The health and wellbeing of our community, AAF members, students, and guest speakers are our top priority, so this month’s AAF luncheon will be a Zoom Event.
In this webinar, you will hear firsthand how the global pandemic has affected the newsroom from day one to current events. Each news media expert will explain their normal role in the newsroom and share how that role has changed due to the pandemic. Along the way, they have each learned what works and what doesn’t work when responding to rapidly changing news, so they will offer some takeaways that you can apply to your work no matter whether you’re a journalist, designer, account representative, or other advertising/marketing role. At the end, there will be plenty of time for you to ask those burning questions about what it’s like to be behind the scenes of one of the biggest and longest-lasting news stories.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 11:30 – 1:00
Sara Diamond – News Anchor/Journalist
Emmy® nominated journalist Sara Diamond anchors WJHL’s evening newscast. She joined WJHL in December 2001. she was nominated for Emmy® award for Interactivity. Sara sat in on a Carotid Stent Procedure and sent tweets to viewers, educating them about the procedure, and passing along comments from both the doctor and the patient. The highlight of the Tweet cast was talking to the patient’s son who lived in Michigan and passing messages between father and son. Sara graduated with a Communications degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Anslee Daniel – Multi-Media Journalist
Anslee Daniel joined the News Channel 11 team after graduating from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville where she studied journalism and electronic media along with political science and leadership studies. Throughout college, she worked part-time as a Visual Storyteller at WBIR, Channel 10 (NBC Affiliate) after her internship with the station. She also interned at WATE and completed a Foreign Correspondent Course in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jessica Fuller – Digital Journalist
Jessica switched to broadcast journalism from print journalism in January 2019 by joining the team at WJHL as a digital journalist. She is a Blountville native who graduated from East Tennessee State University with her mass communications degree in 2014. She began reporting for the Johnson City Press six months later, covering everything from crime to education over four years.