Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Georgia's Got Ethnic Media on its Mind

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Someone once said that the most creative solutions resolve three problems at once. A recent program hosted by the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Athens – in partnership with New American Media - is proof positive.

Trying to tackle seemingly disparate issues – making the campus a more inviting environment for prospective students of color, establishing ties between the journalism school and the surrounding community and providing useful training for ethnic journalists – led to an innovative idea: an Ethnic Media Family Weekend. The strategy is simple: Publishers and editors of the area’s burgeoning ethnic media are invited to campus for a weekend of high-quality workshops on topics ranging from the importance of getting online and how to create inexpensive new media slide shows to investigative reporting and coverage of health issues. Taking the idea a step further, the families of these same ethnic media leaders were invited to attend these same training sessions or to participate in campus tours and evening entertainment. Win-win-win.

To learn more about the MTF-funded weekend, which took place Feb. 23-24, visit http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/conferences/2008/Feb/23/ethnic.phtml.

And to see a short video that NAM’s Cliff Parker put together on the event, see

1 Responses to “Georgia's Got Ethnic Media on its Mind”

Patricia Thomas said...
11:29 AM, March 19, 2008

The Ethnic Media Family Weekend was tremendously exciting and fulfilling for everyone who helped organize it. News coverage -- written and photographed by Grady College undergrads -- is available at http://www.grady.uga.edu:16080/resources.php?al1=Resources&al2=Grady%20News&al3=News&page=news2.inc.php|ID=746

Thanks to MTF for making ethnic media weekend possible.

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