Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism program presents
A Multimedia Workshop
October 21st – 22nd
Topic: The Environment with a Focus on Public Health
Welcome, to Point Park University’s first-ever Environmental Journalism Multimedia Workshop. The two-day workshop will occur at Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. Student participants will work in teams, paired with professional mentors, to produce a multimedia project on a provided story-opportunity.
The completed media projects will be shared at a public presentation, Saturday evening, October 22nd, at the Center for Media Innovation.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
FRIDAY, October 21st
10:30 am: Meet team and professional leader at The Center For Media Innovation.
11am-5:30pm: Students will have the opportunity to connect with one of the following, willing, green-initiative participants to create their multimedia projects. Tentative participants include:
- Allegheny Land Trust: Helping Local People Save Local Land
- Hollow Oak Land Trust: Preserving and Protecting Green Space
- Penn Future: Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
- GASP: Group Against Smog and Pollution
- Friends of the Riverfront: Building safe, clean and accessible riverfront trails
- Garfield Community Farm: Urban, community farming
Venture Outdoors: Outdoor recreation throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania
6-8pm: Speaker series
Rachel Fillipini from GASP, speaking on how data is used to frame and visualize their policy discussions and arguments.
Don Hopey, Board Member on the Society of Environmental Journalists, will join the discussion to answer student questions and make connections.
SATURDAY, October 22nd
10:30 am: Edit! Edit! Edit! Students meet with their groups to put the final touches on projects.
6-8pm: Speaker series and finished projects
Scott Goldsmith, photographer for National Geographic, LIFE, TIME, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and People Magazine, presents his environmental photography work for students.
Finished multimedia projects are presented to the workshop body and discussed.