Media and Communication Days, Apr 23-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

For the second year in a row, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has joined forces with Palomar and MiraCosta Colleges to present Media and Communication (MAC) Days, April 23-25, featuring events at all three campuses. Funded with a grant from the North County Higher Education Alliance, this year’s theme is “Media Ethics in the Face of Internet-driven Change.”

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

On Tuesday, Apr. 23, CSUSM will host three panel discussions titled “Careers with a Communication Degree”, “Internships in Communication”, and “Selecting and Applying to Graduate School”. Steve Youngblood, director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism and author of Professor Komagum: Teaching Peace Journalism and Battling Insanity in Uganda, will provide a guest lecture. The evening will end with a reception in Palm Court. Parking is free in Lot F.

On Wednesday, Apr. 24, MiraCosta College will host discussion panels on careers and internships in communication followed by a keynote address by Denny Tedesco, director and producer of the 2008 documentary, “The Wrecking Crew.” Parking is free in Lots 3B and 3C in any space not designated for staff parking.

On Thursday, Apr. 25, Palomar College will host discussion panels on journalism, magazines and cinema. A keynote address by Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times reporters and Pulitzer Prize winners, will conclude MAC Days. Attendees must obtain a parking permit at the Palomar College Police Department.

For more information, visit the MAC Days website, http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/journalism/media-days/

CONTACT: Erin Hiro, 760-744-1150 ext. 3762 or Liliana Rossmann, 760-750-4156