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All done but the grading

It’s the last day of class … that must be why everyone looks so happy.

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Field trip

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Field trip pics

At the Japanese American Internment Memorial in downtown San Jose.
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Students in section 1
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Students in section 2

Thanks for a good semester.

CCMA highlights

14095_110434648992550_4289460_nYou may already have heard that some of your classmates who toil away at the Spartan Daily were recently honored for their work at the California College Media Association’s annual awards banquet in San Diego.

Spartan Daily staffers received nine CCMA awards, including:

  • Stephanie Wong and Christiana Cobb shared the first place award for Best Special Section for putting together the Daily‘s food issue
  • Raphael Kluzniok took two awards — first place for Best Sports Photo and third place for Best News Photo
  • Codi Mills won two awards — a second place for Best Photo Series and third place for Best Sports Photo
  • Carolyn Seng took second place for Best Features Photo
  • Leeta-Rose Ballester was honored for her story on a family of farm workers

Keynote CCMA speaker was Margaret Sullivan of the New York Times. She recently posted a column, “Lodestars in a murky media world,” based on her CCMA presentation and some of the discussions she had with those in attendance. In it, she talks about the changing media landscape and what it means for recent grads and current journalism majors. She also highlights the journalistic values she thinks will remain important for the next generation of journalists. Check it out.

Job fair

Now that you’ve tuned up your resumes, you might want to head over to the campus Job Fair this Thursday, March 6.

The event, sponsored by the SJSU Career Center, will bring more than 100 employers to campus Thursday afternoon to discuss potential jobs and internships with students.

More than a third of the employers are offering internships … so this could be a great way to kickstart that internship hunt, or to get a lead on that first job after graduation. job fair

Field trip

Does it sound bad to say we had fun at the Japanese American Internment Memorial?

This is the MCom 100W section 2 crew; students in section 1 will walk over to see the monument, designed by Bay Area artist Ruth Asawa, next week.

100w_s2For information on the accompanying assignment, review Blog Post #8 on the Assignments page.

 

Check out Access

accessissue1Earlier this semester, Access Editor-in-Chief Thyra Phan came to our class to talk about Access magazine, and how you could contribute a story — for extra credit and a byline.

Well, the first fall issue of Access is now out. It appeared as an insert in today’s Spartan Daily, but if you didn’t pick up a copy on campus you can also read it online at http://accessfall2013.wordpress.com/

Be sure to check out the cool coffee brewing video at http://accessfall2013.wordpress.com/coffee-notes/

The next copy deadline is mid-October, so now is the time to submit your story idea.

 

New study space

The SJSU Student Learning and Research Commons, a new student-only study space in the MLK Library, is now open.

The entrance to the SJSU Student Learning and Research Commons is located on the first floor of the library adjacent to the Children’s Room. Tower Cards are required for entrance into the Commons, which features laptops and iPads available for checkout, wireless internet, and a pay-to-print station.

During the spring term, the new Commons area will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Staff will be available during open hours to assist students with research.

A Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony, with complimentary coffee, snacks and hourly prizes, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 1 p.m. Provost Ellen Junn and the University Library faculty and staff will be on hand to welcome SJSU students to the new space.

The afternoon crew

Posing beside the Japanese-American Internment Memorial in downtown San Jose — the site of our fall “field trip.”

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The afternoon crew — MCom 100w, section 2.

Feeling entrepreneurial?

Then check out Catalog Spree and SVIC.

Catalog Spree: Joaquin Ruiz, CEO of Catalog Spree, will discuss “how to become an entrepreneur, and have fun doing it” this Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in Washington Square Hall, Room 207.

Catalog Spree is the leading iPad and HTML5 catalog shopping experience. The company’s mission? Nothing less than “…defining the future of mobile shopping.”

Ruiz’s presentation is part of a fall lecture series put together by JMC graduate students in the new fall class, MCOM 215 – New Media Visionaries. The lecture series is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, and how to bring an interactive product to market.

Kim Komenich, assistant professor – new media, who leads the class, notes that Ruiz’s LinkedIn profile says it all: “We’re Hiring!” (web developers and programmers, that is).

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge: Consider taking part in the 2012 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, an event that gives you an opportunity to showcase your innovative business idea … and get valuable feedback from faculty, business professionals, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The SVIC is open to all students, faculty and staff at SJSU.

The last day to submit your business idea is Friday, Nov. 16. The top business ideas will be showcased in the Barrett Ballroom on Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

To sign up for the SVIC, please click here. (You can also sign up here to join the SVIC community so you can view and comment on the proposed business ideas.) For additional information or questions please contact Bobbi Makani-Lim with the SJSU College of Business at bobbi.makani@sjsu.edu.

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