Working for a Better World: LAMP Alumni in Media Fields Event

7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Calling all LAMP students interested in media, advertising, journalism, entertainment public relations, and television production! 

Even students who are not interested in media careers but watch television, read newspapers, and use social media will find this event interesting.

Alums will join us virtually, and students will attend in person in the IMU Distinguished Alumni Room. Food will be provided.

Participating alums:
  • Laura Ellsworth (B.A. ’18, Media and LAMP). Ellsworth currently works as a media manager at Universal Pictures in Los Angeles, promoting studio films through various marketing channels. Ellsworth was previously a strategist at Canvas Worldwide and Mindshare, and a business development assistant at Hirons. Laura’s current team strategizes, plans and manages paid advertising tactics in collaboration with media agencies and publisher partners (for example TV networks, YouTube, Twitter, Roku, Hulu). Their ultimate goal is to work with filmmakers and producers to open films to the biggest box office audiences possible.
  • Steven Johnson (B.A. ’17, English and LAMP). Johnson currently serves as a newsletter editor at The Washington Post in D.C., producing and editing daily email newsletters in collaboration with writers, editors, and developers. Johnson previously worked as a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, and as an editorial fellow at The Atlantic.
  • Jason Schiff (B.A. ’12, Telecommunications and LAMP). Schiff currently works as the senior production coordinator at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles, working with the crew to get the show on-air nightly. Schiff has risen through the ranks at Kimmel over the span of nine years and was previously a talent flow coordinator for the GRAMMYs and ESPYs, a field producer at Fox Sports, a production manager at the Big Ten Network, and served as an NBC Page. Schiff got his start as a programming director at IU Student Television.