Come Hang with Gen J on Google+: Monday, February 27, 2012
By Lynn Walsh
by: Lynn Walsh & Mike Brannen
It’s time again. The Society of Professional Journalists Generation J Hangout is just days away and we want you to join us.
February is almost over, which means for those of us in the television news business, sweeps is coming to an end. So, why not take a break and chat with us about sweeps, the stories you have seen covered by local or national news organization or just journalism in general.
We all know the business is tough, but it is also exciting and that is why we are still writing, posting and interviewing. come chat with other journalists who are passionate about the news industry and want to see the industry continue to adapt to changing technology.
The next one is Monday, February 27, 8:00 p.m. EST.
Our vision is to use the space for a “therapeutic” experience. We all need time to vent over the things that drive us nuts. Here, you’ll get a chance to do that without repercussion. We hope to gather a handful of folks from across the county, from different newsrooms, and share war stories.
We’ll try to get a mix of young and old. The more “seasoned” journalists can dispense their wisdom to the amateurs, and teach them how to deal with conflicts in their work place.
In order to participate, you’ll need a Google+ account. You’ll have to follow the Google+ SPJ Generation J profile. Then you’ll be followed by the SPJ Gen J account.
Do you have a journalism-related YouTube video you want to share? Send it my way. Google Hangouts allows us to share the video so everyone can experience it at once!
The Hangouts won’t be recorded or tracked. Once it closes, it is in the past. I also recommend that what is said in the Hangout, stays in the Hangout. Remember, it’s like therapy! We all need a little of that anyway.
Hope to see you then!
Lynn Walsh is the Investigative Producer for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her passion is producing investigations that hold people accountable and provide much-needed answers to the public. She is obsessed with news, social media and pop culture and loves spending time with family and friends. Share your thoughts with her on Twitter @LWalsh or e-mail her, Lynn.K.Walsh@gmail.com.
Mike Brannen is a morning newscast producer for KIRO7, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. He recently received a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his thesis, Motivational Use of Twitter. He previously worked multiple positions at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri during for four years. You can follow him on Twitter: @MikeBrannen
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