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Monday, April 16 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Curriculum Swapshop on Solo Journalism: Teaching Strategies, Assignments, Exercises, Activities, Tools and Resources to Prepare Students to go it Alone as a Journalist

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Whatever it’s called – one-man-band, backpack, multimedia, or all platform – journalism graduates are expected to be able to go solo, covering all aspects of a story both editorial and technical across a variety of distribution platforms. What does it take to prepare students to be solo journalists? Panelists will share ideas for readying students to handle the journalistic and technical challenges of being a solo journalist. Moderator: Candace Egan, California State University - Fresno
Panelists: Jeffrey Layne Blevins, Iowa State University; Using solo-journalism skills to teach the diversity principle in media law and policy
Wes Akers, Northern Kentucky University; Summer Bootcamp: Preparing Graduate Students with Multimedia Journalism Skills to Work in a Converged Newsroom at Indiana University
Gina Dahlia, West Virginia University; One-Man-Band Bootcamp
Stephen McCreery, University of Georgia; Give a hoot before your shoot: The importance of parity between technical know-how and journalism skills
Erica Edwards, Pittsburg State University; Making of the “One Man Band"
Respondent: Sara Wittmeyer, Indiana University


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 2

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