The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will hold a four-day workshop on digital storytelling designed to teach participants the principles and techniques of compelling storytelling, as well as the technical skills to produce multimedia/video stories using a camera and computer. Designed for educators, business professionals and students who want to develop storytelling for journalistic, business or marketing endeavors, the workshop will be held the week of June 24, 2013, in Weimer Hall on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
The workshop will cover 1) the fundamentals of digital video shooting, shot selection and computer editing and 2) the principles of story structure, information-gathering, interviewing and storytelling techniques used in various mediums.
The four-day course is $795. Enrollment is limited.
Ted Spiker, a former articles editor at Men’s Health magazine who has written hundreds of magazine stories and co-authored more than a dozen books, will teach storytelling principles. The visual storytelling and digital editing portion of the workshop will be led by film director, cinematographer and three-time Emmy Award nominee Tim Sorel. Both Spiker and Sorel are professors in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.
In this hands-on course, participants will sharpen their video skills, develop their visual storytelling skills, and organize and execute a multimedia story.
Topics covered in the four-day workshop
Developing voice as a storyteller
Computer editing using Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Suite 6
Visual storytelling principles
Effective sequencing of pictures and video
Audio editing principles and practices
Text and graphics
As a student in the Digital Storytelling Workshop, your day will be split into two sections. You will spend half of your day on creation, organization and techniques of storytelling principles. The other part of your day will be spent learning visual presentation techniques and software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe Production Suite applications.
Bonus: Upon registration, students may submit sample work for individual and/or in-class critique. Submit either a piece of writing (no more than 1,500 words) or a multimedia story for feedback. Submit your work to email@example.com and indicate that you are registered for the workshop. Include any pertinent context, such as your market for publication or writing/storytelling goals of the piece.
Sarab Kohhar and Harold Burson, founding Chairman of Burson-Marsteller.
Congratulations to UF public relations doctoral student Sarabdeep Kochhar for being named the recipient of the 2013 Public Relations Society of America Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations. She received the award at the PRSA Foundation dinner in New York City in April.
The scholarship was created to encourage graduate public relations students to pursue careers in corporate public relations, with the goal of making the public relations function more essential to the successful achievement of corporate goals consistent with the public interest, the precepts of sound business and the needs of key stakeholders.
“Sarab has been my teaching assistant, research assistant, and co-author in conference papers and publications,” said Interim Public Relations Department Chair Juan-Carlos Molleda. “She has been very successful and productive as a doctoral student and I am confident she will be a very attractive candidate for opportunities in the communications and higher education fields.”
The scholarship is named in honor of Chester Burger, one of the pre-eminent leaders in the public relations profession who helped shape the discipline of public relations counseling. He died in 2011.
Kochhar’s research focuses on international public relations, business strategy, and business diplomacy.
“I have presented my work at leading communication and public relations conferences nationally and internationally, written book chapters, and am now co-authoring a book with Public Relations Interim Chair Juan-Carlos Molleda,” said Kohhar. “After I graduate in Spring 2014, I would like to conduct research in the academia and industry.”
I began Sunday, May 11, with my first jog since coming here. I ran from the hotel to the botanical gardens, where I ran into a Mother’s Day road race. The hundreds of runners were using the only path, so I joined in for a few kilometers before finding a side path to finish my run.
After breakfast, I went to church at a neighborhood Anglican church a few blocks from our hotel. The service was closer to American Episcopalian than to English Anglican but still familiar. The church provides meaningful service to the marginalized in the neighborhood. Ir must rely on a relatively small cadre of dedicated volunteers, for only about 40 people were in church.
Welcome back to the college for another exciting summer here at the CJC. While most think of the University of Florida during the summer as a time to easily park and get dinner reservations, we are hard at work at the CJC gearing up for another academic year. We’ll be keeping you updated on our students down under in Australia, showing you our next generation of CJC’ers at the Summer Journalism Institute and keeping our industry professionals finely tuned at professor Tim Sorel’s Digital Storytelling Workshop.
And don’t forget to check out our job/internship page for the summer to keep informed of the latest opening.
Please feel free to send us your summer updates, internships, stories or photos to Steve, and we’ll be sure to share them with the college.
Follow our students as they study abroad this summer in Australia. They are currently exploring Sydney. Professor Norm Lewis will be updating his website with photos throughout the trip. You can also follow some of our students blogging from down under.
Be ready to join us next year as we travel to beautiful Paris and amazing London in May of 2014. To get all the news and announcements for the trip, just fill out this short (no obligation) form:
WEAR, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida, has an immediate opening for a Social Media Producer. The person we are seeking must have solid news judgment, news broadcast writing experience, news video editing experience, and the capability to use computers and keyboards on a daily basis. Must be flexible and be able to work evenings/weekends.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment
Communications Job / UF Office of Admissions
Student employee needed to join the communications office for the UF Office of Admissions and be part of the print/web/social marketing communications team to design messages and visual campaigns for prospective and current students. Ideal candidate will possess knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, web design using WordPress or compatible, experience in Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and blogging, excellent oral and written communications, and professional demeanor. This office manages the design of numerous print campaigns, six websites, and social marketing. Hours are flexible. Submit name, contact information, availability, and brief outline of how your skills can help meet our needs to Renee Buchanan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-294-0922. UF students may be hired as OPS employees if registered at UF and work hours are limited to no more than 20 hours per week.
Paid photography/web positions available at UF Law
Paid part-time photographer position available
The UF Law Communications Office is seeking a photographer for a paid summer position. This fun and flexible OPS position requires superb photography and good Photoshop skills, strong organizational and photo editing abilities, reliability, and the ability to work quickly and well as a member of a productive team. Good writing, InDesign and PowerPoint skills a plus. Up to 30 hours/week during the summer with flexible scheduling. Send resume, references, photo samples and layout samples to Rick Goldstein at Goldstein@law.ufl.edu or 244 Bruton-Geer Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.
Paid part-time Web developer position available
The Communications Office invites you to join its award-winning team and help with projects related to the college’s extensive website and other digital communications projects. Strong writing and web design skills and experience with HTML, CSS, and image editing software required. Experience with WordPress a plus. Candidates must be highly reliable, organized and able to work well with others. Employment will be for 10 – 20 hours per week with very flexible scheduling. Send resume and links to samples of websites/digital work (if available) to Online Communications Coordinator James Ayres at email@example.com. You may also call 352-273-0650, or come by the Levin College of law Communications Office, 244 Bruton-Geer Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Morning Traffic Reporter / WFTX-TV
We are looking for a high energy and charismatic personality to provide memorable moments for our morning newscast. Candidate must have outstanding on-air presentation and delivery; strong work organization; excellent written and verbal communication skills required; strong problem solving abilities; high work ethics and standards; ability to meet deadlines and detail orientation; work well with others to develop and execute compelling news coverage.
Producing live traffic updates, anchor feature segments, work with producers to execute news segments; news reporting, shooting, editing and writing; other duties assigned by manager.
Only those candidates sending a cover letter, résumé, DVD or video link will be considered. No calls please. Send cover letter, résumé and non-returnable tape to:
Eric Maze, News Director
Journal Broadcast Group
621 S.W. Pine Island Rd.
Cape Coral, FL 33991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Student employee needed to join the communications office for theUF Office of Admissions and be part of the print/web/social marketing communications team to design messages and visual campaigns for prospective and current students. Ideal candidate will possess knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, web design using WordPress or compatible, experience in Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and blogging, excellent oral and written communications, and professional demeanor. This office manages the design of numerous print campaigns, six websites, and social marketing. Hours are flexible. Submit name, contact information, availability, and brief outline of how your skills can help meet our needs to Renee Buchanan, email@example.com, 352-294-0922. UF students may be hired as OPS employees if registered at UF and work hours are limited to no more than 20 hours per week.
Congratulations to the University of Florida’s Bateman team for its honorable mention finish at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s 2013 Bateman Case Study competition.
The team included 2013 public relations graduates Evily Giannopoulos, Alex Curbelo, Kelsey Albina, Claire Miller, and Karla Cobreiro; Public Relations Lecturer Deanna Pelfrey, APR, PRSA Fellow, faculty adviser; and Craig Dezern, Vice President of Global Communications, Walt Disney World Corporation, professional adviser.
The goals of the 2013 Bateman competition were to increase awareness among children, teens, parents and other key audiences of the serious short- and long-term consequences of youth bullying, and inform these audiences of the steps they can take to help prevent and report bullying.
There were 68 entries this year. Of these submissions, 15 entries received honorable mention and three were chosen as finalists.
UF’s entry, “Spot It . . . Stop It!” will continue in the Alachua County School System, Interface Youth Center and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.
UF’s teams have a long history of competing successfully in PRSSA’s Bateman Case Study competition, winning for the first time in 1983. UF also won in 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2011. UF has won more competitions than any other university.
First established as the National Case Study in 1973, and later renamed to honor the late Carroll J. Bateman, APR, the competition challenges teams of students to research, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive public relations campaign.
Congratulations to Steven Gallo who has been selected to compete in the television news category in the 2013 Hearst Journalism Awards Program next month in San Francisco. Steven joins Alex Orlandowho was informed earlier this month that he had qualified for the finals in the Hearst writing competition.
Finalists in five categories will gather in San Francisco June 3-7 to compete for additional scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. This is the second year in a row that our College has sent two students to the finals. Last year, Steven won the radio news competition and Jon Silman, JM 2012, took first place in the writing competition.
Steven will graduate this weekend and start in our graduate program this fall. Alex is currently an intern at the Tampa Bay Times.
Exactech – Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech develops and markets orthopaedic implant devices, related surgical instruments and biologic materials and services to hospitals and physicians. The company manufactures many of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville facility.
Marketing Communications INTERN
(paid internships, part-time 15-20 hours weekly)
Assist with patient education/practice marketing initiatives, including:
Writing brochure, advertising and website copy for surgeon customers
Coordinating and writing patient testimonials
Researching seminar locations, advertising opportunities and direct mail options
Preparing ads/fliers for seminars
Updating web materials
Assembling patient education kits and prepping for seminars
Electronic Communications – INTERN
(Paid part-time 15-20 hours weekly)
Provides technical support for Exactech’s sales, marketing and corporate communication goals.
Duties and Responsibilities (Key Deliverables):
Provides production support and development assistance for print and electronic communications in accordance with and in support of corporate graphic standards.
Maintains Art Library. Performs job-closing procedures for projects produced by in-house and contracted designers.
Provides production and design assistance for in-house production of brochures, videos, websites, presentations, newsletters and other materials related to the company, its products and services.
Works with internal resources to update content for Exactech websites and apps.
Contributes to social media content updates.
Implements projects as directed for websites and other electronic communication.
Assists and supports other employees, teams and sales personnel as necessary.