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Teaching Journalism/New Media at TU

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Study Journalism Overseas this Summer

The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia), based out of Loyola University in Maryland, is offering “eight international learning adventures” this summer.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. For more information, visit the ieiMedia website.

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

MCCS Fall Kickoff Open House–Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4-6

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.

Scholarship available!


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:

Deadline is October 1. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Looking for a summer course?


If you’re a Mass Comm major, we have several courses available to take this summer. Here is the list:

  • MCOM 258 –Journalism/New Media II (I’m teaching it)
  • MCOM 341 – Digital Publishing
  • MCOM 385 – Mass Media and Society
  • MCOM 101 – Introduction to Mass Communication

You can enroll in a summer class now. You don’t need to wait until your enrollment date. See me if you have any questions.

You are invited to our second annual celebration of journalism


Towson University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists would like to formally invite you to our second annual celebration of journalism on Thursday, April 11   at 6 p.m. in the Chesapeake Rooms on the third floor of the University Union at Towson University.

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Sportswriting workshop


The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is sponsoring an Internet Sportswriting workshop on Saturday, March 9.  Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post is a featured speaker. The workshop is FREE and runs from 11-3. Free lunch is included. To register, email


Towson University J/NM grad profiled on Fox 45

You may be following TU alum Josh Flynn on Instagram and not even know it. In fact, chances are it’s his dog you’ll recognize. Josh recently won “Best Instagrammer” at the 2012 “Mobbies” (a Baltimore Sun award for outstanding blogs). Check out some of Josh’s photos and learn more about his inspiration through this story that aired on Fox 45.

Welcome to spring semester 2013!

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.



Spend minimester in London!

The MCCS department is once again offering students a chance to study abroad in London over minimester. You’ll spend time in one of the liveliest cities in the world while learning about corporate communication strategies in the UK. Cost is $4,395, which does not include airfare. For more information, visit:

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