Bob Dotson knows a good story when he hears one. As a correspondent for NBC’s Today show, he filed 1,500 of them for the acclaimed American Stories series. He also found success during one of the most challenging periods of journalism, as new technologies changed every aspect of how news is reported.
Now the eight time Emmy Award winner, and New York Times best-selling author, is coming to the New York Film Academy at 17 Battery Place in New York City. On Friday, November 20 at 10am, he will meet with current, incoming and prospective students to discuss the essence of what makes a good story, and how those stories can best be told.
This Q&A session will be moderated by NYFA Broadcast Journalism Chair Bill Einreinhofer. “The changes taking place in journalism today are as drastic as when television eclipsed radio as the dominant medium. Regardless of the type of program — hard news, entertainment, sports, fashion — digital technology has transformed, and continues to transform, both their content and their structure. Bob Dotson not only kept pace with these changes, he thrived in a rapidly changing media environment.”