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2017 NSU Multimedia Conference coming Jan. 28

Features leading local media professionals

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the 2017 NSU Multimedia Conference will bring various media professionals to NSU’s main campus for a series of presentations and workshops providing opportunities for high school, community college and NSU students to develop professionally. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in NSU’s Carl DeSantis Building and will feature more than 40 sessions on topics related to multimedia, as well as an internship fair and a media panel.

Multimedia Conference

"Michelle Manley, director of Student Media, and I organize this conference each year, so that students can learn from and network with media professionals,” said Megan Fitzgerald, Ph.D., associate professor of communication for NSU’s Department of Writing and Communication. “It's an incredible opportunity for students to gain insights into, not only what it's like to work in the field, but industry trends, too."

The day-long event kicks off with sessions starting at 9 a.m. Sessions run until 3 p.m. and feature a variety of media-related topics, including print journalism, broadcast, film, writing and editing, telling the multimedia story, leadership, improving on-air performance, radio’s place in the new media environment, finding internships and employment in the field, and more. Past session presenters include representatives from NBC, WSVN, CBS, CNN, the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, 99 JAMZ, Ocean Drive Magazine, Venice Magazine and other local media affiliates.

An internship fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature local media outlets seeking students with skills and an interest in the field.

“The Multimedia Conference is not only a great opportunity for students to network and exchange ideas with media professionals but also provides us a chance to show off our talented students,” said Michelle Manley, director of Student Media at NSU.

The media panel will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and will offer students the opportunity to learn how some of South Florida’s leading local professionals made it in the business. Presenters are varied to represent many areas of the communication field, including public relations and social media. Past panelists include Gregory Lee, executive sports editor for the Sun Sentinel; Felisha Monet, 99 JAMZ on-air talent; and Tommy Hutton, Miami Marlins television analyst and former professional baseball player.

During the conference, NSU’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA), will also hold its induction ceremony.

Registration for the conference is $10 and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost for NSU students to attend. The deadline to register is Jan. 23, 2017.

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