Electronic Media Arts Speaker Series 2012

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October 2012


Miami Gardens, Florida – September 27, 2012 The Electronic Media Arts Speaker Series to be held during October 2012 examines the developments of Content, Production and Distribution through television, print and film production. Three talented speakers from our local media community will share their experience and expertise as it relates to Electronic Media. The speakers include Pam Silva Conte, Co Anchor Univision’s Primer Impacto, Barry Gordon, MDC Director of School of Entertainment & Design Technology, and Cindy Roesel Author of “Viewer Discretion Advised”. Exposing students to professional leaders and real-life role models is an important feature of the learning process at St. Thomas University. They recognize that tomorrow’s leaders must possess the strong communications skills to manage complex social issues effectively. Dr. Andrea Campbell, Professor at St. Thomas University and Program Coordinator of the MA Communication Arts - Electronic Media Arts Specialization, explains the significance of Electronic Media into today’s media market. She states, “This area of study allows students to be creative problem solvers, critical thinkers and entrepreneurs who use technology in innovative ways in the ever-changing digital landscape and media industry.”


October 10th 10:30 am Wednesday Topic: Content
Pamela Silva Conde, Co Anchor of Primer Impacto Univision, a six-time Emmy® Award winner for exemplary journalistic work. Mrs. Silva Conde will discuss broadcast journalism in the 21st century, writing for Spanish-language television news programming, reporting US News and World news, journalistic guidelines for Emmy® Award winning reporting and how effective social media is in staying connected with her audience and much more.
In 2006 she won her first Emmy award for on-camera talent, followed by three Emmy awards in 2007 for writing, news feature story, and human interest story. In 2009, she won her fifth Emmy® for a feature story about Facebook.com and was awarded her sixth Emmy® in 2010 for investigative special feature.



October 17th 1:30 pm Wednesday Topic: Production
Barry Gordon, Director of MDC School of Entertainment & Design Technology and the Executive Director of the College’s broadcast television network, MDC-TV offers an insightful point of view on the subject of film production. Mr. Gordon will introduce the 3 production phases: pre-production, production, and post production, familiarity of film’s subject matter, casting, assembling the right production crew, and international production.
Mr. Gordon is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, where he heads one of the jury panels for the annual Emmy® Awards.





October 24th 1:30 pm Wednesday Topic: Distribution
Cindy Roesel - Author, "Viewer Discretion Advised." (BluePointPress) Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster

It's a new landscape for writers hoping to get published. You can either go the traditional route, get an agent hoping he or she sells your novel to a publisher, or take control and self-publish. In the past self-publishing was considered second-tier, but not anymore. There are so many different options available to writers who want to publish their own work, but once you have that book in your hand the real work begins with marketing and distribution.
Cindy Roesel joins us to talk about this stage in her journey. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED has been launched; she's had the publication party. Now what's the long-term strategy? What does the author do now?