Fast Forward: Intensive Writing Workshop


March 21, 2012

Students received instruction from traditional and multimedia journalists and gained experience in storytelling through researching, reporting, interviewing, taking photos, and capturing and editing video. The skills training seminars were conducted over eight consecutive Tuesday’s from 3:00 PM – 5 PM at The Post and on Thursday’s from 2 PM – 4:30 PM on the Duke Ellington campus. 

Students received training on Tuesday’s at The Post and on Thursday’s on a variety of topics including:

• An introduction to the fundamentals of journalistic writing

• Finding News


• Journalism Ethics and Standards

• Copy Editing

• News Literacy

• Basics of Journalism Photography and Videography

• Writing in a variety of journalistic genres (features, opinion, sports, entertainment, culture and the arts).

• Careers in Journalism

Students worked in teams to conduct research and interviews, practice story development and editing.  Prime Movers Media mentors and media professionals offered their time as mentors.

Fast Forward Teams

Team 1: Marcus Brown, Isis Cooper, Treseat Lawrence, Khat (Katharine) Patrong.

Team 2: Ky’Lend J. Adams, Bridget Renee Dease, Madison Hartke-Weber, Imonie King, Malia Noel Williams-Haynes

Team 3: Asia Alston, Kyndall Brown, Lucy Freshour, Darrion Moreno.

Team 4: Ellie Cohen, Dayanira Hough, Lauryn Nesbitt, Barrett Smith.

Team 5: Sienna Laster, Idia Leigh, Quadaja Herriott, Nile Myers.

YJDP would like to thank for following people for their contributions to the the workshop series:

The Post’s Fast Forward Speakers and Mentors-- DeNeen Brown, Jonathon Forsythe, Hamil Harris, Chis Jenkins, Kathy Orton, and Krissah Thomposon.

Prime Movers Media Speakers and Mentors-- Chelsey D’Adesky, Abeni Bloodworth, Dorothy Gilliam, Saudia Harris, Jackie Jones, and Carol Knopes.

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