Week April 5-9
April 2, 2004 -- Jacksonville State University's Department of
Communication will observe Communication Week April 5 through 8 with
experts from key news media from throughout northeast Alabama speaking
to students each day in Self Hall. The theme is "Bringing the Story
Home: Localization of International News." See schedule below.
"We are pleased and lucky to be able to assemble this quality of professionals
from the different areas of the mass media," said Dr. Kingsley Harbor,
head of the department. "These are men and women who have spent a considerable
period of time in the industry with a wealth of experience in their
Three of the speakers are JSU alumni -- Roy Williams, Elizabeth Chandler
and Lantz Croft.
Public Relations Day 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Room 236
Mark Morrison, Director of Public Relations at Honda of Alabama, to
speak on "Public Relations in Society"
Electronic Media Day 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Room 237
Lantz Croft and Elizabeth Chandler of WBRC-TV to speak on "The Electronic
Media -- Experiences of Two Broadcast Journalists"
Lantz Croft began his television career as an intern at FOX6 WBRC-TV
while a student at Jacksonville State University. During his internship
he was offered a part-time job as an assistant at the assignment desk.
After graduation, Lantz moved to Birmingham and took the weekend assignment
desk position in November, 1997. After six months on the weekend desk,
he was promoted to nightside assignment editor. One year later, he was
promoted to the dayside desk position. He is now the assignments manager.
Lantz runs the morning editorial meeting and is responsible for dispatching
news crews to stories. Lantz is also the internship coordinator for
the college internship program.
Silent Auction by Society of Professional Journalists, all morning,
hallway, Self Hall
Print Media Day 11:15 a.m. -- noon, Room 207 with Matt Korade, senior
writer for The Anniston Star, to speak on "Local Connections
to International Story"
Communication Awards Luncheon, 11:30-1:30 p.m. 11th floor, Houston Cole
Library. Keynote address by Roy Williams, business reporter at The
Birmingham News and author of 911, God Help Us: A Journalist's
Tale of Faith. His topic: "From Global to Community News"
Williams, a Jacksonville native, has been a reporter for the past 14
years at The Birmingham News. He has won numerous journalism
honors, including three Associated Press Awards in Alabama and Georgia.
His oldest brother, U. S. Army Maj. Dwayne Williams, died in the terrorist
attack on the World Trade Towers on 9/11.
Communication Alumni Reunion at Sports Nut, 6:30 p.m., hosted by SPJ
and the Public Relations Club
For further information about any of the events please contact Dr. Kingsley
Harbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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