We have just finalized our speakers and panelists for this weekends event. We have also received confirmation that every major TV station in the South Florida Market will be in attendance, all three major newspapers, Fort Myers TV stations, and more! Open to every and anyone! Please spread the word and RSVP on Eventbrite (Price will go up later this week).
HOW TO BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
This workshop is your traditional “How to land a job after college” discussion, but much more focused on you. Whether you’re a junior in college or stumbling through that first full-time position, our panelists will explain step-by-step what you should be doing to score a job or position yourself for a new position elsewhere. We break down the discussion into strategies for aspiring print, television, radio, web or photo/video journalists. We’ll devote plenty of time to answering questions about your career, so come prepared. We’ll also leave extra time after the discussion for the audience to have one-on-one conversations with the panelists.
Host: Dexter Bridgeman, MIA Magazine
Rosa Flores, CNN Miami Bureau
Daryl Forges, NBC 6 News Reporter
Stichez, 103.5 The Beat Personality
Chelsea Sellars, WSVN Writer/Producer
COVERING MASS SHOOTINGS 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
While the United States has only about 5% of the world’s population, our country has more than 30% of reported mass shootings. And South Florida has been home to several Mass Shootings including the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting and the Parkland shooting.The deadliest shooting in 2016 occurred at the Pulse nightclub of Orlando (49 killed), which followed by less than ten years the Virginia Tech massacre (32 killed), and the Sandy Hook shooting (27 killed). So what is it like covering these stories? Why do these shootings keep happening? How do reporters cover these stories objectively and not become emotionally attached. We will tackle these questions and more with a local reporters who have covered these horrific tragedies.
Host: Rick Christie, Palm Beach Post, Editor of the Editorial Page
Neki Mohan, WPLG Anchor/Reporter
Lance Dixon, New Tropic Reporter
Lulu Ramadan, Palm Beach Post Reporter
Tania Francois, WFOR assignment desk
Keynote Speaker: Jawan Strader, NBC6 Anchor and Host of "Voices"