See below for a terrific opportunity. Many thanks to Prof. Kent for offering this course, which covers many topics we don’t usually get to cover during the academic year. You have to attend BOTH sessions (the first at Columbia, the second at the AP) in order to participate. Please see instructions below. Only 20 slots are available, first come, first served.
The Modern Newsroom: How It Works… And How to Survive In It
A two-session mini-course led by TOM KENT, deputy managing editor, The Associated Press - and adjunct professor at Columbia J-school.
A special two-class session on how modern newsrooms are organized and how to work most effectively in them. The first session, at Columbia, focuses on how to make the most of your first assignments, managing your time, accomplishing your biggest goals and avoiding some common stumbles. Since you’ll be a boss one day, the course also covers some effective techniques for leadership.
The second session, at the multimedia headquarters of The Associated Press in Manhattan, is a guide to organization of modern newsrooms: breaking down the walls that hinder coordination and multimedia production, the special writing demands of the Web and new ways of carving up work and assignments.
Any student this May is welcome to sign up (all concentrations welcome).
The sessions (you have to attend both) are:
Tuesday, April 25, 7-9 pm at the J-school - room 607a
Tuesday, May 9, 6-8 pm at the AP.
Sign-up info below.
Tom Kent bio: B.A., Yale. With The Associated Press: newsman in Hartford (Conn.), New York, Sydney (Australia) and Moscow; NATO and European Community correspondent, Brussels; chief of operations in Tehran; chief of bureau, Moscow; deputy World Service editor; World Service editor; international editor; deputy managing editor; adjunct professor, Harriman Institute, SIPA; juror, Pulitzer Prizes.
To sign up, please follow these instructions carefully.
If you haven’t registered on this site earlier, follow these instructions to post a comment - in this case, your interest in attending. If you have already registered, just go ahead and log in and indicate your interest, using your full name and Columbia e-mail address.
* To register for this blog (you only have to do this once for all future comments), go to http://deanstudents.blogsome.com/wp-register.php (once you are registered - includes a password being sent to you via e-mail), go to step 2.
* Click on the “Comments” at the bottom of this post and fill in your FULL NAME - first and last - and Columbia e-mail address (just fill it in once, typing in just “N/A” in the URL section if you don’t have a site.
* Please write in that you are able to attend BOTH Kent sessions.
Your name WILL NOT show up there immediately, but will be there when we approve the comment within a few hours.
If more than 20 people RSVP, those 21 and higher will form the wait list for any dropouts. Confirmations will be e-mailed to those who will be attending by the day before the event.
Cheers, Deans Sreenivasan & Huff