Wright participates on BEA panels

Leigh Landini Wright, associate professor of journalism, presented two panels and moderated another one at the annual Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April 2018.

Wright moderated the panel “Teaching Beyond the Notebook” which featured Murray State assistant professor Dr. Stephanie Anderson discussing why journalists need training to cover and process traumatic events.

Wright served as a panelist on “Newsroom to Classroom to Newsroom” which discussed how faculty members who once worked in the industry can take those lessons to the classroom and add new lessons from their own summer internship or work experiences.

She was a panelist on “Social Video: From Informing and Enlightenment to Misleading and Deception” and spoke about how artificial intelligence tools can be used in newsrooms.
Besides the panels, Wright was among nine journalism educators selected through a competitive peer review process to present a fast-paced five-minute 20-slide teaching idea.

She presented on how she uses the Adobe Spark Video app in newswriting classes to teach current events and social video.