We are very excited to announce that Military Veterans in Journalism will host a 10-day video journalism workshop for about 15 military veterans in the early stages of their journalism careers from January 7-16, 2021 in Oxford, Mississippi.
In partnership with the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media and with support from FUJIFILM, this is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most renowned professors in the field. Duy Linh Tu, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University, will be the lead instructor. He's a journalist and documentary filmmaker, focusing on education, science, and social justice.
This course will teach you how to tell stories through video, focusing on the essentials: how to conceive of and structure a story, how to handle a camera, how to use post‐production software, and how to combine audio and video visual components to deliver a story. Prior experience working in video and journalism, defined broadly, is preferable but not necessary. In addition to the video training, we will have several guest speakers throughout the week.
As you know, video is a valuable skill for new journalists to bring to the table as they seek employment. This workshop will set you up for success and give you an edge up on the competition.
All expenses will be paid for the participants, including flights, lodging, food, and rental cars (to cover stories in the area).
Apply now. Deadline to apply is May 17 at 6pm Eastern.
All the best,
MVJ Executive Director
P.S. COVID-19's future impact on bringing people together in the coming months (and years) is still unknown. We will only hold this workshop when it is safe and responsible for us to bring people together. For now, we are moving forward with planning for these dates but the timing may have to shift. One way or the other, it's likely to be held during university breaks.