The Media School
The Buzz for Graduate Students October 23, 2019
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Welcome to The Buzz, your weekly e-newsletter that keeps you informed on Media School opportunities, news, deadlines and events.

Zeke Shapiro, a freshman media major, records his WIUX podcast,

'Studio in a box' reduces post-production time for student podcasters

The Media School’s new RODECaster Pros are digital recorders and mixers in one, with production capabilities built in.

A selfie of Julide Etem in front of a Bradley University sign

Etem guest lectures at Bentley University

Etem developed the lecture about the emergence of educational media in Turkey based on her dissertation project.

Layn Pieratt

Pieratt’s short film to screen in her hometown this weekend

“Look Up” is about an isolated housewife who uses her fascination with aliens and UFOs to cope with her abusive relationship.

The Media School pop-up shop. Available only form Sept. 30-Oct. 25. ORDER NOW. The image is of two Media School jackets, a Media School t-shirt and Media school pajama pants in front of a background image of Franklin Hall.



Beyond Appearances: Videoconference with French Film Director Francois Ozon
7:15 p.m.
Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060
Writer-director François Ozon will discuss his most recent film, “By the Grace of God”; the real-life events that inspired the film; and the complex relationship between filmmaking and the social and human realities that it depicts. The film, due to be released later this month, follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago.



War, Crime, and HIV: An Accounting on AIDS and Racism in the United States
4 p.m.
State Room East, IMU
Writer and editor Stephen Thrasher will speak as part of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society speaker series.
The Media School is an event co-sponsor.
The Julian Assange Case: A Threat to Journalism?
6 p.m.
Franklin Hall commons
A panel of experts will discuss the implications of the prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.



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
Assistant professor Mike Gruszczynski will speak on, “Seeing Beyond the Dataset: Combining Multiple Data Sources to Answer Tough Empirical Questions.”



Science Fest
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Franklin Hall
The Media School is part of IU Science Fest. Carve a virtual jack-o-lantern, star in a haunted podcast and interact with ghosts and goblins using the latest in audio and video game development software, and then measure your psychophysiological response.
“Dr. Strangelove” screening
4-5:35 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, was produced during the Cold War and is a darkly comedic critique of nuclear weapons.
The event is free, but ticketed. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.
“On the Way to School” screening
7 p.m.
IU Cinema

This documentary shows one year in the life of a Turkish teacher instructing Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children cannot speak Turkish; the teacher cannot speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country.
The screening is free, but ticketed.
The Media School’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice is an event co-sponsor.



“Donbass” screening
4-7 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Donbass” (2018) depicts the current war between Russia and Ukraine. The film, which is part of the Ukrainian Homelands Film Series, explores the psychology of war, including how propaganda and “fake news” affect an individual’s perception of events.
The event is co-sponsored by The Media School’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice.
The event is free, but ticketed.
An Evening with Anderson Cooper
7 p.m.
Musical Arts Center
Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” is the second speaker in The Media School’s fall Speaker Series.
Tickets are available online and at the Musical Arts Center box office. Tickets are free for students, though online orders require a $5 service fee. Use the promo code STUDENT. No service fee is charged for in-person orders.
General admission tickets for non-students are $25.



A Conversation with Mark Stryker
7 p.m.
Franklin Hall 215
Mark Stryker, MA’92, covered the Detroit music scene for 20 years for the Detroit Free Press. His new book, “Jazz from Detroit,” features dozens of in-depth profiles accompanied by beautiful photographs.
The talk is free and open to the public.



Dow Jones News Fund internship exam
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Franklin Hall 003
Dow Jones News Fund offers college juniors, seniors and graduate students paid summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing.
To be considered, students must take this one-hour exam AND apply online by Nov. 8.
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
The Media School Graduate Association is sponsoring a professionalization session.

Scholarly Pursuits

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Sport & Society Research Network

Deadline: Nov. 18
The Sport & Society Research Network is accepting submissions for its 2020 conference, which is June 18-19 in Granada, Spain.

Harvard Film and Visual Studies

Deadline: Jan. 15
The Department of Film and Visual Studies at Harvard is accepting submissions for its 2020 conference (Im)possibility, which is April 9-10 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Media School graduate student scholarships

Deadline: Nov. 3
Awards will be posted in January. Students who plan to graduate in December 2019 are not eligible.

Careers and Internships

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Featured faculty opening

Arizona State University
Lecturer in strategic communication
Deadline: Nov. 1
This full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer will bring expertise and practical experience to public relations, electronic communication and strategic communication curriculum. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in communication or a related field and a record reflecting experience teaching at the post-secondary level in communication.

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