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OU alumnus Robert Snell was voted Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014, 2018 and 2020.

People of OU: alumnus Robert Snell, watchdog journalist then and now

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor March 16, 2022

Since graduating from Oakland University in 1996, Robert Snell has made a name for himself as one of Detroit’s most respected journalists. Snell’s journey at OU began after a chance meeting at a journalism...

Legendary OU professor and open government advocate, the late Jane Briggs-Bunting, was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalitions (NFOICs) Open Government Hall of Fame on Sept. 30.

Jane Briggs-Bunting inducted into NFOIC’s Open Government Hall of Fame

Lauren Reid, Content Editor October 6, 2021

Known as The Oakland Post’s “guardian angel,” the late Jane Briggs-Bunting was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s (NFOIC) Open Government Hall of Fame on Sept. 30. Throughout...

Jane Briggs-Bunting with over a dozen former Oakland Post student journalists.

Legendary OU, MSU journalism professor and lawyer Jane Briggs-Bunting dies at 70

Holly Gilbert and Garry Gilbert March 24, 2021

Every semester, every year, we love to regale our students with stories about the inestimable Jane Briggs-Bunting. Jane was a journalist, First Amendment attorney, professor, director, author, advocate,...

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