Spring 2021 MVJ Video Journalism Workshop at Ole Miss

By May 8, 2020October 2nd, 2020News

We are very excited to announce that Military Veterans in Journalism will host 8 online sessions for a video journalism workshop for 10 military veterans in the early stages of their journalism careers in Spring 2021. The Walton Family Foundation sponsored this workshop.

In partnership with the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media and with support from FUJIFILM, this is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most renowned professors in the field. Duy Linh Tu, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University, will be the lead instructor. He’s a journalist and documentary filmmaker, focusing on education, science, and social justice.

This course will teach you how to tell stories through video, focusing on the essentials: how to conceive of and structure a story, how to handle a camera, how to use post‐production software, and how to combine audio and video visual components to deliver a story. Prior experience working in video and journalism, defined broadly, is preferable but not necessary. In addition to the video training, we will have several guest speakers throughout the week.

The following candidates applied for this exciting opportunity:

  • Jeanine Mezei
  • Jason Thompson
  • Jackie DeLaCruz
  • Kenneth Trotter Jr.
  • Whitney Hughes
  • Darius A. Radzius
  • William Valentine
  • Elyse Millan
  • Ed Arias
  • Diego Aparicio

As you know, video is a valuable skill for new journalists to bring to the table as they seek employment. This workshop will set you up for success and give you an edge up on the competition.

Applications for this event are closed. However, we encourage you to check out our website for upcoming events and resources.


P.S. COVID-19’s future impact on bringing people together in the coming months (and years) is still unknown. For now, we are moving forward with planning for these dates, but the timing may have to shift.