Media Matters Blog

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

  Senior Vanessa Smith, a public relations student, is working during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament as the Final Four Fan Jam lead. The Fan Jam organizes basketball-themed appearances in the community through interactive, “pop-up” events. Smith gave us the details about her position: “I oversee a team of volunteers to execute each Final Four …

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Posted on March 19th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

              Students from the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI will cover the NCAA tournament for NCAA.com and the program’s website. Four of the seven are working toward a M.A. in Sports Journalism and three are undergraduates. Meet the students:         Alex Burr, Master of Arts …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Darian Benson, B.A.J. ’19, a reporter for Side Effects Public Media, a Midwest health reporting collaboration based out of WFYI, created her first story about COVID-19 in February of 2020. She covered Indiana’s first case of the coronavirus for the Indianapolis NPR and PBS station, and she has described to listeners various aspects of the pandemic and how …

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Posted on February 18th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations is offering the Journalism Alumni Scholarship to support future journalism and public relations professionals. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have a record of academic excellence and have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in journalism or public relations. Each application must include an essay …

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Posted on February 15th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

IUPUI Journalism alumna Sarah Bahr reported a story on Saturday about an Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields job posting that mentioned “maintaining the Museum’s traditional, core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one, according to Bahr’s New York Times article. The Indianapolis Museum of Art has since edited the director …

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Posted on February 11th, 2021 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Since January, journalism major Terrence Lambert has had basketball on the brain. As a social media intern for IUPUI, Lambert has been helping the IUPUI Brand Team map out March Madness-related content for the university’s social media channels. (IUPUI is one of the hosts of the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.) “Throughout this semester I …

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Posted on February 10th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Will Hogsett, B.A.J. ’20, is a Legislative and Constituent Services Intern for the Indiana House Democratic Caucus at the Statehouse. Hogsett tells us about his new internship: “Starting at the beginning of session at the turn of the new year, I was assigned to three representatives: Rep. Terri Austin from Anderson, Rep. Rita Fleming from …

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Posted on February 10th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

How I Changed Careers By Rob Hunt I was submitting job applications after getting fired for the second time in my life. I had managed Pizza King for 20 years, Subway for two years, and a couple months at KFC. The owner of KFC had let me go because my experience and expertise demanded more …

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Posted on January 25th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

Hank Aaron, a legendary baseball Hall of Famer and important figure of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away last week at the age of 86. Our department chair reflects on his experience with Aaron — and two special autographs. When I Interviewed Hank Aaron By Chris Lamb When I was a boy, my dad showed me …

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Posted on January 20th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

When Tyler Locke started in the Master’s in Sports Journalism program in 2019, he didn’t know much about what it took to be a journalist. In fact, he enrolled in the IU School of Liberal Arts program to undergo a career change. During his short time with the Sports Capital Journalism Program at the Department …

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