Networking at Media Hall of Fame

Published by Haley Potter, Date: October 2, 2019


The Media Hall of Fame is only one week away. Next Friday October 11th, students will have the opportunity to attend a media symposium and then enjoy an event dinner.

Posted by WSRU-TV News on Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The annual Media Hall of Fame, an event aimed to give communication students the opportunity to network with industry professionals, will be taking place during homecoming weekend. The event kicks off with two media symposiums at both noon and 1 p.m. in the Smith Student Center Theater on Friday, Oct. 11.

Dr. Brittany Fleming, Assistant Professor of Communication and one of the people planning the event, said she has been working with Jim Aronson to plan this event for the past three years.

“It’s a great event that the communication department works with a group of alumni from the department every year to bring a series of panels and a Media Hall of Fame event dinner at the conclusion of the day,” Fleming said.

She said that the symposium is a great way for students to pick the brains of industry professionals.

“We will have a panel of alum ranging from Morgan Koziar, who graduated a few years ago, to alum that have gone on to do amazing things in the industry,” Fleming said.

She also said the panelists will be speaking to students about what the industry and job market is like and what skills they are expected to have.

She said both symposiums will be very similar but that having them at two separate times allows more students to be able to attend during times that are convenient for them.

The Hall of Fame awards dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Smith Student Center ballroom.

Fleming said that several people will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year including two recent graduates, Logan Snyder and Tom Fabian. They will be receiving the Undergraduate Award of Excellence.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to meet with alum and find out how they got to be where they are,” Fleming said.

She said these types of connections can also lead to jobs and internship opportunities. She said this is a very inclusive and intimate event and that all students are welcome to attend.

“You really get to talk one-on-one with these people which is great for students,” Fleming said.

She encourages all students to come out the Friday of homecoming for this event.

“The dinner leads right up to the pep rally, so we all go over to the pep rally together,” Fleming said. “One of our reporters will be featured in the pep rally, as she was the homecoming queen last year, so we will be there for that after the dinner.”

She encourages everyone to come out and celebrate SRU, the Communication Department, and the media industry.

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Haley is a senior converged journalism major, and this is her fourth year contributing to the news section of The Rocket. This is her second year as a senior Rocket contributor and she focuses on campus and community news. Haley also contributes to the multimedia section of The Rocket, which goes hand-in-hand with her role as President of WSRU-TV News. After graduation, Haley hopes to continue her passion for reporting and become a broadcast news reporter or Multimedia Journalist at a local news station. Aside from The Rocket and WSRU-TV News, Haley is also a member of the Alpha Epsilon-Rho honor society, National Broadcasting Society, Lambda Pi Eta, and SRU's Project to End Human Trafficking.


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