Workshop gives students a chance to learn from professionals

2017 workshop

Broadcast news managers, professionals and educators from across the Carolinas gathered in Charlotte on February 11 to share their knowledge and to network with student journalists.

The RTDNAC Student Workshop is an annual event open to students at universities and colleges in North and South Carolina.  WBTV again hosted the morning-long event, which drew more than 125 students.

2017 workshop

Industry professionals spoke with students on various topics, including how to find that first job, a proper broadcast voice, visual storytelling, reporting and anchoring, etc. News managers also offered 1-on-1 critiques of student reels.

During the welcoming remarks, this year's RTDNAC scholarship winners were announced.

Savannah Thompson from UNC-Pembroke and Zuri Anderson from Winthrop University each earned a $1,500 scholarship funded by Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL, Hearst Television/WYFF, and the RTDNAC Board of Directors.

More photos from the event are on Facebook.