Alumni Stories

Max Aronson

Max Aronson


After working on "Community" and other hits, he's on the hunt for the next big TV show.

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Mary Kenney


She uses the character development skills she developed as a newspaper reporter to create compelling video game narratives.

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Melanie Sims


In her career as an entertainment reporter, she realized celebrities know how to tell a story to sell a product. Now she draws on those lessons in her new career in advertising.

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Laura Emerick


She edited renowned film critic Roger Ebert's Chicago Sun-Times columns for nearly 30 years. When he died in 2013, she decided it was time to try something new. Now she's the digital content editor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Brian Stack


A comedy writer and actor who has played Cartoon Donald Trump, Kilty McBagpipes and Hannigan the Traveling Salesman on late-night television, he entered comedy as an Indiana Daily Student cartoonist.

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Myrna Oliver


As one of the only women in professional journalism at the time, she found her niche writing the obituaries of influential people.

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Tom Hensley


His first job was recording radio jingles at a Nashville, Indiana, studio. His last was playing keyboard for Neil Diamond.

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Aaron Sharockman


As executive director of Politifact, his mission is to combat misinformation on the internet.

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Matt Shane


A last-minute sound engineering job offer from HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" developed into a years-long, Grammy-winning partnership.

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Eric Pankowski


His first job in TV research gave him the insight he needed to pitch hit TV shows. Now he's executive producer of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

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Garrett Greller


He started a hemp product business during his sophomore year and developed its brand through Media School classes.

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