In response to demand, the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute will expand its fee-based training programs next year in Nashville, Tenn., and offer at least five multimedia boot camps for journalism educators and professionals.
Registration is available immediately and on a first-come, first-served basis for all classes scheduled in 2010. However, the January and February classes already are starting to fill.
The multimedia training is tailored for journalists but open to anyone with an interest in multimedia storytelling, regardless of the individual’s background.
For an additional charge, successful participants can earn 3 college credits. The courses are accredited by the Media Studies Department of Belmont University, which awards the credits.
MULTIMEDIA CLASSES IN 2010:
• Advanced Multimedia Boot Camp: Jan. 6-10, 2010. To apply for this class, registrants must have basic proficiency in multimedia storytelling through audio, still photography and video. Past participants in Freedom Forum multimedia training are strongly encouraged to sign up.
• Multimedia Boot Camp: Feb. 24-28, 2010
• Multimedia Boot Camp: Aug. 2-6, 2010
• Multimedia Boot Camp: Aug. 11-15, 2010
• Multimedia Boot Camp: Nov. 17-21, 2010
Journalism educators, professionals, students and others can develop and hone their skills in audio, photo and video storytelling at the boot camps.
Tuition is $850, payable in advance. Low-cost housing at Extended Stay/Vanderbilt is available for an additional $71.40 per night. Registrations for the February boot camp will be accepted until Feb. 3, but will be cut off as soon as classroom capacity is reached.
**For alums of the Chips Quinn Scholars program:
The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute is starting the year off by offering an advanced Multimedia Boot Camp, Jan. 6-10, 2010, at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The Freedom Forum will cover travel and hotel costs for interested and qualified alums. Registrants or their employers need only pay the $850 tuition fee.
Tuition is payable in advance. Interested candidates must have basic proficiency in multimedia storytelling through audio, still photography and video.
Past participants in Freedom Forum multimedia training are strongly encouraged to sign up.
There are only a limited number of seats available so don’t delay!