Professor Atwater

Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

Internship Opportunity with Discovery Communications


This information comes to us from Discovery Communications. There is a quick turnaround, so if you’re interested, get on it!

We’re Discovery, and we want to meet you. 

You:  A college student interested in a career in media.
Us: The leader in global entertainment, dedicated to satisfying curiosity and hiring exceptional students for internships and full time opportunities.

The perfect pairing? We think so. Discovery Communications is hosting an exclusive networking night at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD this month with local college students. We’ll mix, we’ll mingle — and you’ll learn more about Discovery’s culture, employees, INternships, and full time opportunities. If you’re ready for the next step in your young career… come swim with the sharks at Discovery. We promise we don’t bite. Continue reading

Panel Discussion: Journalistic Objectivity in the Age of Trump

journalistic-objectivity-in-the-age-of-trump-flyerPlease join the MCCS dept. at the first annual Media and Culture Lecture series–a panel discussion on how the news media are covering the 2016 presidential election. The panel will be made up of distinguished journalists including: TU alum Brian Stelter of CNN, Charles Robinson from MPT’s State Circle, Jennifer Rubin from the Washington Post and Joseph Torres a former journalist and best selling author.

  • When: Oct. 20, 2016 from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Where:Potomac Lounge at the University Union

Journalism Internship Opportunity

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 :

Study Abroad in London Minimester 2017!

1dc5d68e3c2568ba247e2ff9d428848fThe MCCS department is leading a trip to London this January. The course is called “Corporate Communication in the UK” and it’s lead by Professor Lisa Turowski. Here’s more information from our MCCS website:

MCOM 479 or COMM 470, 3 credits
What are you doing this Minimester? Why not spend time in London, one of the liveliest cities in the world? Earn 3 upper-level credits while learning about corporate communication in the UK and immersing yourself in the British way of life.

Program dates are January 2 (fly out) to January 18 (fly home). Hurry! The application deadline is October 15. Tell your friends — other majors are welcome to apply.

Want more info? Contact the program director: Prof. Lisa Turowski at or visit the TU Study Abroad website.
Scholarships may be possible. Contact TU’s Study Abroad office.


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

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