Monday, May 20 2013 07:00
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Complete a senior honors thesis during the 2013-14 school year
Summer Session II: Spaces still available in JOMC 475: 'Concepts of Marketing'
Sign up for J-school sports writing summer course
Sign up for JOMC 442: 'Gender and Mass Communication' in fall 2013
Science documentary television course in fall 2013 to focus on N.C. State Parks
Summer usage and grammar test dates
Kuralt Learning Center open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Career Services appointments
Subscribe to J-school Career Services listserv
JOMC 475 is designed for students anticipating careers in marketing, advertising, public relations or related areas and teaches the vocabulary and basic concepts of marketing as it will be practiced, emphasizing the role of marketing communication. The course counts as an immersion for most J-school sequences. Through case studies and current news articles, the class explores in depth the role and function of marketing communication and branding in every part of the business process. Heidi Hennink-Kaminski is the instructor for the course.
The school is offering JOMC 455: "Creative Sportswriting" as a summer course in 2013. The short-term course worth three credit hours will meet July 10-24, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The course will include an interview with a UNC basketball player as well as other Tar Heel athletes and coaches. The instructor will be Tim Crothers, a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who worked with Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams on his biography "Hard Work." Interested students are encouraged to register now because the class maximum is 10.
JOMC 442: "Gender and Mass Communication" - cross-listed as WMST 415 - will be offered during the fall 2013 semester. The class will meet Mondays and Wednedays from 2-3:15 p.m. Professor Anne Johnston will teach the course.
The course will examine gender representations in the media and the relationship between gender and the production and consumption of media content. Included in this examination will be a discussion of how media have represented and framed sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, harassment and violence. Course fulfills JOMC diversity requirement.
Anne Johnston studies political communication and media depictions and framing of women. She is the co-director of The Irina Project which monitors media representations of sex trafficking and advocates for the responsible and accurate reporting of sex trafficking.
If you've ever wanted to produce a public television mini-documentary with an environmental focus, here's your chance.
JOMC 562: "Science Documentary Television" will meet Thursdays from 9-11:45 a.m. in Carroll Hall 340.
In the course students will work in teams to produce a series of reports focusing on environmental issues facing North Carolina State Parks. Last fall students produced three reports on Gorges State Park, Eno River State Park and Ft. Macon State Park. View these reports at jomc.unc.edu/medicaljournalism.
This fall students will select three more parks in the N.C. park system for another series of reports to air on UNC-TV. No prior television experience is required although previous video or environmental reporting experience is a plus. Class space is limited so please register ASAP if you're interested. To view last fall's syllabus, go to unc.edu/~trl/syllabi/562.html.
The J-school will offer two opportunities for students to take the usage and grammar test required to graduate. Sign up in the lobby of the Student Records and Registration suite in Carroll Hall. The dates, times and location are as follows:
Summer Session I
Friday, May 24, 1p.m., Carroll Hall 59
Sign-up begins May 17, 8 a.m.
Summer Session II
Friday, July 12, 1 p.m., Carroll Hall 59
Sign-up begins July 5, 8 a.m.
Located in Carroll Hall 281, the Charles Kuralt Learning Center is open to visitors and students for studying. Anyone who would like to tour the Kuralt Learning Center is welcome from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kuralt's widow, Suzanna, donated the contents of his penthouse office in Manhattan, and the school faithfully recreated it in Carroll Hall — complete with Oriental rugs, paneled walls, brick fireplace, 12 Emmys and two Peabody awards, among other memorabilia. Learn more about the Kuralt Center at jomc.unc.edu/special-programs-content-items/charles-kuralt-learning-center.
Career Services appointments
Need help with your resume? Not sure about a strategy to land an internship? Want a head start on looking for a job after graduation? Don't hesitate to make an appointment with either Jay Eubank, the J-school's full-time career services director, or Christy Dunston, UCS liaison to the J-school.
Career Services office is located in Carroll Hall 161 and 162, next to the Student Records offices on the first floor. Schedule an appointment with Jay or Christy.
Walk-in hours for quick meetings with Jay are on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Looking for an internship or job? Subscribe to JOMC Career Services' listserv for current internship openings and entry-level jobs in PR, advertising and all areas of journalism.