Our world is rapidly evolving and though we are experiencing unprecedented times, we also know challenges have a way to open the doors to creativity, ingenuity and innovation. The Suncoast Student Production Awards is committed to recognizing outstanding student achievement and we believe our mission extends to also providing support and opportunities for personal and professional development as these gifted students look forward to a bright, successful future in our industry. Starting in October, 2020, we will launch Suncoast Spotlight. Some of the most recognizable and seasoned industry professionals in our region will present a series of monthly webinars geared toward providing students with key knowledge and actionable insights in all areas of production. Topics will include Ethics in Journalism, Reporting During Unprecedented Times: Setting Up a Virtual Studio and Reporting Remotely, Resumes and Reels: What Makes You Stand Out and much more.

Please join us on Zoom at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 10, 2020 for our first Suncoast Spotlight webinar on Ethics in Journalism. Stay tuned for more information, right here on our website.
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We are living in unsettling times. We must, however, remember there are reasons to be joyful. It’s important to honor those in our industry who give a voice to the voiceless, who expose injustice and who remind us that better days will return. Celebrating together, from a safe distance, can bring light to our dark times.

The NATAS Suncoast Chapter has decided to replace December’s in-person awards ceremony with a virtual one. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we navigate our lives through the pandemic. We are now working on a way to honor the nominees and the winners with as much elegance as our traditional gala.

Stay tuned …