2nd Annual Journalism Day Conference at FCC

Mar 7, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Old Administration Building

Fresno City College will host over 400 high school students from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties for the college’s second annual Journalism Day Conference that begins at 9 a.m. on March 9 in the Old Administration Building.

The day-long conference will feature workshops in different facets of journalism, including news writing, Media Stereotyping, Blogging, Broadcasting, Photography, Sports News, Sports Reporting, Public Relations, Podcasting for Radio & Beyond, Social media and Multimedia/Multiplatform Reporting, Radio, Researching a Story—Finding the Facts, Foreign Language Media and a Panel Presentation on fake news.

The conference will also feature some unusual workshops such as When a Reporter Becomes the News by Mackenzie Mays of the Fresno Bee; Becoming a College Journalist by former editors of the Rampage; a Broadcast Truck Experience, Discover CMAC, Your Community Media Center; Newsroom Tour of the Rampage; and a workshop for instructors of journalism.

All the workshops will be led by practicing journalists and journalism educators.

The event starts at 9 a.m. in the Old Administration Building Auditorium with a general welcome and a keynote presentation featuring a panel on Careers in Journalism with Joe Wirt, administrator of the California Press Foundation; Michael Carr, news director at ABC30; Gordon Webster, publisher of the Fresno Business Journal; Lisa Boyles, communications specialist at CSU Fresno; and Mike Osegueda, Yahoo Sports.

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 Dr. 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 and attend FCC.”

Sessions

First session workshops from 10 – 10:50 a.m.

Stereotyping in Media by Kathleen Schock, Fresno City College; Sports News by Nick King, KMPH TV; Broadcast News by Vanessa Vasconcelos, ABC30; Blogging by Josh Tehee, Fresno Bee; Discover CMAC Your Community Media Center by Kyle Lowe, CMAC; Photography by Candace Egan, CSU, Fresno; Social Media by Troy Pope, Channels 24/47; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by the Rampage Staff; Multimedia/Multiplatform Reporting by Corin Hoggard, ABC 30; When a Reporter Becomes the News by Mackenzie Mays of the Fresno Bee; Podcasting for Radio and Beyond by Faith Sidlow, CSU Fresno, and the Broadcast Truck Experience by Cesar Perez-Villegas of CMAC.

Second session from 11 – 11:50 a.m.

Talk Radio by Chris Daniel and Philip Teresi, KMJ Radio; News Writing by Carmen George, Fresno Bee; Sports News, Mike Osegueda, Yahoo News; Public Relations - Is this the path for you? By Betsy Hays and Dr. Nancy Van Leuven, CSU Fresno; Becoming a College Journalist, Troy Pope, KSEE and KGPE; Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado, Collegian, and Ashleigh Panoo, Rampage; Photography by Candace Egan, CSU, Fresno; Fake News, a Panel Presentation by Jim Boren, retired executive editor, Fresno Bee, Faith Sidlow, CSU Fresno, Joe Moore, director of program content, Valley Public Radio, and Wes Wise, CSU Fresno; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by the Rampage Staff; Multimedia/Multiplatform Reporting by Corin Hoggard; Researching a Story - Finding the Facts, Gabriel Dillard and Edward Smith, Fresno Business Journal; Foreign Language Media by Gregory Woods and Vanessa Ramirez, Telemundo; Discover CMAC Your Community Media Center by Kyle Lowe, CMAC, and the Broadcast Truck Experience by Cesar Perez-Villegas of CMAC.

Third session from 12 – 12:50 p.m.

Radio News by Matt Otstot, Tony Manes and Dominic McAndrew, KMJ Radio; News Writing by Carmen George, Fresno Bee; Broadcast News by Kim Stephens, KMPH TV; Public Relations - Is this the path for you? By Betsy Hays and Dr. Nancy Van Leuven, CSU Fresno; Blogging by Josh Tehee, Fresno Bee; Podcasting for Radio and Beyond by Faith Sidlow, CSU Fresno; Social Media by Troy Pope, Channels 24/47; Tour of the Rampage Newsroom by the Rampage Staff; Telling a News Story with a Smartphone, Tim Sheehan, Fresno Bee; Discover CMAC Your Community Media Center by Kyle Lowe, CMAC; Media Stereotyping by Kelly McCoy, CSU Fresno; Broadcast Truck Experience by Cesar Perez-Villegas of CMAC, and Workshop for Journalism Teachers by Dympna Ugwu-Oju, Fresno City College.

The event will conclude with lunch in the FCC Cafeteria.

For more information on the Journalism Day Conference, please contact Dr. Dympna Ugwu-Oju at dympna.ugwu-oju@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.4600 ext. 8190.

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