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
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
Session B: 10:15-10:50 Bailie Myers: That # Agency Life
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-433-1001.