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Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists to offer free multimedia journalism seminar March 5 at the St. Pete Times



multimediasem2011promo2-17.jpg(UPDATE: The seminar has been moved to the 1st floor auditorium at the St. Petersburg Times, 490 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg, 33701. It will still be free and open to anyone who wants to learn multimedia journalism)

Each 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.

This year, TBABJ will present a free afternoon of multimedia journalism training at 11 a.m. March 5. The array of presentations and workshops is open to anyone, and will take place at the St. Petersburg Times, 490 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg, 33701.

This seminar mimics previous gatherings we've had in Tampa, featuring an array of experienced speakers offering short instructional talks and demonstrations on how to improve your multimedia work.

As the group's immediate past president I helped organize the seminar, which will feature a nice collection of area experts speaking on different subjects

Speakers include:

Ellyn Angelotti, digital trends and social media instructor at the Poynter Institute, speaking on diversity in the digital space and the new news cycle.

Camille Spencer, TBABJ president and local editor for AOL’s Carrollwood Patch hyperlocal news site on hyperlocal news and online journalism.

Demorris Lee, reporter at the St. Petersburg Times, on incorporating multimedia journalism into his newspaper work.

Carrie Pratt, senior multimedia producer at the St. Petersburg Times, speaking on transitioning from life as a photographer to multimedia specialist.

Brad Stager, Coordinator, USF on iTunes U at University of South Florida, on how to use audio in multimedia.

Eric Deggans, TV and media critic. St. Petersburg Times, on using blogs, Twitter and Facebook in journalism.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected].

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: Friday, February 18, 2011 8:22am]


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