PitE Hosts Media Professionals to Lead Workshops in February 2013


By Kimberly Smith
Dec 12, 2012 Bookmark and Share

4 Media Professionals Coming to Campus

Clockwise: Schulz, Shattuck, Short, Williams

On Friday, February 8th, 2013, the Program in the Environment (PitE) will host four media professionals to lead arts media workshops. During these workshops, students will learn how to use radio journalism, photography, filmmaking, or story telling as a method of communication and means for creating environmental change. 

Through hands-on exercises and projects, students in these workshops will bring environmental issues to life in ways not achieved in the classroom or lab. Never before has PitE assembled a team of environmental professionals to campus all on one day! 

Each instructor will offer a morning and an afternoon workshop (the radio journalism workshop will only be offered in the afternoon). These workshops are open to all U-M students, though priority will be given to PitE students through early registration. 

Meet our workshop instructors:

--Rebecca Williams*, Reporter/Producer - The Environment Report, Michigan Radio -- Ann Arbor MI (Radio Journalism Workshop)
--Brian Short* Ann Arbor StorySLAM Producer, The Moth -- Ann Arbor MI  (Storytelling Workshop)
--Sharon Shattuck*, director-producer-animator, Sweet Fern Productions -- Brooklyn, NY  (Filmmaking Workshop)
--Florian Schulz, professional wildlife photographer, To the Arctic -- Wilhelmsdorf, GERMANY (Photography Workshop)

*Denotes University of Michigan Alumnus


Please visit this page later in December for more workshop information, presenter biographies, and student registration.