School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Broadcast profs lead packed training sessions at national conference

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by alysia
Associate professor Nancy Dupont leads session crafting the best resume reel.

Associate professor Nancy Dupont leads session crafting the best resume reel.

Meek School professors Deb Wenger and Nancy Dupont shared ideas with journalism colleagues and students April 8-10 at the Broadcast Education Association national convention in Las Vegas.

Professor Wenger led a session on mobile newsgathering and was a panelist in a session on recruiting and retaining students.  She outlined the success of Meek’s Summer Producer Program in a session on building TV news internships.  The producer program is Wenger’s brainchild and has already resulted in full-time jobs for Meek graduates.

Professor Dupont led a session with TV news directors from around the country on how students can win the job with an effective resume video.  The standing room only crowd was testament to the need for and the impact of the session.  Dupont also served as the vice-chair for research for BEA’s News Division.

BEA is an organization of over 1,000 professors, media professionals and students dedicated to teaching and research of the multimedia and broadcasting industries.  The Meek School is an institutional member of BEA.