Nothing makes you think about January like the start of registration in November. In addition to our usual offering of required courses, JEM has two great electives planned for next semester – check it:
EMC 4301: Adventure Media (CRN 49234), meets MW 5-6:20pm with Dr. Jerod Foster (below)
What an opportunity! Only 20 spots in this one, and it’s going to be amazing. Get outside and experience the rush and the challenges of documenting adventure sports and activities with the tools of electronic media.
JOUR 4301: The Future of Global Journalism (CRN 49236), meets 11am-12:30pm with Dr. Lea Hellmeuller (below)
Speaking of opportunities, here’s another. Explore contemporary issues in international journalism practice with one of the leading scholars in this exciting area. This course will fulfill the Global Communication requirement as well as serving as an elective.
JEM Students met recently with several members of our National Advisory Board earlier this month, and many great connections were made. Be sure to stay in touch with those alumni with whom you’ve established contact. They are invested in your success and want to hear from you.
For the inaugural National News Engagement Day, the College of Media & Communication and the Society of Professional Journalists hosted #NewsTTU, a panel discussion in the Student Union Building at Texas Tech to discuss making news a national priority in the age of social media. The panelists included Jeff Klotzman, News Director for Fox 34, Terry Greenberg, Vice President of Audience for AJ Media, Dr. Erik Bucy, Professor @COMC, Alicia Keene, Editor for The Hub @ TTU, Katelynne Newman, Co-Manager @ The Outpost Social Media Lab, Carson Wilson, Editor-in-chief @ The Daily Toreador, and Scarlett Humphries, Media Director @ KTXT-FM. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Kelly Kaufhold, Assistant Professor @COMC. The hashtags for the event were #NewsTTU and #newsengagementday. You can see the Storify of the event here. Thanks to the Outpost for putting that together for us!
Students interested in conducting undergraduate media research: CoMC has begun a subscription with a national news monitoring service that permits searching of transcripts for network, cable, and local television news across all DMAs. The service also includes some access to accompanying video content for most Texas markets. Access to all nationwide markets is possible, but at a slightly higher cost. Contact Dr. Glenn Cummins, Associate Dean for Research, with questions about this or any other undergraduate research interests: email@example.com
JEM students are doing great work!
Kudos to graduating EMC student Ashlyn Tubbs on her recent story about fellow COMC major Carly Smith!
Student leaders at The HUB have expressed a desire to build a number of Web “micro sites” each devoted to a specific topic, which they then would explore in some depth. In order to accommodate this desire, The Hub was quietly moved into a version of WordPress known as “Multi” over the weekend Oct. 24-27. While there were some interruptions to service during the transition, generally the move went smoothly as far as Hub visitors are concerned. An entry posted by HUB News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick on Oct. 27 captured more than 12,000 page views overnight Oct. 28-29 and had more than 4,300 Likes on Facebook by Oct. 30. Read the entry here.
Speaking of The HUB, we learned recently that they’ve received national recognition for outstanding multimedia stories from the Associated Collegiate Press. Read the story here. Congrats to Alicia Keene and Sara Self-Walbrick, as well as the entire HUB staff.
Lots of opportunities are cropping up for workshops, internships, contests, and other relevant experiences!
Submissions are now being accepted for the Television Academy Foundation College Television Awards, which recognize student innovation and achievement in storytelling. Deadline January 15, 2015 12pm PST. Learn more at TelevisionAcademy.com/CTA.
Apply now for a scholarship that will enable you to join other photographers at the next North American Nature Photography Association annual summit (San Diego, 2015). Details here. Deadline November 15!
Google Journalism Fellowships: Fellows will receive a stipend of $8,000 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD. Applications open up in mid-November. More info here.
The Flatland Film Festival is coming up Nov 12-15, and as part of the festival, we’re offering a chance to join documentary filmmakers Mike Mooney and William Peters (100: Head/Heart/Feet) for an Adventure Media workshop with distance runners at Palo Duro Canyon. the workshop will take place Saturday, Nov 15, leaving at 7am, and costs only $35 for lunch, transportation, and filmmaking wisdom!