Media Matters Blog

Journalism and public relations students pose in front of Cavanaugh Hall
Posted on February 18th, 2021 in Featured, Scholarships by Emily Turnier

High school seniors who are interested in a career in journalism or public relations and plan to attend IUPUI are invited to apply for the Journalism Alumni Scholarship, worth $1,800. Each application must include an essay that describes the student’s intended career path in journalism or public relations and how this opportunity will benefit the …

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Miata McMichel
Posted on October 20th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog by Emily Turnier

Over the past few months, Miata McMichel, B.A.J. ’15, has been busy perfecting the role of Joanne Jefferson in the Civic Theatre production of the ever-popular musical “Rent” at The Tarkington in Carmel, Ind. We asked McMichel about this incredible experience: 1. Congratulations on your role in “Rent”! How has the production been going? “Thank …

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Posted on October 5th, 2022 in Blog, Internships, Students by Emily Turnier

By Hailey Twitty As a senior at IUPUI, one of the last steps to graduation was completing my internship with Visions Event Studio, a proposal planning service, located in Chicago. You know, the type of proposal where you get down on one knee and pop the question to your significant other. I started working for …

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M.A. students Michelle Reuter (left) and Sharel Welch (right)
Posted on September 26th, 2022 in Blog, Public Relations Jobs, Student Spotlight, Students by Emily Turnier

Classmates Michelle Reuter and Sharel Welch are each pursuing a Master’s in Public Relations degree in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. This 30-credit-hour program prepares students for professional PR positions in a variety of industries. Students take part in real-world work, including PR campaigns and crisis communication plans for local organizations. Reuter and …

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Australia arena 2022
Posted on September 22nd, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, Sports Reporting, Students by Emily Turnier

SYDNEY – Owen Kaelble and Sarah Lounsbury, graduate students in the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI, will cover the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup here starting today. Their stories will appear on, the official website of USA Basketball, and the Sports Capital Journalism Program website. The United States is attempting to win its …

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Screen shot of Zach Powell
Posted on September 9th, 2022 in Alumni, Blog, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

By Madeleine Pape, IUPUI senior Pairing his first-hand experience in the sports realm as a college basketball player with his educational background, Zachary Powell, M.A. ’22, recently landed a sports editor job at The Express, a newspaper in Lock Haven, Penn. Powell began his college career at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Penn., and pursued further …

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Posted on September 9th, 2022 in Alumni, Blog, Students by Emily Turnier

By Madeleine Pape, IUPUI senior For years, Elie Bucklin, B.A.J. ’22, tuned into Formula 1, the highest level of international racing. It was not until only three months before graduation that she decided to turn her passion into a niche career opportunity. Bucklin, who graduated in May, worked this summer as a marketing and communications …

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Posted on August 31st, 2022 in Students by Sherry Minton

The IU School of Liberal Arts Office of Career Development is excited to announce the launch of a new website designed to increase and improve student access to career development resources and opportunities. Career development is an essential part of your education, especially at the beginning of an academic year. Career advisors can help you …

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