105.7 The Fan’s Steve Davis will talk to Dr. John Turner’s class on Thursday, April 25 in MC 102 and you’re invited to attend. Steve will be talking about getting a job in broadcasting. Steve co-hosts the Norris and Davis show on The Fan and he has been a staple on Baltimore airwaves since 1994. On a national level, he has reported for FOX Sports and FOX Sports Net, and hosted radio programs on SiriusXM radio. Steve has also won dozens of awards throughout his career, including the National Story of the Year, an Edward R. Murrow Award, two National Headliners awards, Best Sports Anchor, Best Sports Story, Best Sports Coverage, and numerous honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Remember the multimedia project we looked at in class called “Snow Fall”? Not surprisingly, the author, John Branch just won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it the entire way through. Not only is it a wonderful example of using multimedia to tell a story, but the storytelling/writing are inspiring as well.
The Towson University Public Relations Group invites you to the annual Mass Communication and Communication Studies Networking Fair. This event is a great way to connect graduating job-seekers and undergraduates seeking internships with local employers. Students attend the event to network with professionals from local industry and to gain information regarding open positions and/or internships. All Communication Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism and New Media students are encouraged to attend.
The event will take place Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the University Union at Towson University.
If you’re a Mass Comm major, we have several courses available to take this summer. Here is the list:
- MCOM 258 –Journalism/New Media II (I’m teaching it)
- MCOM 341 – Digital Publishing
- MCOM 385 – Mass Media and Society
- MCOM 101 – Introduction to Mass Communication
You can enroll in a summer class now. You don’t need to wait until your enrollment date. See me if you have any questions.
Towson University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists would like to formally invite you to our second annual celebration of journalism on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in the Chesapeake Rooms on the third floor of the University Union at Towson University.
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Dr. John Kirch will be teaching a special topics in journalism class called The Evolution of American Journalism. It meets M/W from 11-12:15. The course number is MCOM 477. It sounds fantastic! You should check it out!
If you’re interested in a career in front of the camera, EMF’s Dr. Dave Reiss has an opportunity for you. He’s looking for student volunteers to come to his TV production class to and anchor the news. You’ll get a chance to read from the teleprompter and practice your delivery. All you need to bring are some scripts on a flash drive. The class meets on Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. If you’re interested, see me for more information.
The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is sponsoring an Internet Sportswriting workshop on Saturday, March 9. Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post is a featured speaker. The workshop is FREE and runs from 11-3. Free lunch is included. To register, email email@example.com.
You may be following TU alum Josh Flynn on Instagram and not even know it. In fact, chances are it’s his dog you’ll recognize. Josh recently won “Best Instagrammer” at the 2012 “Mobbies” (a Baltimore Sun award for outstanding blogs). Check out some of Josh’s photos and learn more about his inspiration through this story that aired on Fox 45.