Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Conference for students and professionals in media set for Saturday

Does your work or schooling involve working with the media? If so, plan to attend the Chesapeake Conference for Media and Communication presented by the Shreveport Journalism Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Bossier Parish Community College’s Emmett E. Cope Student Service Building.

This educational opportunity is designed to examine the current state of communication and the future of media while providing tips to enhance your skills and build relationships.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $10 for students and $20 for professionals; however, free registration is available for those students receiving college credit for attending.

“I think this is going to be really valuable training for the local professionals and students,” said Kacee Kirschvink of The Shreveport Journalism Foundation and conference coordinator. “We haven’t had this type of conference here in years, and it’s an inexpensive way to get the training without having the expenses of travel…and to get really good knowledge of what’s going on in northwest Louisiana.”

An array of speakers including Randy Bain of KTBS; Mary Nash-Wood with the Shreveport Times; Managing Editor Sean Green of the Bossier Press Tribune and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s Chris Jay will cover topics from journalism going high tech, to freedom of information, to what is news and ethics these days anyway.

A welcome from Gregg Trusty, president of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation and Karen Musgrove, director of Public Relations at BPCC, will kick off the day’s workshops.

Lunch is included and will be provided by Chef Elizabeth Dickson of BPCC. The menu will be stuffed chicken breast with Creole sauce, rice, broccoli, salad, rolls and key lime pie.

Corporate sponsors include Chesapeake Energy, SWEPCO and Bossier Parish Community College. For more information about sponsorships, call (318) 780-7615.

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