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YUH 124 [clear filter]
Saturday, November 16

9:00am PST

Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to JACC and keynote introduction

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Judy Menezes

JACC Faculty President, College of the Sequoias
Professor of JournalismStudent news media adviserCollege of the SequoiasVisalia, California@HeyJudeCOS

Saturday November 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am PST
YUH 124

9:15am PST

Keynote: Tell the Story; Don't Chase the News
Nearly seven years ago and freshly out of college, Alexander Shebanow undertook directing his first feature-length documentary. What was originally planned to be a two-year project on the student loan debt crisis, Fail State took on a life of its own when Alex and his team uncovered a massive predatory for-profit college industry in American higher education. In his keynote address, Alex discusses his journey making Fail State, what it was like crafting a political exposé in his mid-20s, what he learned about documentary filmmaking, and his drive to make a film that would do justice by the victims of predatory for-profit colleges.

NOTE: The keynote will be the contest material for the News Writing, Editorial Cartoon and Opinion Writing Contests (see schedule).

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Alex Shebanow

Alexander Shebanow is an award-winning filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2013, he began work on his directorial debut feature, Fail State, an expansive documentary exposé on predatory for-profit colleges and worsening inequality in American higher education. Executive... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
YUH 124

1:15pm PST

Movie: "Fail State"
Producer Alex Shebanow will show excerpts from his award-winning documentary "Fail State"

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
YUH 124

5:00pm PST

Closing and Award Ceremony
Saturday November 16, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
YUH 124
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