Media Matters Blog

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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Posted on January 19th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Diamond Nunnally, B.A.J. 18, moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, to start a job as a news reporter at KSNB Local 4 in March 2020, just before the COVID-19 shutdowns. We asked Nunnally about her career journey: 1. You moved to another state for your job during a pandemic – what was that like? How have …

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Posted on January 13th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

Dr. Chris Lamb, chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, will teach a Spring 2021 course called Media Literacy (JOUR-J 460). The aim of the class is to help students distinguish between “fake” news and “real” news; deconstruct the news media to better understand how news is defined, created, and disseminated; become media-literate; think more strongly …

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Posted on January 12th, 2021 in Student Spotlight by Emily Turnier

March 12: The Day College Athletics Stood Still By Sarah Lounsbury Thursday, March 12, 2020, started out as an ordinary day for me. I woke up to the sound of my alarm going off at 5:50 a.m. and crawled out of bed to get ready for morning weights with tennis practice to follow. When I …

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Posted on January 7th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Two years ago, soon after graduation, Tyler Fenwick landed a job as a staff writer at the Indianapolis Recorder, one of the top African American newspapers in the nation and the longest-standing African American-owned newspaper in Indianapolis. Since his hiring, he has covered a pandemic, protests, elections, and other hugely important topics. We spoke to …

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