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Beyond JMS Breaks Boundaries

The School of Journalism and Media Studies strengthens connections to alumni and professionals with new webinar series

Beyond JMS Breaks Boundaries

Beyond JMS Series

by Jensen Bell

March 15, 2021

What does a Tiger Woods documentary, artificial intelligence, and brand identity all have in common? The answer lies in the debut seaon of Beyond JMS, but spoilers aside, they are all topics covered in the new webinar series from the School of Journalism and Media Studies.

Beyond JMS connects students to alumni, faculty, and professionals from around the world. Empowering the Aztec legacy, the webinar events provide a platform for professionals to share insights while highlighting success stories.

According to Dr. Temple Northup, the School of JMS director, the webinar series provides students with “tips from established change-makers, providing wisdom to elevate students’ understanding of the industry and excel their careers after graduation.”

Landing in the top 25% of journalism schools nationwide, the ranking serves as evidence of the School of JMS’s consistent success. Beyond JMS reaches outside the internal network of dedicated educators, bringing in a lineup of notable guests.

Armen Keteyian, JMS alumnus, was the first guest to use the platform to share his story. Keteyian described his path to becoming a New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger Woods biography that is now an HBO documentary.

Students recently heard from JMS faculty members, Dr. Yang Feng and Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss, who spoke about artificial intelligence in the media. As storytellers themselves, learning about new forms of storytelling hit close to home for JMS students.

“JMS alumni range from admirals, agency founders, and American Ninja Warrior commentators. They write the reputation of our School as they move in their careers as storytellers,” said Northup.

Students, graduates, and lifelong learners are encouraged to join in and learn stories from beyond the classroom.

What’s Coming Up for Beyond JMS?

The next event is on March 19 at noon. Register now for Corporate Social Responsibility: Brands Doing Good

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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