The Media School
The Buzz for Undergraduates November 6, 2019
Three people stand in the doorway of Franklin Hall

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.

The Indiana Hoosiers celebrate after winning their NCAA quarterfinal match against Notre Dame at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington Ind., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Goddin places in CPOY

He won silver and an award of excellence, both in the sports feature category.

Cameron Drummond

Drummond places 2nd in Keating

Senior Lydia Gerike and junior Lexi Haskell were also finalists.

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.
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.

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

13

Graduate programs information session
6-7 p.m.
Franklin Hall commons
Learn about The Media School’s graduate programs and how to apply.

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

Deadline: Study abroad scholarship application (spring semester)
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.
Media Career Day
9 a.m.-5 pm.
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.
“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.

Scholarships

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

WFIU/WTIU
Deadline: Nov. 15
WFIU/WTIU, South-Central Indiana’s NPR and PBS affiliates, seek capable and creative students for a spring semester paid internship in local web-first production for The Inbox, exploring the region’s people, events and history.

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.

Semester in Los Angeles

Deadline: Jan. 31 (extended)
Spend the 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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