FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2018

 

2018 DJNF | WKU Digital Workshop Product
for Professors in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

BOWLING GREEN, KY— March 12, 2018 — The Dow Jones News Fund and the WKU School
of Journalism & Broadcasting will hold the 10th Digital Workshop for faculty from historically
black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

 


WORKSHOP DATES

The digital workshop, for 10 HBCU faculty from across the country, will be held July 22-28, 2018, in
the WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting. The deadline, for applying to the workshop, is
Monday, June 4, 2018. The application is here.

 

WORKSHOP IMPACT

“We’re very proud of the evaluations from the workshop,” said WKU professor Pam Johnson, Ph.D.
“We teach the basics and the latest digital skills to the professors, who then teach the skills to their
students.”

Skills, that will be taught in the 2018 workshop, are based upon the research about digital trends
and the self-rating digital skills survey the professors take:

  •  Storytelling Planning with Dr. Pam Johnson 
  •  Digital Writing with Dr. Pam Johnson 
  •  Video Storytelling and Editing Basics with Ron DeMarse 
  •  Podcast Basics with Ron DeMarse 
  •  Web Design Basics with Nancie Dodge 
  •  Photo-Editing with Nancie Dodge 
  •  Data Visualization with Google with Kara Williams Glenn 
  •  Graphic Design Basics with Kara Williams Glenn 
  •  Social Media Basics with Kara Williams Glenn


Professors work in teams of three or four and produce a comprehensive website in a week.
The professors also sign a pledge to coach their students about how to apply for a DJNF
Student Internship. Students in the program attend paid summer internships at major news
outlets.

 

WORKSHOP PARTNERSHIP

Funds for the workshop are from a grant from the Dow Jones News Fund, Linda Shockley is
manager of the DJNF. Digital equipment and computer labs are provided by the WKU School of
Journalism & Broadcasting.

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For more information, press only:

Kara Williams Glenn
(270) 745-8750
kara.williamsglenn@wku.edu