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I just got back being on of the photography coaches for Syracuse University’s The Fall Workshop in Auburn, NY. What an amazingly fun, inspiring time!
The fall workshop program was started by Mark Dolan many years ago as a way for photography students to explore their community and network with past alumni who are working photographers and editors. With generous support from Kodak and Nikon, the students get real world experience with very talented mentors.
The workshop has grown, under the guidance of Bruce Strong and David Sutherland and the faculty of Newhouse, to incorporate video, multimedia, film, radio, television and military photojournalism students. There were over 30 coaches from all over the world who came in to help as coaches and mentors and help the students improve their storytelling. These bright, talented students were positively tireless (note: I didn’t say “tired” which is also true).
The audio slideshows and videos are available online through the Newhouse Vimeo page here. Scroll through the whole bunch and see the amazing work produced! You will be overwhelmed that these were done in just under 48 hours.
For all you professors out there who would like to start a program like this but don’t know how, I’d suggest contacting Mark Dolan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Southern Illinois University or Bruce Strong (email@example.com) at Syracuse University. This type of workshop program can bond your students together, create a wonderful collaborative environment and help keep your alumni fired up about their experiences with your school.
Well done to all the photographers, videographers, audio techs and website builders for this weekend’s amazing event! Momenta Workshops and I are honored and proud to be a part of this over the years and watch it grow. See all you students in 2011!
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Assistant/Associate Professor – Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
The Newspaper Department at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University seeks an experienced journalist with strong multimedia skills to join a department committed to preserving core journalistic competencies while teaching students to tell stories in online media. Work in the school’s new Collaborative Media Room, and teach many of our 400 undergraduate and graduate students in the Newspaper and Magazine print majors to deliver content interactively and using multiple media.
Qualifications: At least 10 years of experience in the news environment, with a strong reporting and writing resume and facility with still and video capture and editing and/or interactive and database reporting. You must submit a portfolio that demonstrates your hands-on storytelling talent for multiple platforms.
Master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Tenure-track position at associate or assistant professor level. Previous teaching experience is not required, but you must show potential in the classroom. Expect to teach traditional reporting and writing for print as well as for online delivery, and to also work with some of our broadcast professors and students. You should be able to play a significant role in our new visual storytelling class being prepared as a requirement for incoming freshmen in every one of our eight majors.
The school is launching a content-managed, student-produced Web site in 2009, and it is a participant in the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, with a requirement to teach five classes per year and to pursue a research-creative agenda — preferably related to manufacture and delivery of news and information online.
The Newhouse School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and especially welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Review of applications begins November 2008. Start: August 2009.
How to Apply: Candidates should visit http://www.sujobopps.com to read the detailed faculty postings and apply electronically. All positions require a cover letter, CV or resume and a list of four professional references.
If you have any questions about the opening please contact Steve Davis, chair, Newspaper Department at:
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