After reviewing the quiz, we actually had a 100 from workshop veteran Robert Musgrove who began the program a couple of years ago when he was at Paul Quinn College. He is about to graduate from Texas A&M Commerce. Also Kenezia Smith (no relation), a neophyte, from El Centro College scored a 90!
The students were briefed about the time they would spend with Chris Bosh and then veteran journalist Steve Pickett of CBS-11 shared interviewing techniques and note-taking and newsgathering tips with the participants. Additionally it was interesting hearing about Steve’s journey . He told students, “Use your bias to show your balance.” and to “Balance your subjectivity.” Everyone should hear Steve’s take on “objectivity” because sometimes folks get caught up --it’s about balance and fairness. He also introduced CBS- 11 cameraman Troy Larkins. Then the students moved to the auditorium where they were received bags from the Chris Bosh Foundation and ate lunch courtesy of McDonald’s. Cheryl “Action” Jackson of WFAA-TV warmed everyone up for Judge Greg Mathis and Chris Bosh. They all had inspiring messages and workshop participants were taking notes and pictures. Cheryl gave out money and Chris gave computers!!! They also heard from Paul Quinn College President Dr. Michael J. Sorrell and Mrs. Freda Bosh, Chris' mother. Paul Quinn is also a recipient of computers. SPECIAL THANKS: Workshop alum Jasmine Patrick of KKDA-AM and Langston University brought donuts and punch; Sherilyn Smith-Rudolph of Enigma L.L.C, for including the workshop in the Chris Bosh program (Sherilyn, formerly of the Dallas Weekly has been a speaker at the workshop over the years); and The Spears Family (their son, James is in the workshop), who agreed to donate lunch for two weekends!!! NEXT WEEK: Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Irwin Thompson of the Dallas Morning News will tell stories with pictures and Gary with the Tea from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show will share his experiences from the workshop and working in radio. Then there will be a discussion on Ethics, the choosing of editors and a budget meeting.