University of Texas at Arlington

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Communication Department News

Showing stories between July 1, 2012 and July 31, 2012.

Fox News Latio highlights News en Español program

Posted July 11, 2012 by Barrie Hill in category accomplishments

Fox News Latino recently profiled the Department of Communication's UTA News en Español in a recent broadcast and in a story on the media outlet's website.

UTA News en Español, which airs weekly on UTA's campus channel, provides students with hands-on production and on-air experience. Most of the students who work with the UTA News en Español are Hispanic.

The program is the only one of its kind in the state, but has garnered viewers across Texas, and from as far away as Spain, says broadcast lecturer Julian Rodriguez. 

The content of the 30-minute program is produced entirely by Communication students, giving them a competitive edge when applying for jobs with local media outlets. Many of UTA's Spanish speaking students serve as interns and land jobs with Telemundo and Univision when they graduate, Rodriguez said.

Check out the Fox News Lation story here:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2012/06/21/texas-university-news-program-trains-future-hispanic-journalists/print


 

Comm grads landing top jobs

Posted July 11, 2012 by Barrie Hill in category students

Chloe Jamerson, a May '12 Public Relations graduate has been hired to work in brand public relations for The Richards Group in Dallas.

 

May 2012 PR graduate, Kristina Kopplin, has been hired by Social Compass, a social media marketing agency. She will be working as an Interactive Producer for the company.

Alison Cohn, May 2012 Advertising graduate/English minor, was selected for the Teach for America program and will be teaching English in Miami, Fla. Cohn begins her position this week.

Recent Comm grad Trey Caron has accepted a position in Lawton, OK as production director for Townsquare Media.

BCMN grad David Mannering was accepted to St. Thomas University Law in Miami, Fla. He will begin his studies in August.

May 2012 PR graduate, Kristina Kopplin, has been hired by Social Compass, a social media marketing agency. She will be working as an Interactive Producer for the company.

May 2012 BCMN grad Christine Nicholson has been hired for a morning reporter position at KXII-TV in Sherman. She began her new position in June.

Comm faculty present papers

Posted July 11, 2012 by Barrie Hill in category faculty

Dr. Tom Christie and Dr. Andrew Clark presented their co-authored paper entitled "Cultivating Images of the Enemy in Media: A Content Analysis of Popular War Cartoons" at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression held June 1 and 2 in Budapest, Hungary.

Comm students take 3rd in national contest

Posted July 11, 2012 by Barrie Hill in category accomplishments

 

From left, Katie Kiger, Candace Brown and Kameshia Massey were part of the winning UT Arlington team in Spring semester's America’s Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge.

A student group from the Department of Communication, 360 Local, placed third in the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge Scholastic Achievement competition in Washington, D.C.

Participants Katie Kiger, Candace Brown, Kameshia Massey and Gabrielle Rhodes were led by Dr. Tom Christie, associate professor of public relations, and Melinda Long, undergraduate adviser.

Auburn University finished first while the University of South Florida was second.

SPJ Bowling event location changed

Posted July 3, 2012 by Barrie Hill in category students

The UTA chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring a pizza and bowling event 8 p.m. until midnight, Monday, July 9. The new location for the event will be Spare Time Lanes, located between California Street and Mayfield. 

The $8 admission includes shoe rental, pizza, soft drinks, bowling and door prizes. 

"The event will be a lot of fun and will give students a chance to find out about our UTA chapter of SPJ and the many events we have throughout the semester," said Kim Pewitt-Jones, SPJ faculty co-advisor.

The event will kick off this year's roster of events for the active UTA chapter, Pewitt-Jones said.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

"We welcome everyone to come out and have a good time and learn how to get involved with SPJ at UTA," Professor Jones added. "And you might even win a prize."

Students interested in attending should RSVP for the event by Sunday, July 8.

For information and to RSVP see http://spjutapizza.eventbrite.com
For additional information about SPJ contact President Jose Enriquez at jose.enriquez@mavs.uta.edu or chapter co-adviser Kim  Pewitt-Jones at kejones@uta.edu.