You're invited to Maryland Day, a daylong celebration for University of Maryland alums, friends, families and community members at the College Park campus on Saturday, April 29. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is hosting five different programs, ranging from a media literacy exhibition to a mini documentary film festival, an interactive experience in the anchor's chair and tours of Knight Hall.
We hope to see you there!
- A large-scale interactive exhibit shines a light on today’s news and media landscape. Win prizes as you explore topics including the value of journalism in a democracy; diversity in media; the pros and cons of social media; media, money and college sports; and the threat of disinformation. You can also learn about the Media, Self and Society College Park Scholars program and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
- When/Where: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET, McKeldin Mall
MINI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: "ONE DRIVE, ONE MIC"
- The first of two screenings for Merrill College's mini documentary film festival, "One Driver, One Mic" is about a group of Austin, Texas, taxi drivers who unite against Uber. A Q&A with Director/Merrill College Assistant Professor Krishnan Vasudevan will follow. The student film opener is "High Stakes Hoops," directed by students Jack Bloomfield, Amelia Jarecke and Reese Levin.
- When/Where: 12 - 2 p.m. ET, Eaton Theater, Knight Hall
MINI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: "QUEEN OF THE CAPITAL"
- The second Merrill College mini documentary film festival screening, "Queen of the Capital" is about Muffy Blake Stephyns, a government bureaucrat by day and drag queen crusading for charity by night. A Q&A with Director/Merrill College Senior Lecturer Josh Davidsburg and Stephyns will follow. The student film opener is "2fifty: The Pitmasters of the Nation’s Capital," by students Logan Lowenstein, Jamie Oberg and Madison Wells-James.
- When/Where: 2 - 4 p.m. ET, Eaton Theater, Knight Hall
LIFE IN THE ANCHOR CHAIR
- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to deliver the nightly news? Enjoy an interactive experience in the anchor's chair in the Eaton Broadcast Center at UMTV.
- When/Where: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET, Eaton Broadcast Center, Tawes Hall
KNIGHT HALL TOURS
- Every hour from noon to 4 p.m., students offer tours of Knight Hall, home of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Learn about the University of Maryland's nationally renowned journalism program. Meet in the lobby.
- When/Where: 12 - 4 p.m. ET, Knight Hall
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