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Stephanie Panico

Former student and Keep Alachua County Beautiful intern steps up to be class guest speaker

When you plan for a guest speaker in class, you always have in the back of your mind the fact that the speaker may not be in class. That’s especially true of guest speakers who work in the media and may have a change in their schedules from when they initially said “yes” to speaking […]

Job description for The Alligator Online’s multimedia editor reminds class of the technology skills required in many of today’s media positions — and they’re learning some of those skills in MMC 2100

I try to start every lecture with the announcement of a “professional opportunity” – a professional organization’s meeting, a special guest speaker on campus, an update on the College’s Job and Internship Fair, etc. Today, I included The Alligator Online’s announcement recruiting a Multimedia Editor. Alligator.org is expanding and needs a Multimedia Editor to coordinate […]

The selected wait

The selected wait Hundreds of students were in the O’Connell Center yesterday to meet recruiters for jobs and internships. Today, only a few students are at the O Dome — those selected for interviews.

Exciting convention for the Mentoring Program

The board voted to extend the program through the 2012-2013 school year. The board voted to increase the funding for the program that will allow for training more mentors each year. The first Mentor Forum went well with 11 attending the 1st Mentor Forum. Lots of idea swapping and team building. The convention program included […]

Promoting interest in scholastic journalism

The Florida Scholastic Press Association District 2 workshop brought high school and middle school advisers and students to the College of Journalism and Communications for a full-day of activities on Saturday. I joined FSPA Executive Director Judy Robinson in team-teaching a session on podcasting and Soundslides. Judy’s FSPA office staff were particularly excited about the […]

Working lunch to plan Soundslides project

A fun part of our daily routine was being able to go as a group to lunch on most days during the week. These were working lunches, with us talking as a group on issues related to advising or with partners planning their Soundslides project.

Telling a story with Soundslides

One of the technology learning experiences for the class was creating a Soundslides presentation. The class worked in pairs — determining a topic for the story they would tell, taking the photos, and recording the audio. Colleague Judy Robinson taught the class how to use Audacity and Garageband to edit their audio files. The teams […]