Media Matters Blog

Posted on April 1st, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Dr. Chris Lamb, chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, released a book today called Stolen Dreams: The 1955 Cannon Street All-Stars and Little League Baseball’s Civil War (University of Nebraska Press). Dr. Lamb told us more about his book: Why is this story worth telling? “It’s about 11- and 12-year-old black kids …

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Posted on March 18th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations has released the fifth installment of its Jim Brown Interview Series. This time, senior Jacob Keith, a public relations student, and alumna Shakkira Harris, a digital reporter at WRTV covering lifestyle and community, spoke about Harris’s love for journalism, her favorite classes and instructors at IUPUI, her top …

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Posted on March 8th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Shayla Pinner, M.A. in Public Relations alumna, is the Director Of Marketing and Development at Dress For Success Indianapolis.   When Pinner was a master’s student at IUPUI, for a year she worked full-time while also completing an internship at Eli Lilly. We asked her about that experience as well as details about her current job. …

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Posted on March 8th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Senior Journalism major Holland Cluff is spending the semester studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. Cluff says she is awestruck that she’s living in Germany during a keystone moment in European history. “I had to learn more about the local opinions, so I attended a peace rally at Brandenburg Gate on Feb. 27 to ask around,” …

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Posted on February 16th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Amanda Vela, M.A. in Public Relations ’13, spends her days creating social media content, press releases, multimedia narratives, fact sheets, public information materials, communications plans, and more for the Town of Zionsville, a suburb of Indianapolis with approximately 30,000 residents. As the Director of Communications and Community Relations and the Public Information Officer, she is …

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Posted on February 10th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

By Heaven Carmichael When I began to look for an internship last year, I realized that finding an opportunity during COVID-19 was going to be difficult. Many companies decided not to have internships, and some organizations were only allowing one or two interns at a time.  But in the end, I landed the perfect internship …

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Posted on January 28th, 2022 by Emily Turnier

Since the Department of Journalism and Public Relations launched the Jim Brown Interview Series in October 2021, each episode has featured a current student interviewing a successful alumnus. For the fourth episode, the department instead asked a faculty member, Malcolm Moran, director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program, to interview a current M.A. in Sports …

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Posted on January 10th, 2022 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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