by Joe Wyatt Published October 15, 2019 About 400 high school students from across the Texas Panhandle will converge at Amarillo College’s Washington Street Campus for Media Day – from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. This free day of workshops and expert training is sponsored by AC’s Matney Mass Media Program, the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, West Texas A&M University, Panhandle PBS and FM90. Topics that will be covered include photography, graphic design, news writing, social media, video production, media careers and more. “This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the many career opportunities available in media-related industries,” said Jill Gibson, AC chair of media, arts and communication. “Last year was our first time to hold this event and clearly it was successful, so we are looking forward to doing even more this year to expose students to the multitude of exciting options in media careers.” Media Day will feature special guest Dr. Kenna Griffin, whose professional experience includes nearly two decades serving as a collegiate media adviser and mass communication professor. She is the president-elect of the national College Media Association and regularly speaks on newsroom leadership at national and local collegiate journalism conferences. She also serves as a resource on these topics via her media blog, www.profkrg.com. Dr. Griffin will present the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. at Ordway Hall, kicking off Media Day and a series of workshops for both high school and college students throughout the day. “I would definitely recommend Media Day,” Caylee Hanna, a current AC mass media major, said. Hanna attended the event last year when she was a senior at Caprock High School. “The guest speakers shared their experiences and explained how they got into the positions they are in. It really let you explore media careers on a deeper level,” she said. Other featured presenters will include Dusty Green, the host and producer of the nationally syndicated travel television series “Two for the Road;” Jason Boyett, professional writer and host and creator of the “Hey Amarillo” podcast; Tracy Barnett, owner of Portraits by Tracy; Kelly Podzemny, the communications and marketing manager for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and School of Pharmacy in Amarillo; and Joe Corbisiero, the video production manager for the Amarillo Sod Poodles. Hands-on sessions in darkroom photo developing, video editing, animation, graphic design and layout and more will be offered, and students will have the opportunity to tour Panhandle PBS, FM90 and the Washington Street Campus. Here are the locations, times and topics of each activity and workshop. Ordway Auditorium, Ordway Hall 8:30-9:15 Welcome and Kenna Griffin Keynote 11-12:15 Lunch and Dusty Green Parcells 213 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Joe Wyatt: Public Relations Session B: 10:15-10:50 David Lovejoy: Radio news Session C: 12:30-1:05 Mike Haynes: Sports writing Session D: 1:15-2 Mike Haynes: Sports writing Parcells 215 Session B: 10:15-10:50 Bailie Myers: That # Agency Life Parcells 217 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Catherine McGovern: Graphic Design Careers Session B: 10:15-10:50 Karen Welch: Journalism Careers Session C: 12:30-1:05: Sadie Newsome: Social Media Marketing Session D: 1:15-2 Savannah Tarbet: Public Relations & Social Media Parcells 220 Session A/B 9:30-10:50 Brian Frank & Scotty Vanderford: Video Production hands-on Session C/D: 12:30-2 Maddisun Fowler: In-Design hands-on Parcells 312 Session C: 12:30-1:05 Jaime Carrillo: Motion Graphics and Animation Session D: 1:15-2 Jaime Carrillo: Motion Graphics and Animation Parcells 316 A Session A/B 9:30-10:50 Brent Cavanaugh: Darkroom hands-on Session C/D: 12:30-2 Brent Cavanaugh: Darkroom hands-on Parcells 319 Session A/B 9:30-10:50: Emily Prisk: Portrait Photography hands-on Session C/D: 12:30-2 Tracy Barnett: Studio Lighting and Posing Parcells 406 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Amy Presley: Intro to Audio, Radio & Podcasting Session B: 10:15-10:50 Hilary Hulsey: Panhandle PBS / Video Production Session C: 12:30-1:05 Nolyn Hill: Freelance Videography Session D: 1:15-2 Jim Laughlin: Recording Arts Parcells 408 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Quintin Marquez: Producing TV News Session B: 10:15-10:50 Quintin Marquez: Sports Videography Session C: 12:30-1:05 Derek Weathersbee: Typography and Graphic Design Session D: 1:15-2 Derek Weathersbee: Typography and Graphic Design Dutton 101 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Chip Chandler: Social Media & Arts & Entertainment Reporting Session B: 10:15-10:50 Jesse Melson: Marketing and Communications Session C: 12:30-1:05 Session D: 1:15-2 Joe Corbisiero: Careers in Broadcast Sports Media Dutton 103 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Nancy Garcia: Fact-Checking and Accuracy Session B: 10:15-10:50 Nancy Garcia: International Journalism Session C: 12:30-1:05 David Gay: Newspaper Reporting Session D: 1:15-2 WT Students: Storytelling for Social Media Dutton 105 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Jason Boyett: Freelance Writing Session B: 10:15-10:50 Jason Boyett: Podcasting Session C: 12:30-1:05 Dusty Green: Q&A Session Session D: 1:15-2 WT Students: Feature and News Writing Dutton 201 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Kelly Podzemny: Social Media Session B: 10:15-10:50 Session C: 12:30-1:05 Session D: 1:15-2 Dutton 203 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Kenna Griffin: Newsroom Leadership Session B: 10:15-10:50 Kenna Griffin: Covering Trauma Session C: 12:30-1:05 Kenna Griffin: Watchin’ the Dogs Session D: 1:15-2 Kenna Griffin: Motivating Staffers Dutton 205 Session A: 9:30 -10:05 Ruth De Anda: Careers in Media & the Arts Session B: 10:15-10:50 Tony Freeman: The Printing Process/Business Session B: 10:15-10:50 Maddisun Fowler: Design Sins Session C: 12:30-1:05 Kevin Welch: TV & Newspaper Journalism Session D: 1:15-2 Randy Ray: Travel Documentaries Campus Tours Session C: 12:30-1:05 and Session D: 1:15-2 Meet in front of Byrd/Parcells PBS/FM90 studio tours Session A: 9:30 -10:05 and Session B: 10:15-10:50 Meet by TV Studio (Parcells 106) Gilvin Broadcast Center For more information about Media Day, please contact Jill Gibson at email@example.com or 806-433-1001.