The Media School
The Buzz for graduate students October 2, 2019
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Kevin Everson

Filmmaker Kevin Everson’s art prioritizes processes, textures

The artist spoke Friday during a public conversation with associate professor and Black Film Center/Archive director Terri Francis as part of the Rough and Unequal Symposium.

Jonathan Banks

‘Breaking Bad’ actor Jonathan Banks speaks about career, IU ties

The talk was part of a weeklong visit to IU as a Bicentennial visiting lecturer that included guest lectures in Media School and theatre classes, as well as participation in the weekend’s Bicentennial Ceremony and 200 Festival.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel shares reporting stories

Vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher of the progressive magazine, spoke to students about her career and the changing world of journalism.

IU hosts Ukrainian faculty to begin development of government communications programs

The initiative is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State, awarded last October.

Connor chapter examines 'fancasting' through black Hermione Granger

Her chapter, “‘Canon: Brown Eyes, Frizzy Hair and Very Clever’: Fan Art, Fan Activism and Black Hermione Granger,” appears in “The Black Girlhood Studies Collection.”

Mallika Khanna

Khanna article challenges Bollywood depictions of female empowerment

The narrative trope of the “empowered independent woman” emphasizes urban elite feminism and leaves marginalized women unrepresented, she writes.

Anderson Cooper

Claim your free Anderson Cooper ticket

Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” will close The Media School’s Speaker Series on Oct. 27. The event requires a ticket, which are free for students. Reserve your ticket now with the promo code “STUDENT.”
 

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Oct

02

A Vigil for Jamal Khashoggi
6:30 p.m.
Franklin Hall commons
Reporters Without Borders at IU will host a candlelight vigil to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Poynter Chair Lecture
7 p.m.
Moot Court Room, Maurer School of Law
IU Poynter chair Carol Giacomo will give a public lecture on press freedom, polarization and trust. Giacomo is an editorial writer for The New York Times and an expert on foreign affairs and defense issues.

Oct

04

ICR weekly research meeting
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Franklin Hall 017
Join other graduate students and faculty members to discuss social science research.
Research colloquium
12:20-1:10 p.m.
Franklin Hall 310
Associate professor Lesa Major will give a talk, “Health News and Responsibility: How Frames Create Blame.”
MSGA meeting
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Graduate lounge, Franklin Hall
Agenda topics include the 2020 Common Ground conference, an update from the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Needs, an update about the possible MSGA blog or website, details on reimbursement for MSGA travel grants and a talk from Kathy Teige about SAA placement.
The Spiritual Avant-Garde screening
7-8:30 p.m.
IU Cinema
The Spiritual Avant-Garde (1943-79) is a collection of short films exploring spirituality and the occult.
The screening is part of the Underground Film Series, curated by Media School graduate students Joseph Wofford and Anthony Silvestri, and Moving Image Archive film digitization specialist Carmel Curtis.
The screening is free, but ticketed.
The Media School is an event co-sponsor.

Oct

06

“Sew the Winter to My Skin” screening
4-6 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Sew the Winter to My Skin” is a documentary following an elusive local “Robin Hood” in rural 1950s South Africa.
The screening is part of this season’s Filmmaker to Filmmaker series exploring the work of South African-based filmmakers Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and François Verster, both leaders in the industry.
The screening is free, but ticketed.
The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and Center for Documentary Research and Practice are event co-sponsors.

Oct

07

Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Conversation between Qubeka and Verster
4-5:30 p.m.
IU Cinema
South African filmmakers Jahmil X. T. Qubeka and François Verster will have an on-stage conversation on the state of the art of African film from the perspective of South Africa. The conversation is part of this season’s Filmmaker to Filmmaker series exploring the work of Verster and Qubeka, both leaders in the industry.
The event is free, but ticketed.
The event is co-sponsored by The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and Center for Documentary Research and Practice.
“The Dream of Shahrazad” screening
7-9 p.m.
IU Cinema
“The Dream of Shahrazad,” directed by François Verster, explores the recent social and political climate in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon, using “One Thousand and One Nights” as a metaphor.
The screening is part of this season’s Filmmaker to Filmmaker series exploring the work of South African-based filmmakers Verster and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, both leaders in the industry.
The screening is free, but ticketed.
The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and Center for Documentary Research and Practice are event co-sponsors.

Oct

08

Causes and Cures for the Journalism Crisis
4-6 p.m.
Franklin Hall commons
Doc Searls, a veteran journalist and director of ProjectVRM at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, will talk about how journalism is suffering in the early years of the digital age and what might be done about it.

Oct

09

“Sea Point Days” screening
7 p.m.
Moving Image Archive, Wells Library 048
“Sea Point Days” (2008), directed by François Verster, gives a record of life in Cape Town, South Africa’s most segregated city, through a space where everyone seems to come together.
The screening is part of this season’s Filmmaker to Filmmaker series exploring the work of South African-based filmmakers Verster and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, both leaders in the industry.
The event is co-sponsored by The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and Center for Documentary Research and Practice.

Oct

10

InLight Film Festival
The fourth annual InLight Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, co-sponsored by The Media School, will feature screenings, master classes, Q+A sessions and roundtables designed to encourage communication about socio-political issues. There will be five screenings of ethnographic documentaries.
The screenings are free but require a ticket, available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office.
“Of Good Report” screening
7 p.m.
Moving Image Archive, Wells Library 048
“Of Good Report,” directed by Jahmil X. T. Qubeka, tells the story of an affair between an introverted high school teacher in South Africa and a student that ends in tragic consequences.
The screening is part of this season’s Filmmaker to Filmmaker series, which explores the work of South African-based filmmakers Qubeka and François Verster, both leaders in the industry.
The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and Center for Documentary Research and Practice are event co-sponsors.

Oct

11

InLight Film Festival
The fourth annual InLight Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, co-sponsored by The Media School, will feature screenings, master classes, Q+A sessions and roundtables designed to encourage communication about socio-political issues. There will be five screenings of ethnographic documentaries.
The screenings are free but require a ticket, available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office.
Flyover Podcast Festival
Dimension Mill
Experienced and aspiring podcasters can learn about creative, technical and business-savvy podcasting innovation. Jay Baer, New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker.
ICR weekly research meeting
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Franklin Hall 017
Join other graduate students and faculty members to discuss social science research.
Research colloquium
12:20-1:10 p.m.
Franklin Hall 310
Listen to faculty members and graduate students from The Media School and other guests discuss their research and more.
The Media School Graduate Association is sponsoring a professionalization session, “On Grants and the IU Grad Grants Center.”

Oct

12

InLight Film Festival
The fourth annual InLight Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, co-sponsored by The Media School, will feature screenings, master classes, Q+A sessions and roundtables designed to encourage communication about socio-political issues. There will be five screenings of ethnographic documentaries.
The screenings are free but require a ticket, available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office.

Opportunities

Kern Scholarship for Innovation in Journalism

Deadline: Oct. 14
The Kern Scholarship for Innovation in Journalism provides financial support to graduate students for projects that will encourage research and experimentation in new journalistic concepts, content and techniques, especially those that support the profession’s public affairs mission. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Muslim Women and the Media Training Institute

Deadline: Oct. 15
The training institute brings together leading academic experts on women and Islamic cultures and experienced journalists from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to engage participants in the diverse and global histories and cultures of women and Islam. Participants will attend two intensive two-day seminars during winter and fall 2020 and engage with mentors in between.

Careers and Internships

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Featured faculty opening

Purdue University
Assistant professor of communication in PR and health
Priority deadline: Oct. 15
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in public relations, communication or a related field, with expertise in health communication. The successful candidate will publish scholarship in health and PR and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations.

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