The Media School
The Buzz for Graduate Students October 30, 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.

Anderson Cooper

After a career of covering despair, Anderson Cooper dwells on hope

Cooper, anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” and a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” spoke Sunday evening to a crowded house at the Musical Arts Center.

Mike Gruszczynski and Nathan Geiger

Gruszczynski, Geiger collaborate to study political speech on climate change

Assistant professor Mike Gruszczynski is an expert on political communication, and assistant professor Nathan Geiger is an expert on climate communication.

Ron Nixon, Kathy Kiely and Dog Haddix

Assange case could impact journalists, panel says

Even though the Wikileaks founder is not a journalist, his case could affect journalists’ abilities to report on leaked documents, the three panelists said.

Cover of the book,

Naremore book challenges conventional film noir definition

“Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction” explores the breadth of the genre beyond its most iconic works, from its pre-1940s origins to its place in contemporary entertainment.

Two girls hide behind green sheets while standing in front of a green screen.

Science Fest haunts The Media School

About 450 children and parents visited Franklin Hall for the annual, campus-wide event.

Nov

01

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.
MSGA’s Halloween and Diwali Party
6 p.m.
Franklin Hall Graduate Lounge
Graduate students are invited to Light and Dark, the Media School Graduate Association’s Halloween and Diwali party.
Children and significant others are welcome, and costumes are encouraged.
Treats and pizza will be provided.

Nov

03

Deadline: Graduate student scholarship application
Awards will be posted in January. Students who plan to graduate in December 2019 are not eligible.

Nov

06

Women in Media callout meeting
6 p.m.
Franklin Hall 310
This new student organization seeks to advance women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning members at the forefront of the evolving communications era through the use of networking and education.

Nov

07

The Worlds of John Wick
Film scholars, designers and architects, art historians, folklorists, literary critics and others will discuss fictional worldmaking at this conference. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.

Nov

08

The Worlds of John Wick
Film scholars, designers and architects, art historians, folklorists, literary critics and others will discuss fictional worldmaking at this conference. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.
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 Marissa Moorman will give a talk, “Powerful Frequencies: Researching and Writing Radio.”
TEDxIndianaUniversity
6 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Terri Francis, associate professor and director of The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive, is a featured speaker at the fifth annual TEDxIndianaUniversity conference.
Tickets are $15 for students with an ID.
“Babylon” screening
7-8:40 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Babylon” (1980) follows the journey of a South London DJ as he pursues his music. The film explores racial tension and politics in Margaret Thatcher’s England and features an upbeat reggae soundtrack.
The screening is part of the Music Films series, curated by Media School associate professor Marissa Moorman.
The event is free, but ticketed.
The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive is an event co-sponsor.

Nov

09

The Worlds of John Wick
Film scholars, designers and architects, art historians, folklorists, literary critics and others will discuss fictional worldmaking at this conference. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.
“Captain Blood” screening
4-6 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Captain Blood” was nominated for five Academy Awards when it was released in 1935 and details the swashbuckling adventure between an English doctor-turned-pirate and the daughter of the Jamaican governor.
The event is free, but ticketed. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.
“Miami Connection” screening
7-8:30 p.m.
IU Cinema
“Miami Connection” (1987) follows the adventures of rock band Dragon Sound, composed of Tae Kwon Do black belts who fight to vanquish a gang in Orlando, Florida. This cult classic had a limited release in the late ‘80s but was virtually unknown until 2012, when it was re-released by the American Genre Film Archive.
This event is free, but ticketed. The Media School is an event co-sponsor.

Scholarships

Dissertation fellowships

Deadline: Dec. 6
The College of Arts and Sciences administers several fellowships and awards for continuing graduate students. Media School students are eligible for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship and Research Fellowship.
Students must be nominated by The Media School for the College dissertation fellowships. To pursue a nomination, submit your application and two accompanying letters of recommendation to kteige@indiana.edu.

Careers and Internships

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Featured faculty opening

University of South Carolina
Assistant professor of mass communications
Deadline: Dec. 1
This tenure-track faculty member will have a research focus in computational social science and expertise in big data. The faculty member will be expected to make significant contributions to mass communications scholarship in his or her area of expertise, mentor graduate students, and teach graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in mass communications.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mass communications or a related field by the start date of employment, which is Aug. 16, 2020.

International Press Institute internship

Deadline: Dec. 6
The International Press Institute is seeking up to two interns from IU to work in its Vienna, Austria, office during the summer of 2020. Candidates should have a keen interest in human rights, particularly press freedom.
The internships are unpaid, but selected students may be eligible for scholarship or fellowship money. Students may also earn credit hours for their internships.

Summer break career trek to New York City

Priority deadline: Dec. 6
The Walter Center for Career Achievement will host a career trek to New York City for students in the College of Arts and Sciences from May 10-13. Students will network with employers and alumni through site visits, round tables, panel discussions, networking receptions and more. Site visits include CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Dan Brown looks at screens in the control room

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