When last I wrote about San Jose State University, we were in the midst of a spring break trip to New York, Dr. Cheers had just been named the summer 2007 National Geographic faculty fellow, SJSU students were planning on helping out with the POYi awards, and Lauren, myself and Yvonne just accepted internships while Shaminder, Diana and Hanna were in the midst of theirs (I forgot to publish that post).
Since then the students and faculty at SJSU have been keeping the ball rolling. Journalism student Kyle Hansen just accepted an internship at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. He will be working with Rob Curley on hyper-local sites and other online projects.
San Jose State will also be hosting the west coast installment of the NPPA Flying Short Course. We have been planning a variety of speakers, workshops and other events and will have everything together in time for the October 27-28 weekend. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see feel free to drop me an email.
Lastly, something that has been in the works for some time now has finally been approved. The San Jose State photojournalism department will be holding multimedia workshops during the two summer sessions each year. Each session will be three weeks and will take place in a foreign country. The kicker, as if working on stories abroad was not enough, is that our school has two partners in this project. The Mercury News and National Geographic will each be sending either a photographer or an editor for one week to assist students as they learn multimedia storytelling techniques.
Thank you Ryan for the appropriate post title.