Face Time with the Pros 2018-03-05T12:02:39+00:00

Face Time with the Pros

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of NATAS together with Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association, White House News Photographers Association, and National Press Photographers Association once again sponsored Face Time with the Pros. This year, the event was held at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, MD on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Face Time with the Pros is a day full of seminars, hands-on experience and face-to-face time with broadcast professionals from around the region.

The day kicked off with a panel of news directors and other newsroom leaders with a look at the job market and advice about getting your first job. Among other questions, they answered questions of what they’re looking for when they hire. Students rotated through a series of sessions that included: better story-telling; working the live shot (which included a live truck); performance tips; working with teleprompters; presentation, etc. In addition, there were opportunities for one-on-one sessions with the pros who reviewed resumes, resume reels, and provided job interview tips.

A huge THANK YOU to this year’s Professional participants: NBC4 News Director, Mike Goldrick; WJZ News Director, Gail Bending; WDVM News Director, Mark Kraham; WTOP Senior News Director Mitchell Miller; WUSA Anchor Adam Longo; ABC7 Reporter Tom Roussey; WAVY Reporter Kara Dixon; WJZ Reporter Ava-Joye Burnett; ABC7 Reporter Melissa DiPane; WAVY Senior Producer Bob Bennett; WBAL Radio Reporter Robert Lang; ABC7 Managing Editor Gregg Micklos; WBAL TV Anchor Jason Newton; WAMU Radio Host Lauren Ober; NBC4 Reporter Mark Segraves; Univision Washington Correspondent Fernando Pizzaro, and many others!

The day concluded with words of advice from some long-time veteran broadcasters—including WRC anchor Wendy Reiger.

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