South Carolina Broadcasters to Award Poynter Scholarships
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ––The South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) will devote $4,000 to help its members get journalism training at The Poynter Institute in 2011. “This is a real show of leadership at a time when journalists need the help,” said Stephen Buckley, Poynter’s dean of the faculty. “SCBA members who have come to Poynter in recent years tell us that they could never gotten training without SCBA’s financial help.”
Al Tompkins, Poynter’s senior faculty for broadcast and online, said, “I wish other state broadcast and press associations would take notice. SCBA has found a low-cost and high-impact way to help broadcast stations get the training their folks need. In the last few years SCBA members have used the scholarships to attend Poynter seminars for videojournalists (MMJs), for reporters, producers and newsroom managers.”
In addition to the scholarship program, SCBA has been a consistent national leader in offering journalism training to broadcasters. Poynter faculty members have taught daylong workshops at recent SCBA conventions. For more information about broadcast training at Poynter, please visit http://about.poynter.org/training/topics.
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