NAHJ REGION 2 CONFERENCE AND MULTIMEDIA TRAINING SESSIONS

NAHJ REGION 2 CONFERENCE AND MULTIMEDIA TRAINING SESSIONS

Saturday, March 13, 2010, Emerson College (120 Boylston), Boston

Looking for some affordable multimedia skills training? Want to network with fellow NAHJ members? Do your annual review goals require you attend a training seminar? Are you an aspiring student journalist?

NAHJ Region 2 along with NAHJ New England and Emerson College will be hosting the NAHJ Region 2 Conference and Multimedia Training Sessions

(Directions and parking information: http://www.emerson.edu/about/getting_to_emerson.cfm)

Cost: $25 for NAHJ member, $30 for UNITY members, $40 for non-members.
$10 for NAHJ or UNITY student members, $20 non-member students

ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY

Special for non-members: if you opt to sign up for NAHJ membership on-site, we will credit the $25 conference registration ($10 for students) toward your membership.

Also, funding has been donated so that we can offer registration waivers to 10 student members. Interested students please contact Region 2 Director Maria Burns Ortiz at nahjregion2@gmail.com as soon as possible.

The multimedia sessions are the following. Each session will be repeated in each of the day’s four time slots.

Audio editing

This workshop will train participants in capturing and editing high quality digital audio using Audacity. We will also discuss advanced editing techniques and ethics in editing audio.

Instructors: Russell Contreras is a reporter with the Associated Press in Boston where he covers immigration and minority affairs. He also helps with bureau with multimedia projects including audio stories for broadcast and online video. He also teaches journalism at Emerson College.

Bianca Vasquez Toness is a reporter with NPR’s WBUR where she covers
Latinos and immigration.

Video capturing

This workshop will be an introductory level course in shooting and editing with Flip video and Windows Movie Maker. The focus will be on helping backpack reporters with limited equipment and a limited budget capture and record quality video.

Instructor: Jason Tuohey is a news editor at boston.com where he’s in charge of training Boston Globe staff on multimedia news gathering including Flip video capturing.

Ann Silvio is a video reporter with boston.com where she produces daily and enterprise video packages for boston.com

Video editing.

In this advanced workshop, participants will learn how to edit video using Final Cut Pro with an introduction to lower thirds, fade in and fade out techniques and different standards and practices with video/audio. This workshop is targeted at those who complete the video capturing workshop or who already have some basic knowledge of shooting/editing digital video.

Instructor: Ed Medina is an associated editor of boston.com and former assistant
executive producer at AP Digital in New York. He is in charge of the Globe’s video operation. He also teaches advanced multimedia at Emerson College.

Introduction to Soundslides

This workshop will teach participants how to use Soundslides to create audio slideshows. The instructor will also discuss techniques to fade in and fade out audio slides.

Instructor: Derrick Henry is a senior producer at the New York Times where he covers breaking news and oversees multimedia projects including audio stories and slideshow production. He also teaches multimedia journalism at Columbia University.

The conference will also feature panel discussions targeted at both professionals and students.

SCHEDULE:

8:30 a.m. Registration opens.

9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Workshop: Audio Editing

Workshop: Video Editing

Workshop: Introduction to Soundslides

Workshop: Video Capturing

Panel: Freelancing basics
Panelists: Maria Burns Ortiz, Freelance journalist/ESPN.com writer; Tanya Pérez-Brennan, Freelance journalist

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Audio Editing

Workshop: Video Editing

Workshop: Introduction to Soundslides

Workshop: Video Capturing

Panel: Advice for Aspiring Journalists: What I wish I’d known when I started out
Panel leaders: Eric Ortiz, NESN.com, Vanessa de la Torre, Hartford Courant; Erin Ailworth, Boston Globe.

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Workshop: Audio Editing

Workshop: Video Editing

Workshop: Introduction to Soundslides

Workshop: Video Capturing

Panel: Covering a Crisis: Lessons learned from Haiti, Katrina and Miracle on the Hudson
Panel leader: Tom Llamas is reporter for WNBC News 4 in New York. An Emmy Award-winner, he has covered numerous major news stories including Hurricane Katrina, the Miracle on the Hudson and, most recently, the earthquake in Haiti.

3:15 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Workshop: Audio Editing

Workshop: Video Editing

Workshop: Introduction to Soundslides

Workshop: Video Capturing

Panel: Turning your internship into a job
Panel leaders: Tom Llamas, WNBC, Jessica Grothues, NBC News Manager – Talent Recruitment and Development

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get some hands on training as well as network with fellow journalists.

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  1. […] 2 of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is holding its annual conference and multimedia training session March 13 at Emerson College in Boston.  The cost is $30 for UNITY […]

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