tenzer+Pulliam Podcasting contest! For more information, and to enter, go to tinyurl.com/pulltenzpod22

Photos from Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's post 13/09/2022

Vice News’ Dexter Thomas is on campus today for his 7p talk in Watson Forum, “Japanese Rap Music and Remixing the News.” In the meantime, he and his co-host Samir Ferdowsi are producing the Tuesday edition of Vice World News on Twitch while Dexter is on campus in the PCCM, including some interested students! Watch now at www.twitch.tv/vice!


Tonight, it's Dexter Thomas in Watson at 7p! We hope to see you there!


Announcing the 2022 Pulliam + Tenzer Podcast Contest for DePauw Students!

Are you interested in creating a podcast, but lack experience? Are you looking to learn how to use audio editing software? This contest is created just for you!

For information, guidelines, and common questions, refer to this website: tinyurl.com/pulltenzpod22

Submissions are due September 27th at 11:59PM. Your submissions will be kept confidential among the judges so feel free to explore your creativity!

Tech gadgets and DePauw gear will be awarded to a Grand Prize Winner, a Runner-Up, and two Honorable Mentions.

Good luck!


Check out our upcoming speaker, Dexter Thomas! He'll be here next Tuesday, September 13, at 7p in Watson Forum, discussing Japanese rap music, and re-mixing the news! Co-Sponsored with Media Fellows.


Media Fellows Class of '26 group photo in front of the PCCM! Welcome, everyone!


The Pulliam Center is proud to welcome another new team member to kick off the year! Meet Renee Thomas Woods, Ph.D., our new Professor of Practice in Journalism and Part-time Associate Professor of English and Communication and Theatre, who will also be the new Faculty Advisor to The DePauw newspaper!

Dr. Thomas-Woods is a communication professional with over 25 years of experience, including college-level teaching in communications and media studies. Her career consists of working with corporate, agency and non-profit organizations in public relations, strategic marketing, marketing research, campaign management and magazine and newspaper writing.

Along with an active interest in theater, Dr. Thomas-Woods has written for numerous magazines such as Careers and the MBA and St. Louis Small Business Monthly. She has also served on numerous boards including the Annie Malone Children and Family Services Center and the Ferguson Youth Initiative. In 2011, Thomas-Woods received recognition for Outstanding Accomplishment from the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees for directing and producing a documentary on an inner-city St. Louis high school. She also served on the Short Film Screening Committee for the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Dr. Thomas-Woods holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Journalism, a Masters degree in Communication from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Welcome aboard, Renee, we're looking forward to working with you!


A big welcome to our new director for the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, JP Olsen! JP brings a wealth of professional media experience and an understanding of liberal arts education. We look forward to having you all get to know him over the next few months!

For now, you can read more about him in the DePauw news article at: https://tinyurl.com/546xmwud


Ken Bode, who served as Director of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media from 1989 to 1994, and director of Media Fellows from 1992 to 1994, passed away June 2 in Charlotte, NC.

Read his full obituary from the Washington Post at:


Ian Daniel '04 will be on campus as on Earth Week speaker Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:30 pm in Peeler Auditorium with a talk entitled: “Environmental Justice means Racial Justice: Grassroots Movements, Indigenous Solutions, and Storytelling for Social Change”

Ian Daniel is a filmmaker and Emmy-nominated producer who co-directed (with Elliot Page) and produced “There’s Something in the Water,” a documentary (currently running on Netflix) that explores the topic of environmental racism and shines a light on the Canadian government’s current and historical decisions to prioritize the profits of large corporations over the health of Indigenous and Black Nova Scotian communities.

Sponsored by the Media Fellows Program, Environmental Fellows Program, Office of Sustainability, Film Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Peoples Association (NAIPA)


The Tenzer Technology Center and the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media are hosting a Video Production Contest for all current DePauw students! Submissions will follow a "Rise and Fall" theme that allows all submissions to later be stitched together. Video submissions should be no longer than 2 minutes, and should be submitted as an MP4 file. All entries are due by April 15th, at 5:00PM ET. You can find all rules and regulations, as well resources and examples, at tinyurl.com/dpuvid22.


DePauw students, can you tell a great DePauw story with video? Consider entering the Tenzer Technology Center & Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media Video Production Contest! Find out more at tinyurl.com/dpuvid22 !

Photos from Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's post 14/03/2022

Great to see our Robert Sherman '18 with NewsNation and Ben Solomon '10 with Vice reporting from Ukraine during these turbulent times. Stay safe you two, and keep up the good work!


DePauw Students: join the Tenzer Technology Center and the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media for an introductory After Effects Workshop March 10, 4-5:30PM in Peeler 007a (Adobe Lab). In the workshop, we will go over key terms related to the software and provide a follow-along demonstration. Seating is limited, so please make sure to RSVP!



The Pulliam Center and Media Fellows proudly welcome back Dave Jorgenson '13, video producer, and face of the Washington Post Tik Tok account! This Saturday, 2-19-22 in Watson Forum at 11:30 am, he'll talk about his time at DePauw and his career, with plenty of advice to students about "the business." Welcome Back, Dave!

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