JOUR 328B Website Excerpts


JOUR 328B Website Excerpts
Dec 4, 2017

George Solomon’s Fall 2017 JOUR328 class was tasked with creating and editing two websites this semester. 


Broadcast opportunities abound at the Merrill College

By Jack Wisniewski

On a résumé, the “experience” section is arguably the most important component in demonstrating one’s qualifications for a position.

“It’s imperative that you show an employer that you know what you’re doing,” says Adrienne Flynn, the internships and career development director at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. “The only way to do that, is to do that.”

Luckily for aspiring broadcast journalists at Maryland, there are several avenues through which to develop the appropriate skills and the less-teachable professional instincts that attract employers.

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Recruiting around the world: Maryland is a popular destination for elite international athletes

By Michele Kettner

The University of Maryland promotes diversity through all of their academic programs and it is no different for it athletic programs, which are home to 48 international athletes from 31 different countries.

While the school is home to many international athletes, the process for bringing those recruits to Maryland can be difficult.

The recruiting process for all athletes officially begins in high school. Depending on the sport, coaches can start contacting high school athletes about recruitment in either their sophomore or junior year of high school, according to NCAA recruiting rules. Although high school athletes are allowed to contact coaches, the coaches cannot initiate communication until these dates.

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Column: Consider Durkin’s tenure a success…so far

By Jared Goldstein

Despite a 10-15 record, DJ Durkin’s first two seasons as Maryland football’s head coach have brought more good than bad. Eventually, his record will be a deciding factor in whether his tenure at Maryland was ultimately successful, but in the short term it’s of less importance.

In Year One, Durkin doubled the team’s win total from the previous season with largely the same roster makeup. Even still, the Terps only reached six wins and were hardly competitive against the top competition in the conference. Normally, a lackluster or even average season would preclude a coaching staff at a traditionally middling program like Maryland from signing one of the 20 best recruiting classes in the country. But Durkin and his staff filled with ace recruiters have proven they’re not normal on the recruiting trail.

In his first full recruiting cycle as Maryland’s head coach, Durkin signed the No. 18 class in the country for 2017, the highest-rated class in program history. In addition, he’s landed a handful of transfers in his short tenure, all of which will be available for the 2018 season.

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The all around receiver

By Zach Shapiro

DJ Moore led the Terrapins in catches (41) and yards (637) last season, but the junior wide receiver has become an even more dynamic player in 2017. It took him just one play to demonstrate improved strength and physicality compared to a year ago.

In Week 2, with Maryland leading Towson 42-7 in the third quarter, Moore took a jet sweep handoff from quarterback Kasim Hill. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound receiver shed five tackles on his first carry of the season, going 21 yards for his third touchdown of the afternoon.

“That play was ridiculous,” said Josh Woods, a senior defensive back. “Even though we see him every day, there are still plays where we’re like, ‘How did he do that?’ He’s a good player.”

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Analysis: Former Terps athletes – where are they now? 

As a member of the Big Ten Conference (and formerly the Atlantic Coast Conference), the University of Maryland has always possessed one of the stronger collegiate athletic programs in the country. Recently, many of the school’s former student athletes have enjoyed success as professional athletes, as well. Here, we’ll highlight some of the more notable Terps who have gone pro over the last five years.

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