Face Time with the Pros

Journalists in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC region share inside tips to help students and young professionals land that first/next job. Face Time with the Pros is a collection of seminars designed to help students learn how to be better storytellers, perform on camera, and find out what hiring managers are really looking for. This three-night virtual event includes a variety of seminars each evening from 7 to 9 PM Eastern. The best part: it’s FREE but you need to register to be included.

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Tuesday, March 2nd from 7-9 PM EST

7:00-7:55 PM     Realities of the News Industry

  • Overview of changes in the Industry
  • Being a good newsroom citizen will get you everywhere!
  • The REAL world of journalism, the pros and cons: benefits and challenges

8:00-8:55 PM     How to get the story: insider tips

  • How to find story ideas and build contacts and effectively pitch your ideas
  • Who to interview and why video is essential for all platforms
  • How to be a true storyteller: why writing counts

Wednesday, March 3rd from 7-9 PM EST

7:00-7:55 PM     Producing a Documentary

  • How to start
  • Elements needed
  • How to get viewership

8:00-8:55 PM     How to be effective on other platforms: from Podcasts to Social Media

  • How to build followers
  • How to create content that gets traction
  • How to cross promote so it helps the Newsroom

Thursday, March 4th from 7-9 PM EST

7:00-7:55 PM      Performance on Camera

  • Standups
  • Live shots
  • Safety (tips during COVID, riots, etc.)

8:00-8:55 PM      Who is hiring and how to get that first job

  • Tips and tricks from hiring managers
  • Expectations in the first job and the necessity to be multi skilled

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