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Basic Photojournalist Course-Air Force

Day 1 Overview

Sarah Clagett

on 20 July 2017

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Transcript of Basic Photojournalist Course-Air Force

Basic Photojournalist
Course - Air Force
The Course
DINFOS vs. The Det
Educational Approach
FA 1 -
Fundamentals of Photojournalism
The role of public affairs
Command information
Community outreach
News basics
Copy editing
News gathering
Writing stories
Photography basics
Evaluated on Days 32-33
FA 2 -
Media Facilitation
Media engagement
On-camera interviews
Respond to an accident/incident
Visual variety
Crime scenes
Material deficiency reports
Evaluated on Days 49-50
FA 3 -
Advanced Photojournalism
Feature writing
Research topics
Conduct interviews
Write 4 in-depth stories
Studio, portraits, passport
Capture photo stories
Evaluated during FTX
FA 4 -
Deployed Operations
Deployed Public Affairs
Joint, multi-service environment
Media coverage
Cross-cultural communication
Internet-based capabilities
Social media
Design and layout
Combat Camera
Graduate May 10
Academic standards
Group grading
Instructors grade together

Lead instructor, academic director
monitor for accuracy, consistency

Grading questions
Ask your instructor if you are
unclear about deductions, marks
Keys to success
Expect course to be challenging
87 training days = 2 years of college work

Participate in class
Ask questions
Homework and extra work are mandatory
Deadlines are non-negotiable
Manage your time

Complacency kills
Lessons build upon previous material
Don't brain dump

Classroom Etiquette
Be professional!
Use military courtesies when addressing each other and instructors
Be on time
Bring materials each day
Syllabus has detailed info, room numbers
Take hand written notes
Slides are available - ask instructors
assignments - graded and electronic
Lecterns, instructor stations are off limits
Keep classrooms clean
Social media before/after school and during lunch

No eating in the classrooms, hallway
No liquids near computer stations
No sleeping (or anything resembling it)
Zero tolerance
Allowing anyone other than an instructor to read your work without permission
Sharing notes or recordings
Plagiarizing, fabricating quotes or sources

DINFOS or Det?

Instructors provide academic training
Academic issues handled here

Det. 2, 336th Training Squadron
Prior service inprocessing Thursdays at 4:30
Military issues are handled at the det
(pay, leave, appointments, etc.)

Clear appointments with instructors
Probation effects ITP/ATP
Grades could effect rope status
AETC (AFI 40-102)
No tobacco during the duty day
chewing, e-cigs, vaporized
No cell phones (nonprior service only)

MTLs input appointments in the portal
Remedial is 4-5 p.m. or 7-7:55 a.m.
will work around PT schedule
Study Hall is 6-8 p.m. in Room 2138
Instructor Area
We respect student privacy

Sound off at the door
"Student on deck. Airman Smith to see Staff Sgt. Carbajal"

Do not enter instructor area until called

When leaving say,
"Student off deck!"
The Course
Crawl, Walk, Run
4 functional areas
*Administrative Probation*
Chain of Command
Chain of Command
Your Instructors
Lead Instructor
Staff Sgt. David Carbajal

Master Sgt. Michael Andriacco (ANCOIC)
Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee
Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt
Mr. Tommy Gilligan
Mrs. Sarah Clagett

Evacuation Plan
Exit from any door
Fire -- Assemble in designated area
Locate instructors and classmates
Form up into sections
Await further instructions from instructors
Rally Points
Main campus
Evacuate, Hide, Act
Active shooter
Col. Martin Downie
Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Opeka
JoAnn Anderson
Academic Director
Bryan Logan
Department Head
Senior Chief Petty Officer
LaTonya Ellis
Department NCOIC
GPAs of 90% or higher
Top 10% of students are eligible

Passing is 70%
Students must pass each FA

Academic Watch - 75-79%
Academic Probation - below 75%
Is this the way to features?
I just want to take pictures!
BPJC 020-16
Objective -- Train Airmen to perform
as basic public affairs photojournalists.

Internet-based Capabilities
Instruction in following areas:
Still Photography Techniques
News/Feature writing
Command Information
Community Engagement
Media Relations
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