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Inaugural Journalism Day Conference to be held at FCC
Posted Date: 3/13/2017
Fresno City College will host hundreds of high school students from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties as part of the college’s inaugural Journalism Day Conference that begins at 9 a.m. on March 17 in the Old Administration Building.

The day-long conference will feature workshops in different facets of journalism, including news writing, broadcasting, photography, social media, fake news and ethics. In addition, there will be sessions on how to make money in journalism, radio and sports reporting. All the workshops will be led by practicing journalists and journalism educators.

Jim Boren, executive editor and vice president of the Fresno Bee, will give the keynote speech on “Journalism in the 21st Century and Your Role In It” at 9 a.m. in the Old Administration Building Auditorium.

The idea of the conference originated from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the FCC Journalism Advisory Board.

“The primary purpose is to refocus students on the importance of journalistic writing and media literacy as well as giving them a rare chance to meet with professional journalists and college professors,” states Dympna Ugwu-Oju, journalism instructor at FCC. “It is the hope of the conference organizers that many of the participants choose to major in journalism in college.”

The sessions are as follows:

First session workshops from 10 – 10:50 a.m.
Multimedia by Corin Hoggard, ABC 30; Radio by Ezra Romero, Valley Public Radio; Broadcasting by Graciela Moreno, ABC 30; News Writing by Jim Guy, The Fresno Bee; Media Internships moderated by Joe Wirt of CNPA; Fake News & Journalism Ethics by Faith Sidlow, CSU Fresno; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by FCC Rampage Editors.

Second session from 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Sports by Angel Moreno, The Fresno Bee; Radio by Ezra Romero, Valley Public Radio; Broadcasting by Veronica Miracle, ABC 30; News Writing by Rory Appleton, The Fresno Bee; Fake News & Journalism Ethics by Faith Sidlow, CSU Fresno; Social Media: Telling the Story by Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by FCC Rampage Editors.

Third session from 12 – 12:50 p.m.
Sports by B.J. Anteola, The Fresno Bee; News Writing by Gabriel Dillard, The Business Journal; How to Make Money in Journalism, moderated by Joe Wirt, CNPA; Photography by Silvia Flores, The Fresno Bee; Social Media: Telling the Story by Joshua Tehee, The Fresno Bee; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by FCC Rampage Editors; Teachers’ workshop by Dympna Ugwu-Oju, Diane Honda and Faith Sidlow.

The event will conclude with lunch in the Old Administration Building East Courtyard.

For more information on the Journalism Day Conference, please contact Dympna Ugwu-Oju at dympna.ugwu-oju@fresnocitycollege.edu or 442-4600 ext. 8190.