UGA’s Grady College to host Digital News Bluejeans Workshop
March 2, 2012Print
Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia's annual Digital News Bluejeans Workshop will be held March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The casual, low-cost workshop will open with a panel discussion featuring four experienced media professionals who will discuss the needs of journalists for the new age. Heather Allan, head of global news gathering for Al-Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar, and Bob Duncan, director of foreign desk operations for National Public Radio in Washington D.C., will provide insight into international reporting. Samantha Hayes Fisher, former CNN political correspondent and current co-anchor at WKRN Nashville News 2, will focus on reporting and anchoring. Ben Meyer, social media director for WXIA-TV Atlanta, will address the use of social media as a news gathering tool.
The panel will be followed by skills workshops with participants rotating through each session. The final session will consist of a wrap-up and critique in which participants will have their stories on DVD reviewed by workshop faculty.
The Bluejeans Workshop is designed for anyone involved or interested in the news industry and is not limited to any age group or experience level.
Each year, support from CNN allows for a low cost registration fee. Registration is $35 before March 19 and $50 after March 19. Lunch is included in the registration fee. For registration information, see www.grady.uga.edu/bluejeans.
Established in 1915, the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism, and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see www.grady.uga.edu or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.