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

Tashi Copeland, B.A.J. ‘18, despite a rocky job market because of COVID-19, recently started a new gig as Communications Manager at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). “Many of my coworkers, family, and friends thought it was a bit crazy to switch jobs during a pandemic,” she said. “I was nervous about starting a new venture …

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

Tarena Lofton, B.A.J ‘18, has been on the frontlines of disseminating news about COVID-19 as Assistant Social Media Manager for Kaiser Health News (KHN) and California Healthline. KHN is a nonprofit news service covering health issues, and California Healthline is a service of the California Health Care Foundation produced by KHN. “I’m learning a lot …

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

Morgan Campbell, B.A.J. ‘18, a social media and digital marketing specialist at IU, has been working hard to keep students, employees, and supporters informed about coronavirus developments as they relate to IU. She manages and posts for all official IU social media channels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Campbell has had to switch gears into …

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

Keeley Miller graduated from IUPUI in May 2019 and has been busy building her empire ever since. In October 2019, she moved to San Diego, Calif., from Indiana and relaunched her photography business, Keeley Miller Portrait, there. She opened a studio in downtown San Diego. “I knew that moving cross-country to a new city would …

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

On a typical day, Joey Lamar, a 2013 Sports Journalism Master’s graduate, visits local high schools, colleges, and other venues to gather information and stories about area sports teams. Lamar has been the Sports Director at KXMB in Bismarck, North Dakota, since 2017. “My experience at KXMB has been truly amazing,” he said. “I wish …

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

Frank Bonner, a ’20 graduate of the Sports Journalism Master’s program at IUPUI, recently celebrated a year of employment at his job as an Oklahoma State University beat writer for Tulsa World. “Covering college or professional sports has been my dream since high school,” Bonner said. “My job is to cover all things OSU.” He …

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

As a public information specialist at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Casey Kenworthy’s job has become more important than ever since the COVID-19 crisis began. Kenworthy, B.A.J. ‘18, works two days a week in the Joint Information Center (JIC) and one day a week in the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in addition …

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