Professor Atwater

Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

Internship Opportunity–covering the music industry!

microphoneMany of you have expressed an interest in writing/reporting about the music industry. A TU alum and producer of the podcast “Keep Calm and Rock On” is looking for an intern. Ideally, you would produce your own podcast about a local band or venue. Here is the link to the podcast site: Please see me if you are interested. This would be a non-credit internship.

Study in Barcelona this Summer

barcelonaDr. Sandy Nichols 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 27 – June 16. For more information, visit the study abroad website, or contact Dr. Nichols directly at

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 5 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. 26.

For more info:

Welcome to Spring Semester 2016!

150 yearslogoWelcome 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.

Interested in reporting about the fashion industry?

Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 11.45.08 is looking for interns. Please note that this internship would not be approved for college credit, but you could still gain experience. Here is the information they provided: is looking for ambitious, goal-orientated interns this spring to report on the fashion trends happening on their campus. Our interns, aka Style Gurus, are in charge of capturing street style photography around their college campus as well as creating articles based on their findings. Style Gurus contribute two posts per month during the duration of the internship as well as participate in bi-monthly Twitter chats with fashion industry executives, webinars and other skill building exercises. Interns also have the opportunity to work on brand campaigns and home page features.

If you are enthusiastic about the fashion industry, have experience in journalism and/or photography please apply at

Internships with Under Armour

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.56.51 AMIf you’re interested in an internship with Under Armour, representatives from the company would like to meet you. They will be in the Minnegan Room on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.

More information.

Ravens Kicker to Speak on Campus

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Justin Tucker will be visiting campus on Monday, Nov. 2.  The event is called “Kick Start your Career” and will feature the following:

  • Motivational words from Justin Tucker on his career journey.
  • Meet and greet (photo opp!) with Justin.
  • Career tips and connections with high-profile, local business owners who are looking to hire you.


Space is limited – R.S.V.P. via the “career events” tab in Hire@TU

Questions? Contact the TU Career Center at 410-704-2233 or

Learn from Public Relations Professionals

Fall Panel FlyerHere’s your chance to learn from and network with Baltimore based PR professionals.  TU’s PR group is hosting a panel on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in Van Bokkelen Hall, room 204. All students are welcome.

On Campus Job Opportunity

150 yearslogoHere is information on a campus job opportunity:
Web Publisher
The student web publisher would need to be trained in the use of two
tools: GatherContent, an easy to use content development tool and OU
Campus, a content management system.
The student web publishers would report to the TU digital strategy team
and will assist TU web publishers in moving content from GatherContent or
our current website to the OU Campus content management system (CMS). The
student worker will mostly cut and paste content into the CMS but they can
also add design elements and photography to pages.
10-20 hours/week at $9.50/hr.
If you are interested, contact Michael Heasley directly at


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