Leveraging Your Visual Journalism Skills Within the Organization

Course Overview

Leveraging Your Visual Journalism Skills Within the Organization
Originally Broadcast On:
June 11, 2018
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
June 11, 2018 Enroll Now
Watch and listen to the original one-hour Webinar in its entirety. This Webinar recording features the full presentation led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty including Q&A from the audience and resources from the presenter.

The modern media landscape is covered in imagery because the science shows visuals increase engagement and understanding. From social media posts to 360 degree video, visual journalists should be the highest demand people in a newsroom.

So what can you do to prepare yourself for those positions? And, if you’re in a hiring position, how do you decide who will help move your newsroom forward? This webinar will show you how to benefit from the long tail of the visual journalism expertise in your career.

Veteran journalists lament changes in the newsroom that have already happened but the successful ones are embracing those changes and taking advantage of new technologies to both tell better stories and advance their careers. There’s some technical learning needed but there’s also a philosophical change that needs to happen.

What Will I Learn:
  • What are the big things in newsrooms right now
  • What can you do to learn about those things
  • How do you become the expert
  • How do you change your own mindset about change
  • How to articulate your vision for journalism
Who Should Take this Course:

This webinar is designed to help visual journalists arrive and thrive within complex newsroom environments. Part tent revival, part group therapy and part strategy session, you’ll come away with ideas and, hopefully, the energy to execute them within newsrooms.

Course Instructor:

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it’s presented in.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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