Fred Shook has worked as a television journalist, university educator, textbook author, and served nationally and internationally as a television producer, consultant, writer, director, and editor for commercial television, corporations, and government agencies. He established the broadcast journalism program at Colorado State University, nationally accredited by the American Council on Education for Journalism and Mass Communication. He also served as J. Stewart Riley Visiting Professor at Indiana University and as McMahon Centennial Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Help ignite the student's interest and participation at ever higher levels through your own deep knowledge, experience, commitment to excellence, and passion for the subject. Inspire and delight with memorable examples of every main point, whether written, verbal or visual. Inform, explain, demonstrate, and provide ample opportunities to learn by doing. Critique the student's intellectual and creative achievements supportively and honestly. Incorporate guided peer reviews of students' work when appropriate.
Shook was inducted as a National Television Academy Silver Circle Member for significant contributions to television. Other recognitions include a Rocky Mountain Emmy Nomination for television writing; the National Press Photographers Association "Outstanding National Educator” award; and the association's National Fellowship Award for contributions to television photojournalism.
B.S. Journalism/Broadcasting - Kansas State University; M.S. Journalism - University of Kansas.
Shook has written or co-authored textbooks in 15 editions, emphasizing visual storytelling and writing for television. He has conducted more than 350 visual storytelling workshops for numerous organizations, corporations and government agencies throughout the United States, England, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sri Lanka, and Africa. Recognized around the world for his seminars and presentations, the author provides updated, specific instructional content available nowhere else.