Media and Journalism Week Kicks off April 23

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts its annual Media and Journalism Week, featuring a keynote presentation by a television studio executive, alumni panel, screenings of two films and a launch party for The Little Rebellion, a student-produced multimedia news publication.  All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at most events.

Schedule of Events

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 4/23 6 p.m. Honor’s Center 
Things kick off with a keynote presentation on Wednesday April 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Honor’s Center in College Hall. Barry Katz is the Senior VP/ General Manager NEP Studios New York. At NEP Studios, Barry is responsible for the overall management and operation of nine independent television studios in New York City, playing a key role in sales, client management, staff development, and studio design and build. Barry has led the way in HD studio development – opening six HD studios since becoming General Manager. Studios include spaces for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Al Jazeera America, and Glen Beck. Learn about his career and opportunities in the broadcast industry for all majors.

FIRST SCREENING: 4/24 6:30 p.m. LC102
Thursday, April 24th kicks off the first of two film screenings. Join New Paltz Professor Tom Cznarty for the film ‘Uneasy Sisters: Voodoo and Christianity In New Orleans.’ Professor Cznarty co-directed the film. It was be screened at LC 102 at 6:30 pm April 24th. Ava Kay Jones will be presenting a Q&A after the documentary.

ALUMNI CAREER PANEL: 4/28 11 a.m. in SUB 62/63

Our alumni career panel will be on Monday, April 28.  Panelists include Erin Brady (05’, Producer Nightline) Claudia Gallo (13’ Assistant Editor WWE), Kaleigh Griffin (13’ Independent Producer), Kim Mas (Assistant Graphics and Video Editor at Hearst Digital), and Sarah Miller (Writer/Producer for NBC’s TodayShow).

Lorna Tychostup

Lorna Tychostup’s Film “Bordering on Treason” will be screened Tuesday, April 29.

SECOND SCREENING: 4/29 6 p.m. LC102
Our second screening will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in LC102. The film ‘Bordering on Treason’ is a documentary that focuses on photo journalist and journalism professor Lorna Tychostup’s visits to Iraq shortly after the U.S. invasion in 2003. Her work, deemed ‘bordering on treason’ by Fox News, takes a human look at the Iraqi people during the war.

THE LITTLE REBELLION LAUNCH: 5/1 6p.m. College Terrace
Finally, join the Media and Journalism Society for The Little Rebellion Launch Party at the College Terrace on Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. Come celebrate our multi-medianews publication created by students in the journalism program and advanced editing class. There will be games, prizes, and lots of food.

Let’s celebrate an excellent year together in style!
Media and Journalism Week is presented by the Media and Journalism Society (a Broadcast Education Association Student Club) and The Department of Communication and Media. Special thanks to Campus Auxiliary Services and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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