The Media School

Save Our Stages can help local venues gain lost revenue and remain open during the pandemic

April 21st, 2021

Longtime donor and patron of the Bloomington Playwrights Project Susan Jones has not gone to BPP much during the last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of going into the building she enjoyed seeing shows in, she would have to rely on Zoom to see BPP performances.

“Now we do all the plays and performances online,” she said. “This past year I’ve hardly been to the theater.”

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Jared Thompson, from high school sports editor to Comedy Attic owner

April 1st, 2021

People have passions and sometimes figure out what they want to do at a young age. Jared Thompson is one of those types of people. At a young age he wanted to be a sportswriter and enjoyed writing.

“My biggest passion was probably writing growing up,” he said. “I was the sports editor of my high school paper for all four years.”

Sometimes those passions may not always happen, and life can take you a different direction. Thompson does not write about Indiana University basketball or football but instead is the owner of The Comedy Attic in Bloomington.

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Covid-19 makes reporting a challenge

March 25th, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic makes reporting more of a challenge during the pandemic. There is always the risk of not finding the right person to interview for a story or catching COVID while reporting.  

Interviewing strangers always brings the risk of meeting someone who has the disease. I run the risk of catching the disease while having an underlying health condition.  

Being a Type 1 diabetic, the risk for greater complications from the disease is very possible for me and that risk is always in my mind while I am interviewing people. One good thing about my location for interviews is that I am in a college town and my subjects are mostly college students.   

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IU students look forward to returning to movie theaters once the pandemic ends

March 11th, 2021

Students at IU have been spending more time watching movies on streaming services and are saddened by not being able to go to theaters as often but are excited by the thought of going back to the theaters very soon, according to several media school students from IU.

Why it matters: Streaming services have made it easier and safer to see new movies causing movie theaters to lose profits. Once the pandemic ends students will want to go back to the theaters.

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On The Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 25th, 2021


Feb. 4, 2021

Alexis Lindenmayer, Indiana Daily Student

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation hopes to bring energy back to its annual festival by allowing people to come to the performances. Tickets will go on sale for the festival in August, but there is a chance it could go back to being a virtual event.

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Bio: Noah Gastineau

Noah Gastineau
Noah Gastineau is a senior at Indiana University studying sports media with a focus in broadcasting. Noah has been writing sport stories for high school basketball and high school wrestling for a year and is a student manager for the baseball team at IU. He also writes a daily newsletter for website. Noah hopes to continue his career in the sports media world as a reporter or a play-by-play broadcaster.