A Nice Day at the University of Arkansas at Monticello

The music hall at UA Monticello

The music hall at UA Monticello

It was a great day to take a drive to southeast Arkansas and speak to journalism students attending the Arkansas College Media Advisors conference at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Thanks to Dr. Ronald Sitton at the School of Arts and Humanities for inviting me to talk about print and broadcasting journalism and how it’s all coming together on the Web.

Also on the day’s roster: Kelly Kissel, new editor for the Associated Press in Arkansas, who talked about breaking news online; Arkansas Free Press editor and publisher Dotty Oliver, who talked desktop publishing and multimedia; activist and former gubernatorial candidate Rod Bryan, who spoke on covering and influencing state government via his various Web initiatives, including the Arkansas Conservation Alliance and Anthro.tv; and news photographer Liberty Parks (a former Arkansas Business intern), who talked about photography in a wired world.

And there was much more — too much, in fact, to list here. Hopefully, students got a sense of the possibilities that exist in journalism, despite all the gloom and doom of layoffs, newspaper cutbacks and closings and general uncertainty about the future of what we do.

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2 Responses

  1. […] We drove to Monticello, made a speech and took in the sights in southeast Arkansas. Also: More radio, this time with Neal Gladner in Hot Springs. […]

  2. […] We drove to Monticello, made a speech and took in the sights in southeast Arkansas. Also: More radio, this time with Neal Gladner in Hot Springs. Also […]

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