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Mobile Journalism Workshops

Something Old, Something New
Smartphones change the picture for journalism.

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Learn to be a mobile journalist during this day of workshops and discussions Monday, Feb. 18 at Northern Kentucky University. Here’s a look at the sessions:


Take high-quality photos with your phone
10:30-11:45 a.m., Griffin Hall 240
David Stephenson, photo adviser for UK’s Kentucky Kernel, and Jonathan Palmer, freelance photographer, reveal the secrets of composition and photo editing on a smartphone.

A lunchtime discussion on Instagram
Noon-1:15 p.m., Griffin Hall 240
Debate the ethics of filtering with professional photojournalists, including Cara Owsley of The Cincinnati Enquirer.  Free lunch.

What is mobile journalism?
1:30-2:45 p.m., Griffin Hall 230
Brainstorm the future with Chip Mahaney and David Francois of The E.W. Scripps Co. Mahaney is senior director of local operations for the digital division and Francois is director of mobile operations.

Your phone is a video camera
3 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Griffin Hall 314
Learn audio and shooting technique, along with the best apps for editing and distributing your video with David Stephenson and Jonathan Palmer

NKU Instagram Photojournalism Contest
The Something Old, Something New events will kick off the first NKU Instagram Photojournalism Contest. Shoot photos with the theme Something Old, Something New Feb. 18-25 and share them on Instagram with the hashtag #nkuphoto. The contest is open to NKU students, faculty and staff. Winners will be announced at 10:30 a.m. March 6 in Griffin Hall 240. For more details, see:

These events are sponsored by NKU’s Communication Department, NKU Student Media and NKU’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter.

For more information, contact Michele Day –


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