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Come for a discussion of professional career development as you prepare to enter the
business world. Learn tips from Tim Nicholson, CEO and owner of Bigfish Creative.
The workshop will be held Thursday, November 7th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Meeman Journalism
National Association of Black Journalists meeting
The next NABJ meeting will be held on Monday, November 4th at 4 p.m. in Meeman Journalism
Room 106. The meeting will cover the service event for this month, fundraising, national
NABJ events/dues, and anything else that comes up.
Please bring your ideas and suggestions, your attendance is very much appreciated.
Emerge AdFed will have two special guest speakers at their next meeting. Michael
Shelton and Megan Bursi, System Marketing Specialists for Baptist Memorial Health
Care, will give insight to the advertising profession and be available to answer your
The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 10th at 4 p.m. in Meeman Journalsim Building
106. You do NOT have to be a member to attend.
Free Resume Workshop
Journalism faculty and professionals will offer edits, help and feedback for your
resume Wednesday, October 9th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join us in Meeman Room 112 to get
that resume in shape for job and internship applications.
Open to all journalism concentrations.
Joe Walz to speak at the U of M
The University of Memphis Student Ad Fed presents Joe Walz, account manager for Signature
Advertising and Marketing Solutions. Mr. Walz will be speaking at Meeman room 106
on September 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Signature boasts such clients as Federal Express, International Paper, Hilton Worldwide
and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Join us this Thursday for some invaluable insight from a working advertising professional.
The U of M Journalism Tasty Treat Tweet Up!
Join us at TCBY on Thursday, September 19th from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. for an evening of
networking, fun, and sweet treats hosted by the University of Memphis chapter of the
Public Relations Student Society of America.
3445 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Mention PRSSA when you order and a portion of your purchase will benefit the chapter.
Eat Free Or Live Free!
The Society of Professional Journalists will host a free event on Tuesday, September
17th from 1 to 3 at the Student Activities Plaza.
Come for the food, stay for the freedom!
Darrin Devault Recognized as the Runner-up for Dean's Faculty Advisor Award
Darrin M. Devault was the runner-up for the 2013 Dean's Faculty Advisor Award. He
was recognized at the 2013 Fall Semester's CCFA faculty meeting. Devault serves as
instructor and coordinator of the department's online B.A.degree program in public
relations. He also serves as faculty adviser of the U of M chapter of the Public Relations
Student Society of America (PRSSA).
Two new Assistant Professors join the Department of Journalism
Matt Haught, who is getting his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, and Ashley
Furrow, who is getting her Ph.D. from Ohio University, joined the journalism faculty
Click here to read Dr. Carrie Brown's article on diversity and entrepreneurial journalism PBS
Mediashift published on June 18, 2013.
Faculty and Graduate Students Attend the Annual Conference of Association for Education
in Journalism and Mass Communication
Five faculty members David Arant, Carrie Brown, Sandy Utt, Erin Willis and Jin Yang
and two graduate students Brittany Block and Larry Anderson attended the annual conference
of AEJMC held in Washington D.C. from Aug 8 to Aug. 11.
Erin Willis presented three coauthored papers: "Self-efficacy and interactivity: A content analysis
of Weight Watchers' online discussion board," "Not on my watch: A textual analysis
of local and national newspaper coverage of the Martin-Zimmerman case," and "Humanity
as an end: Analyzing Trayvon Martin shooting coverage using Kant's second categorical
Carrie Brown attended three invited panels: "Teaching entrepreneurial journalism," "Presenting
the best of the best student journalism entrepreneurs," and "Participatory journalism."
Jin Yang & David Arant presented a paper "Assessing the Impact of Chinese Journalism Education on Undergraduate
Student Professionalization." Jin Yang served as the discussant for "Government & Media: International Communication, Regulation
& Facilitation," and David Arant served as the discussant for "From Public Health to Reality TV: Examining Ethical
Violations and Concerns in the Mass Media."
Sandy Utt served as the moderator for the teaching panel of "Teaching Marathon/The Ideal VisCom
Curriculum," and as the discussant for "Wonder Women, Super Kids and High School Students.
Bittney Block presented a paper "Mobile Applications and Advertising: Scan vs Shazam."
Larry Anderson presented a paper "South Park and the Defense of the Status Quo."