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