RETURNING TRUTH TO NEWS AND STORYTELLING
Summer 2017, Johns Hopkins Homewood
The current news environment has become editorialized to suit the entertainment of viewers and less focused on informing them. In this broadcast journalism workshop, fellows will learn to identify and develop newsworthy stories in their community while relying solely on facts. The workshop will teach interviewing techniques, research skills, and script writing, and will school fellows in establishing an on-air presence. Fellows will learn video and sound recording, using both BYFA digital cameras and their own smartphones; and they'll work together on non-linear editing. While supporting each other's projects as crew, each fellow will produce a 1 to 2 minute story on a subject of her/his choice, consisting of relevant interviews and on-camera reporting. Their work will be shared at a public screening and on the program website. Limited to 10 student fellows.
Terrence Nelson is a producer for TV One's NewsOne Now and a freelance journalist. The Morgan State University graduate has worked on projects with major media outlets, such as TV One, CNN, NY Daily News, Netflix, NBC, and MTV.
Karen Campbell is a seasoned television journalist who has worked in front of and behind the camera. She has reported on stories in Baltimore; Washington, DC; Virginia; and Pennsylvania.
Jessica Pettiford is an undergraduate in the Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program at Morgan State University. She hopes to improve her own skills in digital filmmaking and photography while working with others and helping them learn something new.