BBC Workshops Sept 2014
BBC video journalist Matt Danzico
BBC social media editor and video journalist Benjamin Zand
Journalists from the BBC are coming to CU-Boulder! And they have been kind enough to share with us their knowledge and experiences in a series of workshops exclusively for JMC Students.
In this highly competitive industry, applying the BBC's standards of broadcast excellence to your own work might help it stand out in the eyes of potential employers. These workshops are a must for any student who is serious about breaking into the broadcast profession.
Thurs, 4 September: Walking students through a story.
Location: IBS 155 A&B, 7p-9p
BBC video journalist Matt Danzico will dissect two of his documentary-style feature reports and explain how he found, shot and edited each - beginning with the first phone call and ending with it's run on television. This will be a step-by-step explanation of camera, interview and editing techniques for aspiring video journalists.
Mon, 8 September: How the BBC creates social media -
tips and hints
Location: Humanities 1B80, 7p-9p
BBC social media editor and video journalist Benjamin Zand will take students behind-the-scenes and explain how social media works in conjunction with news at the BBC in London. From its new BBC Shorts Instagram programme to its 10-million-strong Facebook account. Who are the people behind these accounts? How do decisions get made of what to post and how to post? Where is it all headed for the company?
Wed, 17 September: Inside the machine
Location: IBS 155 A&B 7p-9p
BBC News is the world's largest broadcast news organization. It's 60 years old and has roughly 8,000 editorial staff working in London and 44 foreign news bureaus around the globe. Matt will take students inside this very large and sometimes confusing beast to explain the basics behind how the BBC News works and what it's like to be a young journalist amongst the thousands.
Tues, 23 September: An Introduction to Conflict Journalism
Location: School of Education Room 220 7p-9p
There's been a change to the final presentation in our schedule. We were joined at the last minute by BBC video journalist Jack Garland, who has covered conflict in South Sudan, Afghanistan and Ukraine. He will be discussing the ethical decisions journalists are forced to make in hostile environments, often while under fire.
Jack is expected to highlight three short films he's made and examine the practical ways journalists go about telling stories of war and conflict. He'll also ask students for help in debating some of the common ethical decisions journalists are forced to make in hostile environments, often while under fire.