Professor Atwater

Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

Panel With PR Professionals



Towson University’s PRSSA (student PR club) is hosting a panel discussion featuring Baltimore PR professionals on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in VB 204. The event will offer students the chance to network and “get insider secrets about the public relations industry.”

You can follow TU’s PRSSA at @TU_PRSSA.

Know your rights


Internship Opportunity for Summer 2018

reporterThe Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association is offering paid internships this summer. The internship would place you at a participating newspaper near your home.

From the website:

Students with a strong career interest in print journalism (and associated platforms) who have completed a college-level course in one of these areas or have equivalent experience on a college or community publication.  Open to undergraduates either:

  • attending any Maryland, Delaware, or the District of Columbia four-year college/university, OR
  • a resident of Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia attending a four-year college/university elsewhere

For more information, visit :

Career and Internship Fair–Sept. 29

From the Career Center:

The Career Center invites you to meet over 200 employers for networking, internship, and full-time opportunities! Remember to bring 15-20 copies of your resume, and please note that for security reasons, all items brought with you must stay with you while attending the fair. Check out how you can make a job fair work for you (PDF)!

How can you be successful at the fair?

  • Dress like a professional (PDF)
  • Get your resume reviewed during Express Hours, Monday-Thursday (No Express Hours Friday- Day of the Fair) from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Career Center
  • Research employers in advance and prepare intelligent questions
  • Practice your 30-second commercial (PDF)
  • Download The Fairs App today (iOS or Android) to view a list of employers

Any questions? Please contact Shelley Long!

Paid Internship Opportunity.

logo-2The T. Howard Foundation is offering paid summer internships in the media and entertainment industries.

The T. Howard Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity in the media and entertainment industries by increasing the number of diverse and underrepresented groups and underserved communities working in the industry. They do this by placing college students from these underrepresented groups into internships with some of the leading employers in the industry: HBO, BET, Comcast, NBC/Universal, Discovery Communications, ESPN, Facebook, Showtime, Viacom, and many more!

For more information, attend the information session on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 12-1 p.m. in Van Bokkelen 204, or you can visit the internship website at:

MCCS Welcome Back Party

ice cream

Come join your classmates and professors for a fun Ice Cream Social on the Media Center lawn. Make a sundae, enter a raffle to win prizes and find out more about MCCS student groups. The party is from 4-5:30.

Free Webinar On How To Get That First Journalism Job or Internship

microphoneThe Poynter Institute (a journalism “think tank”) is offering a free webinar on getting your first journalism job or internship. It should only take about an hour of your time. You’ll find it here:

MCOM Scholarship Available–Apply by Oct. 9.

Congrats! (1)The MCCS Scholarship Committee is offering the Patrick J. O’Connell Scholarship to be awarded for Spring 2018. The $1800.00 scholarship recognizes MCOMs “most outstanding student”.  For more information on how to apply and who is eligible, please visit:


Internship Opportunity at the Jewish Times



The Baltimore Jewish Times is seeking aspiring journalists with interests in print and digital storytelling. Applicants should be multimedia savvy and interested in everything from breaking news to in-depth features. Knowledge of the Jewish community is an added bonus, but isn’t required. To apply, send clips, a resume and cover letter to managing editor Marc Shapiro at

Join the National Broadcasting Society

reporterInterested in a career in the broadcast industry? TU’s chapter of the National Broadcasting Society is looking for new members. Dr. John Turner (EMF) is the faculty advisor for the group.  Here is more information from Dr. Turner:

Among the benefits of joining are:

  • Attending a national convention at a discounted rate
  • Entering your work in a national competition with other college students
  • Meeting and networking with industry professionals in radio, TV, and film
  • Being inducted (if you meet requirements) into Alpha Epsilon Rho–the only national honorary society for students in electronic media and mass communication
  • Showing your leadership skills by running for an officer position. All positions are open for the coming academic year. 
  • Yearly dues range from $10 to $50 (TBD) depending on the number of members. 

Email Dr. Turner at if you have any questions.

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