1. Saying farewell
The Journalism and Digital Media Academy 2018 concluded with an awards ceremony that recognized the efforts and achievements of students for journalism and media. There were winners for best Instagram photo, video, news article, interviewer and all-around journalist.
John Gibson discussed what went into picking the best video, and Michele spoke on each student’s best qualities. Parents watched a video produced by Jarred Clifton to cap off the week. Each student received a certificate for participating in the camp as mentors said farewell.
2. Finding the human narrative
Throughout the week, students learned a lot about media literacy, the approach to how to find a story and in what ways they can use media to tell it.
Dean Hume, a faculty member who works both at NKU and at Lakota East High School, taught upon those concepts and introduced students to the ways they can connect all these components together to make an effective narrative that will add to their stories.
Hume also reviewed with students the ways to build up their local media clubs and organizations through proactive dialogue with school administrators.
3. Understanding podcasts
Today’s tech lesson, led by Michele Day, Chris Robertson, Shawn McLuckie and Sam Rosenstiel, introduced a new form of storytelling growing in journalism. The rise of podcasting has quickly changed who can interview and who can be interviewed. Podcasts can help shine light on stories about people that major news outlets have the chance to interview.
Both students and mentors shared their favorite podcasts. Students listen to a wide array from comedy podcasts to a Dungeons and Dragons podcast to YouTuber podcasts.