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Posted on May 5th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

When her job offer from a public relations agency fell through due to COVID in March 2020, Samantha Sandala reached out to her contacts at Hirons to see if there were any openings. Sandala, B.A.J. ’20, had interned full-time at the advertising, PR, and digital agency in 2019. Because she had a proven track record at the …

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Posted on April 28th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

  Christina Molinari, a 2020 IUPUI Journalism graduate, has been nominated for a Northwest Regional Emmy™ Award. Molinari is a producer at KEZI News 9 in Eugene, Ore. She is nominated along with colleagues Ashly Edmiston, Jaimie Hays, Bryan Anderson, for a story called “Western Oregon Literally and Figuratively on Fire” in the Morning Newscast …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Morgan Campbell, B.A.J. ‘18, is a Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist with IU Bloomington. We checked in to see how her job is going during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 1. What has IU been doing on social media in regards to the tournament? Are you attending games? “Since IU was a host of …

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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 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 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 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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Posted on November 5th, 2020 in Alumni Spotlight by Emily Turnier

Tejaswini Vavilala, a 2014 graduate of the Public Relations Master’s program, is working hard on a second Master’s degree (this one in International Affairs) at The New School in New York City, but she has also dedicated several years of her life as an advisor to the Sphoorti Foundation. The Sphoorti Foundation is a hostel …

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