2019 Pro For a Day was an unmitigated success. To prepare future journalists for the changing landscape of our industry, 40 colleges students learned to produce news stories on a variety of platforms. Under the tutelage of local journalism professionals, participants transformed a ripped-from-the headline scenario into news stories for print, broadcast, still photography and social media. San Diego City College digital journalism professor Nicole Vargas raised the stakes by including an amazing podcast as part of the curriculum. SDABJ Vice President Jerry McCormick realized a life goal by being immortalized as a GIF. Check out the work here.
Huge thanks to all to pros who gave up a part of their Saturday to share their knowledge with the students. And an even bigger thank you to Starbucks and Tress for donating coffee and food to get us through our day.
SDABJ is hoping to offer a spring semester Pro For a Day event. Watch this space.