January 22nd, 2014
Opportunities to speak about what matters to you are everywhere. Are you up to the challenge? Professional media and self-generated media present many of the same opportunities - and the same pitfalls. How do you shape your message so it is clear, coherent and engaging? How do you deal with hostile and/or manipulative questions during an interview? What should you wear for a television or video interview? And how can you stop feeling so nervous? Join us for a two week journey with supportive peers to strengthen your capacity to advocate for what you care about.
|MA Certification - Proofreading |
January 11th, 2014
Whether professional proofreading is a skill set you seek to employ in your current job or offer as an independent service for supplemental income (or both!), Media Alliance certification conveys to employers and clients yours is a recognized commitment to upholding editorial excellence.
|MA Certification - Copyediting|
February 1st, 2014
Review the fundamentals of copyediting and acquire a better sense of how to balance and serve the best interests of your three clients: the publisher, the writer, and the reader. With drills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and diction, this fast-moving class explores the practical knowledge and skills copyeditors bring to the task of editing, both online and on paper. The goal is for students to see through an experienced editor's eyes how best to communicate wisely while resolving gracefully manuscript questions and issues of awkward writing.
The course will help explore the use of digital storytelling to understand and explain core messaging principles - examining what to consider before, during and after a story begins, how to identify key players, complimentary media assets and ways to develop the skills needed to best bring out an original story. The course will also cover some basic video production, exploring the various types of equipment, terminology and tools of the trade.