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Robert Rucker

San Jose State University
Digital Television Productions Coordinator
Bob Rucker has been a journalism professor at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. He is a former Director of the SJSU Journalism School, has worked as the CNN Correspondent in San Francisco, a weekend news anchor and medical reporter in Philadelphia, PA, a national news producer and reporter for Newsweek Broadcasting in New York City, and started his TV career covering police as a general assignment reporter for in Des Moines, Iowa. Highlights of his career includes TV interviews with Pope John Paul II, Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and former San Francisco Mayor now Senator Dianne Feinstein. Rucker spent nine days covering the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear that came close to being a national catastrophe. His college teaching offers daily 'reality checks' for students about the challenges presented by new technologies in the news industry, and growing public need for more critical thinking, and ethical and responsible journalistic practices. Among his many successes in higher education are countless former students now with impressive media careers. Before graduation, three students took first place honors as national champions in the coveted William Randolph Hearst Foundation student journalism competition. Prof. Rucker's partner for today's session is a former student who's become a trusted local police expert / adviser, and a lifelong friend.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 16
 

11:45am PST