On October 13, 2017, students from Prof. Candace Kelly’s On-Camera Field Reporting course traveled to Washington, DC to report on protests and events at The White House and National Mall.
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:
Victoria Hall – Room #602 (across street from 301 High)
If you have less than 45 credits, make an advising appointment with:
Esther J. Mummert
UAC-3rd Floor-Savitz Hall
Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, the Pulitzer Prize winning authors of Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, will be guest speakers in George Anastasia’s Crime Reporting class on Monday, Oct. 2 at 4pm at 301 High Street West, Room 205. There are a dozen seats open to Rowan University students and employees.
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.
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.
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.”
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