Press Release - Smith of Campbell Heads WJI Team at Student Media Convention

Sep 28, 2009

New York, September 28, 2009—World Journalism Institute (WJI) announces that Dr. Michael R. Smith, professor of journalism at Campbell University (Buies Creek, N.C.), will head its team of journalism teachers at the fall National College Media Convention. The convention is the largest annual gathering of college journalists and advisers in the country and this year will be held October 28 – November 1, in Austin, Texas.

The WJI sessions will be taught by Smith and Drs. Wally Metts (Spring Arbor University) and August Grant (University of South Carolina). The focus of this year’s WJI team will be convergence media with instruction in digital media and surviving the current newspaper revenue crisis.

Smith, one of America’s leading authorities on convergence, backpack, and multi-platform journalism, has written numerous articles and books and has been associated with WJI for several years. Smith will lecture on “Going Digital Without Going Broke.” Metts is currently the president of the Associate of Christian Collegiate Media and has been a frequent presenter at CMA conventions in the past. His topic will be “Survive and Thrive: Five Models for Newspapers in the Coming Decade.” Grant, a pioneer in convergence media instruction, will speak on “Online Models That Will Give Your Newspaper Greater Reach.” All the sessions are free to college journalists and advisers attending the convention.

The World Journalism Institute is entering its second decade of instruction and exists to recruit, equip, place and encourage Christians in the mainstream newsrooms first of America and then the world.


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