Weekend Workshop Round Table Talks

As part of this year’s Photojournalism Weekend Workshop, we’re going to have a few informal round-table discussions on issues the editors and our students are wrestling with. The schedule is below and all of these will be held in the Photojournalism Lab (room 130 of Grady College).

If you’re around and want to sit in, you’re more than welcome to join us. Each of these will run about 30 minutes.

If you’re coming to the Saturday or Sunday talks, I’ll be at the first floor, south west corner door about 10 minutes prior to the start to let folks in. (That’s the door closest to Tate Center with the automatic opener on it.)

Friday, 1 p.m.Using “Social Media” to Build Communities – How do sites like Facebook affect our readership? How can we take advantage of those communities? Do we need to draw readers to our sites or do we go to where the readers are?

Friday, 4 p.m.Communities Without Borders – How do you make coverage decisions when geography isn’t as strong of a defining value? Do we need to redefine “community journalism?”

Saturday, 1 p.m.Back Pack Journalism – It’s spreading, does it work? Can it work? Do concerns about quality and depth trump the immediacy of it?

Saturday, 4 p.m.The Role of Video – How important is this? Do we use it because we have it or do we use it when it works best?

Sunday, 10 a.m.How to Survive – It has been a brutal year in the journalism realm, so how do students keep hope alive? Or should they?

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