Hands-on training for would-be broadcasters offered at NAHJ workshop -- November 2010


Ever wonder what it takes to do Stand ups? What it takes to get that broadcast voice that video news journalists have? 

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists - UA Student Chapter is hosting a Voice Coaching and Stand Ups workshop just for you on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 340. It's the second of three workshop series by NAHJ will bring to you professionals who can help you with both!

Brandon Gunnoe, KVOA morning news anchor, will be on hand to give pointers and have scripts to help you with your stand ups.

Professor James C. Mitchell, with his more than 20 years of broadcast news experience, will be on hand to provide script-reading exercises and critiques for how to train your voice for TV news! 

Background on our guests:
Paul Birmingham is a news director for News Talk 790 KNST and an assignment editor for KOLD News 13. He has worked in broadcast journalism for more than a decade and is a graduate of the UA. He is a two-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and won numerous Associated Press awards for his live reporting and use of sound in radio broadcasting.

Brandon Gunnoe is an anchor for News 4's Tucson Today and News 4 at Noon. He started at KVOA in June 2010. He is thrilled to be living in Southern Arizona with its beautiful mountains and sunny weather.

He comes to us from Fort Myers, FL, where he was a weekend anchor and reporter for the past 4 years. Before that he was a reporter for the NBC affilliate in Huntington, WV, for 5 years. Brandon is a proud father of a 10-year-old son named Gabriel. Gabe says he is ready for Dad to get a truck and go camping. Brandon says he is very excited to do everything that is Southern Arizona. From hiking to camping, biking to running, he is looking forward to doing it all. So if you see someone in the mountains that looks lost or like he has no idea what he's doing, please help him. It's probably Brandon.

Brandon will also be taking over our Restaurant Report Card franchise as well as Tuesday's Tech Tips. So if you have a story idea or just want to say hi you can email him at bgunnoe@kvoa.com. Also, don't forget to follow him on Twitter attwitter.com/Brandon_Gunnoe and friend him on Facebook.

James C. Mitchell, J.D., is an assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona School of Journalism with more than 10 years of experience in journalism academia.  Before going into teaching, Mitchell spent 27 years as a broadcast journalist as anchor, producer, reporter, and news director. He has anchored and produced for news stations all over the country, including KABC-TV, Los Angeles (1969 - 1971); WCBS-TV, New York (1971 - 1972); WBEN-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. (1973 - 1976); WHAS-TV in Louisville, Ky (1976 - 1988), and many more. Mitchell has also practiced as an attorney, serving as the deputy county attorney for Mohave County, Ariz. and written and published two mystery novels. His research focused on broadcast journalism and media law.

NAHJ-UA Broadcast Training Workshop: Creating & Critiquing Resume Reels

November 18, 2010 • Thursday • Rm. 340
Participation Fee: $10

Graduating and wanting to go into broadcast news? Have you started thinking about your resume tapes? 

Come to the FINAL workshop of the semester hosted by NAHJ-UA Student Chapter! 

NAHJ-UA will host Sarah Davis, an executive producer at KVOA, and other professionals who will give you pointers about what they look for in resume reels. 

The workshop will cover how to package yourself as a viable candidate for ANY newsroom in the country, using what YOU already have OR what you can get out of the broadcast journalism classes offered at our School of Journalism.  Sarah Davis is currently an executive producer at KVOA News 4. She has been with KVOA for the last five years. She also serves as the Content Management Center supervisor (like a newsroom manager).  Sarah interviews and hires the interns for KVOA, many of you may have met her at the internship fair in October. Sarah graduated with a broadcast journalism degree and attended both the University of Arizona Department (now School) of Journalism.  She also served as the managing editor for Arizona Foothills Magazine. Other Speakers TBA Soon

For more information, e-mail John deDios. Please put "Student Clubs" in the subject line.

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