The Media School
The Buzz for Undergraduates 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.

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.

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.

Nov

01

Deadline: Summer/fall 2020 Semester in L.A. applications
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.
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.

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.
TEDxIndianaUniversity
6 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Terri Francis, Media School 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

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

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. Student 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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