Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas continued its annual tradition of helping train and mentor the next generation of broadcast and digital journalists.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, news directors and leading journalists met virtually with students to talk about current trends and the future of the news industry. Three interactive sessions were centered around these themes (watch the videos posted at the bottom of the page):
- Know Your Why
- Know Your Biases
- Know Your Value
The workshop kicked off with the announcement of this year’s scholarship winners. Congratulations to Kirstyn Clark from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Katia Rodengen from the University of South Carolina! Each received a Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarship worth $1500. Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL, Hearst Television Inc./WYFF4, and the RTDNAC Board of Directors fund the scholarships.
In the week following the workshop, RTDNAC board members met virtually with students for one-on-one coaching sessions. They critiqued reels, offered feedback on resumes and web pages, provided advice on interviewing, and shared expectations for the first job.