The South Florida Black Journalists Association is hosting its second annual Media Career Fair. The event will take place Saturday, April 28th at Broward College West Miramar Campus from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Local media outlets will be present and ready to hire new talent. Along with hiring companies, the Media Career Fair will feature panel discussions from professionals in the industry. Registration is $10 in advance, $15 the day of. Free for all students with valid college ID and email who rsvp in advance. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. Below is the schedule. SFBJA is offering resume critiques for the fair. You have until Friday April 20th to send your material for critiquing. Click here to send your resume. Click here to register for the media career fair
10 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m. – Jawan Strader, NBC6 Anchor, Keynote Speaker
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Media Career Fair, Room #1
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Room #2
HOW TO BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
This workshop is your traditional “How to land a job after college” discussion, but much more focused on you. Whether you’re a junior in college or stumbling through that first full-time position, our panelists will explain step-by-step what you should be doing to score a job or position yourself for a new position elsewhere. We break down the discussion into strategies for aspiring print, television, radio, web or photo/video journalists. We’ll devote plenty of time to answering questions about your career, so come prepared. We’ll also leave extra time after the discussion for the audience to have one-on-one conversations with the panelists.
Host: Dexter Bridgeman, MIA Magazine
Daryl Forges, NBC 6 News Reporter
Chelsea Sellars, WSVN Writer
Stichez, 103.5 The Beat personality
Rosa Flores, CNN Miami Bureau
COVERING MASS SHOOTINGS 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
While the United States has only about 5% of the world’s population, our country has more than 30% of reported mass shootings. And South Florida has been home to several Mass Shootings including the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting and the Parkland shooting.The deadliest shooting in 2016 occurred at the Pulse nightclub of Orlando (49 killed), which followed by less than ten years the Virginia Tech massacre (32 killed), and the Sandy Hook shooting (27 killed). So what is it like covering these stories? Why do these shootings keep happening? How do reporters cover these stories objectively and not become emotionally attached. We will tackle these questions and more with a local reporters who have covered these horrific tragedies.
Host: Rick Christie, Palm Beach Post, Editor of the Editorial Page
Lance Dixon, New Tropic reporter
Tania Francois, WFOR assignment desk
Lulu Ramadan, Palm Beach Post reporter
LIFE THROUGH MY LENS 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
South Florida brings celebrities and national events year round. Only a few photographers get the privilege to shoot these moments and get the pictures published in the big name outlets. Learn from three individuals who can share how you can get those opportunities and how you can transition photography from part time to full time.
Host: Clayton Gutzmore, Freelance Journalist
Thaddaeus McAdams, Exclusive Access,
Gregory Reed, Gregory Reed Photography
Adrian Freeman, Afreeman photography