Brian Thompson recently presented a session at the National College Media Convention in New York City.
March 31, 2014
Flagler College Director of News and Information Brian Thompson recently presented a session on “Opinion that Matters” at the National College Media Convention in New York City.
The talk was based on an article Thompson wrote for the book "Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age."
“It's always exciting to see that much interest from students in opinion writing,” said Thompson, who teaches an opinion writing class at Flagler and also serves as the advisor to The Gargoyle, Flagler's online-only student newspaper. “It's an important field of journalism that really connects with readers. But there aren't that many courses or resources out for young journalists wanting to get into it, so I love the opportunity to do it.”
The convention was presented by the College Media Association, which serves student media pros, staffs and programs with education, research and resources. It was attended by nearly 1,200 college journalists and media advisors.