We had such a great line-up for #EditorTherapy guests in August. It took a bit more planning to organize everyone, but I enjoyed the chats and learning from our guests as much as you did.
You may remember that I planned more guests based on your your feedback from the first #EditorTherapy chat survey.
As I told you in the #EditorTherapy feedback post, the only frightening part for me about having guests is that you won’t show up and I’ll feel like I’m wasting their time. We agreed that I would schedule more guests as long as you promised to show up.
August was pretty successful, so I say we keep going.
Following is the #EditorTherapy schedule for September, complete with information about guests this month.
Sept. 6 – Managing Friends with Emily Long and Maleyia Vaughn
Emily Long is a communications specialist at Oklahoma State University. Maleyia Vaughn is the news editor at The Mustang News. But before they had those titles, they were best friends in the top two positions on the student media staff I advise.
I’m not going to lie, I worried. I worried that they would fight and the stress of running the publications together would harm their friendship.
In the end, they had successful tenures managing themselves and other friends. They’ll share their advice on how to manage your friends.
Sept. 13 – What I Wish I’d Known with a slew former editors
Confession: I’m still confirming guests for this chat session, but my goal is to have a group of recent student editors (who now work in the industry) talk to you about what they wish they knew (or knew more about) when they graduated. Here are the confirmed guests so far:
Sept. 20 – Incorporating Video with Wendy Brunner
Online video accounts for almost 75 percent of web traffic, with more than half of people watching videos online every day. You can’t miss out on the opportunity to deliver this type of content to your audience. They clearly want it. But what if you just aren’t sure how to get started with the whole video thing or you aren’t certain if you’re doing it well?
Wendy Brunner is an associate professor of mass communications at Oklahoma City University. Before becoming a professor, Wendy was a news anchor, reporter and producer in Arizona, Mississippi and Florida.
Wendy knows video, and she’ll help you understand some basic tools to use and simple approaches to incorporate (more) video into your student media reporting.
Sept. 27 – Banishing Burnout with Jessica Clary
You don’t have to get far into the semester before you reach the point of being busy, tired and frustrated. These feelings may be compounded if you have the stressful, non-stop job of being a student editor.
Jessica Clary, assistant director of student media at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has studied burnout among student journalists. She’ll give you some ideas of how to avoid or cope with it, and how to help your staffers when they’re experiencing burnout.
There they are, your fabulous line-up of September speakers! If you have specific questions you’d like me to ask the speakers during the chat, please message me @profkrg or email me.
As always, your participation in Editor Therapy is critical. Remember our deal about me getting the speakers and you attending? The chat cannot work without you, but I will continue hosting it as long as you show up.
Participating in Editor Therapy chat is as easy as logging onto Twitter at 9 p.m. CST Wednesdays and using the #EditorTherapy hashtag to join the conversation.
You also should join the #EditorTherapy Facebook group to discuss issues and concerns outside of the chat.
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I hope to see you during the next #EditorTherapy!