The Media School
The Buzz for Graduate Students November 6, 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.

Schedule your one-on-one Career Day chat

Media Career Day is just over a week away. More than 30 alumni in all facets of the media industry are offering informational, one-on-one meetings with students — but you need to sign up now.

Edo Steinberg

Political satire encyclopedia includes Fox, Steinberg research

Doctoral candidate Edo Steinberg’s entry is a profile of Stephen Colbert.

Contested Ground

Conway book chronicles Berlin Wall escape's role in TV journalism's rise

“Contested Ground: ‘The Tunnel’ and the Struggle over Television News in Cold War America” analyzes a period of upheaval in the U.S. news industry through a case study on NBC’s broadcast, “The Tunnel.”

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.
Q&A with wildlife photographer Gavin Thurston
6-7 p.m.
Franklin Hall 304C
Gavin Thurston, an Emmy award-winning cameraman who has worked for Sir David Attenborough on shows including “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth,” will discuss his work in the film industry and as a cameraman, as well as his new book, “Journeys in the Wild – The Secret Life of a Cameraman.”
This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required, and seats are limited.

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.”
MSGA meeting
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Graduate lounge, Franklin Hall
The Media School Graduate Association will hold its monthly meeting. Agenda items include the Graduate Student Filmmaker Showcase, the Common Grounds conference, MSGA travel grants and more.
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.

Nov

11

Media + Entrepreneurship Open House
4-6 p.m.
Franklin Hall 304C
Learn how to combine your media skills with entrepreneurship opportunities.

Nov

12

Media Career Day Prep Night
8-9 p.m.
Ernie Pyle Hall 252
Learn what to expect, how to ask great questions and how to start an internship or full-time job search at Media Career Day.

Nov

14

Industry talk with “The Walking Dead” designer Marie Bourgeois
5:30-7 p.m.
Franklin Hall commons
Marie Bourgeois, a graphic designer for “The Walking Dead,” will talk about her work ranging from on-set world building, pre-visualization concept art and design for posters, backdrop, packaging and print pieces.
The event is sponsored by The Media School and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design.

Nov

15

Media Career Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Franklin Hall
Media Career Day is an annual, all-day event that connects students with alumni in the media industry.
Panel discussions, roundtables and informational interviews offer networking opportunities and career insight.
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
Professor emerita Christine Ogan will speak about, “Media, Political Polarization and Populism: What Shapes Americans’ Attitudes Toward Immigrants.”
“Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides” screening, discussion
7-9 p.m.
Wells Library 048
Professor emeritus Ron Osgood will screen his film, “Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides,” as part of Themester: Remembering and Forgetting.
Osgood will be present for the screening and available for discussion about the themes of the film.

Nov

16

We Tell: Collaborative Knowledges screening
4-5:40 p.m.
IU Cinema
Collaborative Knowledges is a collection of short films in the We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media Films series. It explores intergenerational dialogues, traditions and storytelling.
The screening is free, but ticketed.
The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive is an event co-sponsor.
Book launch party: “Indiana Daily Student: 150 Years of Headlines, Deadlines and Bylines
4-6 p.m.
Ernie Pyle Hall
“Indiana Daily Student: 150 Years of Headlines, Deadlines and Bylines” is a 288-page, alumni-produced anthology featuring historic front pages, photographs, archived articles and alumni reflections.

Scholarly Pursuits

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International Conference on Social Media & Society

Deadline: Jan. 27
The International Conference on Social Media & Society is accepting submissions for its 2020 conference, which is July 22-24 in Chicago.

Careers and Internships

Featured faculty opening

University of Memphis
Assistant professor of media studies
Deadline: Jan. 14
Candidates for this tenure-track assistant professor position in media studies must have a doctorate in communication or a related field by August 2020. Applicants who approach media from an intersectional perspective and can demonstrate a record of centering diversity and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching and service are preferred.

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Ann Lewandowski in Vienna

International Press Institute

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.

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