Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, September 21-November 2, 9-1, Green Street Academy, 125 N Hilton Street (map)
In this journalism workshop, student fellows will explore the possibilities of video and photojournalism to tell the stories of their city. Social networking platforms like Instagram and Twitter have overtaken traditional media in the coverage of breaking news, and video news packages have become the norm online. In line with this trend, fellows will continue to develop “Dateline Baltimore,” a virtual visual news journal that captures the pulse of Baltimore. Fellows will learn the news coverage process from identifying news and feature stories, to research and interviews, to the fundamentals of video production and editing and captioned photo reportage to inform with purpose. Working together and with instructors--themselves professional broadcast journalists--as an editorial team, they'll decide which stories to pursue and how to shape them for maximum impact, all while adhering 100% to facts in their reporting. Work will appear weekly on a dedicated Instagram feed, and complete portfolios for each fellow will be featured on the program website at the workshop's conclusion. Selected pieces will also be shared at a public exhibition. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Terrence Nelson is the managing broadcast producer for the ESPN & Special Olympics broadcast and production partnership. 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.
Stan Saunders is a retired broadcaster for WJZ-TV Baltimore. He mentors youth in the Baltimore City Public Schools through his nonprofit program, Baltimore Academy of Sports & Entertainment (B.A.S.E.). He also creates community-impact documentaries, leveraging his more than thirty years telling Baltimore stories.