I’ll be moderating a panel today that will discuss what students need to know and do to prepare for journalism jobs and internships.
My money is on mindset and skillset, in addition to the fundamentals.
The event will begin at 12: 30 p.m. in Studio A of the School of Communication and is hosted by the UM student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (and organized by me!).
The speakers are:
- Rick Hirsch, managing editor for multimedia at The Miami Herald
- Michelle Morgante, assistant Florida bureau chief with the Associated Press
- Kathy Pellegrino, recruitment editor at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The first part of the event will be a Q & A session with the panelists, each of which does recruiting work for his/her respective organization. After that, they will meet individually with students to provide personalized feedback, critique resumes, etc.
Inspiration for the livecast medium
After watching the livecast of a video strategy session (The Northern Short Course in Photojournalism) on ustream.tv, which Howard Owens teased on his blog, I thought it would be good to do the same with our session using that service.
And yesterday I saw Kyle Hansen’s post LIVE Video! announcing that The Spartan Daily at San Jose (Calif.) State would be using ustream as well to broadcast a session Monday with the university president: The live video worked!
I had originally thought to do our livestream through the School of Comm‘s Web channel, but they don’t have a player that I could use to embed the video.
You may recall that this event was originally scheduled to take place during this year’s Communication Week on Feb. 19. Unfortunately, we had to cancel because Fidel Castro decided to announcement that he was stepping down as president of Cuba that day.
Ask a question: Feel free to comment on this post or use the video player’s built-in chat feature to submit a question, which requires registering with ustream.
Full disclosure: I interned at the Sentinel last summer and will be at The Herald this summer.