JWF Poynter Seminar
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
UBC Robson Square C300
Reporters and editors from across BC got some great tips on multimedia storytelling when Al Tompkins, veteran TV journalist and senior faculty member at the Florida’s Poynter Institute for journalism education, gave two workshops at Robson Square on Nov. 1.
The Jack Webster Foundation-sponsored workshops − One Story Seven Ways, and the 10 Commandments of Video − gave 94 attendees a host of best-practice examples of new tools to enhance news coverage and improve their use of video.
While the JWF has been providing fellowships for BC journalists to attend Poynter programs in St. Petersburg, Fla. since 2006, this is the first time that we have brought the Poynter to BC.
Asked if they found the seminars satisfactory, the attendees said:
About Ten Commandments of Video Session
"Great, well-paced, good examples, clear discussion"
"Engaging examples and useful info"
"I liked how interactive the presentation was with the audience."
"Great seminar. It really helped to see the raw footage of video stories and hear Al explain how certain decisions were made. Thanks!"
About One Story Seven Ways
"Yes, it was very engaging and introduced some new tools that I''m excited to start using."
"It was exceptional. Very engaging and informative"
"It was awesome: very informative, engaging and thoughtful. Al is an excellent speaker"
"Superb! Excellent information and very well presented."
Gillian Shaw of the Vancouver Sun with Mike Bernard, trustees of the Webster Foundation
Webster Foundation chair Scott Macrae welcomes the Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins