What do you think? Our College of Media & Communication marketing department developed this new ‘rack card’ that will be used to promote the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media. What do you think? Which side do you plan to be on? Our department is about providing learning opportunities for students to become innovative, responsible storytellers. It’s amazing to see all the cool things that have happened for our students in this academic year; I’m PUMPED about what the rest of 2014 has in store for JEM students! Speaking of the rest of 2014…. Want to build your portfolio? Want to help a media organization build new products to reach emerging audiences? Want to get some real-world experience in leadership, strategic planning and content creation? Make sure you take a look at this new elective for fall 2014!
It’s going to be an excellent class — taught by industry professionals working at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal who want your input! In fact, this really is a unique opportunity to actually learn from the inside out about the fast-paced changes facing the media industry.
Broadcast Education Association
Ever wonder what “research” is all about? Media companies depend on research to help answer very practical questions on a daily basis. In JEM, we have several faculty members and graduate students researching a number of interesting problems/questions. From Dr. Glenn Cummins studying the effect of camera angles on a television viewer’s attitude and/or perception about a college football game to graduate student Nate Rodriguez examining the Texas Country music phenomenon, there are some really interesting research studies going on. Guess what? You can get involved and improve your resume just by reaching out to a faculty member and asking: “So, what type of research do you do? Is there any way I can help?” You will be pleasantly surprised and it could lead to developing a skill set and job opportunities that you never imagined. Talk to any of our faculty members or ask one of the graduate teaching assistants. All are working on some really cool projects!
Take a look at some of these opportunities with a few companies!
- Ad Sales Research Analyst Scripps Networks Interactive
- International Research Associate for ESPN
- Frank Magid Associates (just take a look at what this company does)
Speaking of Research
Check out Dr. Lea Hellmueller’s new book – The Washington, DC Media Corps in the 21st Century! The book will be available in July 2014 and it looks like a really cool read about how globalization effects journalistic practices. You can find out more info here. Dr. Hellmueller teaches courses in journalism such as JOUR 3310, News Presentation I and JOUR 4301, Issues in Global Journalism. You can take her Issues in Global Journalism course in Summer I! Ask your advisor today about the course that will help fulfill your global communication credit!
Heads Up Display – Video Game Tournament
Every week, you will find a group of students filming a little web program called Heads Up Display in our studio. Led by Carmen Askerneese, these students are definitely PASSIONATE about video games. Coming up May 3, they are hosting the Ultimate Gamer Tournament at the United Spirit Arena. This event will benefit a charity called Child’s Play. For more information about how to sign up for this amazing opportunity (and really cool event), go to the event website. You can also read more about Heads Up Display at The Hub.
Please don’t let another scholarship deadline get past you. Here’s more $$ available through the RTNDA.
Send me your cool stuff!
I’d love to share the cool things that JEM students are doing. Feel free to e-mail me different projects you are working on. For example, JB Felipe and Ben Jarvis recently traveled to the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas to check out all the cool new gear for film, television and electronic media. And….took a fall off the Stratosphere. Click on the photo below and see a video about what it’s like to jump off a tall building in Vegas and live to tell about it!