More than 2,100 students from FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication had the opportunity Oct. 20 to meet executives and professionals from the E.W. Scripps Company and Scripps Howard Foundation during Scripps Day 2010. The day-long event allowed students to boost interview skills, obtain career coaching, network with media professionals, and hear advice from those individuals in the media industry.
Throughout the action-packed Scripps Day, journalism, public relations and advertising students were treated to in-class lectures and digital media demonstrations by the more than 20 guest speakers from the Scripps newspaper, television and cable stations.
Mid-day the SJMC’s new Scripps Howard Multimedia Lab II was dedicated in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony held in Academic2, room 225. The new lab features the latest in information technology, digital media and multimedia and will be used exclusively by the SJMC’s undergraduate and graduate classes.
President Mark B. Rosenberg, Provost Douglas Wartzok, Dean Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver and other members of the FIU and SJMC community capped off the day with a student reception. Richard Boehne, president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, took the stage at the Wolfe University Center ballrooms to deliver a speech on the future of digital media. Students from across the university gathered to gain a deeper perception of the business from the president of one of the top media companies in the nation.
Scripps Day 2010 was made possible by the generous support of the Scripps Howard Foundation and the E.W. Scripps Company, both of which invest in programs that prepare communication students for the future and work to improve journalism education.