Summer 2016 was a great season for members of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists. Now it’s time to get back to business with our September meeting.



BABJ presents “Social Video 101” Saturday September 10, 2016 at Maryland Public Television.

11:30 a.m. Reception.

Noon General Business Meeting.

12:30 p.m. “Social Video 101”

Special guests:

Kevin Richardson, Baltimore Sun Multimedia Interactive Content Director

Jarrad Henderson, USA Today, Multimedia Producer

Teghan Collins, Circa Senior Social Media Editor

Additional guests TBD

Everyday auto-playing video news reports laced with graphics, transcribed interviews and music fill our social media newsfeeds. AJ+, Buzzfeed, Now This and more social videos have become an major part of news sharing online among various social media platforms.

September 10, 2016 The Baltimore Association of Black Journalists will discuss how news content creators use these trendy yet informative videos. The BABJ “Social Video 101” session will be held Saturday September 10, 2016 at Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, following our general business meeting which begins at noon.

NOTE: This is an interactive workshop so please bring your smartphones, mobile devices and laptops charged up and ready. We will have WiFi connectivity courtesy of Maryland Public Television.

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Special Guests Biographies

The Transitioning Traditional – Kevin Richardson @KRichardsonMMA

Baltimore Sun Multimedia Interactive Content DireScreen Shot 2016-09-03 at 7.33.14 AMctor Kevin Richardson has been with newspaper nearly 20 years. He as helped usher his newsroom into the video age, training staffers to use video editing
programs and apps in the field. Thanks to Richardson’s leadership, many
Sun reporters and photographers are now comfortable using mobile apps and video editing software such as VideoLicious, iMovie and Adobe Premier to enhance and advance their print stories. Here’s Richardson’s bio .


The Artsy Documentarian – Jarrad Hendersjarradon @jarrad_tweets

USA Today Multimedia Producer Jarrad Henderson  and his team use several video editing apps to make stories pop online. Henderson is also a leader in the NABJ Visual Taskforce and well versed in still photography and documentary films. Here’s a link to his website .





The Mobile Innovator – Teghan Collins @TeghanSimone

Circa Senior Social Media FullSizeRenderEditor Teghan Collins helps lead a team of multimedia journalists creating social videos that are tailored for smart phones and mobile devices. Auto-play, text, graphics and music are becoming standard staples of these online videos. Here’s Collins’ bio: Teghan Collins is a self-proclaimed foodie, Pop Culture addict and social media junkie. As the Senior Social Media Editor at Circa she brings news and visual storytelling to millions of mobile phones and timelines. Previously, Teghan was creating viral content as the social media manager at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. Before hopping into news,  she worked in public relations, managing social accounts for well-known brands and celebrities.


Here are some examples of how some area newsrooms are using social video and editing apps.

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