The Desert Sun is joining DIGICOM as a key player in the DIGICOM Cross-age Mentoring Program, funded by the Anderson Children's Foundation. The Desert Sun's accomplished team, Everett Cook, reporter, and Marilyn Chung, videographer, will be helping Desert Hot Springs students develop stories to shine a light on their community.
Everett Cook shares here the rich perspective that he and The Desert Sun will be bringing to the project.
"The job of a journalist has changed drastically in the last 20 years. We've gone from a job revolving solely around a print newspaper to a job that requires traditional stories on top of blogging, shooting video, taking pictures, and involvement in social media. Our field, in some way or another, changes every week.
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Teachers: Have you been feeling stuck in an artistic rut when it comes to classroom documentaries? Tired of seeing the same old tricks used over and over? Frustrated that the formulas are sometimes failing your stories?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then run don't walk to our first ever DIGICOM Film Salon! On Thursday, October 22nd, DIGICOM Faculty Member and Director of Educational Resources Max Finneran will host a screening series exploring the Voice of the Author and Interview Techniques in Documentary Film.
Many teachers leave a DIGICOM training excited and energized to apply the new skills & ideas they learned into their classrooms. The thrill discovering a new way of communicating content and the sudden awareness of being “literate” in the language of film lead many to re-imagine the way they teach. Few have embraced their role as Teacher/Producer as completely than Nancy Blair, English teacher in the DATA Academy at Cathedral City High School.