Professor Atwater

Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

Interested in a Career in Service After Graduation?

Join representatives from The Peace Corps, Urban Teachers, Teach For America and Urban yearTowson Service Panel 2.22 for a service panel followed by Q&A to learn more about how you can start your career with an impact after graduation!

Wednesday, February 22 | 4 – 6 pm University Union – Potomac Lounge

Study Abroad in Spain This Summer!

barcelonaDr. Audra McMullen is leading a study abroad trip this summer to Barcelona, Spain. The course is called Communication and Global Competence in Barcelona and is for three credits. The dates of the trip are May 28 – June 12. For more information, visit the study abroad website, or contact Dr. McMullen directly at

Sports Reporting Opportunity

towsonlogo 2Do you know a lot about lacrosse? Towson Sports Network (TSN) is looking for an on-air sports reporter to cover both men’s and women’s TU lacrosse teams. The right individual would have to be at every home game to file 2 reports a game, do Skype interviews and go to practices every so often.  It pays $60 a week. For more information, contact:

Benjamin I. Rosenbaum
Multimedia Assistant, Athletics Broadcasting | Towson University
Towson Center room 356 | 8000 York Road | Towson, MD 21252-0001
Cell: 410.241.9632 | Office: 410.704.5084

Face Time With The Pros

natasIf you’re interested in going into TV News, the folks at The Philip Merrill School of Journalism (UMD College Park) are holding an event called Face Time with the Pros on Saturday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. The day long event will include hands-on seminars with TV News industry professionals. The cost is $15 and it includes lunch. You must RSVP by Feb. 20.

For more info:

MCCS Scholarships For Fall 2017

Screen shot 2013-09-10 at 12.08.15 PMThe MCCS department will be offering more than $30,000.00 in scholarships this spring. The money awarded will be applied to Fall 2017 tuition costs. There are 10 scholarships available to MCCS majors. For more information, visit:





Scholarship Opportunity Through Sinclair Broadcast Group

2017 Sinclair Diversity ScholarshipFrom Sinclair:
For the second year, Sinclair Broadcast Group is offering its Diversity Scholarship!
Link to online application:
Sinclair is offering this opportunity to student journalists of color who plan to be enrolled in college full-time for all of the 2017-2018. Graduation date must not be sooner than Spring 2018.

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Welcome to Spring Semester 2017!

Lone Tree in SnowWelcome back to campus! This WordPress site is the hub of all my journalism/new media classes. If you look at the menu bar, you should see your course listed. Make sure you check out this site every day before class. I’ll place announcements/things you ought to know, etc. here.

How to Publish Your Final Project

This project may the last thing standing in the way of winter break. (Photo by: your name/TU Student)

This project may the last thing standing in the way of winter break. (Photo by: your name/TU Student)

Make sure you give your project a good headline that uses keywords and makes the visitors to your blog want to know more. Your summary blurb should be two to three sentences that make me want to watch your multimedia and read your feature story. Your video should be EMBEDDED below your blurb. You should also link to your feature story that is on a separate page. Make sure you give your post a category and tags. Here is an example of a properly published story.

Write About Dance Next Semester

The group BIDA (Baltimore Independent Dance Artists) is looking for four students to intern during spring semester.

BIDA provided the following information:

Dance Journalism Internship Objectives:

* To engage writers and aspiring journalists with an interest in dance writing with professional dance artists/companies over time in order to enhance the journalistic skills of the writers, and the development of a dance artist or company.

* To provide thoughtful and informed dance writing about professional Baltimore area dance artists and companies in order to strengthen the discourse about dance in our region.

For more information on how to apply, please see me. I have a handout for you.

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

The International Radio and Television Society is encouraging students to apply for summer 2017 internships. From the website:

The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years. This nine-week expense-paid opportunity begins with a comprehensive one-week orientation to cable, broadcasting, advertising, and digital media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question a stellar line-up of industry leaders at company visits, panel discussions, and negotiation simulations. Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the Fellowship. Throughout the summer, Fellows also learn how to successfully network by attending industry events and by conducting informational interviews with executives.

Participants emerge from this program with a strong understanding of our entire business, along with carefully honed skills in career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before starting a career within the media industry.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Be sure to visit the website for more information.

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