UNF Media Week 2016 – Oct. 10 to Oct. 14 

 

Co-sponsor of Media Week: PineRidge Film & Television

 

 

This year’s event took place Monday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 14 and marked the fourth year that students and professionals had this unique opportunity to come together. 

Every year, professionals attend Media Week to share experiences and educate students on what it’s like to work in the communication industry. From alumni mixers and networking luncheons to track-specific break-out sessions and panel discussions, there are multiple ways to get involved.
We encourage you to promote the event on social channels using #UNFMediaWeek.



Monday, Oct. 10

 

Monday events were cancelled due to the University's hurricane-related closure.

  

 


Tuesday, Oct. 11

 

Meet the Mentors Breakfast Panel 

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Building 14D, Department of Communication, Room 2001

Mentors (listed here) from UNF’s Department of Communications are invited to talk about their professional expertise and what they can offer in a mentorship.  

 

Participants:

Carole Banks, VP Research & Planning, Shepherd Agency

Katrina Greco – Corporate Communications Analyst at Fidelity National Information Service  


To view the discussion, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ned4q3_VOOY

  

 

Domestic and Global Diversity Panel

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Building 14D, Department of Communication Conference Room
Professionals discuss both domestic and global diversity issues as they relate to communication.

 

Participants: 

Gerald Smith, CEO & Founder of PineRidge Film & Television

Kerry Baldwin, VP International, Web.com

Fouad Raja Zabeneh, Egyptian filmmaker

Chad Dominicis, President, Univision 18 Jacksonville 

  

To view the discussion, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKg3b375dQ

 



Wednesday, Oct. 12 

 

UNF's New Master's Degree in Communication Management 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Building 14D, Department of Communication Conference Room

Professionals with graduate degrees describe their experience with advanced education, and faculty members describe the Department of Communication's new M.S. in Communication Management.

 

Participants:  

Stacey Steiner, Social Media Strategist, Client Focused Media 

Dr. David Deeley, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida 

Dr. Chunsik Lee, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida 

Dr. Tulika Varma, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Dr. John Parmelee, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, UNF 

 

To view the discussion, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpGkW8CPHCo

 

For more information about the M.S. in Communication Management: http://www.unf.edu/coas/communication/MS_in_Communication_Management.aspx 

 

 

Public Relations Breakout 

11 a.m. to noon

Building 14D, Department of Communication, Room 2001
Professionals describe their positions and answers questions about what it takes to work in their fields.
 

 

Participants:

David Clark, Regional Director of Philanthropy, Children’s Home Society

Lanette Hart, Principal/Consultant, Hart & Associates LLC 

Liz Anderson, PR Manager, Firehouse Subs  

Rebecca Hart, Hart & Associates

 

 

Multimedia Journalism & Production Breakout 

11 a.m. to noon

Building 14D, Department of Communication Conference Room

Professionals describe their positions and answers questions about what it takes to work in their fields.

Participants:

Monica Whitsel, WJXT-TV

Gerald Smith, CEO & Founder of PineRidge Film & Television

Todd Roobin, Film Commissioner at City of Jacksonville

Brian Jackson, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WJXT-TV

Tessa Duval, Education Reporter for The Florida Times-Union

Zach Sweat, Digital Editor, Void Magazine

 

To view the discussion, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyoUelr6I3Q  

 

 

Meet the Professionals Luncheon 

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room (fourth floor)

Professionals join students for a complimentary buffet lunch and tabletop question-and-answer sessions.

Map to Talon Room 

 

Participants:

Austin Van Horn, Senior Account Manager at The Cross Agency

David Clark, Regional Director of Philanthropy, Children’s Home Society

Lanette Hart, Principal/Consultant, Hart & Associates LLC 

Jack Potter, General Sales Manager, FOX 30/CBS 47

Stacey Steiner, Social Media Strategist, Client Focused Media  

Monica Whitsel, WJXT

Tonisha Laundry, Owner, KAK & Co., Experiential Marketing

Katrina Greco, Corporate Communications Analyst Specialist, FIS Global

Rebecca Hart, Hart & Associates

Doug Reifschneider, VP of Marketing, Firehouse of America  

Tessa Duval, Education Reporter for The Florida Times-Union

Zach Sweat, Digital Editor, Void Magazine

Bruce Kaufman, Director, Broadcasting Business Affairs, PGA Tour

Guy Barnhart, Marketing Manager, IceMuleCoolers  

Marcel Robinson, Commercial Video Editor, WCWJ-CW17

David Hall, Creative Service Director, WCWJ-CW17

Ryan Shelley, CGO at Shelley Media Arts

 

 

Advertising Breakout 

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Building 14D, Department of Communication Conference Room 

Professionals describe their positions and answers questions about what it takes to work in their fields.

Participants:

Austin Van Horn, Senior Account Manager at The Cross Agency

Stacey Steiner, Social Media Strategist, Client Focused Media  

Doug Reifschneider, VP of Marketing, Firehouse of America

Brendan Cumiskey, VP/Strategy & Planning, Dalton Agency

Marina Martin, Account Manager, Shepherd

Guy Barnhart, Marketing Manager, IceMuleCoolers

 

 


Thursday, Oct. 13 

 

Keynote Speaker: Hollywood animation editor H. Lee Peterson 

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Building 14A, Andrew Robinson Theater, Room 1314 

H. Lee Peterson is a veteran animation editor whose films have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. He started his career making music videos (such as Diana Ross, Rick Springfield, and The Cars) and worked with Michael Jackson on “Moonwalker.” In addition to working for Pixar Animation, Peterson edited for all the major Hollywood studios, including Walt Disney, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios and DreamWorks. Peterson will show short clips from some of his films – such as “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Pocahontas” – and talk about the choices one makes as an editor. He will also talk about what it’s like to work in Hollywood. Jerry Smith, CEO & Founder of PineRidge Film & Television, will moderate the event.  

  

 

Lunch with H. Lee Peterson

Noon to 1 p.m.

UNF Boathouse

Join us at the Boathouse for a social hour after the keynote presentation. Jerry Smith from PineRidge Film and Television, along with animation editor H. Lee Peterson will be there to answer questions. Space is limited. Students pay for their own meal.    

 

  

UNF Alumni Panel 

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Building 14D, Department of Communication, Room 2001

Alumni describe their positions and offer advice on how students should make the most of their UNF experience. 

 

Participants:

Ryan Shelley, CGO at Shelley Media Arts

Stacey Steiner, Social Media Strategist, Client Focused Media  

Monica Whitsel, WJXT

Liz Anderson, PR Manager, Firehouse Subs

Derrick Richardson, Communication Coordinator at Wounded Warrior Project

Lindsey Kilbride, WJCT Radio

  

  

UNF Alumni Mixer 

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Building 14D, Department of Communication, Lobby (second floor) 

A social time with alumni participants and students so that students and alumni can interact.



Friday, Oct. 14 

 

State of the Media Panel 

10 a.m. to noon, The Florida Times-Union Auditorium, 1 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL

Media professionals discuss the current state of the media industry and trends to watch for. There will also be a facilities tour after the event.

 

Sponsored by the UNF Department of Communication and The Florida Times-Union   

 

Participants:  

Gerald Smith, CEO & Founder of PineRidge Film & Television

Brendan Cumiskey, VP/Strategy & Planning, Dalton Agency

Mike Miller, Manager of Business Development for Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Mary Kelli Palka, Managing Editor for The Florida Times-Union   

Ryan Shelley, CGO at Shelley Media Arts

H. Lee Peterson, Hollywood Animation Editor

 

To view the discussion, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL5HeZnNN-M