Karl Idsvoog, Expert in Multimedia Reporting, to visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission is pleased to announce that it will host Professor Karl Idsvoog of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University of Ohio, in Astana May 12-15, Pavlodar May 16-18, and Almaty May 19-24. Prof. Idsvoog will conduct lectures, seminars, workshops, and trainings for journalists, bloggers, students, teachers, state media professionals, and the general public.  His specialties include multimedia reporting, television news, videography, broadcast management, video field production, computer-assisted reporting, radio news, radio production, media information gathering, and documentary filmmaking.

Professor Idsvoog is an expert in journalism, media, and marketing with extensive experience in online, television, radio, and investigative reporting.  He has consulted widely in the United States, as well as in Armenia, Botswana, Cambodia, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Syria, and Tunisia.  Professor Idsvoog has won national awards for his reporting, including the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for excellent digital journalism in the public interest.  He holds two degrees in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a recipient of the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard University.

The precise times and locations of events open to general audiences will be publicized on U.S. Embassy Astana’s Facebook page early next week.  For further information and press-related inquiries, please contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at 70 22 16 or 70 24 15.