Training 2009

Regional Gatherings l

“I Can Do It!” JAWS Multimedia Training

Multimedia Training presented by Journalism & Women Symposium.

“I Can Do It!” workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2, May 30 and June 6.

Three Saturdays, Three Locations

  • May 2: Columbia College Chicago; Chicago, Illinois 
  • May 30: Stanford University; Stanford, California
  • June 6: Medill News Service; Washington, D.C.

Check out the video from our Chicago session:

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to JAWS members on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills in video shooting and editing, audio recording and editing, appearing on camera and using social networking sites to produce and promote good journalism.

The morning sessions will include tips from established professionals in the fields of audio, video and social networking, such as how to shoot a good photo for a slide show, record good audio, frame video and interview on camera. Participants will also have time to practice and learn from instructors in small groups.

In the afternoon, participants will have hands-on training in an area of their choice, with a chance to work on a project such as producing an audio slide show, editing a video, embedding a graphic on a site or creating a blog.

Instructors for the first workshop in Chicago include: Natalie Moore of Chicago Public Radio; Leah Hope, ABC7 reporter; Teresa Puente, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and editor and publisher of Latina Voices; Peggy Collins, multimedia editor and producer at; Sandra Fish, journalism instructor at the University of Colorado; Suzanne McBride, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Instructors for the workshop at Stanford University include: Rita Williams, KTVU-TV Channel 2 reporter; Cecilia Vega, ABC7-KGO-TV reporter; Samantha Grant, producer/director, Gush Productions; Jim Irwin, independent videographer; Geri Migielicz, executive editor, Story4 multimedia production; Peggy Collins, former multimedia editor and producer at; Staci Baird, technical whiz, Lucas Films; Nina Zacuto, producer/photographer; ShinJoung Yeo, social networking tools maven and Sandra Fish, journalism instructor at the University of Colorado.

Instructors at the Washington, D.C., training include: Maria Godoy, supervising editor of national coverage for NPR’s digital news division; Kim Perry, multimedia trainer at NPR; Kim Hart, business reporter and blogger for The Washington Post; Maura Judkis, senior producer for U.S. News & World Report; Roberta Baskin, investigative broadcast reporter; Jim Trengrove, former senior producer at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Sahar Sarshar, video journalist for Voice of America; Peggy Collins, former multimedia editor and producer at and Sandra Fish, journalism professor at the University of Colorado.

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Registration is $50 for JAWS members, $75 for non-members.

Please bring a laptop with wireless access and your digital camera.

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