Professor John Turner has invited WBAL radio reporter Scott Wykoff to come speak to his EMF 370 class on March 4. You are all invited to attend. The class meets in MC 102 and will meet from 11-12:15.
Baltimore journalist and author Stephen Janis will discuss crime reporting and telling compelling stories Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Cook Library. The event will be in Cook Library room 507 from 12:30 to 2:00. Learn more.
Award winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will speak on campus on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the SECU Arena. O’Brien is visiting TU as part of the Black in America 2014 Tour. You may remember O’Brien from her time anchoring on NBC and CNN. She is now a special correspondent for Al Jazeera America. If you would like to attend, you will need a ticket.
If 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 8 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. See me for more information. You must RSVP by Feb. 28.
The Washington Wizards basketball team is hosting a sports journalism night on Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 at the Verizon Center. A panel of sports journalists will be talking about the profession and covering a professional sports team. If you are interested, you can purchase tickets at www.msesales.com/wiz/journalism. Enter the special offer code WIZARDS.
Welcome 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.
Baltimore sportscaster Steve Davis from 105.7 The Fan will be speaking on campus next week. He will be in Dr. Turner’s EMF class on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11-12:15. All are welcome. Steve will be discussing the industry and internships. Dr. Turner’s class meets in Van Bokkelen, room 119. This is the room behind the lecture hall.
If you are writing a profile story for your feature assignment in MCOM 258, this piece about Daniel Radcliffe might interest you. The Harry Potter star is trying to shed his Harry Potter image. Notice the anecdotal lead. Do you see a theme?
This NY Times article about socks hit close to home in my house. My son must have ten pairs. It’s a good example of a trend story. Can you find the expert source who validates and explains the trend? Notice the anecdotal lead as well.
NY Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks was close to the Nairobi mall when the first shots were fired. Just like the journalists in the 9/11 documentary we watched, he ran toward the danger. This Q&A with Hicks reveals what it was like for him to be there as the horror unfolded.