Students attend storytelling workshop

Three JMC students attended a storytelling workshop featuring Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute at the spring meeting of the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters.

During the workshop, Tompkins showed students how to create videos on their phones, how to create easy social media graphics from their phones and how to craft effective broadcast news stories.

Tompkins, a Fredonia native, attended Murray State University before transferring to Western Kentucky University. His career as a reporter and news director extended from Paducah to Nashville, Tenn. He is now the senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Participating students were Emily Hancock, a sophomore television production major from Bumpous Mills, Tenn.; Allison Laski, a senior television production major from Lexington, Ky., and Ashley Traylor, a sophomore television production major from Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Melony Shemberger and Leigh Wright, assistant professors of journalism, accompanied the students.

Additionally, Wright began her term as a board member for the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters during the meeting.

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Posted on 05 January 2018 by jmcjournal

Categorized | JMC Dept., Students