Four hundred students and their teachers will learn how to improve their skills at the third annual Fresno City College Journalism Conference on Friday.

All of the presenters are local professional journalists, media experts, or instructors. They will cover all aspects of print, broadcasting and web news gathering during 40 workshops in the college’s Old Administration Building.

Among the many topics covered: fake news, creating news stories for radio and television, the First Amendment, recognizing stereotyping and bias, social media news-telling, and investigative reporting.

The conference additionally includes tours of the campus and information about Fresno City College’s journalism program. The event is open to students from Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties and is free for all participants.

Portrait of Jim Boren

Jim Boren

Jim Boren, director of the Institute for Media and Public Trust at Fresno State, and Timothy Drachlis, a Roger Tatarian fellow at Fresno State, will kick off the event with a media literacy exercise in the OAB Auditorium.
GV Wire News Director Bill McEwen will present a session on opinion and editorial writing.

A Sampling of the Topics

Some of the topics that will be covered include fake news, creating news stories for radio and television, the First Amendment, recognizing stereotyping and bias, social media news-telling and investigative reporting.

Journalism Conference Sponsors

The event is sponsored by GV Wire, the Fresno County Department of Health, the Fresno City College Journalism Advisory Board, and the Fresno City College Public Information Office.

Conference Schedule/Presenters

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