A Storytelling Workshop
Whether you are a reporter or MMJ, videographer or still photographer, print or broadcast journalist, there’s one thing we all have in common – we are visual storytellers. With that in mind, the Madison Driving Short Course has been designed to appeal to all. We have a tremendous group of presenters in Dave Delozier, Anne Herbst, Andy Konkle, Michael Kienitz, and E. Jason Wambsgans. Our presenters have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, and have been recognized by their peers as being among the best in the industry at what they do.
The workshop will be held August 18th and 19th at the Pyle Center on the beautiful University of Wisconsin campus.
NPPA Members $50
Non Members $85
Wisconsin Broadcasters Assoc. (WBA) Members $50
Wisconsin Newspaper Assoc. (WNA) Members $50
The University of Wisconsin has alerted us that the Madison Mini-Marathon will be taking place the morning of Saturday August 19th which will close Langdon St making parking close to the Pyle Center difficult. UW has provided a link to the campus map so other campus parking options can be selected. The mini-marathon also has parking options listed on their web site.
Airport: MSN - Dane County Regional Airport
Event Location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St Madison, WI 53706
Hotel Info: Lowell Center Hotel, 610 Langdon St Madison, WI 53703. Click here to reserve a room or call 608-256-2621 and mention group code NPPA. Special rates of $105 a night for a standard room or $124 for a deluxe are available. Our rate and room block will be available until 7/28/17.
Friday August 18th
6pm – 7pm Registration
7pm – 7:15pm Introduction by WBA president Michelle Vetterkind and NPPA as well as remembrance of Rick Jowett
7:15pm – 8:15 or 8:30 Andy Konkle-Chief Photographer/WITI NPPA Medium Market Station of the Year
Presentation will be about how to build a culture of storytelling in a newsroom and the role photojournalists play in that.
8:30 – 9:30 Reception and networking period
Saturday August 19th
7:45am – 8:30am Registration
8:30am – 10:15am Michael Kienitz Use of Drones as a Tool in Still Photography and Video
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:15pm Dave Delozier
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch at Pyle Center
1:15pm – 1:30pm Welcome from NPPA
1:30pm – 3:15pm E. Jason Wambsgans
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:15pm Anne Herbst
5:15pm – 5:30 Closing by Michelle Vetterkind
*schedule subject to change
**speaker bios are below
For issues concerning registration contact [email protected].
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Foundation is establishing a fund to support a Rick Jowett Fellowship as means to pay tribute to Rick Jowett, beloved photographer and long-time member of the WBA family who died in July of 2015. The fellowship will assist aspiring professionals, dedicated career professionals of our member stations as well as students of the visual media with skill, training and professional development.
Rick grew up in a media family. His grandfather was CEO of Forward Communications which owned several television stations throughout the country. His family was also involved in the print media, the Wausau Herald, Wausau, WI. While in high school Rick began his career as a photographer working for the Wausau Herald.
Rick Jowett completed his degree in journalism (UW-Madison) in the late 70s. Following graduation, Rick started his career in broadcasting as a still photographer at WMTV-TV, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Rick began working with the WBA in 1985 as the Association’s event photographer. He served graciously and unconditionally until his passing.