Conway to discuss future of TV news

January 6, 2011

School of Journalism associate professor Mike Conway will talk about the future of television news at the next meeting of the Bloomington Press Club, noon Jan. 24 in the Coronation Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Other guests include School of Journalism communications director Beth Moellers, who will talk about the journalism’s centennial celebration activities this year, and journalism student Caitlin Johnston, who won first place in a national opinion writing competition recently.

Conway is author of The Origins of Television News in America: The Visualizers of CBS in the 1940s, which looks at development of the television newscast, specifically the people who experimented with the medium in its earliest years, developing what became the modern-day TV newscast. The book was nominated for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications’ Tankard Award last year.

A Terre Haute native and IU telecommunications alumnus, Conway worked in television news for nearly 20 years before attaining his PhD at University of Texas. He teaches broadcast news among other classes.


Kelly to discuss Kenya class Nov. 22

October 31, 2010

IU School of Journalism associate professor Jim Kelly will talk about his course which took students to Kenya last summer to report on HIV/AIDS at the next meeting of the Bloomington Press Club at noon Nov. 22 at the State Room East in the Indiana Memorial Union. The State Room East is on the second floor, one above the Tudor Room.

Kelly, who also has led workshops for south Asian journalists seeking ways to report on the epidemic, devised and led the course in June. Students spent time in the classroom reading and discussing media and HIV/AIDS, then traveled to Eldoret and Nairobi to collaborate with students at Moi University in newsgathering in local communities.

Lunch will be your choice of chicken bistro grill or grilled portobello sandwiches, each with side salad, dessert and drinks for $13.

Make your reservation for the meeting and lunch with treasurer Sherry Rouse, srouse@indiana.edu, no later than Nov. 17.


Next meeting Oct. 25

September 18, 2010

After a successful fundraiser in September and traditional skipping of a meeting in August, Bloomington Press Club will reconvene Oct. 25 for its regular meeting at noon in the Coronation Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Our guest:

Guest speaker will be J.T. Coopman, superintendent of the Monroe County Community Schools. He’ll update us on newsworthy topics such as referenda and personnel challenges brought on by the recession. Coopman has been MCCSC superintendent since 2009, and he has led several other Indiana school districts.

He was honored as Indiana’s District V Superintendent of the Year in 2007, has held several national and state officer positions and offices of professional educational leadership organizations, serves as Indiana’s representative on the National Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators, and was elected President of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents for 2009-2010.

Lunch:

The lunch buffet in the Tudor Room is $14 for the full buffet and $12 for soup, salad and dessert buffets. RSVP the week before the meetings to treasurer Sherry Rouse (srouse@indiana.edu) to hold your spot.

Dues are due:

Deadline to pay your dues is Oct. 31. All the information, including downloadable forms, is on this page.

Take a student to lunch:

While you have your checkbook out, considering supporting IU journalism students by paying for their lunches at Press Club  meetings. All you have to do is pay for one extra lunch at any time. Treasurer Sherry Rouse will arrange to invite students to meetings as funds allow.


Next meeting July 26

June 30, 2010

Bloomington Press Club takes a field trip for its meeting at noon July 26 to tour the Wells House, home of the late IU chancellor and president Herman B Wells.

Treasurer Sherry Rouse will lead us on a tour to see the artifacts from the life and times of one of IU’s legends.Wells purchased the house at 10th and Jordan when he retired as president (but as everyone knows, he did not retire from his career as IU’s biggest fan, appearing at functions around campus with regularity). He bequeathed the house to IU upon his death, and now it is used for special events and functions.

The scoop:

  • Lunch will be catered by Affairs of the Sun and will cost $10 for a boxed lunch with turkey, ham or veggie sandwich, pasta salad, fruit and cookie, and drink.
  • Parking is near the house, but in limited supply. Consider carpooling if possible.
  • The food is ordered in advance, so no RSVP, no food! Be sure to e-mail Sherry at srouse@indiana.edu by July 20 to make sure you get your grub.

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Next meeting June 28

May 25, 2010
Sherry Rouse

Treasurer Sherry Rouse is ready to take your lunch reservation for the next meeting. (Photo by Jack Dvorak)

Bloomington Press Club meets at noon June 28 in the Coronation Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Our speaker this month is Monroe County Sheriff Jim Kennedy, who is running for re-election and whose resume includes experience as a U.S. Marshal, chief of police for both the City of Bloomington and IU, deputy prosecutor, deputy coroner and colonel in the U.S. Army.

The meeting begins with lunch at noon, followed by Kennedy’s talk and Q&A. Cost is $14 for the full buffet, $12 for salad and dessert bars. RSVP to Sherry Rouse, srouse@indiana.edu, by June 23 if you plan to attend.

More:
Read about the two new BPC interns.
Read a recap of the last meeting, featuring music reviewer Peter Jacobi.


Next meeting May 24

May 7, 2010

Bloomington Press Club meets at noon May 24 in the Coronation Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Our speaker this month is IU School of  Journalism Professor Emeritus Peter Jacobi, who also writes music reviews for the Herald-Times. Jacobi just won a first place for his columns from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The meeting begins with lunch at noon, followed by Jacobi’s talk and Q&A. Cost is $14 for the full buffet, $12 for salad and dessert bars. RSVP to Sherry Rouse, srouse@indiana.edu, by May 19 if you plan to attend.

Upcoming:
The guest for the June 28 meeting is Monroe County Sheriff Jim Kennedy.

More:
Read about the two new BPC interns.
Read a recap of the last meeting.


Next meeting April 26

April 4, 2010

The next meeting of the Bloomington Press Club is April 26, and will return to the Coronation Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Time is high noon, and buffet costs still are $14 for the full  lunch, $12 for the soup, salad and dessert bars. RSVP to treasurer Sherry Rouse (srouse@indiana.edu or (812)855-1024)  by April 20 if you plan to attend.

The speaker is IU School of Journalism visiting professor Joe Coleman, formerly Associated Press bureau chief in Japan, who will address “The Foreign Correspondent as Cultural Translator.”

In his career, he has reported from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and most recently was based in Paris and Tokyo. Coleman spent the past four years leading AP’s Tokyo bureau and directing multimedia coverage of the Asian tsunami, global warming and events in North Korea.

Coleman relocated his family to Bloomington last year to become the school’s Roy W. Howard Professional-in-Residence. He has taught several reporting courses, including newspaper reporting and international reporting.

The club also will get an update from the IU students who had BPC-sponsored internships this spring. IU students Darcy Marlett, who worked with the American Red Cross, and Julia Haller, who worked with Girls, Inc., will report on their experiences.