Media Matters Blog

Journalism and public relations students pose in front of Cavanaugh Hall
Posted on February 18th, 2021 in Blog, 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 January 13th, 2022 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Events by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations released the third episode of the Jim Brown Interview Series this week. The series is named in honor and appreciation of Brown, who served as executive associate dean of journalism at IUPUI for 28 years. Camryn Daniels, a junior studying public relations, recently sat down with Kate Guerra, …

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Screen shot of Zach Powell
Posted on January 10th, 2022 in Blog, Events, Sports Reporting, Students by Emily Turnier

Four M.A. in Sports Journalism students covered events related to the College Football Playoff National Championship in Indianapolis this weekend, and will cover tonight’s match-up between Alabama and Georgia at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jordan Morey and Meghan Rominger will file a game story and a sidebar, respectively, and Bryan Carter and Zachary Powell will create …

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Journalism and public relations students pose in front of Cavanaugh Hall
Posted on January 5th, 2022 in Blog, Scholarships by Emily Turnier

High school seniors who are interested in a career in journalism or public relations and plan to attend IUPUI can 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 student’s …

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Picture of Jacqueline Malott
Posted on December 13th, 2021 in Blog, PRSSA by Emily Turnier

In November, Jacqueline Malott, a student pursuing the Master’s in Public Relations, was awarded the Joanne Dring Scholarship, worth $1,000, from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter. Scholarship recipients are selected based on merit and financial need. Malott accepted the scholarship at PRSA Hoosier’s 2021 annual meeting. She learned about PRSSA, PRSA, …

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Master's students David Hayden and David Song stand together at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 4, 2021
Posted on December 10th, 2021 in Sports Reporting, Students by Emily Turnier

IUPUI sports journalism Master’s students David Hayden and David Song covered the Big Ten College Football Championship Game on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, learning to navigate COVID restrictions and sharpening their storytelling skills along the way. Connecting with players and coaches after the game was limited due to restrictions, and the students had to …

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Picture of Deeksha Kapoor for blog post
Posted on December 7th, 2021 in Alumni, Blog, PRSSA by Emily Turnier

Two Department of Journalism and Public Relations alumnae have been named to Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors for 2022. Deeksha Kapoor, M.A. ’12, director of communications at the Indiana Health Care Association, was elected president at the chapter’s annual meeting in November. Samantha Sandala, B.A.J. ’20, an account manager …

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Picture of Sarah Lounsbury for PRSSA page
Posted on November 23rd, 2021 in Blog, PRSSA, Students by Emily Turnier

On Nov. 10, eight IUPUI public relations students participated in an event called Half Day with a Pro, which is organized by the Hoosier chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The event pairs PRSSA students from around Indiana with PR professionals. According to PRSA, this offers students a chance to enhance their understanding of …

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Posted on November 16th, 2021 in Blog, Sports Reporting, Students by Emily Turnier

Sports Journalism Master’s student Meghan Rominger interned at Sports Illustrated this summer as part of Sports Journalism Institute (SJI), a training and internship program that works to increase the diversity in the nation’s sports media. We asked Rominger about her experience: 1. How did you feel when you learned you had been accepted into SJI? …

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