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Spring 2014 Vol. 37, No. 2 NEWSPA returns to Oshkosh by Haley Walters O n Wednesday, april 9, UW OshkOsh Will Once again host the annual NEWSPA conference featuring interactive and informative sessions, awards and networking. Veteran NEWSPA goers will be able to expand on what they learned last year and learn even more from the numerous sessions that will be held throught the day and new attendees will discover all of the fascinating speakers and activities that NEWSPA provides. Registration for the conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Reeve Memorial Union. Seven new sessions will be unveiled this spring, concerning student success, understanding design technology and properly utilizing social media for student publications. These sessions are “Prior Review: What to do if it happens to you,” “Careers in Journalism: Digital Features,” “Keys to Getting College Scholarships,” Using Social Media to Engage and Update Your Readers,” “When Your Student Newspaper Goes from Print to Online,” “Wikipedia: What Every Journalist Needs to Know,” and “Working for a College Radio Station.” Be sure to check out the official conference program available on the NEWSPA website for more details on these sessions and more. Some changes were also made to existing ses- sions, most importantly the advisers’ meeting. This year newspaper and yearbook advisers will come together to discuss topics instead of being separated. We hope the added insights and knowledge will help broaden the conversation and lead to more ideas being shared. Students will again hear speakers from all over the country, including journalists from The National Football League, USA Today, The Oshkosh Northwestern, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Chippewa Herald and Northwestern University, Another notable change to this year’s conference will be the keynote speaker. Instead of one, we will have four young professionals who are already moving up the career ladder who will give advice about how students could do the same. No NEWSPA conference would be complete without an awards ceremony where we will be handing out first, second and third place honors to students for photography, writing, design and general publication excellence. Throughout the day, students and advisers are encouraged to tweet about NEWSPA using the #newspa2014 hash tag. Students and advisers can also “like” the new NEWSPA Facebook page to stay up-to-date on NEWSPA events throughout the year.

Spring 2014 NEWSPA Newsletter

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