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.
You may have noticed that the news kept changing yesterday during coverage of the mass shooting in Washington, DC. Journalists were rushing to update the story, and, in the process, got their facts wrong at certain times. I’m not condemning journalists because in breaking news like that, it’s going to happen. This article in the Washington Post offers up a good explanation as to why it happens. If you become a journalist, you WILL cover breaking news. Always remember that police scanner traffic is not fact.
If you’re interested in a career in broadcasting, the Towson University chapter of the NBS would be a great way to network and learn more about your potential career. Look for flyers around campus for more information. You can also visit the NBS website. The chapter president, Alexa Lazerow, can also answer your questions via email: email@example.com.
The MCCS department is hosting a Fall Kickoff Open House on September 18 from 4-6 p.m. in the Chesapeake Rooms of the University Union. Come mingle with classmates, chat with faculty, and maybe even win fabulous raffle prizes!
Yes, free food and drink will be provided!
See me for more information.
The MCCS Department is pleased to be offering the Patrick John O’Connell Scholarship in the amount of $885.00 to be awarded for spring 2014. For more information visit: http://www.towson.edu/mccs/studentopportunities/scholarships.asp
Deadline is October 1. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
You may have noticed some sports stories that don’t read quite right. Maybe a word choice is strange or the structure is stilted. Bad writing? Yes. But a human may not be to blame. Watch this Washington Post video that discusses a new trend in journalism that could have an impact on your future.
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.