Who is the New Journalist?

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Saturday, December 3, 1 p.m.

Who exactly is today's new working journalist?  Three innovative, hard-working -- and successful -- Northwest multi-media journalists talk about (and show) what it takes to do what they do.  From embodying best journalistic practices (integrity, honesty, perseverance, sensitivity) to honing core skills (reporting, researching, storytelling) to mastering new tools and technology, this afternoon session will explore the terrain navigated by today's multi-media storyteller.  This new journalist lives in a world of opportunity and challenge.  You will hear from, and see the work of, Katie Campbell, Ed Madison and Michael Werner.

Katie Campbell is a multimedia journalist at KCTS 9, the public television station in Seattle. She is part of the new Northwest environmental journalism center called EarthFix (http://earthfix.kcts9.org), which is a collaboration between public television and radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. A photographer and former newspaper reporter, Katie has a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Ed Madison was a founding producer at CNN and later served as west coast producer/director for the CBS Morning Program. He has produced projects for a variety of networks and studios, including ABC, Paramount, Disney, A&E and Discovery. Ed is currently a graduate teaching fellow at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, where he is completing his Ph.D.

Michael Werner is an award-winning journalist and educator who specializes in documentary filmmaking and narrative writing. A former daily newspaper reporter with more than a dozen years of professional media experience, he has done work for a number of organizations, including The New York Times Company, Associated Press, public broadcasting and the U.S. Olympic Committee.  He holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.