Media Matters Blog

Journalism and public relations students pose in front of Cavanaugh Hall
Posted on January 5th, 2022 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 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'sstudentsDavidHaydenandDavidSongstandtogetheratLucasOilStadiumonDec.,
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 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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Posted on November 24th, 2021 by Emily Turnier

Recent graduate Caleb Lynn, B.A.J. ’21, landed his first job out of college – a sports editor position at the Perry County News – this past September. Lynn looked for a job for about four months after graduation. “Searching for a journalism job is not easy,” he said. “It takes patience, trust, and confidence in …

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Picture of Sarah Lounsbury for PRSSA page
Posted on November 23rd, 2021 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 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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Picture of Jacqueline Malott
Posted on November 12th, 2021 in PRSSA by Emily Turnier

By Jacqueline Malott Editor’s Note: Malott, a public relations graduate student, recently attended PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s Half Day with a Pro. The event pairs PRSSA students from around Indiana with PR professionals. According to PRSA, this offers students a chance to enhance their understanding of public relations while building meaningful connections with Indiana’s leading PR …

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Screen shot picture of Brian Burnsed for blog post
Posted on November 5th, 2021 in Alumni, Events, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations recorded the second installment of the Jim Brown Interview Series today, with Zach Powell, a current Master’s of Arts in Sports Journalism student, interviewing Brian Burnsed, a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated and a 2012 Master’s in Sports Journalism graduate. Burnsed served as a graduate assistant for the …

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Posted on November 1st, 2021 in Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Sports Reporting by Emily Turnier

After graduation, Joe Spears, B.A.J. ’17, landed a job with Gannett/the USA Today Network, and moved from Indiana to Tennessee. He started out in Jackson, Tenn., then headed to Murfreesboro, where he was the Middle Tennessee State University beat writer. Recently, Spears moved within Gannett to become the USA Today High School Sports Reporter. He …

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