KSPS and the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media present

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When:  March 22, 2017, 8:45am-2:00 pm
Where:  KSPS Public Television, 3911 S Regal St, Spokane

Deadline: sign up by March 15, 2017 (see sign-up form for more info)

Students who attend MediaFest 2017 will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini provided by our sponsor, Itron.


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For the third year, KSPS Public Television and The Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media (NW-ARM) will present a one-day intensive seminar for area high school students called MediaFest. The event is made possible through the generous support of Itron.

MediaFest brings 80-100 students interested in careers in media together with working professionals from every aspect of Spokane’s media to learn about potential careers and encourage critical thinking about media in students’ lives. 

“A first class event and learning experience for the students and staff!  My kids were inspired.  Thank you so much for the opportunity for our kids to talk with and learn from professionals in the industry.”

From Students:
“It was lots of fun! I loved having lunch with the Pros and touring the station.”

“There is nothing I would change.  I learned a lot in the short amount of time I was here."

MediaFest attendees Following the successful practices of 2015 and 2017, and adding some improvements, MediaFest 2017 will invite 10-12 media professionals to share their knowledge and insights in sessions such as TV reporting and producing, photo journalism, TV documentary, newspaper reporting, TV videography and editing, radio journalism, and website and social media sessions.  Students will participate in hands-on learning such as creating or editing videos. And they’ll have an opportunity for one-on-one discussion during the “Lunch with a Pro” session.

Students work on projects at MediaFest Teachers and administrators will be invited to select up to 20 students and will coordinate buses and round up parental permission slips.  KSPS staff will make available its two large studios, conference rooms and technical rooms for workshops. KSPS staff and volunteers will also provide lunch and snacks. NW-ARM volunteers will greet the students and help with logistics.

Students enjoy lunch with a media professional Local Media Professionals who participated in past years include Nick Deshais, Spokesman-Review Reporter; Alison Boggs, Spokesman-Review Online Producer; Josh King, Tinderbox Consulting Social Media Marketer; Gary Stokes, KSPS General Manager; Kristi Gorenson, KXLY 920 News Anchor; Jeff Bollinger, KREM 2 News Photojournalist; Dan Nailen, Inlander Reporter; Mary DeCesare, KSPS Documentary Producer; Rajah Bose, Gonzaga University Photojournalist; Stephanie Vigil, KHQ News Anchor.


See contact information and answers to other questions on the sign-up form.

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