Dr. Jerry Goodwin
Illustration The Oklahoma Eagle
Tulsa Community College and its student newspaper, TCC Connection, is partnering with the National Association of Black Journalists – Tulsa Chapter to host “Meet the Press Day” on Dec. 9. The half-day program will include three workshops featuring publishers, editors, and media leaders from leading publications and non-profit organizations. The topics will range from media literacy, diverse voices in the media to how to get news in the news.
The program will be held at the Center for Creativity, 910 S. Boston Ave., at TCC Metro Campus on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. See “Meet the Press Day” on Eventbrite for free registration information.
The workshops are the following: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Media Literacy: Crafting Your Digital Narrative in the Age of Information, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Diverse Voices in the Paint: BIPOC communities collaborating to better tell our stories, and 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – How to Get Your News in the News?
Media Literacy will be led by Charity Barton, director of College Engagement at the University of Tulsa and a certified TEDx speaker. She will dive deep into the impact of media and discover the transformative power of media literacy. Explore how your relationship with media shapes your identity and learn to navigate the digital landscape responsibly. Also, learn how to empower yourself to tell your own story by crafting a resilient digital identity.
Diverse Voices in the Paint will include a panel of distinguished journalists and media executives. The panelists in this workshop are the following: Gary Lee, managing editor, The Oklahoma Eagle; Rob Collins, executive director of the Oklahoma Media Center; Angel Ellis, director of Myskoke Media; Eli Grayson, host of African and Indians Table Talk, KBOB Radio; Hermione Malone, vice president for Strategy and Startups, American Journalism Project; and Carlos Moreno, freelance journalist and author. This workshop will share how various communities in the state are working together to inform the public about the news.
How to Get Your News in the News will present leading magazine and newspaper executives. Joining this workshop are Anne Brockman, editor for Tulsa People, Betty Casey, editor for Tulsa Kids, and Nehemiah Frank, founder and editor-in-chief of the Black Wall Street Times. In this workshop, attendees will learn what to include in a press release from editors representing news organizations. What are they looking for when it comes to publicizing your events in their respective publications? Get more advice on developing and preparing an event for news coverage.
The workshops scheduled for the day are the following:
For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Goodwin, firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 595-7086.