Improving Journalistic Writing

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Date(s) - 09/21/2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Vince FilakOne of the most frustrating things media instructors face is the lack of quality writing that their students produce. While instructors aren’t looking for the next Shakespeare, they are looking for at least a noun and a verb. Each year, the gap seems to grow between expectations and realities, leaving instructors frustrated and students confused. At the end of the day, instructors often feel as though their students are horrible learners, they are horrible teachers or both of these things are true.

The fact is, those students don’t stink and neither do you. It’s all about finding a way to get students to think differently about their writing and getting them to see how best to communicate.

SAGE publishing hosts a webinar with Dr. Vance Filak on ways students can improve their writing skills. Educators are encouraged to join the webinar to learn tips to get more out of your students writing. Dr. Vince Filak, author of Dynamics of Media Writing: Adapt and Connect and News Writing and Reporting: Foundational Skills for the Digital Age, has worked with a wide array of news, PR, advertising, integrated web management and photography students to help them understand the core concepts of media writing. In this webinar, he will walk you through ways to break through the fog that consumes your students and help you help them. He will use some of his famous “Filak-isms” to create memorable examples and ideas for ways to get your message through to your students. He will also help you shift your own way of thinking to see things from the perspective of students in order to best reach them.


The free webinar will be held on September 21 at 10:30 a.m. PST. Click here to register.

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