SHSU Hosts “Media Live 2013″ Today

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SHSU Hosts “Media Live 2013″ Today

Published on April 30, 2013 by Larry Crippen

Professors and professionals from the fields of broadcasting, film, journalism, public relations and television will converge at Sam Houston State University today to share their expertise with anyone interested in those fields.

The first “Media Live,” sponsored by SHSU’s Public Relations Student Society of America and the National Broadcasting Society, will be from 10 AM to 3 PM on the third floor of the Lowman Student Center.

“Media Live 2013” is an event where current and former mass comm students can learn about different programs in the mass communication department and get professional advice from those already working in the field.

Following an opening and welcome at 9:30 a.m. in Lowman Student Center Room 320, the first of two panel sessions will begin at 10 a.m., featuring Huntsville 101.7 KSAM Radio’s Brooke Addams, Bryan/College Station KBTX-TV’s Michael Odor, and SHSU associate director for communications Julia May.

At 11 a.m., students can attend “breakout sessions” on broadcast production, with Bearkat athletics media coordinator Jason Barfield or with the mass comm department’s broadcast operations general manager LeeAn Muns; public relations, with mass comm adjunct faculty member Frank Krystyniak or Tiffany Thomas, executive director of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund; or film, with mass comm department chair Jean Bodon.

Later in the afternoon, freelance journalist Kim Morgan and David Ellison, the media information officer for Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee, will discuss their respective fields in another breakout session.

For more information, follow “Media Live” on Facebook or contact Page at

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