Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poynter visual journalist Sara Quinn will be visiting Atwood Professor

Here's is an early head's up on some free web visual training in Anchorage. The committee that oversees the Atwood Chair at the University of Alaska Anchorage has decided to bring up a visual journalist for a week of residency at UAA and a visit to UAF. Her name is Sara Quinn and she teaches at the Poynter Institute. She'll visit classes at both university campuses and give a public talk on Monday, April 12. But there are now plans afoot for her to give a free workshop to local media on Friday, April 16 from 12:45-3:45 p.m.

Whether you write, video, photograph or plan layouts for the web, this class could be useful to you. We'll update as the specifics are nailed down.

The Alaska Press Club is a co-sponsor of this open workshop. It will likely be held in Fine Arts Building, and parking at UAA is free on Fridays. Quinn's visit is being arranged by Dr. Fred Pearce of the Journalism and Public Communications Department on behalf of the Atwood Chair committee.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All expenses paid seminar on covering the 'Green Economy'

Seminar dates: June 28-30
Deadline to apply: April 26
Where: Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Comm
“The volume of press releases and other pitches that business journalists get from companies saying they are doing something to be green has exploded in recent years,” said Linda Austin, executive director of the Reynolds Center. “Those attending this seminar will be better prepared to question those claims and assess the responses.”
Who is paying: McCormick Foundation
Link to press release