The Media School
The Buzz for undergraduates October 2, 2019
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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.

Senior Kate Hauersperger at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

The glamorous job of an Emmy seatfiller

Semester in Los Angeles student Kate Hauersperger got a rare opportunity to be an Emmy seatfiller: a normal person who gets to attend award shows to sit in the seats of celebrities when they leave.
 

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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.

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.

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

The Spiritual Avant-Grade 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.

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.

Scholarships

Ross Hazeltine Travel Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 13
The Ross Hazeltine Travel Scholarship provides funding for travel or study outside the territorial limits of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Applicants must be in their senior year 2019-20 and planning to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree by August 2020.

Margaret H. Knote Advertising Award

Deadline: Dec. 1
The Margaret H. Knote Advertising Award is available to Media School students interested in creative advertising copywriting. To be considered, submit five pieces of creative copy for any media, including traditional print ads, video/TV scripts, storyboards and press releases. The first-place winner will receive $5,000, with prizes for second and third place as well.

Careers and Internships

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Featured internship

ESPN
Social media internship – spring 2020
Deadline: Nov. 19
ESPN is seeking an intern to assist with social media coverage across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The ideal candidate will be an avid social media user who can thrive in a fast-paced, team environment with an unquenchable thirst for learning.
The approximate dates of the internship are Jan. 13-March 20.

Sha Collier poses in front of a wall full of headshots with a neon sign that says

Semester in Los Angeles

Deadline: Nov. 1
Spend the summer or fall of 2020 interning and taking Media School classes in the heart of Hollywood. Past internship placements have included “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” NBC Universal, FOX Sports and many more.

Dan Brown looks at screens in the control room

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