Columbia College Chicago

Midwest Regional High School and College Media Conference

The 14th Annual Media Conference is held at Columbia College Chicago and you're invited! 


Professional panels and workshops featuring topics such as: 

Talent & Event Management

The Art of Interviewing

Diversity in Media

Behind the Talent: Producers

How to Cover Sports from Any Angle

Telling Stories: Creating a Powerful Film or Audio Documentary

Developing Advertising and Promotional Ideas that Work

Content Creation for any Platform

Podcasting & Vlogging

Audio Engineering & Producing 

and a hands-on Voiceover Techniques Workshop.



8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration & Check-In

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Program Sessions


Guest panelists include*:

Showbiz Shelly, On-Air Talent WBBM-FM (B96), Chicago

Jamal Smallz, Live DJ/On-Air Talent at WGCI, 107.5 FM, Chicago

Terri Hemmert, Midway Host WXRT 93.1 FM, Chicago

Bryan Zawlocki, Co-Founder, KITH Entertainment, Chicago

Maggie McCoy, Gray Talent Group, Chicago


Current Columbia College students and alumni panelists include:

Erik Zachary, MTV Host and Evening Host at WKSC, 103.5 FM 

Regina Waldroup, Reporter NBC 5 Chicago

Andrea Watson, Reporter/Producer, DNAinfo, Chicago

Brad Cohen, Artist Mgr. SaveMoney & Co-Founder CEO Pusher PR, Chicago

Natalie Craig, Blogger,

Curtis Koch, Management, WCRX-FM, Chicago

Adam Abdalla, Producer, ESPN Radio, Chicago

Chris Bleck, Producer, ESPN Radio, Chicago

Sam Panayovich, Sports Reporter/Anchor, Blackhawks Radio, WGN Radio, Chicago

Joseph Hernandez, Food & Wine Writer/Editor/Journalist, Chicago Tribune

Tatiana Walk-Morris, Freelance Journalist, Chicago

Lee Dickman, Continuity Director, On-Air Host, CBS Radio, Boston

Amanda Murphy, Senior Copywriter & Associate Marketing Manager, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Chicago

Jessie Sardina, Scouting & Development, Factor Chosen model Mgmt., Chicago

Vanessa Abron, Independent PR Specialist, Chicago

Zak Fox Jablow, Producer, Fox Den Studios, Chicago


This event is free to all Columbia students, alumni, and high school students. Admission includes lunch if you are registered by 5 p.m. Monday, October 9th.


Tom Joyce, Internship & Career Advisor, Columbia College Chicago:

Sponsored by Columbia College Chicago's Communication Dept., School of Media Arts; and Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems, Inc. 


*Confirmed panelists are subject to change based on availability

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

33 E. Congress Pkwy
33 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605

Event Type

Conference, Networking, Presentation, Symposium, Career Planning


School of Media Arts, Students, Career Center


Free for High School students, Columbia College students and Alumni. $45 for IBS college members.



Contact Name

Tom Joyce

Contact Email

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