We’re Hiring! Assistant Professor of Sports Journalism or Sports Broadcasting

The Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with a focus on sports journalism and/or sports broadcasting to begin in Fall 2018.

We seek candidates with a strong academic and/or professional background in sports journalism and/or broadcasting, demonstrated experience with online media and digital platforms, and a record of successful teaching.

The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of a new undergraduate, interdisciplinary Sports Communication and Media degree program within the College of Communication and Creative Arts.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in sports journalism and/or sports broadcasting. Other courses may include digital news gathering, multimedia production, and social media and the news.

This position requires successful scholarly research and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the department and university through service, including participation on committees, curriculum development, and campus events.

Ph.D. preferred. Master’s degree in journalism or related discipline and record of professional and/or scholarly publication required. Experience in teaching and curriculum development at a college or university highly preferred.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2017

Apply for the position on the official Rowan University Job Website.

Spring 2018 Registration Begins Oct 17

Rowan University’s Spring 2018 registration starts:

•         October 17 – Seniors (90 credits and above)
•         October 23 – Juniors (58+ credits)
•         October 30 – Sophomores, (24+ credits)
•         November 6  – Freshmen, (0-23 credits)

Note: The Journalism Department now has dedicated academic advisors so that students get updated information about required courses and more access to appointment times.

If you have more than 45 credits, make an advising appointment with:
Alicia Groatman
Victoria Hall – Room #602 (across street from 301 High)
Email: groatman@rowan.edu
856.256.4735

If you have less than 45 credits, make an advising appointment with:
Esther J. Mummert
UAC-3rd Floor-Savitz Hall
Email: mummerte@rowan.edu
856-256-4090

E.J. Aguado ’13 leads social media strategies for MLB

E.J. Aguado, a 2013 graduate who works as a new media strategist for MLB Advanced Media, is featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Rowan Magazine.

Aguado develops social media strategies for the Phillies, Cubs, Dodgers, Braves, Orioles, Indians, Twins and Rays and credits his experience writing for The Whit and his Sport Journalism courses as key to his career.

“Writing is super important for social media,” says Aguado, “That’s why I think they were impressed with me. My job didn’t exist 15 years ago. How people worked with the teams three years ago is completely different from what happens today. There are so many opportunities.”

Read the full article below.

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Journalism Student Lands Sixth Internship

Leon Purvis on set of his summer internship at GMA.

Leon Purvis, a double major in Journalism and Radio, Television and Film, recently landed his sixth internship. In Fall 2017, he will be at NBC’s Today Show.

Purvis, who was recently featured in a profile on the Rowan University website, has completed internships at 6ABC Action News and iHeart Media in Philadelphia, TownSquare Media in Atlantic City, The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Los Angeles, and Good Morning America in New York City.

Read the full article here.

White House Reporter Talks with Students about Covering President Trump

Matthew Nussbaum, a White House reporter for Politico, spoke to students in The Publishing Industry class. (Photo: Carly Mathes)

By Carly Mathes

What is it like to be a White House reporter covering President Donald Trump?

“It’s been this insane stretch since January,” said Matthew Nussbaum, a reporter for Politico, who was a guest speaker in The Publishing Industry class at Rowan University. “The Trump coverage has been all encompassing.”

Nussbaum talked to students about the challenges of the 24/7 news cycle, being banned from Trump campaign events, and the stress of covering a president who can break news at any moment on his Twitter account.

“It’s the story of the century, and it’s not going away,” he said.

Nussbaum, a native of Haddonfield, NJ, started his professional career with a summer internship at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, where he said he learned the fundamentals of reporting. After graduating from Yale University with a degree in history, he went on to intern at the Denver Post, where he covered two death penalty cases. After a short stint as a suburban reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Politico hired Nussbaum to cover the federal budget, a subject he admits he didn’t know much about. But he said that Capitol Hill is a great place for a young reporter to learn.

“The First Amendment is a great thing,” he said. “You can walk up to anyone and shove your iPhone in their face.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Nussbaum covered the debates and primaries, then traveled with Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence on the campaign trail. On November 8, when Donald Trump was elected president, Nussbaum said he was “as surprised as everyone else, even though I was covering it.”

Nussbaum told students that he believes young reporters have an advantage in the news business because they are open to technology and “knowing how to take pictures on your phone, as basic as it is, is really important.”

“Have an optimistic outlook on this industry, even if it seems like the numbers aren’t adding up right now,” he said. “Be willing to get out there. There is a lot of opportunity for young people who are hungry and willing to work a lot of hours.”

The Whit Wins Five New Jersey Collegiate Press Awards

The Whit, Rowan University’s student newspaper and website, won five awards in the 2016-2017 New Jersey Collegiate Press Association college newspaper contest.

Congratulations to the following members of The Whit staff:

Third Place, News Writing – Kyle Sullender, Elevated lead levels found in Rowan water

First Place, Arts & Entertainment/Critical Writing – Dylan Maslowski, The return of Pokémon Go, and why it should matter; Walker Weekly

First Place, Photography – Amanda Palma

Third Place, Photography – Nicole Mingo

Third Place, Layout and Design – Nicole Mingo, Taylor Henry, Sarah Hockel, Jessica Mounce, Rowan aims to set Guinness World Record for most foam fingers waved; Love Shouldn’t Hurt Escalation of relationship violence addressed at ‘That’s Not Love’ workshop