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Newspaper Sessions

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Can You? Should You?

If you want your publication to progress to the next level, you have to know which rules to follow and which to break. From design to coverage, staff organization and more, we’ll look at some of the rules that can make or break a publication. Advertisements

Publish NOW: Starting an Online Site from Scratch

Thinking about starting an online news site? They key to getting off the ground is to publish. And publish NOW. This session will give you 10 tips for getting started, getting seen, and getting it together.

Photography for the Non-Photographer

Yearbooks are picture books, but what happens when the only camera you’ve ever used is on your smartphone? This session will walk you through photography tips and tricks for camera phones, point-and-shoots and DSLRs from the perspective of a “non-photographer” adviser. Click the image below for a PDF of the full presentation.

Training Journalists (and Athletes!) for Sports Coverage

You’re assigned to cover field hockey. The only problem? You know nothing about field hockey. This is a common problem in publications labs, but you can see beyond the score and find the story. Come learn what you need to know about a sport before you cover it, how to ask questions to avoid the cliche, tips for … Continue reading

The World is Your Newsroom: Mobile Journalism

This session will cover the top five (or more) apps you HAVE to have to be a successful mobile journalist. Voice Record Pro, Videolicious, iMovie, Garage Band & Audio Memo (and there’s more, I’m sure) will allow you to create content on the spot for your publications. Click on the image below to download a … Continue reading

Multimedia Mayhem: Incorporating Multimedia in Intro to Journalism Curriculum

Most course descriptions for Journalism 1 say students should learn the history and language of journalism; develop communication skills in writing, designing and editing for a variety of media; understand news and the process of publication; and become more critical readers and viewers of mass media. Why not combine all these areas and use convergence not … Continue reading

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