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UNI to host Fast Forward electronic media conference

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Ronnie Bankston, associate professor, communication studies, 319-273-6244, ronnie.bankston@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu 

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Fast Forward: Race Past the Competition," an electronic media workshop that brings together academics and media professionals, will be hosted at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday, Oct. 19, in Lang Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with workshops, lunch, discussion and speakers to follow. The event concludes at 2:45 p.m.

The Fast Forward workshop, in its eighth year, will provide broadcast and electronic media students with training and information from media consultants, reporters, production specialists and news directors. Interactive sessions will be offered in a variety of settings to help media students prepare for their first job.

Gary Dolphin, announcer for football and men's basketball at the University of Iowa, and Gary Rima, announcer for UNI football and basketball, will give the keynote speeches.

Cost of the Fast Forward workshop is $50 for UNI students and $65 for professionals and includes a brown bag lunch. Make checks payable to UNI/Communication Studies. For more information and for registration options, visit www.uni.edu/commstudies/fastforward; online registration payments should be sent by Tuesday, Oct. 16.

For additional information, contact Ronnie Bankston, associate professor of communication studies, at 319-273-6244 or ronnie.bankston@uni.edu.