Audio from various Merrill College events (including the Shirley Povich Sports Center) or involving Merrill College faculty on campus or elsewhere.


Merrill student Anna Muckerman ’18 accepts the $3000 CAPBA Schilling Scholarship during an awards dinner in Ocean City, Md.

Main Commencement: May 21, 2017

Dean Dalglish speaks to graduates at the University of Maryland main commencement exercise on May 21, 2017.

Dean Lucy Dalglish: #WeAreNotTheEnemy. Transcription.


Merrill College Commencement: May 20, 2017

Commencement address by David Fahrenthold, Politics reporter, Washington Post and CNN contributor.

Student Speaker Cam Rogers


Change and Challenge: 100 Days of Journalism During the Trump Administration

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism held this scholarship and practice symposium on May 3, in Knight Hall. The symposium – sponsored by the Merrill Graduate Student Association –  featured University of Maryland researchers from across campus and reporters who are covering the White House and politics. The keynote speaker was Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News reporter, vice president of the White House Correspondents Association, president of the Washington Press Club Foundation and Merrill College of Journalism alumna.

First 100 Days Panel 1.Thanks to Master’s student George Gerbo for capturing the two symposium panels and Margaret Talev’s keynote address.

Panel 1: Moderator: Eaton Broadcast Chair and Professor Mark Feldstein; Panelists: Knight Chair Dana Priest; CNS DC Bureau Chief Jim Carroll; Susan Moeller, Professor of Media and International Affairs and Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda; Boston Globe Political Reporter Astead Herndon.

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Panel 2: First 100 Days and Trump.

Panel 2: Introduction: Eaton Chair Mark Feldstein. Moderator: Associate Professor Ira Chinoy; Panelists: Professor and Senior Scholar Sarah Oates, Professor Linda Steiner, Associate Professor of Government and Politics Stella Rouse, American Center for Politics and Citizenship, Associate director, University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll; Professor and Chair Shawn Parry-Giles, Department of Communication, Director, University of Maryland’s Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership; Associate Professor Damien Pfister, Department of Communication.

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Bloomberg WH Correspondent Margaret Talev '94 gives keynote speech during first 100 days symposium at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Keynote Address by Bloomberg White House Correspondent Margaret Talev ’94 & Graduate Certificate ’11. Introduction: Dean Lucy Dalglish.

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Dean Lucy Dalglish talks about teaching FOIA to college students during a “FOIA after 50” panel discussion during a Sunshine Week panel at the National Archives on March 13, 2017. Audio courtesy the National Archives.

Povich Center Podcasts – 2017

George Gerbo ’17 and Povich Center Director George Solomon interviews David Higdon, NASCAR VP of Strategic Communications and Evan Parker ’05, NASCAR Senior Marketing & Content Strategy.

Merrill student George Gerbo '17 producing a Povich Center Podcast in Knight Hall.

George Gerbo ’17 and Povich Center Director George Solomon interviews The Undefeated’s Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida commemorating the one year anniversary of the ESPN website that promises it is “Not conventional, never boring.” Merida and two of his students appeared in Knight Hall the evening of Feb. 21 to talk about their effort to report and analyze news and issues in the black community. See the Povich Center report on the event by .

Merrill student George Gerbo’s first Povich Center Podcast includes Povich Center Director George Solomon talking with the Washington Post sports reporter Chelsea Janes and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian ’78. The Feb. 9 Podcast was part of the first Povich event of the spring semester that focused on covering baseball. See the Storify about this event.

Fall Commencement – Dec. 21, 2016

View the video of Merrill College’s commencement exercise and individual speeches on our YouTube Channel.

Featured Speaker Connie Mitchell Ford:

Student Speaker Dymond Greene:

Dean Lucy Dalglish: Speak Truth To Power:

Povich Sports Symposium: The Future of Sports on TV

The members of the panel talk about jobs in sports journalism. Nov. 16, 2016:

Spring Commencement 2016

Dean Lucy Dalglish introduces the Merrill College journalism majors during Main Commencement:

Merrill College student speaker Jessie Karangu. He is introduced by Dean Lucy Dalglish.

ESPN SportsCenter Host and Alumnus Scott Van Pelt gave the commencement address. Again, he was introduced by Dean Dalglish.

Ph.D. Director and Professor Sarah Oates introduces Ph.D. graduating student Tanya Lokot:

Winter Commencement 2015

Merrill College’s Winter 2015 Commencement featured Eleanor Merrill Distinguished Visiting Fellow Tom Bettag as featured speaker. Here’s his speech, with an introduction from Dean Lucy Dalglish:

Winter Commencement student speaker was senior broadcast journalism major Shannon Clash. She was also introduced by Dean Dalglish:

Dean Dalglish closed commencement with some wonderful words of encouragement for our graduates: “So please, go out into the world, listen to people, and tell their stories. You will do an awesome job.”