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Thursday, February 20, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Registration Lobby John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Opening Session Panel Discussion: ‘Social Media in a Global Society: Ethics, Urgency and Accuracy” John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Auditorium Moderator: Ms. Susan Catron, Executive Editor, Savannah Morning News Panelists: Mr. Steve Buttry, Digital Transformation Editor, Digital Media First Professor Phelps Hawkins, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Mr. Kenneth Irby, Senior Faculty, Visual Journalism and Diversity, and Director of Community Relations, Poynter Institute Ms. Renee Marsh, Aviation and Government Regulation Correspondent, CNN Skills Building and Professional Development Workshops 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Using Twitter to Cover Breaking News John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 141 Director: Mr. Steve Buttry, Digital Transformation Editor, Digital First Media Consultants: Mr. Russ Riesinger, Anchor and Reporter, WSAV-TV/NBC Ms. Jenel Few, Education Reporter, Savannah Morning News Writing for Social Media: Why Ethics Matter John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 150 Director: Dr. Kristie Kemper, Director, Student Publications Co-Adviser, Georgia Highlands Consultants: Professor Sandra Earley, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Dr. John English, Professor Emeritus, College of Journalism, UGA Professor Cindy Wheeler, Student Publications Co-Adviser, Georgia Highlands


10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (continued)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cut the Clutter and Get to the Bare Bones: How to Write a Compelling PR Message John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 139 Director: Professor Angela Wilson, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultants: *Ms. Serena Garcia, Communications Director, AARP-GA *Ms. Kimberly Starks, Manager, Media Relations, The Georgia Lottery *Ms. Margaret Williams, Chief of Staff, Office of the City Manager, Administrative and Community Services *Mr. Rahsheim Wright, Legislative Officer, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor Everything You Need to Know to Land a Job in TV: A Conversation With the Pros (Broadcasting Workshop) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 147 Director: Professor Reginald Franklin, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultants: Ms. Alicia Briscoe, Marketing Director, WTOC-TV/CBS Mr. Bob Butler, President, National Association of Black Journalists Mr. James Gregory, Sales/Marketing Account Executive, WJCL-TV/Fox ABC Mr. Kevin Holmes, Evening Anchor, WJCL-TV/Fox ABC Ms. Somara Theodore, Weekend Meteorologist, WJCL-TV/Fox ABC Digital Storytelling: Covering Your Campus (Elementary and Middle School Workshop) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 212 Director: Dr. Juliana Trammel, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultants: *Mr. Kareem McMichael, Online Content Manager, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Ms. Janay Kingsberry, Online Content Producer, Savannah Morning News Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch/On Your Own *SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


Skills Building and Professional Development Workshops (continued) Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. So You Wanna Be in the Music Biz? Hear it From the Pros John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 212 Director: *Ms. Tatia Adams Fox, Senior Vice-President, Warner/ADA Marketing Consultants: *Ms. Traci Adams, Vice-President, Urban Promotions, Epic Records Mr. Mic Fox, senior director of digital strategy, VEVO Lady Mahogany, On-Air Personality, Clear Channel, 94.1 FM Mr. Michael Trammel, CEO, Melart Entertainment Working at CNN: What’s It Really Like? Get the Scoop from a CNN Professional John F. Kennedy Fine Art Building, Room 147 Director: Professor Phelps Hawkins, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultant: Ms. Renee Marsh, Aviation and Government Regulation Correspondent, CNN InDesign: The Basics John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 141 Presenter: *Mr. Dean Chambers, Marketing and Communications Design Manager, SSU The Converged Newsroom: How to Organize a Multimedia Operation John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 139 Director: Professor Wanda Lloyd, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultants: Professor Jessica Sparks, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Ms. Markeshia Ricks, Former Reporter, Air Force Times 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Doctor is In: One-on-One Sessions with the Resume Doctor John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 200A Presenter: Ms. LaBarbara “Bobbi” Bowman, Diversity Consultant

*SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


(Workshops Continued)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Career Preparation The Job Interview and Beyond: Are You Prepared? Find Out From Those Who Hire What They Look For in New Employees (College Students Only) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 147 Director: *Ms.Tatia Adams Fox, Vice-President, Urban Promotions, Epic Records Consultants: Ms. Julie Eisenman, News Director, WJCL-TV/ABC Professor Wanda Lloyd, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, SSU *Ms. Kimberly Starks, Manager, Media Relations, The Georgia Lottery Non-Linear Editing with Media Composer Whiting Hall, Room 125 Presenter: *Mr. William Martin, Program Director, WSSU-TV, Channel 96, Department of Mass Communications/AVID Certified Instructor, SSU Political Cartoonists: How They Use Social Media to Generate Content An insightful chat with Savannah Morning News Editorial Cartoonist Mark Streeter. Also, Learn How to Create an Editorial Cartoon John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 150 Presenter: Mr. Mark Streeter 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Career Preparation: The Digital Portfolio (College Students Only) Are You Branded? Using Twitter, Linked-In, Blogging, Flickr, Facebook and More to Land Your Dream Job John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 147 Presenter: Mr. Steve Buttry, Digital Transformation Editor, Digital First Media

*SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (continued) Advanced InDesign John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 141

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Presenter: *Mr. Dean Chambers, Marketing and Communications Design Manager, SSU 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Sound Design with Pro-Tools Whiting Hall Room 125 Director: *Mr. Michael Cherry, Lab Technician, Department of Mass Communications, AVID Certified Instructor, SSU Consultants: Professor Kai Walker, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Extreme Makeover: Best Practices for News Design John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 200A Director: Ms. Heather Henley, Graphic Designer/Copy Editor, Savannah Morning News Consultant: Professor Jessica Sparks, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Photojournalism: Shooting Sharp Photos with Smart Phones John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 139 Director: Mr. Kenneth Irby, Senior Faculty, Visual Journalism and Diversity, and Director of Community Relations, Poynter Institute Consultant: Professor Lester Sloan, Department of Mass Communications, SSU 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet the New Chair: Mass Communications Alumni Mixer John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 212 Hosted by Professor Reginald Franklin, Chair, 63rd annual Southern Regional Press Institute

*SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


(Schedule Continued) 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 Reception for Consultants, Advisers, Speakers, Faculty and Mass Communications Staff A photo exhibit, “Black Hollywood/The Middle Passage: Emerging From the Shadows of the Birth of a Nation,” featuring photographs and research by Lester Sloan, internationally known photographer and SSU visiting professor, will also be presented. Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Social Sciences Building Hosted by Professor Wanda Lloyd, Chair, Department of Mass Communications Friday, February 21, 2013 Skills Building and Professional Development Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Communications Job and Internship Fair Lobby, Adams Hall Coordinator: Ms. LaBarbara “Bobbi” Bowman, Diversity Consultant 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Career Opportunities: Preparing for the Audio Industry Part I: Panel with Industry Professionals Whiting Hall, Room 125 Director: *Ms. Tatia Adams Fox, Senior Vice-President, Warner/ADA Marketing Consultants: *Ms. Traci Adams, Vice-President, Urban Promotions, Epic Records Lady Mahogany Bowers, On-Air Personality, Clear Channel, 94.1 The Beat *Mr. Kenya Cabine, Afternoon Personality, Cumulus Broadcasting, E-93 Tabari Sturdivant, Film Producer, Multiple Indy Film Winner, and Formerly Of Tyler Perry Productions The Impact of Social Media in PR and Crisis Management John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 212 Director: *Ms. Serena Garcia, Communications Director, AARP-GA Consultants: Ms. Erica Backus, Director of Public Relations, Visit Savannah Mr. Michael Notrica, Public Relations Specialist, Memorial Medical Health University Ms. Majorie Young, President, Carriage Trade Public Relations *SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


(Schedule Continued) Friday, February 21, 2014 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Game Day: How to Use Multiple Media Platforms to Cover Sports (Sports Workshop) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 141 Director: Mr. Tony Stastny, Sports Editor, Savannah Morning News Consultants: Mr. Ken Slats, Sports Director and Anchor, WSAV-TV/NBC Mr. Rick Snow, Sports Director, WTOC-TV/CBS Mr. Frank Sulkowski, Sports Director, WJCL-TV/ABC Digital Photography in the Age of New Media John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 200A Director: Mr. Kenneth Irby, Senior Faculty, Visual Journalism and Diversity, and Director of Community Relations, The Poynter Institute Consultants: Richard Burkhart, Photographer, Savannah Morning News Professor Lester Sloan, Department of Mass Communications, SSU 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Career Opportunities: Preparing for the Audio Industry Part II: Breakout Sessions with Audio Professionals a. Advanced Avid: Audio for Video and Narrative b. Audio Critiques by Professionals Whiting Hall, Room, Room 125 Director: *Ms. Tatia Adams Fox, Senior Vice-President, Warner/ADA Marketing Consultants: *Ms. Traci Adams, Vice-President, Urban Promotions, Epic Records *Mr. Kenya Cabine, Afternoon Personality, Cumulus Broadcasting, E-93 Mr. Doug Davis, Program Director, WEAS, E-93, Cumulus Lady Mahogany Bowers, On-Air Personality, Clear Channel 94.1 The Beat Show Me the Money: Careers in the Advertising Industry John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 141 Director: Mr. Chris Corey, Director of Sales, Savannah Morning News Consultants: Mr. Tony Bernados, Vice President of Revenue, Savannah Morning News Ms. Tanya Milton, Vice President and Advertising Director, Savannah Tribune *SSU Department of Mass Communications Alumni


10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (continued)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Are You a Budding Filmmaker? Learn How to Produce an Independent Film John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 212 Director: Professor Kai Walker, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Presenters: Tabari Sturdivant, Film Producer, Multiple Indy Film Winner, and Formerly Of Tyler Perry Productions Bennie R. Mitchell III , President and CEO, BRIM Audio Inc. and Independent Film Producer Anchoring and Reporting the News: A Hands-On Experience (Elementary School Workshop) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 147 Director: Professor Reginald Franklin, Department of Mass Communications, SSU Consultants: *Mr. Kareem McMichael, Online Content Manager, and Dept. of Mass Communications Student Association Members Brand Me: What Editors Want and Why They’ll Hire You

(Magazine Workshop) John F. Kennedy Fine Arts Building, Room 139 Director: Ms. Annabelle Carr, Managing Editor, Savannah Magazine and Savannah Weddings Magazine Consultants: Dr. John English, Professor Emeritus, UGA College of Journalism * Nichele Hoskins, Former Fitness Editor, Heart and Soul Magazine

11:30 a.m. Milledge/Owens Awards Luncheon Savannah Ballroom, King-Frazier Student Center

*SSU Mass Communications Alumni



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