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Education

Meet Dan Oshinsky: Reynolds Fellow to chronicle his entrepreneurial startup in journalism

ImageAs a freshman at the University of Missouri, Dan Oshinsky traveled to New Orleans to help Hurricane Katrina victims rebuild their damaged houses. "I was just shocked at how much damage happened," he says.   "They were not getting the coverage they deserved." So he decided to become a one-man newsroom and return to the Katrina story. 

Film School Students Aplenty, but What About Jobs?

LOS ANGELES — One after another, touring groups of prospective students and their parents stopped late last month to pose for pictures around a bronze Douglas Fairbanks, who wields his sword in a courtyard fountain here at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

Stations Welcoming Media-Savvy Graduates

Not even a month after graduating in with a degree in broadcast journalism from Hofstra University on Long Island, Maria Betzios had not one but two jobs to choose from in her native New York.

The job she chose — a part-time traffic reporting gig for a local cable news channel — puts her career right on track in the right place, she says.

MediaStorm Multimedia Workshop

MediaStorm in New York City will hold another Multimedia Workshop on November 12-18, 2011. The application deadline is Friday, September 16, 2011.

The MediaStorm Multimedia Workshops in New York City are intensive, hands-on educational experiences in advanced multimedia storytelling.

Over the course of a week, participants work in three-person teams, reporting and editing in collaboration with a seasoned multimedia professional to produce a multimedia project for distribution across multiple platforms.

The Grrls Who Said "NO" to Comcast

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When Seattle's Reel Grrls – an award-winning program that teaches teenage girls to make their own media – criticized Comcast on Twitter for its hiring of FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker, Comcast came after them. 

A Comcast vice president immediately fired off an e-mail saying the company was cutting off $18,000 in funding it had pledged for a summer camp teaching filmmaking, editing and screenwriting. Without those funds, the Reel Grrls camp wouldn't happen.