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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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Posted on June 22nd, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Broadcasting, News Reporting by Emily Turnier

Elizabeth Cotter, B.A.J. ’17, started her career as a television news producer, but recently returned to her alma mater as a communications specialist with IU Studios. Cotter told us about her professional journey so far: 1. What does your job with IU Studios entail? What types of stories do you write? “As a communications specialist, …

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Posted on June 13th, 2022 in Blog, Events, Faculty, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

This week, IUPUI will serve as host for the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) annual Summer Conference, which runs from June 15-18. Sports Capital Journalism Program students are busy writing preview articles about conference sessions for the APSE website, and the students will volunteer at the conference. They will also cover events as they happen …

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Posted on June 10th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, News Reporting, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

After graduating with his bachelor’s in journalism degree in 2015, James Howell Jr. landed a job as a sports editor at a newspaper. Navigating the pandemic in 2020, he transitioned from print journalism to marketing, and now works in the broadcasting world as a digital content producer at WRTV, Indianapolis’ ABC affiliate. We asked Howell …

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Posted on June 8th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Public Relations Jobs by Emily Turnier

Mikaili Azziz, B.A.J. ’22, graduated in May, and is already working as a PR coordinator at BLASTmedia, a national B2B SaaS public relations agency. In fact, she had been working part-time at the agency even before graduation. We asked Azziz about her full-time job, and her learning experiences while a student at IUPUI:  1. You …

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Posted on May 12th, 2022 in Blog, Events, Students by Emily Turnier

On Saturday, IUPUI will celebrate its Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 graduates at this year’s Commencement ceremonies. The Department of Journalism and Public Relations created a video to honor and recognize our Journalism Jags: You can view it here.  Congratulations, Journalism and PR graduates!  

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Picture of Sarah Lounsbury for PRSSA page
Posted on May 3rd, 2022 in Blog, PRSSA, Student Spotlight, Students by Emily Turnier

By Jessica Boren Senior Sarah Lounsbury has been named the 2022 Academic Achievement Award recipient for the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Lounsbury was nominated by department faculty based on her hard-working attitude, record of academic excellence, dedication to PRSSA, and drive to gain experience in the field of public relations. The Academic Achievement …

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Posted on May 2nd, 2022 in Blog, Internships, Student Spotlight, Students by Emily Turnier

By Noah Wolfgang I interned this spring with the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus, and it was an exciting experience. It was unpaid, but the ISDC was flexible with my schedule, and I felt deeply involved in our work. Many of the tasks I performed were done to raise donations and earn votes for Democratic candidates …

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