How the Story Got Made: Hurricane Katrina
Season 1, Episode 1 | April 6, 2021 at 1 PM EDT
A webinar series sponsored by latakoo
What we’ll be talking about…
How do stories come together? Was it a tip or breaking news? How did the team of journalists find the right people and tools to tell the story? With “How the Story Got Made,” we get a chance to learn how great stories are put together. In this inaugural episode, we hear about the historic first, wall-to-wall HD coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the challenges faced by journalists Will Wright, Dave Barker and latakoo co-founder Jade Kurian.
Then stay tuned for a powerful discussion on how mentorship is the key to successfully overcoming career obstacles, with veteran journalist Randall Pinkston, journalist-activist Cora Cervantes and mentoring foundation director, Will J. Wright.
President and Co-Founder of latakoo, provider of an end-to-end solution for fast, secure transfer and delivery of large files. Jade has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of broadcasting and broadcast technology.
CEO and Co-Founder of latakoo. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He understands the complexities of video and has led latakoo to develop solutions for the unique challenges faced by the media industry.
Veteran news manager and journalist with over 50 years in News at NBC, CBS, CNN and Cablevision’s HDNews. As the Founder of the Will J. Wright Broadcast Journalism Coaching Foundation, Will is a highly sought-after mentor and career coach who freely gives advice and counsel. He works directly with clients, giving instant advice on life-changing decisions. Wright will offer some breaking news during this webinar, announcing the launch of a revolutionary way to give on-demand advice through a mentoring project in which you too can participate.
An 8-time Emmy winner who also produces, writes, edits and shoots. As an educator, Dave mentors newly minted journalists in ways to write and post to the web. His professional portfolio includes a pioneering role in high-definition news gathering and reporting.
Communications strategist, Diversity Equity and Inclusion advocate, and media content creator. Cora’s stellar background in journalism, diversity and social activism makes her a premier young professional, who is giving back to the community.
An award-winning journalist with four decades as a local and network correspondent. Randall joined CBS as a White House Correspondent and later was a general assignment reporter covering stories throughout the U. S. and the world. Since retiring, Pinkston has taught journalism at Stony Brook University, City University of New York and currently, Morgan State, an HBCU.
Will J. Wright, Director of the Broadcast Journalism Coaching Foundation