Freelance Seminar Tuesday April 22

Freelance seminar 300x300 Freelance Seminar Tuesday April 22Many if not most of those who seek employment in the fields of media will at some point find freelancing to be a smart option. But how do you do that? How much do you charge? How do you find work? Come to this seminar to find out what yoiu need to know.

Tuesday, April 22
4:30pm in COMM 103

Presented by the EMC department with a presentation by Professor Todd O’Neill.

RTDNF Scholarship & Fellowship application deadline is May 31

rtdnf 300x75 RTDNF Scholarship & Fellowship application deadline is May 31The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) has extended the application deadline for its scholarships and fellowships to May 31, 2014. College undergraduates and graduate students as well as young professional journalists are urged to apply now to ensure consideration for the coming year.

Several prestigious scholarships are offered for students pursuing careers in digital or broadcast media, including the $10,000 Ed Bradley Scholarship for undergraduates, in honor of the pioneering journalist and CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent. Fellowships for aspiring journalists in the first 10 years of their careers are available for national security and health beat reporters, as well as to minority journalists. Continue reading

EMC course number changes and program name changes for Fall 2014

emc news 300x167 EMC course number changes and program name changes for Fall 2014 Here are some important changes in EMC that you should know about. We have new names for most of our programs, and three of our most popular courses have changed their course numbers.


We have officially changed the names of several of our programs. These new names will be reflected in the 2014-15 catalog. Continue reading

Résumé Review Day in Mass Comm

What: Bring your résumé for review and critique.
Who: Juniors, Seniors, and Grad Students in Mass Comm
When: Monday, April 14, 9:00-noon and 12:30-3:30
Where: Mass Comm Lobby

Mass Comm internship coordinators, Melissa Wald, Mary Nichols, Tricia Farwell, and Dan Pfeifer are presenting a résumé review day next Monday April 14 from 9:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 3:30. They are setting up in the Mass Comm atrium across from the stairs. Joe Tubicant from the MTSU Career Development Center will also be there.

Bring your résumé and references by for a critique. Due to limited time and space this is for JUNIOR, SENIOR, and GRADUATE students only.

Students can find links to to help writing their resume and references at:

More tips for effective résumés can be found at this link:

Sports Media Symposium at EMC Friday Forum this Friday, April 11

Jackson Fox Childers Sports Media Symposium at EMC Friday Forum this Friday, April 11

Dallas Jackson, David Fox, and Chris Childers

This Friday, a panel of sports media professionals joins the EMC Friday Forum for a discussion of the current landscape of sports coverage on air, online, and in print. This is a must-attend for anyone interested in sports media. Confirmed guests include Dallas Jackson of, David Fox, from Athlon Sports, and Chris Childers from SiriusXM Radio.

1:00 PM, Friday, April 11 in COMM 103 Continue reading

Fall 2014 POI Requests are Live!

register now Fall 2014 POI Requests are Live!Fall 2014 Online Permission of Instructor Requests can now be submitted online. Register early for your EMC Fall 2014 class. All POI requests will be sorted by the EMC Department & students should receive a call back within the next few weeks.

You can visit the POI Request Form Page by clicking here!

Hooray for Miss Irma!

award for Miss Irma Hooray for Miss Irma!

Irma 300x223 Hooray for Miss Irma!

L to R: Mass Comm Dean, Ken Paulson; EMC Chair, Billy Pittard; honoree, Irma Melton; Awards Committee member, Hillary Stallings

Yesterday Irma Melton received the university’s Secretarial/Clerical Staff Quarterly Award. University officials commented that she was nominated by an unusually large number of students and faculty, and that they had never seen so many people gather to see someone receive the award. It’s no surprise to us that she is so well regarded. She works tirelessly for the benefit of all – and brings a ray of sunshine into all of our lives.

Learn more about the award at this link.

EMC positions at WAAY-TV 31, Huntsville, Alabama

EMC Jobs 1 EMC positions at WAAY TV 31, Huntsville, AlabamaWAAY-TV, ABC 31, in Huntsville, Alabama, has the following positions open. Click for details.

PM Anchor/Reporter
Chief Engineer
Multimedia Producer
Multimedia News Journalist, Military News
Multimedia News Journalist, Space
AM Anchor/Reporter
Executive Producer For Weather, Tech, Space, and Military

WAAY-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Tennessee Valley area of North Alabama.

All about EMC internships!

emc internships graphic 300x207 All about EMC internships!Internships are an amazing way to test drive possible career paths. EMC internships are as varied as our students so we’re sure theres a great choice for you. Find out more at the internship meeting being held at 4:00 on Monday April 7 in Mass Comm room 155. We’ll talk about possibilities and specifics for getting the internship that best suits your interest.