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Happening Around Campus and Beyond

 
 
 
 

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop consultants are available to provide feedback on writing, including course papers, class presentations, personal statements, and job application materials. Students can make an appointment or use our drop-in times. We encourage you to reserve your appointment early, since they tend to fill up fast this time year. We will also have extra writing consultants staffing our drop-in hours during finals (no appointment necessary!).

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College of Media Scholarship Application

The 2021-2022 scholarship application for continuing College of Media undergraduate students is now open. All students who will be returning as an undergraduate student in the College of Media in Fall 2021 are eligible to apply.

Students must apply to be considered for a scholarship from the College of Media. All submissions are due by 12:00 PM CDT on Friday, May 7, 2021.  

 
   
 
 
 

Class Spotlight

 
 
 
 

ADV 290: Data Literacy

No matter what your major, or the job you plan to get, becoming fluent at working with data is a sought-after skill. In today’s world, “data is the new oil”, or in other words, a highly valuable commodity. Yet, many are unsure of where to start. Through lectures and guided workshops, this course provides hands-on- training on fundamentals of data exploration (asking the right questions), data gathering and analysis (understanding and describing the situation) as well as communicating with data (telling a compelling story). We also focus on critical issues such as data ethics and privacy. No prior knowledge of research methods, statistics or programming is required. 
Open to all majors.

JOUR 460: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Journalism

The course begins fifty-odd years ago with President Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders’ report that, in part, indicted American media after examining the underlying causes of urban riots between 1964 and 1967. In the report’s section, The Communications Media, Ironically, Have Failed to Communicate, the Commission charged “that the news media have failed to analyze and report adequately on racial problems in the United States and, as a related matter, to meet the Negro’s legitimate expectations of journalism.” We will examine the fits and starts in American media that followed this harsh assessment through the last century right up to the public editorial apology on September 27, 2020 by the Los Angeles Times for its coverage of Black and Latino Angelenos. The editorial read that The Times “often displayed at best a blind spot, at worst an outright hostility, for the city’s nonwhite population, one both rooted and reflected in a shortage of Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian and other people of color in its newsroom.”
Open to juniors and seniors in all majors.

MACS 166: Contemporary Media Literacy

This course develops critical media production skills to assess the importance of new media in contemporary culture. It emphasizes both social and technical aspects of media. As part of the course, students prepare their own media and evaluate current media literacy projects.
Open to all majors.

 
   
 
 
 

Scholarships

 
 
 
 

Irene Adler Prize

The Irene Adler competition is open to women pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2021-2022. Applicants will be asked to write a 500-word essay. 

Application and submission information can be found here.

Submissions are due by May 30, 2021.

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The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship that recognizes one senior student from the Big Ten Conference and one senior student from the Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service, who also wish to pursue a career in the sports industry, with an emphasis on journalism, media relations, event operations, team operations, or marketing.

Students must enroll in postgradute studies within 18 months of graduation.

Recipients will be given the unique opportunity to recive a Rose Bowl game experience that is tailored to each recipients' interest of study an culminates with the opportunity to work the Rose Bowl Game.

Complete application packets are due by July 31, 2021.

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Additional Scholarship Resources

As you start to think about scholarships for the next academic year, do not forget about the College’s Additional Scholarship Resources page. In addition to helping you think about the scholarship search process, this page highlights many awards that are offered by media organizations across the country.

 
   
 
 
 

Important Dates and Deadlines

 
 
 
 

Deadline to drop a full semester or second eight week course 
May 5, 2021

Reading Day
May 6, 2021

Final Exams 
May 7-14, 2021

Pass COVID/No Pass COVID (PZ/NZ) Selection Period
May 22-27, 2021

 
   
 
 
 

Academic Advising

 
 
 
 

The last day of Express Advising for Spring 2021 is Monday, May 3 from 9:00-10:30 AM. We will resume Express Advising in Fall 2021.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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