Professor Atwater

Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

Magazine Internship Opportunity

asmeApplications are now being accepted for the Magazine Internship Program 2017, sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors.


From the website:

“For 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, some 1,800 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 450 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.

Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines or websites as well as on college newspapers or magazines.”

For more information:

News Fellowships Available for Summer 2017

pulliamThe 2017 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is welcoming applicants for next summer. Twenty winners will be selected from schools nationwide for the 10-week paid internships at The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic. You can choose from reporter, photographer, digital/social media specialists or designer jobs. For more information, go to: , or see me.

Internship Opportunity

logo-2The T. Howard Foundation is offering paid summer internships in the media and entertainment industries. The internships could be at places like Discovery Channel, ESPN, Showtime, HBO, etc. For more information, attend the information session on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 12-1 p.m. in Van Bokkelen 204, or you can visit the internship website at:

MCCS Scholarship Available

Screen shot 2013-09-10 at 12.08.15 PMThe MCCS department is offering the Patrick John O’Connell Scholarship this fall. The winner will receive $1,100.00 to go toward their spring tuition. For more information, and to learn more about whether or not you are eligible to apply, please visit:

You may also email me any questions or ask me in class.

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Internship Opportunity with Towson Sports Network

towsonlogo 2If you are interested in covering sports, or even just learning more about reporting, shooting and editing, Towson Sports Network is offering an opportunity to do just that. Here is a link to learn more about TSN:

If you’re interested, you should contact Ben Rosenbaum at

Welcome to Fall Semester 2016!

leafWelcome 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.

Scholarship Opportunity–apply by Monday, May 2

reporterThe Chesapeake Broadcasters Association is offering a $3000 scholarship for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are attending colleges in Maryland and D.C. Details and rules can be found at The application deadline is May 2, 2016.

Networking Fair April 13–UPDATED!

Networking Fair FlyerTowson University’s student PR Group is holding it’s annual networking fair on Wednesday, April 13 from 10-2 p.m. in Chesapeake rooms 1 and 2. From the PR Group:

This event is the perfect opportunity to secure internships, part-time and full-time employment. Dress is business casual, so you can stop by in between classes! 

 On Tuesday, April 12th from 5PM to 6PM the PR Group is hosting a resume workshop in VB 204. Bring your resumes and get them cleaned up before the fair! If you have any questions, please reach out to Leanne Haggerty at

Here is the list of what businesses will be in attendance:

Abel Communications, Adventure Web Interactive, The Arthritis Foundation in Maryland, The Baltimore Ravens, Brick Bodies, Fox 45, Girl’s Life Magazine, Hartman Executive Advisors, imre, Maroon PR, Moveable Feast, OrderUp, Pop the Cork Designs, Sinclair Broadcasting, Siquis, Stephanie Bradshaw, Tote Magazine, Towson Athletics, Towson Career Center and Zest Social Media Solutions.

Chance to take Digital Publishing This Summer

Dr. Lieb is teaching a hybrid section of digital publishing this summer. If you are a journalism/new media major, you will need this course to graduate, and this may be a good way to take it.  He is teaching it in the classroom for the first half of the session and online for the second half. The pre-req is MCOM 257. The course number is MCOM 341.

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