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Real People, True Stories: 30 years with a camera, a microphone and a daily audience

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 6, 2015. 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 110, Room 112
Meeting Description: 

Even in an age of dwindling media trust, the local television news reporter remains the most significant conduit between the masses and the true stories of daily life. The local reporter is reachable by phone, recognized in the grocery aisle, and after significant  time, trusted like a friend. Demetria Kalodimos has served the same community for 30 years as an award-winning investigator, documentarian and five-night-a-week news messenger. She will share questioning techniques, anecdotes, observations, and varied strategies for coaxing true stories from real people. The living and the dead. The reclusive and the attention-seekers. The famous and infamous. And some characters who still defy description.

About the speaker:

Demetria Kalodimos has won some of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism including two Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards, two National Headliner Awards, 16 Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. She holds an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois and a B.M.E. (Music) from Illinois Wesleyan University. Apart from her television news work, Demetria researches, writes, shoots, and edits documentaries for her company Genuine Human Productions. Her films have been screened and awarded at The Chicago International Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival, Berkeley Film and Video Festival, and Nashville Film Festival, to name a few.

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