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DBH 222 [clear filter]
Saturday, November 16

10:30am PST

Copy Editing -- with Humor!
Copy editing is important whether you're a reporter, photographer, editor, multimedia storyteller or student in your first journalism or mass communication class. Thoughtful copy editing helps make all kinds of stories, captions and headlines shine. Let's talk about your favorite -- and most frustrating -- experiences with copy editing. How to improve? How to combat auto-correct on our devices? How can we more effectively learn AP style? Hypothetically, how might you feel if you spotted a snafu after your work was already coffee edited? We will tackle editing and profreading exercises to learn from each other. See what happens when coy editing is inconsistent. Oops!

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Lydia Lum

Freelance, Freelance
Lydia Lum has taught journalism classes at Foothill College and San Francisco State University. A former board member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Lydia earned her master's in mass communication in May 2021. She is an award-winning journalist who has had full-time... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 222

11:45am PST

Covering Police: Truth-telling vs. Biases and Personal Agendas
On both sides, getting the facts right is always essential. Giving each side a chance to do their job, and meet very demanding job expectations can result in  predictably tense, stressful, and sometimes hostile interactions. Understanding the public expects professional accountability from both journalists and police is essential. Relying on professional critical thinking, and mutual respect for each other's job can, over time build up trust, and work to defuse tensions and conflicts.that predictably arise between police and the news media.

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Andrew Watson

Officer, San Jose Police Department
Andrew Watson is currently a member of the San Jose Police Department who works on community outreach, and recruiting talented individuals from Bay Area diverse cultural communities. Officer Watson was seriously injured on the job while performing his police duties, and talks candidly... Read More →
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Robert Rucker

Digital Television Productions Coordinator, San Jose State University
Bob Rucker has been a journalism professor at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. He is a former Director of the SJSU Journalism School, has worked as the CNN Correspondent in San Francisco, a weekend news anchor and medical reporter in Philadelphia, PA, a national news... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 222

2:30pm PST

Arts Journalism
From the nuts and bolts of writing reviews to the opportunities for covering the news of the burgeoning entertainment industry.

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Scott Fosdick

San Jose State University
Scott FScott Fosdick worked as a drama critic and/or entertainment editor in Chicago, New Jersey, and Baltimore before earning his doctorate in theater at Northwestern University. His articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including American Theatre, Stagebill... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 222

3:45pm PST

Watch Your Language
Wheelchair-bound. Same-sex marriage. All Lives Matter. It's easy for campus media to offend people, even when they're trying to be more inclusive in their coverage. In this interactive session the editor of The Diversity Style Guide will help you write with accuracy and sensitivity about a diverse world.

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Rachele Kanigel

Associate Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where she teaches media entrepreneurship classes and advises the student newspaper. She is the author of the Student Newspaper Survival Guide.

Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 222
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