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More mass communication training opportunities are coming up

10.03.2019 | By: Ngozi Akinro
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The mass communication department fall training kicked off yesterday with the Photoshop Crash Course. If you missed it, no worries, there are more training opportunities to help you grow your skills. Do not wait. Sign up now!

Facebook Tools for News Gathering and Marketing with Raymond Ruiz

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23
  • Lou's Place
  • This training will focus on group, live and crowdsourcing for data gathering.
  • Sign up here 

Raymond Ruiz is the founder of EGMN (El Gato Media Network), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides career development services for media students and young professionals. For the past nine years, he has worked with young minorities to overcome the cultural and educational obstacles that hinder their entry into media and communications. When not training young media pros, he is doing communications consulting for nonprofits and small businesses.

Build your E-Portfolio with Dr. Ngozi Akinro

  • 2 -3 p.m. Nov. 7
  • Eunice & James L. West Library (EJW) B-20
  • You will learn how to: 
    • Gain core digital skills in web design
    • Learn content display and navigation
    • Design your own online portfolio
  • Sign up here

Dr. Ngozi Akinro is an assistant professor of mass communicaton and an expert in digital content management and design. 

Google Tools: Alerts, Data & Trends with Sandra Gonzalez

  • 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19
  • Armstrong-Mabee Business Center (AMB) 217
  • Sign up here 
  • In this session, you will learn how to use Google tools for data gathering, storytelling and marketing purposes. The focus will be on:
    • Public data explorer and Google maps
    • Google alerts and Google trends

Sandra Gonzalez (@SandraGonzalez2) is a veteran multimedia journalist based in Houston. Gonzalez has been reporting news for more than 20 years in both TV and radio, many of those years in Dallas/Fort Worth, and New Orleans.

All sections are free, but sign up is required.

For more inquiries, contact Dr. Ngozi Akinro via email at