In newsrooms across the country, it’s not uncommon to hear an editor or producer say “I need an online version of your story or I need to get your copy ready for print and video for air.” These days, journalists have to employ skills that cross all media platforms.
So how do you maximize your skills, fine-tune your craft to fit into an ever-changing business? The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists (TBABJ) can help.
On Saturday, March 10, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m., TBABJ will present free multimedia journalism training. Sessions will cover a variety of platforms and showcase the resources available to enhance how you tell stories and share news with your audiences.
The Multimedia Seminar will be held in the auditorium of the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times), located at 490 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
The training is free and open to the public. Non-TBABJ members and non-journalists are all welcomed to attend.
If you are interested, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mallory Tenore, associate editor, Poynter Online. Tenore will talk about using Twitter and Storify to cover and present news stories, along with delivering information on Poynter’s online journalism programs.
Carrie Pratt, photojournalist/multimedia specialist, Tampa Bay Times. Pratt will discuss how to create multimedia reports using the tools right in front of you: smartphones, flip cameras, digital recorders and laptops.
Derrick Kearney, associate producer, WTSP-Ch. 10. Kearney will speak on the basic of his work at WTSP, where he files reports for the station’s website, gets video online, and helps produces the station’s 11 p.m. newscast. He also occasionally reports.
For more information, go to www.tbabj.com.