Journalism Workshops

Fall Journalism Workshops 

Presented by KCSB News, The Bottom Line & Associated Students Media Center 

The workshop Series Kicks off Wednesday, October 7th with Two Events
Note: these events are happening at different times on Wednesdays

Weds Oct 7 (12:30 pm)  Where do stories come from?? (with Leah Bartos) 

The best news stories come from the reporter’s individual curiosity. But how do you generate ideas for impactful news? In this intro to reporting, we will also share tips on how journalists get information, and how to verify the credibility and accuracy of sources. 

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84168111530?pwd=eEVraDNrUEdOb1ZpRmswWHNIMTU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 841 6811 1530
Passcode: 119421

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Leah Bartos is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 10 years of experience. While a writer at heart, she has also reported, researched and produced documentary films for PBS Frontline and ProPublica. Projects she’s worked on have won numerous awards, including two Emmys, as well as various awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Bar Association. Leah currently serves as the journalism advisor for Associated Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Weds Oct 7 (5:30PM) – Solutions Journalism: Break the Fear-Based News Cycle 

Solutions Journalism – a “rigorous, evidence-based approach to reporting” – goes beyond sky-is-falling headlines to showcase innovative ways people are solving serious problems.  

Giana Magnoli with Noozhawk and Michelle Faust Raghavan with Solutions Journalism Network will provide local and national examples of Solutions Journalism and help you understand how to recognize and practice this exciting form of journalism.  

Presented by Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara (UCSB & SBCC students are invited to attend free, email nd@kcsb.org for zoom link) Full Description Here 

Weds Oct 14 (12:30PM) Telling the Story: Elements of News Production

Recent UCSB Graduate, Manuel A. Sanchez Palacios, will walk through the process of taking a story from idea to air, including writing, interviewing, recording, mixing and posting. There will be time at the end of this presentation for a career talk Q&A with Manuel.

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84168111530?pwd=eEVraDNrUEdOb1ZpRmswWHNIMTU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 841 6811 1530
Passcode: 119421

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        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://ucsb.zoom.us/u/kbHGIq8dKl

About Manuel Sanchez-Palacios: Media stories have always been a passion for UCSB alumni Manuel Sanchez-Palacios. He studied Film and Media Studies and worked at KCSB for a year and half as Assistant Engineer. He also worked briefly for the Santa Barbara Independent as an Assistant to the Digital Editor. Currently Manuel lives in Lima, Peru and is freelancing while finishing his Master’s (ALM) in Journalism through Harvard Extension.

Weds Oct 21 (12:30 PM)  Breaking into Broadcast News

Find out what it’s like to work behind-the-scenes in the fast-paced world of broadcast news in Los Angeles. Claire Flores and Oscar Flores worked in the newsroom at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara before moving to Los Angeles to work in production and the assignment desk at Los Angeles televisions news operations. 

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84168111530?pwd=eEVraDNrUEdOb1ZpRmswWHNIMTU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 841 6811 1530
Passcode: 119421

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        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://ucsb.zoom.us/u/kbHGIq8dKl

Claire Flores is an assignment editor for KCBS/KCAL/CBSN in Los Angeles. After graduating Biola University in 2009, Claire began her news career at KTLA and worked part-time at Disneyland. She also worked at KEYT in Santa Barbara for 7 years where she met her husband, Oscar. Follow Claire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram- @ClaireTVnews 

Oscar Flores is a Digital News Producer for NBC Los Angeles. A Santa Barbara native, Oscar began his career in news as an editor and videographer in 2007 while attending UCSB full time. The invaluable skills learned led Oscar to receive a promotion as a digital journalist, which has allowed him to continue telling stories and be creative in the still-growing digital space. Follow Oscar on Twitter @oflores and Facebook/Instagram @ofloresnews.

Weds Oct 28 (3 PM) Get Noticed: How to Write a Press Release (with Lisa Osborn)

A press (or news) release is a brief written story about your business, group or upcoming event that’s sent to targeted media. Find out how to write a news/press release that will catch the attention of journalists, and help you get news coverage. It’s easier than you might think!

This session will also cover how news reporters use press releases when covering stories.  (part of the AS Media Center Workshop Wednesdays series) 

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84168111530?pwd=eEVraDNrUEdOb1ZpRmswWHNIMTU5Zz09

Meeting ID: 841 6811 1530
Passcode: 119421

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://ucsb.zoom.us/u/kbHGIq8dKl

Lisa Osborn is News & Public Affairs Director (news advisor) at KCSB FM 91.9, the student-led college and community radio station on the campus of UCSB. Lisa works with two student news directors and a team of volunteer reporters to advise on the production of the KCSB 5PM News (Mon/Thurs) and KCSB’s weekly public affairs radio show, Inside Isla Vista (Weds 5PM). Prior to coming to KCSB, Lisa spent most of her broadcasting career as an award-winning reporter and news anchor at Los Angeles radio stations, and a music host (deejay) on a national radio network.