WordCast set for Sept. 30

NOTE: Due to Hurricane Irma make-up classes, WordCast has shifted its classes to Saturday, Sept. 30.

SCAD Students from all class levels and majors are invited to a two-day media conference featuring industry leaders from the fields of journalism, fashion, broadcasting and documentary filmmaking.

The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, at the SCAD Museum of Art. There is no charge to participate, but registration is encouraged.

Click here to register.

The conference consists of hands-on seminars on magazine writing, podcasting, documentary filmmaking, social media marketing and fashion journalism. The award-winning industry professionals will give classroom-style instruction. Students may attend all or just a few of the sessions offered.

The event is sponsored by SCAD’s office of student media, which publishes District, The Manor, SCAD Radio, the HoneyDripper and Port City Review.

The scheduled speakers include:

Adam Cole, science writer/multimedia journalist, National Public Radio
Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, documentary filmmaker, SCAD alumna
Mark-Anthony Green, featured columnist, GQ magazine
Miguel Fuller, radio personality, WPOI Hot 101.5 Tampa
Hannah Hayes, associate editor, SCAD alumna, Southern Living
Tracie Hunte, reporter, RadioLab, WNYC

The conference schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 30
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
WELCOME SESSION (Museum of Art Theater)
Moderated panel discussion on the changing role of media and state of media employment featuring all six speakers.

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Session A: Entering journalism sideways – MOA Rm. 213
Adam Cole, Science Writer, National Public Radio
Adam Cole studied pregnant garter snakes, the physics of mussels, and cancer-causing genes before starting work as a newspaper reporter in a small dairy community. A youtube video about poop landed him a gig at NPR. Hear how he turned his love of science and multimedia talents to work for one of the world’s leading news outlets.

Session B: Nothing killed the radio star – MOA Rm. 214
Miguel Fuller, Morning Radio Show Host, HOT 101.5 Tampa
As royalties to artists and labels grow, and terrestrial radio sees competition from music streaming services, many FM radio stations are resurrecting live on-air talent. Hear from Miguel Fuller, a morning show host from Tampa’s HOT 101.5, about how his industry is changing and bringing back radio hosts.

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Session A: Making it as a freelance writer – MOA Rm. 215
Hannah Hayes, Associate Travel Editor, Southern Living Magazine, SCAD Alumna
Hannah Hayes, SCAD MA Arts Administration ’12, turned an internship with Martha Stewart into an editing career at one of the country’s largest paid circulation magazines. Hayes will tell students how to cultivate their own writing career as a freelancer in the competitive national publication landscape.

Session B: Podcasting like a pro – MOA Rm. 214
Tracie Hunte, Reporter, RadioLab, WNYC
National Public Radio’s Serial podcast ignited national interest in audio broadcast content. Hunte has been on the production side in TV and radio for years, and she’s won an Emmy. Hunte will walk students through the development and production process used by RadioLab, one of NPR’s leading podcast and broadcast series.

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Session A: How to land your dream job – MOA Rm. 213
Mark Anthony Green, Columnist, GQ Magazine
Mark Anthony Green, GQ’s Style Guy, landed one of the most influential spots in men’s fashion journalism only five years after graduating from college. Learn how he overcame competition and the critics in his path to his dream job.

Session B: Making films at National Geographic – MOA Rm. 214
Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Filmmaker, National Geographic
Gabriella Garcia Pardo’s world-traveling career in documentary filmmaking started in SCAD’s Film and Television program. Hear how she made the most of her time here and what she wishes she would have known when she was a student.

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Session A: Multimedia storytelling – MOA Rm. 215
Adam Cole, Science Writer, National Public Radio
Young audiences may earn flack for short attention spans and media overload, but those challenges can be exciting, particularly for recent college grads who want to tell stories for those audiences. Hear from Adam Cole, multimedia storyteller, on how to tell stories in multiple formats.

Session B: Make great films now – MOA Rm. 213
Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Filmmaker, National Geographic
There are awesome stories in your back yard waiting to be told. Hear from a professional documentary filmmaker about how you can develop your portfolio and propel your career to greater heights without ever stepping foot outside of the Savannah area. 

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Session A: Making it as a food and travel writer – MOA Rm. 214
Hannah Hayes, Associate Travel Editor, Southern Living Magazine, SCAD Alumna
Today’s freelance market is dominated by writers who want to write about style, beauty, food and travel – in that order. Hannah Hayes will tell you how to prepare your portfolio to win amazing assignments in highly competitive major market publications.

Session B: Try your hand at radio – SCAD Radio, Oglethorpe House
Miguel Fuller, Morning Radio Show Host, HOT 101.5 Tampa
Step into the SCAD Radio studios to try your hand at hosting a radio show. Miguel Fuller, a morning radio show host, will walk students through a hands-on demonstration of how to do it right while entertaining your audience. SCAD Radio is located in Oglethorpe House.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Session A: Branding yourself for fashion journalism – MOA Rm. 213
Mark Anthony Green, Columnist, GQ Magazine
It’s hard finding a job in fashion; it’s even harder to find a job writing about the industry. A unique personal brand is required to stand out. Hear how Marc Anthony Green, GQ’s Style Guy, made the leap from assistant to one of the highest-profile roles in fashion journalism in less than 10 years.

Session B: Editing for broadcast – MOA Rm. 214
Tracie Hunte, Reporter, RadioLab, WNYC
After recording great interviews on a killer topic, it’s time edit everything into a tight package that will make your audience listen or watch from start to finish. Learn the tricks of a professional as Tracie Hunte guides participants through the technical side of audio production.

For more information about the conference, please email Adam Crisp, director of student media, at acrisp@scad.edu or call 912-525-5681.

There is no charge for SCAD students and alumni to participate, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.