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Free multimedia journalism seminar Saturday w/Poynter, Tampa Bay Times and WTSP-Ch. 10



tbabjbanner5-2011.jpgEach year, the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists tries to offer some free training open to anyone interested in journalism, to help improve the craft.

newlogo.jpgThis year, TBABJ will present a free afternoon of multimedia journalism training at 11 a.m. Saturday. The workshop is open to anyone, held at the Tampa Bay Times building in downtown St. Petersburg; 490 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg, 33701.

This seminar mimics previous gatherings, featuring an array of experienced speakers offering short instructional talks and demonstrations on how to improve your multimedia work.We're hoping to get lots of folks from different disciplines, so feel free to come even if you're not a journalist. We're also hoping to foster lots of networking and discussion among participants so we all can learn.

Full disclosure: As the group's immediate past president I helped organize the seminar.

multimedia-2010.jpgSpeakers include:

Mallary Tenore, associate editor, Poynter Online. Mallary will talk on using Twitter and Storify to cover and present news stories, along with delivering information on Poynter's online journalism programs.
Carrie Pratt, photojournalist/multimedia specialist, Tampa Bay Times.
Carrie will talk about how to create multimedia reports using the tools right in from of you: smartphones, flipcameras, digital recorders and laptops.
Derrick Kearney, associate producer, WTSP-Ch. 10.
Derrick will speak on the basic of his work at WTSP, where he often provides material for the station's website.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by sending an email to

[email protected]

. But even if you can't RSVP, please feel free to stop by.

Founded in 1990, the TBABJ is a non-profit chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, advocating for media diversity and excellence while representing journalists of color across the Florida Suncoast.

[Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 2:31pm]


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