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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

Keeping It Fresh: Digital Storytelling

Get dozens of ideas on how to get the most from your media outlet through apps, websites and social media tools beyond the usual outlets. From print to video, you will leave with oodles of resources to explore and use when you go home. Click on the photo below to access a PDF of the … Continue reading

Break It Down: Mini-Lessons

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Student Life Coverage: More Than a Dance

Do you find that you’re ONLY covering dances, homecoming and the school play in your student life section?  Ask yourself these questions and take a look a the attached examples to expand your coverage horizons. What do you HAVE to cover? Is there a story in the stuff? How do you spend your time? What … Continue reading

Theme: It’s About the WHY

Click the image below for a PDF of “Theme: It’s About the Why.”

UPDATED: 50 Ways To Tell A Story

Mods. Sidebars. Alternative Story Forms. Whatever you call them, they are a great way to expand your publication’s coverage, play with design and explore unique forms of storytelling. If you’re stuck in a picture and quote rut, this session will give you some new ideas. For more examples, check out these previous versions: August 2014 April 2014 … Continue reading

Trends: Looking for Inspiration from the Pros & Our Peers

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

Looking for Inspiration

Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” So get ready to work! This presentation identifies places that yearbookers can look when trying to find their verbal concept.

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