RTDNAC and Elon University are proud to sponsor the first MMJane conference, to be held at Elon at the end of March. Started by Associated Press Journalist Sarah Blake Morgan on Facebook, MMJane has grown into a movement.
MMJane was born out of a need: a space for women in television news to call their own. Four years later, nearly 5,000 female journalists are inspiring and supporting one another daily in this demanding and ever-changing business.
For the first time, we’re partnering with RTDNAC to take the conversation from social media to the classroom with MMJane: The Workshop.
On March 28th and 29th at Elon University in North Carolina, women are invited to hear from some of the best journalists and storytellers in our profession.
From investigative digging and crime beat reporting to severe weather coverage and creative shooting and editing, sessions will push attendees to be better journalists in every sense of the word. Heck, we’re even bringing in a mental health professional and self-defense expert to help us stay sane and safe while reporting.
Whether you’re an MMJ, reporter, anchor or even a student hoping to make the jump, MMJane: The Workshop will inspire and challenge female journalists to tell better and more impactful stories in their own communities.
DATES: March 28th – 29th, 2020. Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.
LOCATION: Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, near Greensboro.
COST: $75 for professionals
$45 for students
HOTEL: Courtyard Marriott – Burlington
MMJane/Elon room block is $129 a night. Call 336.585.1888 to reserve.
EMAIL: WeAreMMJane@gmail.com with questions.
-Written by Rich Landesberg, Elon University.
2019 Student Workshop a Success
More than 70 students from North and South Carolina traveled to WBTV in Charlotte for the annual RTDNAC workshop. Many of the students were seniors looking to get that last piece of advice before graduation.
The day brings together students with television, radio and digital professions to learn in a series of half day workshops.
This year the event played host to students from 14 universities. Sessions included How to Get Your First Job, News Producing, Broadcast Voice, and Reporting/Anchoring for Radio/TV. The students always look forward to one-on-one critiques from veterans of the broadcasting business.
A highlight of the day was awarding two scholarships. Jonathon Sarver at Elon University was chosen as the NC winner and Zuri Anderson at Winthrop University was the SC winner.
Planning is already underway for next year’s event.
Not yet a member? Click here to learn how you can join RTDNAC.
Campus chapters of the RTDNAC foster relationships among students, faculty and professionals in the electronic communication industry. Activities include meetings featuring industry guests, social functions, field trips to electronic media enterprises and local service commitments. Plus, campus chapter presidents and vice presidents are frequently invited to take active roles in the planning initiatives of schools and departments.
RTDNAC student dues are $10 per year. For information about starting a campus chapter, contact the RTNDAC administrative office.
Campus chapters of the RTDNAC are: