What side of the camera do you plan to be on?
It’s finally here!
For me, fall semester is the best of them all! There’s something about walking around campus the week before classes start and seeing all of the excitement in the faces of just about everyone. I still get excited walking through the bookstore looking at textbooks (I’ve been known to purchase a textbook or two that seem interesting). Another fun thing for me to do is to go to an office supply store and look through all of the spiral notebooks, 3-ring binders and pencils – let me tell you, they weren’t different in 1984.
Big clouds above Texas Tech University, first week of fall 2014
This is a weekly newsletter for all Journalism and Electronic Media majors (and some who are just interested – so feel free to share with your friends). The goal of this newsletter is to communicate with you about opportunities you have to connect with different activities the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media is involved with. You will be able to stay updated on different course offerings, announcements related to MCTV, Double T Insider, Heads Up Display, KTXT-FM and The Hub, interesting projects JEM faculty are involved with, scholarship opportunities, and checking out what current students and recent graduates are doing!
Dr. Rob Peaslee, Dr. Jerod Foster and some innovative, responsible visual storytellers in New Zealand, Summer 2014.
What is JEM all about?
The goal of the JEM department is to train innovative, responsible storytellers. Our faculty wants to help you succeed as a storyteller – please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with questions about what JEM is all about. You should be seeing our new posters — “Which side of the camera do you plan to be on?” — and that really sums up what we are about. With a degree in Journalism or Electronic Media, you can be prepared to work on either side of the camera. Talk to a faculty member or your advisor and find out more!
MCTV Project Presentations
The College of Media & Communication is hosting a Student Organizations Fair Wednesday, September 3 in the 3rd floor student lounge area in the building. You can learn about all of the student organizations that are available to you in the college – make sure you look for the Tech Association for Student Electronic Media (check out this cool time-lapse video from a TASEM member) and Society of Professional Journalists! Both will have organizational meetings coming up soon! You can contact Dr. Jerod Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org) for TASEM and Dr. Cam Stone (email@example.com) for information about SPJ!
Double T Insider
After you attend the Student Organization Fair Wednesday, head over to the Student Union Building for a “Watch Party” celebrating the national network launch of Double T Insider. We will be at the TV Lounge area near the Food Court area in the SUB. Stop by between 4:30 and 5:00 for the network debut of DTI on Fox Sports Southwest. Then tune into Fox College Sports for the debut of DTI later at 9 p.m.!
Double T Insider schedule for Wednesday, September 3 (check out info “Sports show produced by TTU students”)
Students Producing Content!
Many of you are interested in producing media content. Correct? There are several opportunities for you to do news, sports, weather, entertainment and other types of content for television, radio, web and other formats!
- The Hub: The Hub@TTU is an award-winning collaborative environment for students who are interested in producing a variety of different types of content related to the Texas Tech community. Check out their website: http://www.ttuhub.net. Follow them on Twitter (@HubTTU)
- Double T Insider: The Double T Insider is an award-winning student produced television program about Texas Tech Athletics. Beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the program will air on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox College Sports. Kind of a big deal. Make sure to like DTI on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@DoubleTInsider).
- MCTV: MCTV is the college’s daily newscast. This fall, Dr. Kelly Kaufhold (firstname.lastname@example.org), Josh Robinson (email@example.com) and Roxie Bustamante (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be managing the newscast. Guess what – they have a spot for you! In the past two years, the program has produced more than 100 episodes and this fall will expand – meaning a need for more anchors, reporters, camera operators, technical directors, audio engineers, etc….Contact Dr. K for more details!
- KTXT-FM: Calling all college radio fanatics! KTXT-FM has a place for you! You can volunteer at the campus radio station – The Raider 88.1. In fact, next time you are on the 3rd Floor, you can watch all the cool stuff they are doing – it’s more than music. The station has opportunities for those interested in news, sports, weather – in fact the station is home to play-by-play coverage of Lady Raider Soccer, Softball and Volleyball! Contact Derrick Ginter, station manager (email@example.com). Follow them on Twitter – (@TheRaider881)
- Heads Up Display: Heads Up Display is a video game review show that is organized by JEM student Carmen Askerneese (firstname.lastname@example.org). It’s a show that’s just a little more than a year old and continues to grow!
Evan Dixon, JOUR 2014 (second from left), with other Meet the Press interns
We’ve got so many students that are getting jobs and high profile internships right out of college. One of those students is Evan Dixon – JOUR 2014. Mr. Dixon earned an internship with Meet the Press for the summer of 2014. Near the end of the summer, he applied for a job as a desk assistant with NBC News in their Washington, D.C. bureau. Guess what: he starts his full-time job this week!
Carly Smith EMC major and MCTV weather
At the next home football game, be sure to cheer on our JEM students who are doing some cool stuff. You can find EMC major Carly Smith cheering on the Red Raiders!
JEM Faculty Happenings
Make sure you say “Congratulations” to Dr. Lea Hellmueller — her book, The Washington, D.C. Media Corps in the 21st Century was published in July 2014!
Dr. Lea Hellmueller’s new book published July 2014!
We’ve got three new JEM faculty members – Dr. Marilda Oviedo, Dr. John Velez and Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez-Renteria. We are very excited to have all three here at Texas Tech. This week, I’d like to introduce you to our Visiting Professor, Dr. Gutierrez-Renteria. She’s on leave from the Universidad Panamericana at Guadalajara, Mexico for the next two years. Dr. Gutierrez-Renteria is a scholar of media management and economics who is teaching two sections of EMC 4320, Electronic Media Operations for the department this semester. I asked her a few questions….
New faculty member, Visiting Professor Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez-Renteria
New Faculty Spotlight
What gets you fired up about teaching?
I get life! Meaning: share with my students knowledge –in a very easy way- about how the industry works and all the challenges that they could have as a professionals. I receive more from them, because they keep me up!
Are you working on a current research project that an undergraduate could help out with?
EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO WORK WITH ME….WILL BE WELCOME! We will learn a lot.
I will be working with Dr. Wilkinson about the new media habits from young Hispanic audiences (Large research in USA and also others countries in Latinoamerica). Also, I will be researching the structure of the Hispanic media market in USA (challenges for Hispanic society, Hispanic media).
My research is about the new environment in the telecommunications and media industry in Mexico (facing digital convergence and the new legal aspects that impact telecommunications market).
What’s the best thing you’ve learned about Texas Tech so far?
Trust. University environment. Great opportunity to serve society with my job. It is amazing the support that TTU give us as professors and scholars. Environment of study! I am really excited here at TTU.
JEM shoes. Innovative? Responsible? Guess who?
- Check out this opportunity to submit your nature photography — Nature Photography Summit is February 19-22, 2015 in San Diego.
- Study Abroad Fair will be Wednesday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom — make plans to attend and find out more info for some upcoming study abroad learning experiences!
- A TTU-affiliated organization is looking for a talented student who can help with logo design, web presence, print collateral and presentation ideas. Let me know if you are interested.
Send me your photos!
I would love to feature photos and videos of cool things JEM students are doing! Please e-mail me .jpg or links to your videos at your blog, YouTube, Vimeo or other online place. (email@example.com). I really dig this photo from JEM major Emily Hamilton! Have a fantastic week!
JEM major Emily Hamilton working with color