The Media School
The Buzz for Undergraduates 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.

4 student games demo at GDEX

The conference was the first public demonstration of “Oddest Sea,” “High Above,” “This Is Not a Drill” and “Fateful Remedies,” which the students have been working on for about a year.

Matt Olry shows a child how to play his video game,
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.

Oct

23

Beyond Appearances: Videoconference with French Film Director François 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.

Oct

24

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.

Oct

26

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.

Oct

27

“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.

Oct

29

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.

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.

Opportunities

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Themester 2020 Advisory Committee

Deadline: Nov. 1
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks undergraduates to serve as student representatives on the Themester advisory committee for fall 2020’s exploration of democracy. The Themester advisory committee will meet approximately once a month through spring 2020 and make decisions related to the subsequent fall semester’s Themester program.

Scholarships

Study abroad scholarship

Deadline: Nov. 15
The Media School has limited funding to support undergraduate scholarships for students who plan to study abroad. Some opportunities are restricted to specific countries, areas of study and financial need.

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

Featured internship

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 1
College juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing careers in news reporting are eligible to apply for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship. Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers and digital/social media specialists. The program is June 8-Aug. 14.

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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.

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