National Newspaper Week events
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Media Communications Department events
for National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13
Students searching for major should check out the Media Communications Career Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.
The fair kicks off events scheduled to celebrate National Newspaper Week Oct. 7-13.
The five programs in the department – Communication Design, Journalism, Music Business, Photography, and Radio-Television-Broadcasting – are giving students an opportunity to learn about their programs and visit with professionals in those fields.
Additionally, representatives of universities will be on hand to discuss transferring, and officers of professional organizations will offer mentoring.
Participants include KABB-TV; Telemundo 60; Clear Channel Broadcasting; Cox Radio; BMP Radio; KISS radio; Blonde Creative; Symmetric Sound; La Prensa; University of the Incarnate Word; University of Texas at Arlington; Texas State University-San Marcos; Texas A&M University-San Antonio; American Society of Artists, Composers and Publishers; American Society of Media Photographers; San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists; San Antonio Association of Black Journalists; and San Antonio Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.Express-News editor to speak
Mike Leary, editor of the San Antonio Express-News
is the featured speaker for the 34th annual Edith Fox King Journalism Lecture, 10 -10:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Visual Arts Center, Room 120.
Before joining the Express-News in August, Leary was deputy managing editor of news and investigations for the Philadelphia Inquirer,
where he directed and edited a series on school violence, “Assault on Learning,” which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
He will discuss public service journalism and answer questions from the audience.
The lecture honors the late King, who taught journalism and advised The Ranger at this college 1958-68.Charting Your Course
The Journalism Program will sponsor its annual Charting Your Course workshop for high school journalism students and teachers 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
Students will attend the career fair and Edith Fox King Lecture and sessions on sports writing, questioning authority, coaching University Interscholastic League contest winners, sports photography, taking iPhone video and still photos, feature writing and ethics.
In addition, panels of professional journalists and other former journalism students will discuss opinion writing and getting internships. Chalk Day
The Ranger and the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists ask students to exercise their right of free speech at Chalk Day 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Loftin mall.
Staffers and club members will furnish sidewalk chalk for students to write messages or create works of art on the brick areas and sidewalks in the mall.
Journalism students sponsor this event annually to help students appreciate the right of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.'Miss Representation
The campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will join the San Antonio SPJ chapter in a screening of “Miss Representation,” a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom challenging the portrayal of women in the media.
The screening will be 6 -9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Room 101 of Longwith Radio, Television and Film Building.
Admission is free for society members and a $5 donation for others.
For information on any of these events, call 210-486-1765.