October 18, 2013
Department of Communication Studies
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

 

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Overtake the Competition

Introduction

The electronic media industry is a competitive business. Employers want new hires who can immediately provide value in today’s economically-challenged environment.

In its nineth year, UNI’s Fast Forward Electronic Media Workshop continues to bring working professionals to college students, simply to help broadcast students learn how to get ahead in their careers. Students pick the workshops they want to attend and hear industry experts discuss the best practices that helped them control and further their broadcast careers. Whether it is video production, editing, radio or TV journalism, Fast Forward gives you ideas and insight to understand the fast-changing broadcast industry.

Approximately 150 people (students + speakers) participated in the 2012 workshop. Fast Forward is endorsed by the Iowa Broadcasters Association. It also provides funds to cover registration costs for all attendees. Past speakers have included Mark Steines from Entertainment Tonight; Mary Quass, President CEO at NRG Media; Krista Voda, a pit reporter for NASCAR on the Fox network; Liz Mathis, former Anchor/Reporter/Producer (at KWWL an KCRG); Gary Dolphin, Play-by-Play Announcer for Football and Men's Basketball, University of Iowa; and Gary Rima, Play-by-Play Announcer, UNI Football and Basketball.

If you have questions about the workshop, contact Dr. Ronnie Bankston at Ronnie.Bankston@uni.edu.

 

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