Media and Communication Days, Apr 23-26

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Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has joined forces with Palomar and MiraCosta Colleges to present Media and Communication (MAC) Days, April 23-26, at all three campuses.

The event is designed to bring professionals from media and communication fields to the campuses for a series of panels and lectures. MAC is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

“Students always tell me that they love their classes but worry about getting a job in the media or communication fields,” said co-organizer Erin Hiro. “This event is designed to show students, college staff and the community that there is an abundance of exciting opportunities out there. This also provides some great networking opportunities.”

The event begins with a keynote address at 7 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 23 from Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Don Bartletti, a Palomar alum. Bartletti was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for international photography, and the George Polk Award for international reporting in 2003 for “Enrique’s Journey,” his six-part photo essay in the Los Angeles Times. Barletti is scheduled to speak in room P32 at Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. Public parking is available in lot 1 and 2 after 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Apr. 24 Palomar College will host a series of panels starting with an investigative news panel at 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., a panel of well-known radio and television personalities will discuss “Broadcast Journalism: A Changing Environment.” At 12:30 p.m., a panel of magazine journalists will talk about the future of magazines before a final talk at 2 p.m. to discuss how journalists and public relation professionals use social media. All panels will be held in room SSC-1 at Palomar’s San Marcos campus. Everyone is welcome to attend but must check in with Campus Police to get a parking permit.

On Wednesday, Apr. 25 CSUSM will host an alumni panel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on internships, graduate study and careers in communication in the Arts Building, room 240. Its keynote lecture is set for 7 p.m. in Academic Hall, room 102 on its campus, 333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos.

D. Robert DeChaine, a professor in the Departments of Liberal Studies and Communication Studies at California State University, Los Angeles will talk on “Humanitarian Conscience and Corporate Power: The Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility.”

MiraCosta College will wrap up MAC Days on Thursday, Apr. 26 with a panel discussion on jobs and internships in communication at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Atzlan A and B before hosting the final event with keynote speaker Steve Rohr, an LA-based entertainment publicist.

During “The Secret Lives of Publicists,” Rohr promises to reveal the myths, mystery and method behind Hollywood publicists: how they shape the way we think as well as what it takes to become one. The talk will be held in Room OC3601 at 7 p.m., also called the Little Theater.
 
MAC Days began several years ago with a one-day event at Palomar College. This year, Palomar faculty members Hiro and Wendy Nelson joined forces with Professors Liliana Rossman from CSUSM and Leola McClure from MiraCosta College. The team secured a grant from the North County Higher Education Alliance, a nonprofit designed to promote partnerships between the three schools.
 
For more information, visit the MAC Days website, http://mediadays.the-telescope.com.

CONTACT: Erin Hiro, MAC Days Organizers, 760-744-1150 ext. 3762 or Liliana Rossman, 760-750-4156 or Leola McClure, 760-757-2121 ext. 6558

What: Media and Communication Days is a series of discussions, lectures and panels on the future of journalism and communication. Hosted by CSUSM, Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges and sponsored by the North County Higher Education Alliance. 
 
When: 

  • Monday, Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.: keynote address from Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Don Bartletti, a Palomar alum at Palomar College, room P32, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.: a series of panels on investigative news, broadcast journalism and the future of magazines at Palomar College, room SSC-1, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 2:30 p.m.: an alumni panel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on internships, graduate study and careers in communication at CSUSM,  Arts Building, room 240, 333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos
  • Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 7 p.m.: keynote lecture by D. Robert DeChaine, a professor in the Departments of Liberal Studies and Communication Studies at California State University Los Angeles on “Humanitarian Conscience and Corporate Power: The Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility” at CSUSM, Academic Hall, room 102, 333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos
  • Thursday, Apr. 26 at 2 p.m.: a panel discussion on jobs and internships in communication at MiraCosta College, Student Center Atzlan A and B
  • Thursday, Apr. 26 at 7 p.m.: keynote speaker and LA-based entertainment publicist Steve Rohr on “The Secret Lives of Publicists.”

Where: Various locations at CSUSM, Palomar and MiraCosta Colleges. See above for specific locations.

Why: To provide students and the general public with a glimpse into the media and communication professions through expert panels and lectures.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.