‘Centered on Excellence’ webinar series explores important topics in TV news

Our organization is truly ‘centered on excellence’ and not only when it comes to awarding excellence at our annual awards gala, but also with informative programming for our members to help inspire and instruct the next generation of broadcast journalists and other producers of video-based programming.

Our webinar series launched in 2021, with our first edition focused on the topic of “Informing Our Viewers & Earning Their Trust in Divisive & Dangerous Times” featuring former WTHR reporter Kevin Rader, former WEWS reporter Ron Regan, Indiana University’s senior visiting lecturer Cheryl Owsley Jackson, and Carolyn Robinson from the Solutions Journalism Network.

In 2022, our series continued with a webinar focused on “Earning An Emmy: Superb Storytelling & Journalism That Matters” with WKYC’s Leon Bibb, investigative reporter Carl Monday, IU professor/former WTHR anchor Anne Ryder, and WXIN/WTTV reporter Mike Sullivan.

Other topics covered in 2022 included “Covering Our Communities” focused on diversity-related topics with WOIO’s Harry Boomer, WXIN’s Beairshelle Edme, WISH-TV’s Katiera Winfrey and WOIO’s Sia Nyorkor, and “Surviving & Thriving” which focused on “Making TV Magic in the Midst of the Pandemic” with WTOL’s Tiffany Tarpley, Bally Sports’ Chris Denari and Jaime Berns and “Finding Your First Job (or your next job) in TV” with WISH-TV’s Anthony Calhoun, WEWS anchor Rob Powers, former WPTA news director Jonathan Shelley and IU’s Anne Ryder.

Our series returned in 2023 with a look at “The State of Our Industry & Life After TV” with former WTOL anchor Chrys Peterson, former WTHR community services director Angela Cain, and Talent Dynamics CEO Gary Brown, who also served as news director at WUPW.

Also in 2023, our webinar series went on the road to John Carroll University for a sit-down conversation with JCU journalist-in-residence and former NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams.

If you missed any of our webinars, you can watch them here:

Centered on Excellence webinar with Pete Williams