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WELCOME TO THE 57 th JACC STATE CONVENTION!

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Welcome to the 57th JACC State Convention held in Burbank at the Burbank Marriott. I am always amazed by how many professional journalists I run across who are JACC alumni. And they always say the same thing: “JACC is GREAT!” I hope you feel the same way at the end of this weekend. You are about to embark on an incredible JACC adventure. It is an adventure that will be enhanced by YOUR level of involvement. So, I encourage you to embrace all that JACC has to offer YOU. The 2012 convention offers many opportunities for you to attend workshops, network with other students and faculty, compete, and try a new skill or two. New to this year’s convention is a podcast lab; a beta contest for video journalism and a beta contest for Twitter. Specifically, here are some of the highlights of this convention:

• #JACC TWEETUP • Over 70 workshops offered by professional journalists • 13 on-the-spot competitions • Photo portfolio critiques on Thursday night • Writing and design critiques on Saturday morning • Awards Presentations • Live broadcasting training • Live sports photo judging • “The best damn Journalism Trivia Bowl”

There are more than 470 students and faculty representing 47 community colleges in California and Rhode Island. Check out each school’s student publications in the lounge located in the Convention Center (where the vendor show is) on Friday and Saturday. I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of the 2012 State Convention Team; they have worked hard to put together an incredible convention. The Team consists of: Kelly Goff, San Francisco State University; Bhavisha Patel, Tribune Company; Edgard Aguilar, Beach Publishing Co.; Rich Cameron, Cerritos College; Jill Connelly, Pierce College; Curtis Corlew, Los Medanos College; Beth Bingham Georges, Cal State Fullerton; Jennifer Passalacqua, Sacramento State University; Natalie Yemenidjian, San Francisco State University; Paul McLeod, Saddleback College; Joanna Miller, Moorpark College; Gil Riego, San Francisco State University; Anibal Ortiz, Cal State Fullerton; Paul DeBolt, Contra Costa College and Jay Seidel, Fullerton City College. While you’re thanking folks, you MUST remember to thank your advisers! They work many miracles to get you here! My advice: Read the program, check everything out and enjoy yourself! Thanks for coming, and if you need anything, please let me know.

Timi Ross Poeppelman

JACC Convention Chair

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The Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ Board of Directors

Welcomes You

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to the th State Convention Mary Mazzoco President

Alexandra Ascencio Vice President

Jesse Franz Vice President

Anne Belden Vice President

Nancy Kaplan-Biegel Vice President

Genelle Belmas Vice President

Wendy Nelson Vice President

Benjamin ”Brutus” Bruey Vice President

Joe Wirt Vice President

Rich Cameron Communications Director & Executive Secretary

Jay Seidel Treasurer

Timi Ross Poeppelman Events Director Page 2


Of

TABLE

Contents

Welcome Letter

1

Acknowledgements

4

Extra Mile Awards

5

Convention Schedule

8

Workshop Description & Speaker Bios

32

On-the-Spot Photo Contest Guidelines

48

Behavior Policy

50

Competitions at a Glance

51

On-the-Spot Rules/Criteria/Guidelines

57

Contest Dispute Policy

60

Bring-in Guidelines

61

Student Election Filing Form

64

Student Election Q & A

65

Personal Schedule

69

Distinguished Service to Journalism Award Honorees

72

2012 First Amendment Award Honoree

76

Tours Schedule

77

Hotel Map

80

Front page cover design by Natalie Yemenidjian Page 3


Acknowledgements

Sacramento State University

Beach Publishing Co.

CSUS Communication Studies Department

Citrus College

AdCamp

Rob O’Neil

Bruce Robbins

OCC Printing

Jameson Hawley

Pierce College

Burbank Marriott

City of Burbank

Diamond Trophy & Marketing

John Francis

JACC Executive Board

Cindy Cates

Los Angeles Times

Capt. Marc Dominguez

The Sacramento Bee

TopNotch Limosine

Long Beach City College

Jeff Tollefson

Pat McKean

Gary Bric of Bric’s Ramp

And our deepest gratitude goes to all the professionals from the many California publication and universities who gave up their time to act as judges and speakers at the 2012 JACC State Convention. Page 4


2011 Extra-mile Award Winners Each year JACC honors those individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty with regards to JACC convention and events during the past calendar year. Kelly Goff

Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

Gil Riego, Jr.

Paul DeBolt

John Francis

Jessica Poeppelman

Paul McLeod

Wendy Carrera

Natalie Gray

Pat McKean

Beth Bingham Georges

Waleed Rashidi

Joanna Miller

Rubina Gulati

Roger Vargo

Jay Seidel

Gerard Burkhart

Rich Cameron

Hersson Preciado

Melea Allen

Curtis Corlew

Dympna Ugwu-Oju

Edgard Aguilar

Bhavisha Patel

Jill Connelly

Alyssa Alimena

Samantha Poeppelman

Bruce Robbins

Juan Gonzales

Jeff Tollefson

Jennifer Santos

Doug Walsh

Jorge Medina

Natalie Yemenidjian

Cindy McGrath

Kyle Tuttle

Danny Edwards

Stacy Long

Meg O’Neil

Rob O’Neil Page 5


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Make Plans NOW for the

2013 JACC

STATE CONVENTION DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, Calif.

A PRIL 11–13, 2013 For registration and more information check out www.jacconline.org or contact the JACC Events Director Timi Ross Poeppelman at (916) 214-7677 or email her at poeppelman@gmail.com

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk – Pick up Registration Packets—Faculty Only Bring-ins will be accepted UNTIL 5 p.m. Sign-up for tours

THURSDAY

Sign-up for LIVE FROM THE JACC CONVENTION!! (There are three sessions; each one is limited to 10 people)

2:30 to 3 p.m.

Photo Orientation—Academy Two Photographers MUST attend this orientation OR the one offered on Friday at 7:30 a.m. It is mandatory for ALL photographers (except for those participating ONLY in Team Feature) to attend ONE of the orientations.

3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Digital Photo Competition Tutorial— Academy Two This is highly recommended for all photographers who have never competed in a JACC photo contest or want to review how the photo entry lab works.

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Photo Caption Tutorial — Academy Two This is highly recommended for all photographers who will be competing in JACC photo contests but was scheduled in this time slot to accommodate sports photographers — a longer, more in-depth version of this session will be presented tonight at 8:45 p.m. This tutorial will also be repeated Friday at 9 a.m.

5 p.m.

Competition

Bring-In Contest DEADLINE — JACC Registration/Info Desk

5:30 p.m. Competition

Sports Writing Sports Photo Meet bus on side of convention center — BUSES leave at 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. Please check Registration Area for updates. Page 8


Burbank Marriott 7 to 8:30 p.m. Opening Session— Academy One Welcome Address—JACC Board Members Student officers introduced Distinguished Service to Journalism Award JACC Scholarships announced

Keynote Speaker:

Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times Ruben Vives is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He began his journalism career by writing for the Times’ Homicide Report. Vives later became a general assignment reporter, covering a dozen cities in southeast Los Angeles County. He helped uncover the salary scandal in the city of Bell, which prompted the arrests of eight former city officials. Along with his colleague Jeff Gottlieb, his reporting on the Bell salary scandal has been honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting and the George Polk Award for local reporting.

THURSDAY

Uncovering Scandals: One Journalism Skill at a Time

Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times Jeff Gottlieb is a senior writer at the Los Angeles Times. He received his second George Polk Award this year, along with Times reporter Ruben Vives, for their reporting on the scandal in Bell. In addition, they have received the Selden Ring Award from USC’s Annenberg School; the American Society of News Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for Local Accountability Reporting; the IRE Medal, the top award from Investigative Reports and Editors; and the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2011 Public Service Award.

8:45 to 10 p.m. Workshops

It’s All in Your Lead: Feature Writing Tips — Academy One Rob O’Neil, Pierce and Citrus Colleges Using Your Camera for More Than Stills: A Digital SLR video primer — Academy Two John Harte, Bakersfield College

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 Political Reporting: Digging Past the Soundbyte — Academy Three Jeremy Oberstein, Office of Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian Art of the Review — Academy Four Jeff Favre, Freelance Critic

THURSDAY

Live Tweeting: It’s an Art & a Science! — Academy Five/Six Staci Baird, Stanford University You Can Podcast Too! — Vine Anthea Raymond, NPR & Patch Long-time NPR broadcaster and journalism instructor Anthea Raymond has designed a hands-on podcast laboratory. Learn about the process and then create your own interview format podcast. Participation is limited. Broadcast News Writing Tutorial — Glendale/Pasadena **This will help those interested in participating in the Broadcast News Writing Competition!**

8:45 to 9 p.m. Competition

Team Feature Orientation — Burbank/Hollywood ***ALL Team Feature participants MUST attend this orientation****

9 to 10:15 p.m.

Audio Soundslides Workshop — Burbank/Hollywood Gil Riego Jr., Golden Gate Xpress **The Audio Soundslides Workshop is optional and is NOT required to participate in Team Feature**

9 p.m. to midnight

Faculty reception—Poolside at the East Pool (No swimwear required!) Free prizes for all faculty who attend! Raffle at 10 p.m.—must be present to win—no purchase necessary!

9 p.m. to midnight Critiques

Photo Portfolio Critique — Sunset Come anytime to get your photo portfolio critiqued by a professional. Critiques done on a first come, first serve basis.

10 p.m. Competition

Digital Photo Lab Opens—Executive Boardroom ***Sports Photographers MUST be checked in to the Digital Photo Lab by 10:30 p.m. in order for their entries to be eligible for judging. ***

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Burbank Marriott 10 p.m. approx. Competition

Sports Writing Lab—Glendale/Pasadena This time is approximate. The writing lab will begin immediately after the Sports Writing event. Please check-in with lead proctor Paul McLeod before exiting the bus to confirm when exactly the sports writing lab will begin.

10:15 p.m. Trivia Bowl

Two students from each school will be allowed to participate. Teams of three will then be created. “The Best Damn Journalism Trivia Bowl” will test students’ knowledge of current events, AP style, media facts, JACC facts and general knowledge.

THURSDAY

The Best Damn Journalism Trivia Bowl — Academy Three Hosted by Hersson Preciado, former JACC student board member

Don’t Miss

“The Best Damn Journalism Trivia Bowl” This side of the Mississippi!

Sponsored by JACC Created and facilitated by Hersson Preciado, former JACC SoCal Student President

• Think you’re good at current events? • Know a lot about the history of journalism? • Have the AP Stylebook memorized?

Then be sure to attend the 8th Annual Journalism Trivia Bowl Thursday, March 22 at 10:15 p.m. Academy Three Each team will consist of three team members, each one representing a different college. “The Best Damn Journalism Trivia Bowl” will test students’ knowledge of current events, AP style, media facts, JACC facts and general knowledge.

Make sure your college is represented! Page 11


JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 10:30 p.m. Competition

Critical Review — Academy One

10:30 to 11:45 p.m. Competition

FRIDAY

News Judgment/Layout Contest — 1st round—Academy Five/Six **Each school can enter only 2 students in this contest. Each student must choose to participate in the broadsheet or tabloid category.** Video Journalism Orientation — Burbank/Hollywood ***All Video Journalism participants MUST attend***

The video journalism contest is a *beta* or experimental contest . The purpose of the 2012 video journalism contest is to gather information and feedback for use in the implementation of a video journalism contest at future conventions. The video journalism contestants must use their own equipment — which includes laptops.

11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

JACC goes HOLLYWOOD! — Student Dance — Academy Two Wear your favorite movie themed outfit!!

11:30 p.m. — approx.

COMPETITION: Critical Review Writing Lab — Glendale/Pasadena The critical review writing lab will be immediately after the event is over. Please connect with the lead proctor John Francis AFTER the event has ended to confirm writing lab time.

Friday, March 23, 2012 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.

Vendor Set-Up—Convention Center Foyer

7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendor Show—Convention Center Foyer Don’t forget to get your vendor passport signed and enter to win fabulous prizes!

7:15 a.m.

Breakfast—Convention Center Foyer

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JACC Registration/Information Office Opens—Convention Center Foyer

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Burbank Marriott 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Registration for Writers’ Critique — JACC Registration/Info Desk Registration for Designers’ Critique — JACC Registration/Info Desk Registration for LIVE FROM THE JACC CONVENTION! — JACC Registration/Info Desk

7:30 to 8 a.m. Competition

Photo Orientation—Academy Two Mandatory orientation for all photographers for ALL photography competitions (UNLESS you attended the Thursday night 2:30 p.m. session)

FRIDAY

8 a.m. Competition

Video Journalism — Pick-up Assignment Envelopes — JACC Registration/Info Desk Bus leaves at 10:30 am. Podcast — Pick-up interviewee assignment — JACC Registration/Info Desk

8 to 9:30 a.m. Meeting

Faculty & Volunteer Orientation Meeting — Academy One (Here’s where you get issued a one-of-a-kind JACC orange vest—don’t be late!)

8:15 to 8:45 a.m.

Digital Photo Competition Tutorial— Academy Two This is highly recommended for all photographers who have never competed in a JACC photo contest or want to review how the photo entry lab works.

8:30 a.m. Competition

News Judgment/Layout Finalists Announced — — JACC Registration/Info Office — ** Finalists are chosen from the participants in Thursday night’s News Judgment/Layout Contest**

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Photo Caption Tutorial — Academy Two This is highly recommended for all photographers competing in photo contests.

9 to 11 a.m. Competition

News Judgment/layout — 2nd Round — Executive Boardroom

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 10:30 a.m. Competition

Feature Writing — meet bus on side of convention center — bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. Video Journalism — meet bus on side of convention center — bus leaves at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Competition Editorial Cartoon — Academy One Opinion Writing — Academy One

FRIDAY

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Workshops

Getting Started in Photojournalism — Academy Two Jim McNay, freelance photojournalist/educator Migrating to Wordpress: Is it right for your paper? — - Academy Three Kate McLaughlin, El Camino College Exploring Ethics: How to Protect Your Reputation and Do Right by the Public — Academy Four Stephanie Stassel-Bluestein, CSU Northridge Sports Writing: The College Beat — -Academy Five Gary Klein, The Los Angeles Times Radio Relevance: Local is King — Vine Brent Foster, Cal State Fullerton

Attention all proctors!

If you are assigned to a competition, you need to follow the competition all the way through, from event to judging. If you are proctoring a writing event, only one of you will need to proctor the writing lab. If this applies to you, please decide early on in the process who will be following the competition to the lab. While proctors do not judge at the State Convention, they do need to be available during the judging in case the judges have any questions. Thank you for all your hard work! Page 14


Burbank Marriott Noon

FILING DEADLINE for JACC STUDENT PRESIDENT CANDIDATES! Turn in your “Declaration of Intent to Run” papers at the Student Election Table in the Grand Ballroom

12:15 p.m. Competition

Team Feature — Pick-up Assignment Envelopes — JACC Registration/Info Desk Feature Photo — Pick-up Assignment Envelopes — JACC Registration/Info Desk

Team Feature leaves for event — meet bus on side of Convention Center BUS leaves at 12:30 p.m. — A shuttle will be set up to help with your time management of this contest AND workshops/contests you may want to attend — please refer to your assignment packet. LAST SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL WILL BE 5 p.m.

FRIDAY

12:30 p.m. Competition

Feature Photo leaves for event — meet bus on side of Convention Center BUS leaves at 12:30 p.m. — A shuttle will be set up to help with your time management of this contest AND workshops/contests you may want to attend — please refer to your assignment packet. LAST SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL WILL BE 5 p.m.

12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Competition

Editorial Cartoon Drawing Lab — Sunset Opinion Writing Lab — Glendale/Pasadena

Workshops

Videojournalism for photographers: Getting the story — Academy Three Myung Chun, The Los Angeles Times Tips for Landing Your First Internship or Job — Academy Four Dennis Foley, Orange County Register Making the Most of Your Headlines and Captions — Academy Five Walter Hammerwold, Los Angeles News Group Broadcast Journalism: Staying Ahead in a Changing Industry — Vine Brandi Hitt, KTLA

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Competition

News Photo — Burbank/Hollywood News Writing — Burbank/Hollywood

1:30 p.m. Tour for The Signal offices Bus leaves the side of the convention center at 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY

(sign up for tour at JACC Info desk — there are only 25 spots available on a first come, first serve basis)

1:45 p.m. Competition

Feature Photo — meet bus on side of Convention Center — BUS leaves at 1:45 p.m. — A shuttle will be set up to help with your time management of this contest AND workshops/contests you may want to attend — please refer to your assignment packet. LAST SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL WILL BE 5 p.m.

2 to 3:15 p.m. Competitions

News Writing Lab — Glendale/Pasadena

Workshops

Visual Storytelling — Academy Two Anacleto Rapping, Brooks Institute News Design 101 — Academy Three Jorge Medina, Orange County Register Having an Opinion: Writing Amazing Editorials - Academy Four Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times Where do you get your ideas? A Discussion of Creativity in Journalism — Academy Five Patrick O’Connor, Freelance editorial cartoonist Trade Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, but Mostly… Why? — Academy Six Chris Brown, Bobit Business Media

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Burbank Marriott 2:30 p.m. Competition

Digital Photo Lab Opens—Executive Boardroom **In order to allow for photographers to compete in multiple contest, the Digital Photo Lab will be open from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Photographers can submit entries after each contest OR wait until after the last contest. Photographers MUST be checked in to the Digital Photo Lab by 6 p.m. in order for their entry/ies to be eligible for judging. ***

3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Competitions

Copyediting — -Glendale/Pasadena

Everyday People: A Photographer’s Vision — Academy Two Mel Melcon, The Los Angeles Times

FRIDAY

Workshops

Surviving Journalism: A View From the Front Lines — Academy Four Cary Osborne, The Signal Rock ‘n’ Roll Reporting — Academy Five Waleed Rashidi, Cal State Fullerton & Citrus Colleges The Dos and Don’ts of Landing a J-Job — Academy Six Jim Walters, Orange Coast Magazine

3:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Workshops

Broadcasting Live Shots on Deadline! — Academy One Wendy Carrera, Rio Hondo College **Note: This session will be going out of the hotel to shoot live video. Participating students will be able to view their shots Saturday**

5 to 6:15 p.m. Competition

Feature Writing Lab — Glendale/Pasadena

Meetings

NorCal Faculty Meeting — Vine SoCal Faculty Meeting — Sunset

Workshops

Lightroom and Photoshop for the Visual Journalist — Academy Two Anacleto Rapping, Brooks Institute

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 Making it in Journalism — Academy Three Jorge Medina, Orange County Register Public Relations and Social Media — Academy Six Stacy Long, Citrus College

friday

Dinner is on your own — a resturant list is provided in your registration packet! 6:30-7:45 p.m. Competition

Broadcast News Writing Lab — Glendale/Pasadena

6 p.m.

Competition

Feature Writing Lab — -Glendale/Pasadena Digital Photo Lab Check-in Deadline — Executive Boardroom **In order to allow for photographers to compete in multiple contest, the Digital Photo Lab will be open from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Photographers can submit entries after each contest OR wait until after the last contest. Photographers MUST be checked in to the Digital Photo Lab by 6 p.m. in order for their entry/ies to be eligible for judging. ***

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

JACC 1st EVER TWEET-UP & Mail-in Awards — Academy Two Can you Tweet? Come Tweet at the #JACCTWEETUP and then check out the State Mail-in Awards

9 p.m. CBS TOUR Meet bus on side of convention center

(Sign-up in advance at the JACC registration — limit 20 people)

10 p.m. to 3 a.m. COMPETITION

Audio/Editing Open Lab — Burbank/Hollywood This lab is optional but its intention is to prvide a space and technical support for the Team Feature Contestants and the Video Journalism contestants.

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Burbank Marriott Saturday, March 24, 2012 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Vendor Set-Up—Grand Ballroom

7:15 a.m. to noon

Vendor Show—Grand Ballroom

Saturday

7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast—Grand Ballroom

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JACC Information Office Open — (next to Garden/Terrace)

7:45 to 9 a.m. Competition

No. 1 Team Feature Writing Lab—Burbank/Hollywood

Meeting

Statewide Faculty Meeting – Academy One

9:15 a.m. to Noon Critiques

Writers’ Critiques—Convention Foyer Bring Your Work-in-Progress Articles or printed articles for critiques Facilitated by Rob O’Neil, Pierce College Designers’ Critiques — Convention Foyer Bring Your Newspapers for Critiques Facilitated by Jorge Medina, Orange County Register & Natalie Yemenidjian, San Francisco State University

Workshops

LIVE Sports Photo Judging Session — Academy One

The audience is invited to listen and observe professional photojournalists as they judge the Sports Photo Category to the final four places. Audience is invited to listen and observe the judges but will not be allowed to interact with the judges. The judging session will only be live from 9:15 a.m. to Noon and will only narrow the judges’ decision to the top four places in order to maintain the suspense of the awards ceremony The session may end earlier, and may need more time. If it exceeds the time allowed in the program, then the completion of the judging will take place privately. Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner tonight.

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Competition

No. 2 Team Feature Writing Lab—Burbank/Hollywood

Workshops

SATURDAY

Curating the Story — Academy Two Staci Baird, Stanford University This is part of the Twitter series — if you’re participating in the Twitter contest — you’ll want to attend this workshop and see how your Tweets turn into stories. Making Your Stories Sing - Academy Three Steve Padilla, Los Angeles Times A Transfer Degree with a Guarantee — Academy Four Rich Cameron, Cerritos College Community Journalism: Covering Your Own Backyard — Academy Five Bill Kisliuk, Pasadena Sun What new media brings to the table — Academy Six James Rainey, Los Angeles Times Student Editors’ Roundtable — Vine Facilitated by JACC student officers Benjamin “Brutus” Bruey and Jesse Franz

10:30 a.m. Competition

Video Journalism Entries due — Executive Boardroom

10:45 to Noon Competition

No. 3 Team Feature Lab — Burbank/Hollywood

Workshops

Engaging your Community: What Does it Really Mean? — Academy Two Staci Baird, Stanford University Tablets: The Evolution of Magazine as We Know It — Academy Three Norb Garrett, Source Interlink Media SVP Group

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Burbank Marriott Covering the Three Little Pigs: How News is Changing and What it means for us — Academy Four Rich Cameron, Cerritos College Mining the Government for Data: State and Federal Open Records Laws — Academy Six Genelle Belmas, Cal State Fullerton Copy Editing and New Media — Sunset Matt Ballinger, Los Angeles Times

SATURDAY

12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Workshops

Life on the Streets: Covering Some of the Nation’s Biggest Stories — Academy One Steve Gregory, Clear Channel Communications Covering Breaking News: A Photojournalist’s Role - Academy Two Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News The Importance Of Stability: How To Run a High-Turnover Newsroom — Academy Three Roman Heindorff, Camayak Getting Hired: Steps Interns and New Reporters Should Take to Get, and Keep, the Job - Academy Four Davis Barber, Davis Barber Communications Design is Not Dead — Academy Five Jorge Medina, Orange County Register Know Your Reporting Rights — Academy Six Genelle Belmas, Cal State Fullerton LIVE! From the JACC Convention! — Vine Beth Bingham Georges, Cal State Fullerton This session will focus on the technical aspects of a live televised shot. Participants will learn hands-on how to shoot a live shot. Each session is limited to 10 people — get your ticket from the JACC registration booth. There are three sessions offered: 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 p.m.

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 12:30 p.m.

The Daily Sundial Tour Take the bus out to CSU Northridge to see The Daily Sundial offices and chat with its staff. All who attend will be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes! Meet the bus for The Daily Sundial tour on the side of the convention center.

SATURDAY

1:45 to 3 p.m. Workshops

You, an Intern? What (and Who) to Know about Work Experience at California Newspapers — Academy One Dan Evans, Times Community News (Glendale News-Press) Andre Herndon, Wave Newspapers, Los Angeles Tammy Marashlian, The Signal, Santa Clarita Anthony Marquez, Associated Press, Los Angeles Jon Regardie, Angeles Downtown News Joe Wirt, California Newspaper Publishers Association Marketing and Managing Your Photographic Images -- Academy Two Roberto Chavez, freelance photographer Blogging the Los Angeles River — Academy Three Jim Burns, Antelope Valley & Occidental Colleges 25 Easy Investigations You Can Do On Your College Campus — Academy Four James Meier, The Desert Sun Copy editing for More Than Just Commas: Making Your Content Online-Ready — Academy Five Michelle Olson, Golden Gate Xpress Ethical Issues in the Newsroom — Academy Six Tom Clanin, Cal State Fullerton LIVE! From the JACC Convention! — Vine Beth Bingham Georges, Cal State Fullerton This session will focus on the technical aspects of a live televised shot. Participants will learn hands-on how to shoot a live shot. Each session is limited to 10 people — get your ticket from the JACC registration booth. There are three sessions offered: 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 p.m. Working with Your Printer — Sunset Edgard Aguilar, OCC Printing

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Burbank Marriott 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Meeting

Student Election Meeting—Academy One Each delegation MUST have ONE student attend OR the school will forfeit its on-the-spot awards.

3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Workshops

Reimagine the End Product: Converge Your Newsroom — Academy Three Kelly Goff, Golden Gate Xpress The Old and New Business of Traffic Reporting — Academy Four Rick Baca, Clear Channel Communications/Total Traffic Network

saturday

Podcast Listening Party — Academy Two Anthea Raymond, NPR & Patch Come listen to the JACC student-produced podcasts.

Live Broadcast Critiques — Academy Five Wendy Carrera, Rio Hondo College These are the critiques from the live shots taken during Friday’s session Public Relations and Social Media — Academy Six Stacy Long, Citrus College LIVE! From the JACC Convention! — Vine Beth Bingham Georges, Cal State Fullerton This session will focus on the technical aspects of a live televised shot. Participants will learn hands-on how to shoot a live shot. Each session is limited to 10 people — get your ticket from the JACC registration booth. There are three sessions offered: 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 p.m. Photoshop: Working with Color — Sunset Edgard Aguilar, OCC printing

3:15 to 6 p.m. Competition

Digital Photo Lab: Slideshow Preparation — Executive Boardroom **You must check-in by 4 p.m. in order to be eligible for entry.** Submit a photo or photos from any image that has to do with the 2012 JACC State Convention and receive immediate one-on-one feedback on the photography, and coaching is provided on captioning skills. The “Prize” for this contest is having an image (or more than one image) chosen for the photo slide show presented during the awards presentation on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

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JACC 2012 State Convention • March 22–24 5 to 6:15 p.m. Meeting

General meeting— Academy One 1 student and 1 faculty from each delegation must attend or forfeit your on-the-spot awards.

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Dispute Resolution Team meets (IF NEEDED) — Executive Board Room (see page 56 for definition)

saturday

8 to 10 p.m.

Dinner & Awards—Academy One JACC Slideshow Presentation Honoring Outgoing Officers

Introduction of new officers First Amendment Award Cal-JEC Awards Bring-in and On-the-Spot Awards

ALL FACULTY Pick up your AlphaSmarts at the JACC Registration Desk on Sunday Page 24


Burbank Marriott SUNDAY, March 25, 2012 7:30 a.m. to Noon Information — Hotel Lobby Collect your AlphaSmarts Buy Cool JACC stuff! Lost & Found

7:30 to 9 a.m.

Conduct Advisory Board (if needed)—Parlor 123

sunday

9 to 11 a.m.

JACC Board of Directors Meeting- TBA This meeting is for board members only. (Breakfast will be served to board members only.)

12 to 2 p.m.

Conduct Advisory Board (if needed)—Parlor 123

Don’t forget! Your JACC Membership is due on July 1, 2012! Schools that pay membership AFTER Oct. 15, 2012 will pay a $50 late surcharge and a $50 late fee per delegate at the state convention. AND schools that don’t pay by January 1, 2013 will NOT be eligible to participate in the state mail-in competition.

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Interested

in

Broadcasting?

Be sure to check out these two hands-on opportunities: Friday, March 23 –3:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Academy One

Broadcasting Live Shots on Deadline

Learn how to be in front of the camera and connect with the audience with a short one minute live shot. Join Wendy Carrera to learn how to write and shoot live on deadline. Live shots will take place Friday and critiques on Saturday. Come learn and have fun at the same time. Carrera is a broadcast journalist who has covered stories from human trafficking to the terrorist attacks in London.

**You will be leaving the hotel during this session — please wear comfortable shoes!**

L ive From t he JAC C C onventi on ! This session will focus on the technical aspects of a live televised shot. Participants will learn hands-on how to shoot a live shot. Join Beth Bingham Georges (who has spent almost 20 years as a television reporter/anchor/producer) for a hands-on workshop where every participant will become an on-camera reporter. You will cover the news of the convention. The segment will be produced after the convention and uploaded to YouTube.

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The audience will NOT be allowed to interact with the judges, only observe and listen. The judging session will only be live from 9:15 a.m. to Noon and will only narrow the judges’ decision to the top four places in order to maintain the suspense of the awards ceremony. The session may end earlier, and may need more time. If it exceeds the time allowed in the program, then the completion of the judging will take place privately. Page 28


JACC honors The years of service to journalism education by our retiring adviser:

Beth Grobman De Anza

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ALL JACC COLLEGES: We will meet or beat any written quote

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS 25 Easy Investigations You Can Do on Your College Campus Not all investigative journalism requires yearlong projects. In fact, some of the stories that make the largest impacts in local communities and on college campuses don’t require all that much time at all. It usually requires reporters and photographers to leave the newsroom, though. And it often requires a computer. Find out some watchdog tips that can lead to 25 easy investigations for your college newspaper/website, including following the money. If you don’t do it, who will? James Meier has been a journalist for more than 15 years. He’s currently the senior editor of news at The Desert Sun newspaper/ MyDesert.com in Palm Springs, where he oversees local and business news, and enterprise and investigations. Before three editing gigs, he was a reporter at three newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times’ Orange County edition. He’s from Orange County and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, where he wrote for The Daily Titan, covering campus news as well as the fourtime champion Titan baseball team. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. – Academy Four Art of the Review Learn the keys to writing a good review for theater, film, TV, dance and music. We’ll go through the process from getting the assignment to turning in copy - and discuss how to break into the business. Jeff Favre has been a freelance theater critic and arts reporter for 17 years, writing for several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, the Torrance Daily Breeze and Backstage West. WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. – Academy Four A Transfer Degree with A Guarantee This workshop is aimed at faculty, but open to all. It will be a reprisal of a workshop explaining the coming Associate of ArtsTransfer degree in Journalism many missed at Morro Bay. Review the proposed degree and master course descriptors and discuss strategies for implementing the degree. We’ll also discuss what we heard from the universities in the formation stages and discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the degree. Rich Cameron teaches at Cerritos College and is JACC’s Communication Director. As JACC’s online guru he maintains the organization’s website and coaches faculty on use of new online tools to enhance student publications and journalism education. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Academy Four Audio Soundslides Workshop The Team Feature prep workshop is designed to assist students who have little to no working knowledge on how to cut audio on Audacity and place/arrange photos on Soundslides Plus. The first half of this workshop will be a lecture covering the basic principles of organizing, cutting, and splicing audio and basic photo storytelling. The second half will be a hands-on demonstration where students will attempt to create a storytelling slideshow with pre-selected audio and photographs. Intermediate students may attend as a refresher course. In order to attend the hands on demo, you must attend the lecture. Gil Riego Jr. is a graduate of Pierce College, where he participated in its newspaper and magazine publications. He is now a senior at San Francisco State, where he is the online photo editor for Golden Gate Xpress. Now, an independent photographer a frequent SF Weekly contributor, he has been using social networking in order to promote himself and his work, mastering the usage of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. He is a JACC alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 9 to 10:15 p.m. – Burbank/Hollywood

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Blogging the Los Angeles River Where do clean water, big city politics and the occasional fly fisherman meet? On the L.A. River, of course. As the city reimagines its river from channelized concrete floodway to environmentally reconfigured recreational area, stories abound. Grab a paddle and kayak through the high points of one of Los Angeles most important stories. Jim Burns writes the popular lariverflyfishing blog, and is the newspaper adviser for both Antelope Valley College and Occidental College. He has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. – Academy Three Broadcast Journalism: Staying Ahead in a Changing Industry Broadcast Journalism has dramatically changed in the last ten years and it will continue to evolve in the next ten. We’ll discuss how to write for broadcast, what employers are looking for, salaries, and what you can do now to better your odds of getting hired once you graduate. Brandi Hitt is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who works at KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. With 12 years experience as a news anchor and reporter, she has covered news throughout the United States and has also reported from Afghanistan. Brandi knew at a young age that she wanted to be a broadcast journalist, and her career also includes years in the newsroom behind the camera. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. – Vine Broadcasting Live Shots on Deadline Become a reporter for a day! Students will learn how to be in front of the camera and connect with the audience with a short one-minute live shot. Reporting on live television is a crucial part of reporting and learning how to be conversational and concise on live television is key to a successful broadcasting career. Live shots will take place Friday and critiques on Saturday. Come learn and have fun at the same time. Wendy Carrera is a broadcast journalist and a professor at Rio Hondo College. Carrera has covered stories from human trafficking to the terrorist attacks in London. She is an education advocate and returns to her home city of East Los Angeles where she tutors and volunteers her time with at-risk youth. She believes in change and hopes to instill her motto to the young, “never allow your milieu to dictate your future.” Carrera attained her BFA in Television and Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University and her Master’s degree from Whittier College. She is a JACC Alumna. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. — Academy One Broadcast News Writing Tutorial Participating in the Broadcast Writing Competition? A little unsure of the differences between writing for print and writing for television? Just curious about the process of writing for broadcast? Then this is the workshop for you! Come hear how to translate your writing ability into writing for the screen! WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. - Glendale/Pasadena Community Journalism: Covering Your Own Backyard Community and hyper-local journalism have proven to be one of the most economically viable and in-demand forms of reporting in the digital age. A look at how to cover what matters and how to engage readers. Bill Kisliuk is city editor of the Pasadena Sun, a Los Angeles Times publication, and formerly worked as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Napa, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Academy Five

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Copy Editing and New Media Copy editing is very different in the age of Twitter, Facebook, and mobile media consumption. But at its essence, some things are surprisingly unchanged. A copy editor for the Los Angeles Times discusses what’s different and new — and what’s still true — about copy editing in the new media age. Matt Ballinger is a copy editor for print, web, social media and mobile at the Los Angeles Times. He has also worked at the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service, Voice of OC, the Daily Breeze and the Daily Pilot. Ballinger majored in journalism at Cal State Fullerton after transferring from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. He’s a proud to have attended several JACC conferences, where he represented OCC’s Coast Report. He lives in downtown Los Angeles and is thrilled that it’s baseball season again. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 10:45 to Noon — Sunset Copy editing for More Than Just Commas: Making Your Content Online-Ready Changing headlines for clicks, choosing appropriate links and making sure you’re making the right word choices can not only add viewers to your site — it can update your whole news organization. Learn how to integrate an online copy flow into your newspaper and make a difference in your organization’s online identity! Michelle Olson is the online copy chief for the Golden Gate Xpress of San Francisco State University. She will finish her degree in journalism this May. She was the JACC State Student President 2009-2010, and EIC at the Chabot College Spectator. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. — Academy Five Covering Breaking News: A Photojournalist’s Role This session will cover what to look for, telling the story, dealing with emergency personnel, safety, gathering information, equipment and scanners. Hans Gutknecht has been a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Daily News since 1992. During his tenure he has covered earthquakes, fires, floods, murders and accidents in and around Los Angeles. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Academy Two Covering the Three Little Pigs: How News is Changing and What it Means for Us Using The Guardian¹s viral Three Pigs video as a starting point this workshop will be a discussion on how colleges can change their mindset of news coverage on their websites. Come prepared to share ideas on how you are utilizing social media and multimedia in your student publications workflow. Rich Cameron teaches at Cerritos College and is JACC’s Communication Director. As JACC’s online guru he maintains the organization’s website and coaches faculty on use of new online tools to enhance student publications and journalism education. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 10:45 a.m. to Noon – Academy Four Curating the Story Learn how to use Storify to curate social media, collect photos, video, Tweets and more to publish a new kind of story. Staci Baird is a digital media specialist with more than 12 years of experience working with a variety of traditional and non-traditional media outlets. Staci is currently working for Stanford University, where she is responsible for formulating and executing a comprehensive digital and social media strategy for the School of Engineering. Staci helped launch LucasArt’s first social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook when she worked for Lucasfilm (Yes, as in Star Wars.). Before moving to San Francisco, Staci worked for E.W. Scripps Newspaper Interactive in Knoxville, Tenn. where she helped develop business plans and content strategies for new web initiatives. As Multimedia Manager for MSN Money in New York she worked with a team of multimedia journalists to design and produce a series of multimedia stories. Staci has also worked as a content producer for CBS Interactive and SFGate. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Academy Two

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Design is Not Dead Newspapers can no longer survive by simply slapping words onto a page. Print products not content with a slow and painful death are placing greater emphasis on visuals as a way to entice readers, tell a complete story and compete with visual media like television and the internet. Because of this, the role of designer is changing. This session will take a look at what those new demands are, where aspiring designers should look for inspiration and what the newspapers of tomorrow will look like. Jorge Medina is former Citrus College student, who at the age of 7 once dreamt of playing Major League Baseball for the Dodgers, but what he didn’t know is that his talent would peak in Little League. So he ditched his childhood dream for his back-up plan, being a designer for a newspaper. The former Citrus College Clarion Editor in Chief and JACC award winner is now one of the top sports designer for the Orange County Register Newspaper. He also is a stepdad-in-training to his fiance’s six-yearold son who loves to play sports and tests him on a day-to-day basis. So much so that Register gave him a column on OCMoms about him. Coming out of high school the college of his choice made for him when his cousin told him that the number of women outnumbered the men 5 to 1 there, so it is no wonder he is the only male writer for OCMoms. He has also worked for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Pasadena Star News. He is a JACC Alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Academy Five Engaging your Community: What Does it Really Mean? Learn what it really means to “engage” with your community. Tips, tricks and tools for tracking and measuring conversations on social media.What is the role of a social media editor and why does your news organization need one? Staci Baird is a digital media specialist with more than 12 years of experience working with a variety of traditional and non-traditional media outlets. Staci is currently working for Stanford University, where she is responsible for formulating and executing a comprehensive digital and social media strategy for the School of Engineering. Staci helped launch LucasArt’s first social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook when she worked for Lucasfilm (Yes, as in Star Wars.). Before moving to San Francisco, Staci worked for E.W. Scripps Newspaper Interactive in Knoxville, Tenn. where she helped develop business plans and content strategies for new web initiatives. As Multimedia Manager for MSN Money in New York she worked with a team of multimedia journalists to design and produce a series of multimedia stories. Staci has also worked as a content producer for CBS Interactive and SFGate. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 10:45 to Noon– Academy Two Ethical Issues in the Newsroom A discussion of the ethical issues encountered at college and mainstream newspapers as reporters and editors rush to meet deadline. Tom Clanin currently teaches editing and mass media ethics at Cal State Fullerton, before joining the faculty he worked for newspapers for more than 25 years as a photographer, reporter and editor. His work in journalism has been honored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Society for News Design, the Society of American Business editors and Writers, the Orange County Press Club and the Pacific Press Club. In Addition, he was named the 2008 Education of the Year for fouryear colleges by the California Journalism Education Association. He is a past board member and president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. – Academy Six Everyday People: A Photographer’s Vision Mel Melcon has been a Staff Photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 1997. Before that he was a freelance photographer for the Times. Melcon attended Valley College and received his AA in Liberal Arts. He Also attended California State University, Long Beach and received his B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Photojournalism. He is a JACC alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 16, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – Academy Two

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Exploring Ethics: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Reputation and Do Right by the Public In this interactive workshop, student journalists will gain the necessary tools to make critical decisions pertaining to media ethics. Stephanie Stassel Bluestein teaches journalism at California State University, Northridge, after having taught journalism for several years at Pierce and Moorpark colleges. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, she wrote her master’s degree thesis on journalism ethics. Bluestein is a JACC Alumna out of L.A. Valley College. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Academy Four Getting Started in Photojournalism Jim McNay teaches and writes about photography and photojournalism while based in California’s Central Coast.McNay was the first Visual Journalism program director at Brooks Institute. For 12 years he was the coordinator of the photojournalism sequence in the San Jose State University School of Journalism. While he was a working photographer McNay was a staff photographer and assistant director of photography at the Houston Post newspaper. Previously he worked as a reporter and photographer for the Daily Iberian in New Iberia, Louisiana. McNay is a past president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). The National Geographic Society photography department selected McNay for its first ever summer fellowship awarded to a college instructor. In addition, he is a former Peace Corps Volunteer with three years service in Sierra Leone, West Africa where he taught high school history and after-school classes in government. Since 1993 McNay has served on the Black Team (logistics team) at the Eddie Adams Workshop. He is also a frequent contributor to the Sports Shooter website. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Academy Two Having an Opinion: Writing Amazing Editorials Nothing teaches a journalist how to draw the line between news and opinion quite like having to come up with an opinion on news events multiple times per week. In this session, Jon Healey of the Los Angeles Times editorial board will talk about the nuts and bolts of writing editorials and other fare for the opinion section. He’ll also discuss how opinions creep into news stories, and why reporters don’t see the bias that the public does. Jon Healey is an opinion writer. He is a member of the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times, which means he is one of a nameless, faceless group writing screeds that, technically speaking, reflect the views of the publisher (whoever that happens to be at the time). His main contributions to the editorial page are pieces about intellectual property, technology, the economy, regulation and general business issues. He also created the Bit Player blog in 2006 as a way to write more about the collision of entertainment and technology. Prior to joining the board, he spent five years as a business reporter at the Times covering the entertainment-technology convergence. As a result, he spent the bulk of his time writing about lawsuits. Other career stops include stints at the San Jose Mercury News, Congressional Quarterly and the Winston-Salem Journal. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 2 to 3:15 p.m. – Academy Four Getting Hired: Steps Interns and New Reporters Should Take to Get, and Keep, the Job Davis Barber has interviewed more than 50 students and reporters during the past two years and hired four. He will go over the strengths of those he’s hired, and why others were passed over. He’ll also present ten simple steps to ensure you get the job, and then keep it after you start. Davis Barber is the publisher of FullertonStories.com, the only daily and online newspaper serving Fullerton, CA. The publication has led the city through the tragic story of Kelly Thomas without the embellishments and hearsay widely reported by other media outlets, cementing it’s place as the journal of record in the city of 135,000 people. Previously Mr. Barber was a photo editor and photographer at The Daily Breeze in Torrance, California, an editor at Gannett Rochester Newspapers in New York, and a freelance contributor to editorial clients worldwide. He also teaches in the Communications Department at California State University, Fullerton. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. — Academy Four

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS It’s All in Your Lead: Feature Writing Tips Yes Virginia, there IS a difference between feature and news writing. Hooking your reader with the right opener makes writing the rest of the story as easy as _______ . a. falling off a log b. pie. c. A-B-C d. none of the above. Avoid clichés like the plague. Learn about your lead (aka ‘lede’) options in this prep session by Rob O’Neil. Before transitioning into teaching, Rob O’Neil was a reporter for United Press International and the Los Angeles Times. He recently retired from his post as Chair of the Media Arts Department at Pierce College, but couldn’t stay away from the classroom. He currently teaches at both Pierce and Citrus Colleges. WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. — Academy One Know Your Reporting Rights Whether you’re a blogger, a photographer, a newspaper reporter or a broadcast journalist, you need to know what rights you have under the law. From libel to privacy to copyright to access, we’ll cover it all. Come learn about the rights some administrators would prefer you did not know you had. Genelle Belmas, Ph.D. teaches media law at California State University, Fullerton. She has been talking to JACC students and faculty for several years and is always happy to answer questions about free speech and press rights. Her research interests include indecency, scholastic journalism law, and flag display and desecration. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Academy Six Life On The Streets From the deserts of Mexico to backstage at the Oscars, award-winning journalist Steve Gregory discusses challenges he’s faced covering some of the nation’s biggest stories. Steve Gregory is a 5-time recipient of the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award, numerous top honors from the Associated Press and winner of 15 Golden Mikes. He’s has dodged bullets along the Mexican border, slept roadside in New Orleans postHurricane Katrina, was in the courtroom when OJ Simpson was found guilty of kidnapping, and even survived being on set of an adult film. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Academy One Lightroom and Photoshop for the Visual Journalist Do the phrases digital workflow, digital asset management, keywording, archiving and multiple and offsite backups make you smile or cringe? Lightroom and Photoshop will help you tame your digital darkroom and give you more time to do what you really want and that is take more photos! We will look at basic to advanced skills as time allows. Every picture tells a story and passion for the story is at the heart of every picture taken by award-winning photojournalist, Anacleto Rapping. As a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for over two decades, his lens brought us the stories of four Presidential campaigns, five Olympic Games, three World Cup Soccer tournaments, three Academy Award shows (shot exclusively from backstage) and more breaking news stories and sporting events than can be mentioned. His gift for visually capturing historic moments broadened his understanding of world and national events and afforded him the opportunities of chronicling those events firsthand as they unfolded throughout the United States, and in such far-away places as South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada. While at the Los Angeles Times, Anacleto had the distinct honor of sharing three Pulitzer Prizes for team coverage in news, and individually, he received a Pulitzer nomination for his photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Currently, Anacleto teaches at Brooks Institute’s School of Visual Journalism in Southern California. He continues to tell life’s stories, focusing on portraiture, painting the profound relationships between people and their environments. He says, “ Every time a photograph is taken, that moment becomes part of our history.” WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 5 to 6:15 p.m.– Academy Two Live Broadcast Critiques These are the critiques from the live shots taken during Friday’s session. Wendy Carrera is a broadcast journalist and a professor at Rio Hondo College. Carrera has covered stories from human trafficking to the terrorist attacks in London. She is an education advocate and returns to her home city of East Los Angeles where she tutors and volunteers her time with at-risk youth. She believes in change and hopes to instill her motto to the young, “never allow your milieu to dictate your future.” Carrera attained her BFA in Television and Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University and her Master’s degree from Whittier College. She is a JACC Alumna. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. – Academy Five LIVE! From the JACC Convention! This session will focus on the technical aspects of a live televised shot. Participants will learn hands-on how to shoot a live shot. Each session is limited to 10 people — get your ticket from the JACC registration booth. Beth Bingham Georges spent almost 20 years as a television reporter/anchor/producer. Join Beth for a hands-on workshop where every participant will become an on-camera reporter. We will roam the convention looking for news. The segment will be produced after the convention and uploaded to Youtube. WHEN TO SEE IT: There are three sessions offered Saturday, March 24: 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 p.m. — Vine Live Tweeting: It’s an Art & Science! Learn the anatomy of a journalistic Tweet. And the details of the “beta” Twitter contest will be explained. Contestants will Tweet the convention and then learn how to write a story with the Tweets using Storify. Staci Baird is a digital media specialist with more than 12 years of experience working with a variety of traditional and non-traditional media outlets. Staci is currently working for Stanford University, where she is responsible for formulating and executing a comprehensive digital and social media strategy for the School of Engineering. Staci helped launch LucasArt’s first social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook when she worked for Lucasfilm (Yes, as in Star Wars.). Before moving to San Francisco, Staci worked for E.W. Scripps Newspaper Interactive in Knoxville, Tenn. where she helped develop business plans and content strategies for new web initiatives. As Multimedia Manager for MSN Money in New York she worked with a team of multimedia journalists to design and produce a series of multimedia stories. Staci has also worked as a content producer for CBS Interactive and SFGate. WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 24, 8:45 to 10 p.m. – Academy Five/Six Making it in Journalism How to make sure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed – this session will talk about what it takes to make it in today’s newsrooms. Jorge Medina is former Citrus College student, who at the age of 7 once dreamt of playing Major League Baseball for the Dodgers, but what he didn’t know is that his talent would peak in Little League. So he ditched his childhood dream for his back-up plan, being a designer for a newspaper. The former Citrus College Clarion Editor in Chief and JACC award winner is now one of the top sports designer for the Orange County Register Newspaper. He also is a stepdad-in-training to his fiance’s six-yearold son who loves to play sports and tests him on a day-to-day basis. So much so that Register gave him a column on OCMoms about him. Coming out of high school the college of his choice made for him when his cousin told him that the number of

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS women outnumbered the men 5 to 1 there, so it is no wonder he is the only male writer for OCMoms. He has also worked for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Pasadena Star News. He is a JACC Alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 24, 5 to 6:15 p.m. – Academy Three Making the Most of Your Headlines and Captions Los Angeles News Group copy editor Walter Hammerwold discusses how using keywords, conversational language and occasionally breaking the rules can take your headlines and captions from mundane to magnificent. At the heart of this seminar is the notion that editors who focus on connecting with their readers rather than merely striving for accuracy provide a greater impact on their audience. Walter Hammerwold has been a reporter and editor since the late 1990s. His work has appeared in virtually every paper in Los Angeles County. As a sports reporter, he covered four Rose Bowls and wrote extensively about Olympic athletes. In 2008, he spent a week in Colorado, serving as an editor for The Denver Post in its coverage of the Democratic National Convention. He currently works as an editor and designer for the Los Angeles Daily News and its sister papers and teaches part-time at Cerritos College. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. — Academy Five Making Your Stories Sing Steve Padilla, an editor with the Los Angeles Times, offers practical advice on how to give your news stories and features extra snap and vigor. With examples drawn from journalism, literature, music and even a little Shakespeare, Padilla will cover a variety of topics, including crafting anecdotes, focusing themes, using dialogue and self-editing. Steve Padilla is an assistant national editor at the Los Angeles Times and a frequent lecturer on writing. A 23-year veteran at The Times, he earned his B.A. in history and journalism at USC and his A.A. from East Los Angeles College, where he was editor of Campus News. Padilla is a JACC alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Academy Three Marketing and Managing Your Photographic Images This session will cover copyright laws, managing your images in the digital age and how to judge what images work best for what type of publication. You know how to shoot, now come learn how to market and protect your work! Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Roberto Chavez is a high fashion photographer who has had several shows of his fine art photography in addition to publication in numerous magazines. He is currently the Whittier Cultural Arts Commissioner. Chavez attended Rio Hondo College before continuing on to the Art Center College of Design. He is a JACC alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. -- Academy Two Migrating to Wordpress: Is it right for your paper? Early in 2010, El Camino College decided to leave College Publisher and re-launch its online news site using WordPress, an open-source, completely customizable content management system. In this session, you will have an opportunity to hear all about EC’s experience making the switch, learn why EC chose WordPress over other platforms and gather resources that will help you make the best decision for your program. Kate McLaughlin worked her way through college as a freelance teleprompter operator, a job that sent her deep into the Egyptian desert, onboard a pirate ship sailing the Sea of Cortez, to the bathroom of the Bates Motel and on the field for several Super Bowls, World Series and All-Star games. She gave up prompting to write full-time for the print media, and she is now teaching journalism at El Camino College. During her years as a prompter operator, she worked closely with many of the big names in broadcasting, including Keith Olbermann, Bill O’Reilly, Chris Rose, Hugh Downs and more. She is a JACC alumna. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Academy Three

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Mining the Government for Data: State and Federal Open Records Laws The Brown Act? California Public Records Act? What are they, and how can they help you get information for your latest investigative piece? We’ll talk about the laws and what you can get if you exercise them properly – and what you can do if you’re shut out. Genelle Belmas, Ph.D. teaches media law at California State University, Fullerton. She has been talking to JACC students and faculty for several years and is always happy to answer questions about free speech and press rights. Her research interests include indecency, scholastic journalism law, and flag display and desecration. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 10:45 a.m. to Noon – Academy Six News Design 101 Before you can have a great page, you must start with a clean and consistent overall design. Learn the basics of news design and page layout through this workshop, which will cover things like paragraph styles, libraries and templates. After you master these you can cut production time and evolve your pages further. Jorge Medina is former Citrus College student, who at the age of 7 once dreamt of playing Major League Baseball for the Dodgers, but what he didn’t know is that his talent would peak in Little League. So he ditched his childhood dream for his back-up plan, being a designer for a newspaper. The former Citrus College Clarion Editor in Chief and JACC award winner is now one of the top sports designer for the Orange County Register Newspaper. He also is a stepdad-in-training to his fiance’s six-yearold son who loves to play sports and tests him on a day-to-day basis. So much so that Register gave him a column on OCMoms about him. Coming out of high school the college of his choice made for him when his cousin told him that the number of women outnumbered the men 5 to 1 there, so it is no wonder he is the only male writer for OCMoms. He has also worked for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Pasadena Star News. He is a JACC Alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 2 to 3:15 p.m. – Academy Three Photoshop: Working with Color This workshop is designed for photographers who already have a basic understanding of Photoshop and want to learn more about the program. We will cover tools and techniques to selectively enhance your images while preserving the photojournalistic guidelines for newspapers and magazines. From monitor calibrations to adjusting colors you will learn the basic shortcuts to increase your productivity without compromising the integrity of the picture. Students will learn “Quick Keys,” available in Photoshop to make the job easier and faster by recognizing each color channel and adjusting levels and curves palettes accordingly, using color guidelines when preparing photos for newspaper or magazine production and preparing files for best color reproduction. Photography and design expert Edgard Aguilar has worked with photo and layout design programs for more than 20 years. He has been the tech wizard for JACC for more than 10 years. Aguilar is also a JACC alumnus out of Cerritos College. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. — Sunset Podcast Listening Party JACC students were coached on how to create an interview format podcast. Each student was assigned a subject and then given 36 hours to “write” their podcast. On Saturday morning they were able to record their podcasts AND this session is where everyone will get to hear what they created. Come listen in! Long-time NPR broadcaster and instructor Anthea Raymond will lead the session with possible special guests. You can read more about Anthea’s background here: http://echopark.patch.com/users/anthea-raymond-2 WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 3:15-4:30 p.m. – Academy Two

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Political Reporting: Digging Past the Soundbyte How to look for the story beyond the press conference. Jeremy Oberstein is the Communications Director of LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian. He was previously a political reporter for the Glendale News Press and a contributor to LAist. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science. WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. – Academy Three Public Relations and Social Media Find out from an expert how to utilize social media in your public relations campaigns. Stacy Long is a public relations professional who specializes in promoting up-and-coming bands. Long is also an adjunct professor of Public Relations at Citrus and Pierce Colleges. She is also a JACC alumna. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 24, 5 to 6:15 p.m. – Academy Six Radio Relevance: Local is King In today’s radio market, it’s all about keeping it local. Brent Foster is an assistant professor of Communications at Cal State Fullerton where he teaches courses in the Broadcast Journalism Concentration. He is producer of OC Insight, an original public affairs talk show that is part of the partnership between KCET and CSUF. He is advisor to the CSUF student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was chosen as outstanding educator of the year for the College of Communications in 2007/8. Foster’s professional experience includes being an executive producer and general manager for MVC-TV, general manager for KMVC-FM 91.7 and a freelance announcer. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Vine Reimagine the End Product: Converge Your Newsroom Still think of your print edition as the end of your work week? Still think doing assignments on paper is ok? Still think Twitter and Facebook are only for your social media editor? Time to think again. This session will discuss moving your college newsroom into a living, breathing nearly-24-hour news organization where print is the middle of your workflow and tech tools are indispensable to your news coverage — and engage new readers in the process. Kelly Goff is the Editor-in-chief of San Francisco State University’s Golden Gate Xpress. She will graduate this year with a degree in journalism. Previously the EIC of both the Roundup and The Bull at Pierce College, she is a JACC alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 3:15 to 4:30 — Academy Three Rock ‘n’ Roll Reporting Ever thought about reporting on the music industry? Join us in exploring a career in contemporary music journalism. We’ll discuss reporting and writing features and reviews, plus discover what it’s like to work with music publicists and magazine editors. Whether you’re pumpin’ punk, funk or hip-hop, come and plug into our discussion. Waleed Rashidi is a lecturer in the Entertainment & Tourism Communications concentration at Cal State Fullerton and an adjunct professor of Communications and Speech at Citrus College. He is also an entertainment reporter at KTIE 590AM and hosts a show on KSPC 88.7FM. His 15-year career as a journalist includes articles in the Los Angeles Times-Brand X, Alternative Press, Orange County Register, Modern Drummer, E! Online and OC Weekly. He’s also a former editor at Mean Street Magazine and the Inland Empire Weekly. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – Academy Five

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Sports Writing: The College Beat Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times discusses the ins and outs of covering a major college football program. Topics include: cultivating and dealing with sources; building and managing relationships with coaches, players and administrators; writing game stories; becoming familiar with police, courts, medicine and business. Question and answer session to follow. Gary Klein has worked for the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years, the last ten as the beat writer covering USC’s football program. Klein earned an Associates in Arts degree from Pasadena City College and a B.A. from Cal State Northridge. He has also worked as a copy editor, layout editor and freelance writer. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Academy Five Student Editors’ Roundtable Come join this student-led discussion about the latest issues facing student press. All are welcome! Led by JACC student officers Benjamin “Brutus” Bruey and Jesse Franz. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. — Vine Surviving Journalism: A View from the Front Lines This will be an honest, open discussion on the realities of being a modern-day journalist, as seen through the eyes of someone who is a community newspaperman, a freelancer and a writer/editor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In this discussion, Cary Osborne will talk about the obstacles he has faced over the years, as well as the present state of journalism and how to survive in this industry. Cary Osborne is the sports editor and assistant managing editor of The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita. He is also journalism coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cary holds a degree in journalism from Cal State Northridge (2002) and has lived in the Los Angeles area for most of his life. He has been recognized with writing and editing awards for his work and was also selected in 2010 as one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s “40 Under 40” leaders. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – Academy Four The Importance of Stability: How to Run a High-Turnover Newsroom As new staff arrive in your newsroom, they sometimes need encouragement, often need training and always benefit from guidance. After putting so much effort into managing your staff, how much time do you have left to generate the ideas and new content that will let your news organization thrive? This session will highlight how to get the most out of your newsroom while expanding its horizons. Roman Heindorff is the CEO of Camayak, a workflow and archiving tool that provides the structure that college newsrooms need to grow, without being overly reliant on outside technical expertise. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Academy Three Trade Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, but Mostly… Why? In this seminar, Chris will answer these questions: Why choose a career in the trade press? Is trade the business-to-business media world right for you? How can I get a job at a business-to-business publishing company? What specific job duties does a trade journalist or editor have? What are the keys to success in trade journalism? Chris Brown is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News for Bobit Business Media. Through these publications, online newsletters, trade events and associations, Chris covers all aspects of the fleet world, including fleet management, manufacturer fleet activities, the fleet leasing industry, vehicle remarketing, rental industry news, car rental taxation and legislation as well as automotive environmental initiatives and trends. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 2 to 3:15 p.m. – Academy Six

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Tablets: The Evolution of Magazines As We Know It. Are print magazines as we know them “dead,” or has the evolution of the tablet ultimately the greatest thing ever to happen to magazine publishers? Source Interlink Media SVP Group Publisher Norb Garrett will discuss the evolution of the “magazine” and examine the impact tablets are having on the business. Among Mr. Garrett’s titles are Surfer, Snowboarder, Bike, Powder and Skateboarder magazines. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 10:45 a.m. to Noon – Academy Three The Do’s and Don’ts of Landing a J-Job Find out what employers are really looking for, how to stand out from the crowd, and some of the things you really shouldn’t do. If you really want to find a job in journalism—or any field, for that matter—when the economy isn’t at its best, you can’t afford missteps. Jim Walters, managing editor at Orange Coast magazine, has worked at The Daily Breeze, The Orange County Register, and the Los Angeles Times as a copy and news editor during the last 30 years. Smitten by dotcom fever, he left print journalism to work as managing editor at GeoCities before the company was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999. The Ohio native also has taught at the University of Southern California. An Orange Coast staffer since 2008, he loves huskies and malamutes, detests open-toed shoes on women, doesn’t have an ATM card, and denies being Amish. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – Academy Six The Old and New Business of Traffic Reporting This session will provide an overview of the dynamics of producing and communicating traffic reporting content for media clients and explain how social media have changed traffic reporting. Rick Baca’s career spans more than two decades as a radio broadcast journalist and he is an early member of the digital native movement. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. — Academy Four Tips for Landing an Internship or Your First Job This session is about how to get noticed — in a good way — by those faceless people who decide whether your application packet gets you an interview or goes in the trash? While nothing matters more or speaks louder than your work portfolio, learn the dos and don’ts of making the initial inquiry, writing a kick butt cover letter and focusing your resume in a way that makes the recruiter stand and salute. Once your amazing application goodness earns you the invitation for an interview, learn what the recruiter expects and demands, from you on the phone and in person for you to have a prayer of getting the job. Can you stand the truth? Dennis Foley is the newsroom internship director for The Orange County Register. He considers awarding internships part of the Great Circle of Life. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. — Academy Four Using your camera for more than stills: A Digital SLR video primer Join Bakersfield College multimedia journalism instructor and Bakersfield Californian independent multimedia producer John Harte for a discussion covering tips and minimum equipment requirements to get the most from the video capabilities of your digital SLR. There is a reason why digital SLR has become the “go to” choice for multimedia journalism, and once you learn what you need and the differences between shooting stills and video with your DSLR, you’ll want to do all your video shooting on your own DSLR! WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. – Academy One

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS Videojournalism for photographers: Getting the story In this session, Los Angeles Times videographer Myung Chun will discuss gear, equipment and best practices for videojournalists — and how to get the footage that will best tell the story. Myung Chun began his photography career at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1988, and he joined The Times in 1999. Since 2007, he has been a videographer. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. — Academy Three Visual Storytelling The art of telling stories takes many forms but we as visual journalists tell those stories with pictures. The Visual Storytelling workshop will focus on developing and producing socially relevant images as single pictures, photo stories, photo essays or a series of images. It will include how to edit, structure and present your story with the use of multiple photographs and multimedia presentation forms. Every picture tells a story and passion for the story is at the heart of every picture taken by award-winning photojournalist, Anacleto Rapping. As a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for over two decades, his lens brought us the stories of four Presidential campaigns, five Olympic Games, three World Cup Soccer tournaments, three Academy Award shows (shot exclusively from backstage) and more breaking news stories and sporting events than can be mentioned. His gift for visually capturing historic moments broadened his understanding of world and national events and afforded him the opportunities of chronicling those events firsthand as they unfolded throughout the United States, and in such far-away places as South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada. While at the Los Angeles Times, Anacleto had the distinct honor of sharing three Pulitzer Prizes for team coverage in news, and individually, he received a Pulitzer nomination for his photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Currently, Anacleto teaches at Brooks Institute’s School of Visual Journalism in Southern California. He continues to tell life’s stories, focusing on portraiture, painting the profound relationships between people and their environments. He says, “ Every time a photograph is taken, that moment becomes part of our history.” WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 2 to 3:15 p.m. — Academy Two What New Media Brings to the Table This session will cover the phenomenon of new media operators and what they have brought to the game compared to old media operators and how each side can learn something from the other. James Rainey reports on the media for the Los Angeles Times. He previously wrote their “On the Media” column. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. — Academy Six Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A Discussion of Creativity in Journalism Where do funny ideas come from? Creative people are asked this question more than any other. It’s a hard question to answer because no one really knows. In this workshop Patrick O’Connor, cartoonist and illustrator, will share his creative approach and discuss how to generate funny ideas for cartoons, illustrations and stories. How can you create your own ideas? First, he will explain how to remove nagging doubts and worries in order to develop your creative potential. It doesn’t matter if you’re a reporter, editor, photographer or an ad sales rep. Anyone can learn, develop and sharpen their imaginative skills. In this talk Patrick will present simple, life-altering habits that will change the way you live, work and think. Patrick O’Connor is a cartoonist, animator and designer based in Los Angeles. His specialty is bringing humor and unexpected concepts into the creative process. He’s always looking to push an idea beyond the familiar. He works in animation as background painter & designer, layout artist, development artist and story artist. He has worked for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network,

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS and Walt Disney Studios. For nine years he was the staff editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Daily News, drawing five political cartoons each week. His work has been reprinted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Editor and Publisher. He was on staff at the LA Weekly from 2010-2012 and he freelances cartoons and illustrations for the Los Angeles Times. WHEN TO SEE IT: Friday, March 23, 2 to 3:15 p.m. – Academy Five Working With Your Printer This workshop will address the practical processes of taking a magazine from your initial idea to file preparation and final print, giving an overview of the essential elements to take into consideration when creating a magazine, including desktop programs available; choosing a printer; questions to ask your printer before you start the layout; the relation between editorial, photographers and design, and preparation of PDF files for final pre-press and print. Edgard Aguilar is a photography and design expert who has worked with photo and layout design programs for more than 21 years. He was an early pioneer in the digital world using Adlus Pagemaker, Illustrator, QuarkX-press and Photoshop to transform old style manual newspaper production rooms to the new computer era, adding InDesign to training workshops as the program made its way into the production market. Over the years, Aguilar tested early digital photography products and has taught workshops, served as digital imaging/digital photography consultant and lectured extensively on newspaper and magazine layout design and re-design combined with digital technology. He is a partner at OCC Printing, he consults at several California colleges and he advises many California newspapers and magazines in the latest developments in digital imaging, computers and the printing industry. He is also the owner of Beach Publishing and a JACC Alumnus. WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. – Sunset You Can Podcast Too! The Internet’s made it possible for anyone to be a broadcaster. Podcasting is the way to do it. In this workshop, you’ll have a chance to make an audio ‘cast in a interview (Q&A) format. We provide the interview subject and technology. You provide the personality and questions. Come Thursday night to hear about the process. Come Saturday morning with your script and questions ready to go. We’ll have a listening party Saturday afternoon. Long-time NPR broadcaster and instructor Anthea Raymond will lead the session with possible special guests. You can read more about Anthea’s background here: http://echopark.patch.com/users/anthea-raymond-2 WHEN TO SEE IT: Thursday, March 22, 8:45 to 10 p.m. — Vine This is the Podcast orientation. Instructions for where to create your podcasts will be in your assignment packets You, an Intern? What (and Who) to Know about Work Experience at California Newspapers Plenty of opportunities are available for on-the-job experience during college. What’s it like to intern at a newspaper? How do you get there? How good do you need to be? What will you learn? Do internships pay, and does it matter? L.A.-area editorial people will have insights and answers at this panel discussion. Moderated by Joe Wirt, director of affiliate relations, California Newspaper Publishers Association. Panelists: Dan Evans, editorial director, Times Community News (Glendale News-Press) Andre Herndon, executive editor, Wave Newspapers, Los Angeles Tammy Marashlian, staff writer, The Signal, Santa Clarita Anthony Marquez, chief of bureau, Associated Press, Los Angeles Jon Regardie, executive editor, Los Angeles Downtown News WHEN TO SEE IT: Saturday, March 24, 1:45 to 3 p.m. — Academy One

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On-the-spot Photo Contest guidelines I. General Information-please read these carefully.

A. Students participating in the on-the-spot photo contests will use digital cameras only. B. Students should not set-up photos for any contest.

C. There will be NO computer manipulation of photos allowed outside the guidelines set by JACC.

D. As in professional photojournalism, students will be allowed to adjust elements that will improve

the technical aspects of the photo but will not be allowed to adjust anything that changes the content. E. Any deviation from these guidelines will result in disqualification from any or all competitions. F. Images will only be shot as JPEG. (Any imgaes shot as RAW files will be disqualified). II. Orientation Information

A. All students participating in a photo contest must attend the orientation meeting, the Photo Orientation meeting. Please refer to the schedule for details.

B. Students participating in any photo contest who need a refresher class for working with digital files can attend the Digital Photo Competition Tutorial. Please refer to the schedule for details.

C. Students will sign up for each contest they plan to enter at the orientation meeting. III. DIGITAL ENTRIES: After each photo competition students will report to the digital lab and wait for instructions from the proctor on site.

A. Check -in by the deadline listed in the program for each competition. If you do not check-in by deadline you will not be allowed to submit an entry.

B. At check-in you will sign up for your lab time. You must be present when your lab time is called. If you are late and your lab time has started you will not be allowed to enter and submit an entry. C. Don’t miss your deadline!

IV. READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE GOING TO THE DIGITAL PHOTO LAB

A. Students will have ten (10) minutes to choose, crop, adjust and save ONE digital image from their competition batch. B. Once you are admitted into the digital lab, sit at your station and wait for instructions. DO NOT touch anything while the proctor is talking, wait for the “go ahead” signal. Your time starts at that moment.

C. Storage media will be removed from the digital cameras and transferred to the card reader connected to the

computers. These card readers accept most digital media cards. NOTE: If your digital camera does not use a popular storage media, be prepared to bring your cables or computer attachments for connectivity.

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On-the-spot Photo Contest guidelines F. On the upper left-hand corner find: FILE then BROWSE.

G. Find your Digital Media folder on the “desktop folder” and click on it. H. Choose the single photo you want to turn in and double-click on it. I. Your chosen photo will open in Photoshop.

J. Crop your photo. The cropping dimension should be set for a 5”x7” or 7”x5” frame at 300 PPI Resolution. DO

NOT make your entry any bigger or smaller. If you deviate from these dimensions your entry will be disqualified. K. Adjust your picture for contrast, color, density, luminosity, hue, saturation, dodge, burn, etc. DO NOT manipulate the photo in any other way and DO NOT use any pull-down filters.

L. DO NOT use any of the following tools: Cloning, eraser, smudge, healing, or any of the brushes or pens.

M. Writing the cutline/caption for your photo: Under the FILE pull-down menu find FILE INFO. Write the information inside the “DESCRIPTION BOX.” Entries without a cutline/caption will be disqualified.

N. When you are finished go to the FILE pull down menu and choose the “SAVE AS” command. Type your contest assigned code.

O. To the left of the box find the contest folder (ie. News Photo, Feature Photo, etc.) CLICK on it once. P. Click on “SAVE”

Q. Call one of the on-site proctors and have him/her confirm your entry is in the proper folder. R. You are done.

NOTE: Do not deviate from the guidelines. Any student manipulating a photo with Photoshop outside the guidelines set by JACC will be immediately disqualified from the competition. If in doubt, ask the proctor questions.

A Special “Thank You” Gary Bric To

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JACC - Behavior policy The Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Statewide Convention is designed to provide enriching student learning experiences. JACC requires all students, faculty, and staff members (hereinafter “delegates”) to behave in conformity with the highest standards of professional conduct during the convention (defined as from the time the delegates leave their campus until they arrive back at their campus). Specifically, during the convention JACC requires that all delegates:

• Refrain from the use of alcohol and/or illegal substances, regardless of age or justification. • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. • Remember that they represent their individual institutions as well as JACC and not behave in any way that would harm the reputation of either. • Treat JACC staff, volunteers, and their peers with respect at all times. • Balance their zeal for competing with consideration for fairness and ethical behavior. • Recognize that JACC is an organization designed to provide enriching student learning experiences and that each delegate has a responsibility to help reach that goal. • Recognize that no code of conduct can prejudge every situation; therefore, common sense and good judgment should always be applied with regard to ethical and behavioral principles.

Any on-site violations will be immediately reported to the appropriate college adviser and to the JACC Executive Board. There will be NO exceptions. Any delegate who violates any provision of this policy must attend a Behavior Conduct Hearing before at least three members of the JACC Executive Board, including the Convention Chair, at least one voting student member, and at least one voting faculty member (herein after “Conduct Advisory Board”). Student delegates must attend the hearing with their adviser. The Behavior Conduct Hearing will be held in a timely manner, not to exceed 24 hours after the discovery of the violation. The Conduct Advisory Board may impose appropriate consequences on a delegate found to be in violation of the Behavior Policy, including but not limited to: • Notification of the delegate’s dean. The dean and adviser may impose further consequences within their authority, including but not limited to adjusting the student’s grade and/or taking steps to place a hold on the student’s record. • Notification of the president and/or vice president of student activities at the delegate’s school. • Notification of the appropriate authorities, including local police. • Expulsion from the convention. • Forfeiture of individual and/or group awards at the convention. • Disqualification of the delegate from the competition and/or exclusion from all future JACC activities. • Imposition of $500 fine on delegate and/or his or her school, such fine to be paid to the JACC state convention fund. • Imposition of consequences on the delegate’s school, including ineligibility for mail-in awards at the following regional and annual conferences and prohibition from registering for, participating in, or attending the next state and regional conferences. • Imposition of other consequences as the Conduct Advisory Board sees fit. A delegate who wishes to appeal the decision of the Conduct Advisory Board must notify the Conduct Advisory Board of his or her decision to appeal within one week of the Conduct Advisory Board’s decision. Such notification must be made in writing to at least one member of the Conduct Advisory Board. Within one month of the notice of the appeal, an Appeals Board will be appointed by the nonvoting members of the Executive Board, excluding the Convention Chair, and will meet to consider the appeal. The Appeals Board will consist of at least three JACC members, including at least one student member and at least one faculty member. Members of the Appeals Board must not have been members of the delegate’s Conduct Advisory Board. The Appeals Board will determine if the consequences imposed by the Conduct Advisory Board were fair and appropriate.

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COMPETITIONS AT-A-GLANCE Contestants in on-the-spot contests are expected to behave in a professional manner when competing in and preparing their entries. Each college is allowed a maximum of TWO entrants per contest (unless otherwise specified). Advisers MAY not collaborate with students in preparation of on-the-spot contests. In order to participate in a writing lab, contestants must have access to an AlphaSmart, which will be cleared at the beginning of each contest. Contestants are not allowed to pre-write their stories.

**Contestants may use voice recorders during the events; but they MUST use head phones when listening to the devices in the writing/photo/preparation labs. Also, even with head phones, the volume of the devices can not distract others in the lab.** **NO electronic AP Style or Dictionaries will be allowed in the writing/photo/preparation labs — please plan accordingly.** **PLEASE NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT ALL ON-THE-SPOT CONTESTANTS WEAR COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES!!!**

Awards Presentation SlideShow

The Awards Presentation slideshow “competition” is a general and open-ended, cultural observation exercise, the topic being anything that happens at the JACC event. It is intended to be an opportunity to practice photojournalism and get immediate professional feedback. The “Prize” is having an image or video (more than one image and/or video could be chosen) chosen for the photo slide show during the awards presentation on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. The criteria and logistics will be explained at the Photo Orientation. The Awards Presentation Slide Show is open to all photographers. There is no limit per school and there is NO fee charged. Photo Criteria: The winners chosen will have photographs using great light, great design and great decisive moments that are ethically produced photojournalistic observations of anything related to or of the JACC event. The photographs will also be technically correct, properly exposed and focused. ALL photographs will have accurate and thorough captions with photo credit that includes photographer’s school affiliation. *Photo Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012—2:30-3 p.m.— Academy Two {This repeats on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.} Digital Photo Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012—3:15-3:45 p.m. –Academy Two (The Digital Photo Tutorial is optional—not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m.) Photo Caption Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012 — 4-4:30 p.m. — Academy Two { The Photo Caption Tutorial is optional — not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m.} *Photo Orientation: Friday, March 23, 2012—7:30-8 a.m.— Academy Two {This is a repeat of the orientation offered on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.} Digital Photo Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012—8:15-8:45 a.m. –Academy Two (This is a repeat of the Digital Photo Tutorial that is offered on Thursday, March 22 at 3:15 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to familiarize students with photoshop and the digital photo entry procedures) Photo Caption Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012 — 9-9:30 a.m. — Academy Two { This is a repeat of the Photo Caption Tutorial offered on Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to help the students learn how to write a photo caption} *You MUST attend ONLY ONE of the Photo orientations in order to participate in the Awards Presentation Slideshow competition. Entry Preparation: Saturday, March 24, 2012—3:15-6 p.m.— Executive Board Room (MUST be checked in by 4 p.m. to be eligible to enter)

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COMPETITIONS AT-A-GLANCE Broadcast News Writing

Tutorial: Contest & Writing Lab: Materials required: Materials allowed:

Friday, March 23, 2012—5-6:15 p.m. — Vine A&B Friday, March 24, 2012—6:30-7:45 p.m. — Glendale/Pasadena 1 AlphaSmart per person Dictionary and thesaurus

Copyediting

Test: Materials allowed:

Friday, March 23, 2012 — 3:30-4:45 p.m. –Glendale/Pasadena Dictionary, AP Stylebook & pencils

Critical Review

Contest: Writing Lab: Materials required: Materials allowed:

Thursday, March 22, 2012—10:30 p.m.—Academy One Thursday, March 22, 2012—11:30 p.m. approx.—Glendale/Pasadena 1 AlphaSmart per person Dictionary, Thesaurus, AP Stylebook and notes/handouts from event

Editorial Cartoon

Contest: Drawing lab: Materials required:

Friday, March 23, 2012—10:30 a.m. — - Academy One Friday, March 23, 2012—12:30 to 1:45 p.m.— Burbank/Hollywood Drawing materials & paper

Feature Photo

*Photo Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012—2:30-3 p.m.— Academy Two {This repeats on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.}

Digital Photo Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012—3:15-3:45 p.m. –Academy Two (The Digital Photo Tutorial is optional—not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m.)

Digital Photo Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012—8:15-8:45 a.m. –Academy Two (This is a repeat of the Digital Photo Tutorial that is offered on Thursday, March 22 at 3:15 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to familiarize students with photoshop and the digital photo entry procedures)

Photo Caption Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012 — 9-9:30 a.m. — Academy Two { This is a repeat of the Photo Caption Tutorial offered on Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to help the students learn how to write a photo caption}

*You MUST attend ONLY ONE of the Photo orientations in order to participate in the Feature Photo competition.

*Photo Orientation: Friday, March 23, 2012—7:30-8 a.m.— Academy Two {This is a repeat of the orientation offered on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.}

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Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012—8 a.m. –Pick up Assignment envelope at the JACC Registration/Info Desk.

Photo Lab Check-in: 6 p.m.—Executive Board Room

BUS LEAVES at 12:30 p.m. by side of Convention Center **Contestants will be leaving the hotel and walking at the event. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.**

***In order to allow for photographers to compete in multiple contests, the Digital Photo Lab will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Photographers can submit entries after each contest OR wait until after the last contest. Photographers MUST be checked in to the Digital Photo Lab by 6 p.m. in order for their entry/ies to be eligible for judging.*** Feature Writing

Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012 — 10:30 a.m. — BUS will leave at 10:30 a.m. MEET BUS ON SIDE OF CONVENTION CENTER ***Rain or Shine, contestants will be walking at the event. Please wear appropriate clothing.*** Writing lab: Friday, March 23, 2012—5-6:15 p.m. Materials required: 1 AlphaSmart per person Materials allowed: Dictionary, Thesaurus, AP Stylebook, and notes/handouts from event

News Judgment/layout

NOTE: Each school may enter a total of two students in this contest. This contest is for news judgment/layout of a broadsheet or tabloid front page. The top 4 of each the broadsheet and tabloid categories will be selected to complete their layouts on the computer using InDesign. A list of the finalists will be posted using the students’ contest numbers. The list will be posted outside the JACC registration/info area by 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012. Then the delegates will choose a People’s Choice by voting for their favorite broadsheet and tabloid design. In addition, the design judges will rank the winners as well.

1st round: Notification of finalists:

Thursday, March 23, 2012—10:30-11:45 p.m.— Academy Five & Six Friday, March 23, 2012—8:30 a.m.—JACC registration/Info area

2nd round: Materials allowed:

Friday, March 23, 2012—9-11 a.m.— Executive Boardroom Ruler, pencil, sizing wheel, calculator

News Photo

*Photo Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012—2:30-3 p.m.— Academy Two {This repeats on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.}

Digital Photo Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012—3:15-3:45 p.m. –Academy Two (The Digital Photo Tutorial is optional—not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m.)

Photo Caption Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012 — 4-4:30 p.m. — Academy Two { The Photo Caption Tutorial is optional — not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m.} *Photo Orientation: Friday, March 23, 2012—7:30-8 a.m.— Academy Two {This is a repeat of the orientation offered on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order o participate in photo contests.}

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Digital Photo Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012—8:15-8:45 a.m. –Academy Two (This is a repeat of the Digital Photo Tutorial that is offered on Thursday, March 22 at 3:15 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to familiarize students with photoshop and the digital photo entry procedures)

Photo Caption Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012 — 9-9:30 a.m. — Academy Two { This is a repeat of the Photo Caption Tutorial offered on Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to help the students learn how to write a photo caption}

*You MUST attend ONLY ONE of the Photo orientations in order to participate in the News Photo competition.

Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012—12:30 p.m.—TBA **Contestants will be leaving the hotel and walking at the event. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.**

Photo Lab Check-in:

6 p.m.—Executive Board Room

***In order to allow for photographers to compete in multiple contests, the Digital Photo Lab will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Photographers can submit entries after each contest OR wait until after the last contest. Photographers MUST be checked in to the Digital Photo Lab by 6 p.m. in order for their entry/ies to be eligible for judging.***

News Writing

Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012—12:30 p.m. –TBA **Contestants will be leaving the hotel and walking at the event. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.** Writing lab: Friday, March 23, 2012—2-3:15 p.m. — Glendale/Pasadena Materials required: 1 AlphaSmart per person Materials allowed: Dictionary, thesaurus, AP Stylebook And notes/handouts from event

Opinion Writing

Contest: Writing Lab: Materials required: Materials allowed:

Friday, March 23, 2012—10:30 a.m. — -Academy One Friday, March 23, 2012—12:30-1:45 p.m.—Glendale/Pasadena 1 AlphaSmart per person Dictionary, Thesaurus, AP Stylebook And notes/handouts from event

Sports Photo

*Photo Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012—2:30-3 p.m.— Academy Two {This repeats on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate in photo contests.}

Digital Photo Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012—3:15-3:45 p.m. –Academy Two (The Digital Photo Tutorial is optional—not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m.)

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Photo Caption Tutorial: Thursday, March 22, 2012 — 4-4:30 p.m. — Academy Two { The Photo Caption Tutorial is optional — not required — and is repeated again on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m.} *Photo Orientation: Friday, March 23, 2012—7:30-8 a.m.— Academy Two {This is a repeat of the orientation offered on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. — you MUST attend ONE of the orientations in order to participate

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photo contests.}

Digital Photo Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012—8:15-8:45 a.m. –Academy Two (This is a repeat of the Digital Photo Tutorial that is offered on Thursday, March 22 at 3:15 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to familiarize students with photoshop and the digital photo entry procedures)

Photo Caption Tutorial: Friday, March 23, 2012 — 9-9:30 a.m. — Academy Two { This is a repeat of the Photo Caption Tutorial offered on Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. It is optional and it is intended to help the students learn how to write a photo caption}

*You MUST attend ONLY ONE of the Photo orientations in order to participate in the Sports Photo competition.

Contest:

MEET BUS ON SIDE OF CONVENTION CENTER **Contestants will be leaving the hotel and walking to the event. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.**

Photo Lab Check-in:

Thursday, March 22, 2012—5:30 p.m.—BUS will leave at 5:30 p.m.

10 p.m. approx.—Executive Board Room

***The sports photo lab will be open immediately upon return from the Sports Photo contest. Please make sure you are aware of the EXACT Photo Lab Checkin time before exiting the bus.*** Sports Writing

Contest: Thursday, March 22, 2012—5:30 p.m. MEET BUS ON SIDE OF CONVENTION CENTER Writing Lab: Thursday, March 22, 2012—approx. 10 p.m.—Glendale/Pasadena Sports writers should follow the direction of the lead proctor Paul McLeod for EXACT time requirements. Materials required: 1 AlphaSmart per person Materials allowed: Dictionary, Thesaurus, AP Stylebook And notes/handouts from event

Team Feature

Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012—8:45 – 9 p.m. –Burbank/Hollywood ***ALL Team Feature participants MUST attend the orientation.*** Tutorials: Thursday, March 22, 2012— Audio Soundslides Workshop—9-10:15 p.m.—Burbank/Hollywood Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012—12:15 a.m. –Pick up assignment envelope @ JACC Registration/Info Desk MEET BUS ON SIDE OF CONVENTION CENTER BUS LEAVES AT 12:30 p.m. ***Proctors will leave for the destination at 12:30 p.m. if you want to join them, meet in front of the JACC info desk***

The team feature contest is designed to give you enough time to find a story and then return to the hotel in time to attend other events. OR attend some events first AND then head out to find your story. You do NOT need to be working on the team feature contest nonstop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—only if you WANT to!

Audio/Editing Open Lab: Friday, March 23, 2012—10 p.m. -3 a.m.—Burbank/Hollywood (The Audio/editing lab is optional and is NOT required to participate in Team Feature)

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Entry Lab #1: Saturday, March 24, 2012—7:45-9 a.m.—Burbank/Hollywood (Your lab times will be included in your assignment envelope) Entry Lab #2: Saturday, March 24, 2012—9:15-10:30 a.m. — -Burbank/Hollywood (Your lab times will be included in your assignment envelope)

Entry Lab #3 Saturday, March 24, 2012 — -10:45-Noon—Burbank/Hollywood (Your lab times will be included in your assignment envelope)

Video Journalism

The video journalism contest is a *beta* or experimental contest. The purpose of the 2012 video journalism contest is to gather information and feedback for use in the implementation of a video journalism contest at future conventions. The video journalism contestants must use their own equipment — which includes laptops. (One of the items we need to learn from the beta test is what equipment we should provide if this contest becomes a permanent contest.) All awards are meritorious and DO NOT count towards the Pacesetter award. For the purposes of the 2012 video journalism contest, a video journalism entry may be produced by one student but no more than three students. The students do not have to be from the same school.

Orientation: Thursday, March 22, 2012 — 10:30-11:30 p.m. — Burbank/Hollywood ****All Video Journalism participants MUST attend this orientation***

Contest: Friday, March 23, 2012—8 a.m. –Pick up assignment envelope @ JACC Registration/Info Desk

BUS LEAVES at 10:30 a.m. Meet bus on side of the convention center

Audio/Editing Open Lab: Friday, March 23, 2012—10 p.m. - 3 a.m.—Burbank/Hollywood (The Audio/Editing lab is optional and is NOT required to participate in the video journalism contest — bring your laptop and other equipment to the lab and there will be folks on hand to lend support.)

Entry submission deadline: Saturday, March 24, 2012—10:30 a.m.—Executive Boardroom Finished product will be submitted as a MOV file. Entries will be completed on own — and must be submitted by deadline. The Executitve Boardroom will open at 7 a.m. to allow a physical space to complete entries.

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on-the-spot & Bring-in • Rules/criteria/guidelines • Contestants in on-the-spot contests are expected to behave in a professional manner when competing and preparing of their entries. • Each college is allowed a maximum of TWO entrants per contest (except for Team Feature which is only allowed one team and the Awards Presentation Slide Show & Video which is unlimited). • Advisers may not collaborate with students in preparation of on-the-spot contests. • In order to participate in a writing lab, contestants must have access to an AlphaSmart, which will be cleared at the beginning of the contest. • Contestants are not allowed to pre-write their entries. Awards Presentation Slide Show DEFINITION: This is a general and open ended cultural observation exercise, the topic being anything that happens at the JACC event. ENTRIES: Bring 5-10 best captioned images to the edit session JUDGING: Criteria for photographs: The winners chosen will have photographs using great light, great design and great decisive moments that are ethically produced photojournalistic observations of anything related to or of the JACC event. Technically correct, properly exposed and focused photos. Accurate and thorough captions with photo credit that includes photographers school affiliation. Inadequately captioned photos will be disqualified. AWARDS: The “Prize” is having an image/s chosen for the slide show during the awards presentation on Saturday.* BROADCAST NEWS WRITING DEFINITION: The contest will consist of sorting through several wire stories, selecting no more than four stories ,deciding which order the stories should appear and writing two minutes of copy for a live broadcast newscast. Contestants should include a hello greeting and good bye as part of their copy. Contestants may use a dictionary. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of the printout of a completed broadcast newscast during the scheduled lab time. JUDGING: Entries will be evaluated on broadcast style, selection of stories, flow of newscast from story to story and that the newscast is as close to two minutes as possible. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* COPY EDITING DEFINITION: The contest will consist of editing a block of text and a comprehensive editing test that also includes general knowledge and current events. Contestants will be allowed to use any reference materials they desire — dictionary, thesaurus, AP Stylebook and Libel Manual (the official contest style guide). ENTRIES: Entry will consist of a test and completed worksheet during the scheduled contest time. JUDGING: Criteria are avoiding libel, correcting mechanical errors in grammar and style, spelling, and AP style, and doing substantive editing (i.e., tightening the copy to make it flow smoothly and in the most succinct fashion possible). AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* CRITICAL REVIEW DEFINITION: A critical review based on a presentation and/or interview, prepared and written under time constraints. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of the printout of the review written during a scheduled writing lab. JUDGING: Criteria are understanding of the medium, judgment and taste in evaluating, candor and power in evaluating, strength of lead, rationality of development, persuasiveness of presentation, grammar, and writing style. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* NEWS JUDGMENT/LAYOUT—Broadsheet & Tabloid NOTE: Each school may enter a total of two students in this contest. This contest is for news judgment/layout of a broadsheet or tabloid front page. The top 4 of each the broadsheet and tabloid categories will be selected to complete their layouts on the computer using InDesign. A list of the finalists will be posted using the students’ contest numbers.

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on-the-spot & Bring-in • Rules/criteria/guidelines The list will be posted outside the JACC registration/info area by 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Then the delegates will choose a People’s Choice by voting for their favorite broadsheet and tabloid design. In addition, the design judges will rank the winners as well. Round 1: DEFINITION: Contestants will design a dummy sheet on 8.5 x 14 inch paper. They will be given a list available stories with approximate lengths from which to choose. In addition, contestants will be given a list of available artwork and photos and may be asked to crop and resize photos. Contestants must bring pencils, rulers, sizing wheels, and other tools necessary to complete the contest. Blank dummy sheets will be provided and no pre-drawn dummies or artwork will be allowed. ENTRIES: An entry will consist of one dummy sheet prepared during the contest lab period. JUDGING: Entries will be evaluated on news judgment in selection and play of stories, headlines and art; use of the given headline schedule; and use of graphic design that attracts readers to the page. AWARDS: Judges will select the top 4 broadcast and the top 4 tabloid entries that will advance to Round 2.* Round 2: DEFINITION: Contestants will complete their design using their dummy sheet on the computer in InDesign. ENTRY: An entry will consist of one front page layout designed on the computer JUDGING: Entries will be evaluated on technical proficiency and accurate representation of the dummy entry created. AWARDS: Judges will rank 1st through 4th in broadcast and tabloid categories. And delegates will vote on a people’s choice award.* EDITORIAL CARTOON Definition: Cartoon based on conference activity or presentation or a set of fictitious data. Contestants may bring and use any drawing tools they wish; no equipment or materials will be provided. However, no pre-drawn artwork may be used. Color may be used, but color WILL NOT be a factor in judging. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of the completed art work prepared during the scheduled contest lab. JUDGING: Criteria are aptness, originality, clarity of message, technical/artistic merit, power, and persuasiveness in communicating the editorial point of view. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* FEATURE PHOTO DEFINITION: A feature photo that differs from the a news photo in that the photographer had some control of the setting and/or circumstances in which the photo was taken; may either illustrate a story or be used as a stand-alone. The photographer may have some control of the setting in which the photo is taken, but the photo may not be set up, unless it’s a portrait. The photo should have good technical quality and include interesting light, compelling content and use of creative technique (blur, depth of field, panning, etc.). The photo should be timeless in nature, have universal appeal and human interest, and capture “the moment.” ENTRIES: Entry will consist of a photo submitted at the photo lab at the conclusion of the scheduled lab period. Accurate, libel-free cutline information must be submitted with the photo; failure to meet the cutline requirement will result in disqualification. JUDGING: Criteria are appropriateness to the topic/subject, human interest, apparent planning and execution, use of camera controls and lighting (as well as props where possible and appropriate), visual impact, story-telling ability, content/composition, and technical quality. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* FEATURE WRITING DEFINITION: A feature story based on a conference activity or interview, prepared and written under time constraints. A news peg is required if it is appropriate to the subject of the story.

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on-the-spot & Bring-in • Rules/criteria/guidelines ENTRIES: Entry will consist of a completed story written during the scheduled writing period. JUDGING: Criteria include aptness, use of available sources, human interest, appeal of lead, news peg as appropriate to the story, originality, clarity, accuracy, significance of topic, grammar, and cleverness of writing style. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* NEWS WRITING DEFINITION: A news story based on a fact set, presentation, activity, or interview, prepared and written under time constraints. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of the completed news story written during the scheduled writing lab. JUDGING: Criteria are appropriateness to the topic/subject, use of available sources, power and succinctness of lead, accuracy, completeness, conciseness, factual support, fairness, grammar, and writing style. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* NEWS PHOTO DEFINITION: A photo of a newsworthy event or activity over which the photographer had little or not control of setting, lighting, or photographic opportunity. The photo should capture the most important aspect of the story, photographic objects, occurrences and events without setups, capture “the moment,” and tell a story visually -incorporating as many of the 5Ws as possible. Set-up photos may not be entered. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of a photo to be submitted at the conclusion of the scheduled lab period. Accurate, libel-free cutline information must be submitted with the photo; failure to meet the cutline requirement will result in disqualification. JUDGING: Spot news value will be judged as well as visual impact, story-telling ability, content/composition, and technical quality. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* OPINION WRITING DEFINITION: A personal opinion, analysis or editorial piece based on a conference activity or presentation, prepared and written under time constraints. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of the print-out of the opinion piece written during the scheduled writing lab. JUDGING: Criteria are appropriateness to the contest topic/subject, logic, clarity, accuracy, factual support and documentation, organization, conciseness, fairness, and persuasiveness in presentation. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* SPORTS PHOTO DEFINITION: A Sports Action Photo taken during a sports or related activity.A Sports Action Photo is a newsworthy photo that occurs on the field of play during a sports contest. The photo should have good technical quality and include interesting lighting, compelling content or creative technique. May not include photos of post-game or sideline action. Set-up photos may not be entered. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of a photo to be submitted at the conclusion of the scheduled lab period. Accurate, libel-free cutline information must be submitted with the photo; failure to meet the cutline requirement will result in disqualification. JUDGING: Criteria for a Sports Action Photo are capturing the peak of action during a key moment in the contest, newsworthiness, visual impact, story-telling ability, content/ composition and technical quality. If peak action involves a ball, then the ball should be visible in the photo. Color photos may be entered, but color WILL NOT be a factor in judging. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* SPORTS WRITING DEFINITION: A sports story based on a sports activity, related event, or interview, prepared and written under time constraints. ENTRIES: Entry will consist of completed story written during the scheduled writing lab.

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on-the-spot & Bring-in • Rules/criteria/guidelines JUDGING: Criteria are appropriateness to the topic/subject, use of available sources, avoidance of clichés, power and succinctness of lead, accuracy, completeness, conciseness, factual support, fairness, grammar, and writing style. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions.* TEAM FEATURE 2.0 DEFINITION: Teams will consist of at least 2 and not more than 3. Each school will be allowed one team. Writers will gather information and craft a story using text and/or audio while photographers put together a series of photos to illustrate the story. More than ever, the writer and photographer will have to work together to construct a compelling story. The members of the team do not have to be from the same college. Teams will be given instructions to find a story within a specific geographic location. ENTRIES: There must be at least one photo in the presentation, but there is no upper limit to the number of photos; the team determines what is needed to tell the story. Final products must be self-running and should be no longer than three minutes in length. The photo stories may include: 1. Photos only with captions 2. Photos with interview audio 3. Photos with reporter narration 4. Photos with music background** 5. Photos with any combination of the above, including natural sound. JUDGING: Appropriateness of presentation; clarity; story-telling ability; visual impact; technical quality; and effectiveness of the combination of photos, words and audio in communicating the intended story. Emphasis in judging will be on the storytelling of the photo presentation. Copyright rules must be respected. AWARDS: Four places, plus honorable mentions* *This is the maximum number of awards that will be awarded. The judges may award less than the maximum if they think that is warranted. **Copyright rules must be respected.

ON-THE-SPOT CONTEST DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY Students participating in contests are expected to follow the rules established by JACC and outlined by contest and labmonitors. A moderator of a contest and/or writing lab and/or Photo drop off/pick-upmay disqualify a student entry forfailing to follow the rules. If the student chooses to appeal,he/she must do so immediately by signing an appeal processform. Once the student has signed this form every effort should be made to allow the student to continue preparation of anentry so that a dispute resolution team can later rule on the disqualification. The appeal process only applies to disqualifiedstudents that are not disrupting the contest and/or lab. A dispute resolution team consisting of the JACC state student president,the state faculty president and the convention chairwill serve as an appeals body for the disqualified student contestants. Disqualified students should be allowed to prepare anentry as long as they don’t disrupt the contest and/or the writing labs. And the entry should be judged. Both the person whois disqualifying the student and the disqualified student will be allowed 5 minutes each to plead their cases on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Producer A & B. All disqualified students and the modera-tors must arrive at 6:30 p.m. Disqualified students who fail to arrive at 6:30 p.m. will have their appeal denied and will remain disqualified. If a moderator does not show up the appeal will automatically be approved. Decisions by the Dispute Resolution Team will be made by 7:45 p.m. and will be final. Please note this appeals process is intended to assist students who have been disqualified during the process of getting their entry prepared. It is NOT intended as an avenue to appeal a judge’s decision. ALL JUDGES’DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND MAY NOT BE APPEALED.

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2012 JACC STATE CONVENTION BRING-IN CONTESTS DEADLINE FOR BRING-INS: 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012. SUBMIT TO THE BRING-IN window by the JACC registration desk. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION TO SUBMIT A BRING-IN CONTEST! THE WAYNE OVERBECK FREE SPEECH BRING-IN VIDEO Specific instructions for 2012: Topic: Free Speech Online The sides are become clear the battle over the freedom of the Internet, with those large media companies who want to make sure they are paid for the content they sponsor and generate on one side, and the big social and electronic media giants on the other, who have a strong interest in keeping the Internet content largely unregulated and available to all. Students can focus on any aspect of the free content or online piracy debate. They should place an emphasis on highlighting current issues dealing with free speech and the Internet, including challenges, current examples that support/contradict past Supreme Court rulings, proposed legislation, recent events that support free speech, etc. Definition: A journalistic video shot and edited specifically for the Wayne Overbeck Free Speech Bring-in video contest. The entry MUST include video; if it does not include video it will be disqualified. The entry may include still shots but they are not required. The entry may include narration, but cannot include video with on-camera presentation by an anchor reporter. The entry may not include copyrighted material, including audio, from another source without written permission from the copyright holder. The video may be presented in Flash, Quicktime or Windows Media Format. Entries must be a minimum of three minutes and no more than five minutes long. Entries longer than five minutes will be disqualified. Class: Multimedia Entries: Two per college. The Bring-in video entry must be uploaded to a web server so it may be judged online with a standard web browser equipped with Flash, Windows Media and Quicktime plug-ins and it MUST not have been previously published, though it may be published after the competition. Participants must “register� their URL at the Bring-in registration desk by the deadline to be eligible for judging. If the URL is inactive or if judges are unable to view the video, the entry will be disqualified. Entries must be a minimum three minutes and NOT longer than five minutes. Entries longer than five minutes will be disqualified. Judging: Criteria for judging include appropriateness of presentation, clarity, storytelling ability, visual impact, content/ composition, visual and audio quality, visual composition, editing, engagement and journalistic value. The entry may not include copyrighted material, including audio, from another source without written permission from the copyright holder. The entry MUST include video or it will be disqualified. Awards: One winner will receive $200. DR. TOM PASQUA MEMORIAL BRING-IN ESSAY Definition: Essays should contain information from a minimum of three sources; Internet sources are acceptable if properly cited. MLA guidelines apply, though footnoting, endnoting or in-text citation are all allowed. The essay should be between 750 and 1,000 words. Class: Writing Entries: Two per college. Entries must be typed, double-spaced. Judging: Criteria are appropriateness to the contest topic/subject, logic, clarity, accuracy, factual support and documentation, organization, conciseness, fairness, and persuasiveness in presentation. Awards: One winner receives $200

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2012 JACC STATE CONVENTION BRING-IN CONTESTS Topic: Why do we still need newspapers? In today’s wired and tapped-in world, we all have 24-hour access to information through YouTube, blogs, WikiLeaks, citizen journalism websites, as well as government, business and personal websites that are rich with information. There are countless other sources and outlets as well. The news industry is already contracting as a result of declining advertising revenue and the national recession, so why not just let them die. Why do we even still need newspapers, and just as importantly, and how should we pay for them? In your essay, include a brief discussion of the current state of the news industry (which of course includes online and print.) State your position on the question, making certain to support it with cited factual information. Feel free to use trade association publications, field experts or other reputable sources, but cite your sources for any assertions of fact. If you make general statements about news coverage, be sure to support your statements with specific examples. The position you take is irrelevant as long as you support it. Your essay should do one of the following: persuade, urge to action, encourage dialog or thought, praise or scold, or serve as an open letter to a person, such as an elected representative, stating your thoughts about a proposed course of action. BRING-IN Online AD Specific instructions for 2012: House advertisement to be used in your online edition. Create an advertisement that promotes your student news media products or program. The ad may promote any of your print or online publications including newspapers or magazines. Or your ad may promote other media elements, such as a broadcast or podcast. The advertisement must be new and may not have been published before March 22. Definition: An advertisement suitable for publication on a college newspaper Web site. Color may be used in the entry, but color WILL NOT be a factor in judging. May be prepared by more than one student. . Entries: Two per college. Submit the ad uploaded to a web server so it may be judged online with a standard web browser equipped with Flash, Windows Media and Quicktime plug-ins. Participants must “register” their URL at the Bring-in registration desk by the deadline to be eligible for judging. If the URL is inactive or if judges are unable to view the ad, the entry will be disqualified. Entries must be sized at 300px x 250px, 72 dpi, and saved as a jpg, png or gif. Judging: Based on effectiveness for a college readership; visual impact; compelling nature of ad; suitability to the online format; completeness of presentation; maximization of space utilized. Awards: Four places, plus honorable mentions. BRING-IN PHOTO Specific instructions for 2012: Any photo or portrait with at least one person in the frame at any distance, recognizable or not, that illustrates any student news media story on any aspect of budget cuts. The photo could be taken on or off campus. For instance, layoffs that leave the college short of counselors could result in long lines at that counter. The subject is broad, and can include students, faculty, visitors, public speakers, landscape, construction or other aspects of budget cuts, as long as the photo’s relevancy is clear through the caption and the photo illustrates the topic. The photo may not have been published in print or online before March 22, 2012. Caption information in AP style must include: a caption kicker or title of no more than four words; identity of recognizable subjects according to AP style; an apt description of the action if applicable; at least one additional fact or piece of information outside the photo that takes readers beyond the immediate moment. For instance, a shot of students lined up

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2012 JACC STATE CONVENTION BRING-IN CONTESTS for counseling would describe the action and then might add information on how to get an appointment, or when budget decisions will be made. Definition: A photo suitable for publication in community college news media. A photo submitted in a mail-in contest category may not be submitted in the Bring-In Photo category. A photo submitted in the Bring-In Photo contest is not eligible for entry in future mail-in contests. An individual photo may be entered in only one regional and one annual conference. Color photographs may be submitted, but color WILL NOT be a factor in judging. A cutline is required. Entries: Two per college. Entry will consist of a 8 x 10 black and white or color photograph mounted on 11”x 14” mount board. Entries may be spray mounted. Accurate, libel-free cutline information must be submitted with the photo; failure to meet the cutline requirement will result in disqualification. Judging: Criteria are aptness of subject, human interest, if applicable, apparent planning and execution, use of camera controls and lighting (as well as props where possible and appropriate), visual impact, story-telling ability, content/composition and technical quality, and aptness of caption. Color photos may be entered, but color WILL NOT be a factor in judging. Awards: Four places, plus honorable mentions BRING-IN AUDIO SLIDE SHOW Specific instructions for 2012: Create an Audio Slide Show using Sound Slides, Flash (a tutorial for this software is posted on the website), Final Cut Pro or the program of your choice. The slide show must depict any aspect of campus life. This can be a series of day-in-the-life shots, shots based on a particular event or course, or centered on one student or person, but must be shot on campus. Slide show must be 1 to 2 minutes long, plus or minus 5 seconds. It must include a minimum of 15 photos. Slide show must have a title page and end with a credits page that includes the name of the publication and the individual students’ full names, along with their contributions or job titles. Captions are mandatory, can be brief, but must be written in AP photo style. Auto display of captions may be disabled if so desired. The slideshow must include audio, but may not violate copyright law. Special consideration will be given to slideshows that include SOT or audio of subjects pictured. The Audio Slide Show MUST have been produced between March 4 and March 22. Entries: Two per school. The Audio Slide Show entry must be uploaded to a web server so it may be judged online with a standard web browser equipped with Flash, Windows Media and Quicktime plug-ins and it MUST not have been previously published, though it may be published after the competition. Participants must “register” their URL at the Bring-in registration desk by the deadline to be eligible for judging. If the URL is inactive or if judges are unable to view the slideshow, the entry will be disqualified. Judging: Appropriateness of presentation; clarity; story-telling ability; visual impact; audio impact; technical quality; and effectiveness of combination of photos, text and audio in communicating the intended story. Emphasis in judging will be on the storytelling of the presentation. Copyright rules must be respected.

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student election filing form

DECLARATION OF INTENT TO RUN FOR JACC STUDENT PRESIDENT POSITION DESIRED (PLEASE CHECK):

r NORCAL REGIONAL PRESIDENT r SOCAL REGIONAL PRESIDENT r STATE PRESIDENT NOTE: STATE OPEN TO SOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY FOR 2012 – ‘13 NAME: ____________________________________________________ COLLEGE: ____________________________ MAJOR: ______________________________ CAMPAIGN STATEMENT (TO BE PRINTED ON BALLOT): __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ IF ELECTED SATURDAY, MARCH 24, CAN YOU ATTEND THE OPTIONAL BOARD MEETING SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.?

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PERSONAL INFORMATION ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________ HOME PHONE: _______________________ CELL/OTHER: _________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________ Please note: This is an INTENT TO RUN FORM only. You will still need to be officially nominated at the student meeting, with one person nominating (you may do this yourself) and another seconding the nomination. This form allows you to receive an “I’m Running” button and have your picture and campaign statement pre-printed on the election ballot.

OFFICE USE:

r Photo Taken r Statement Entered Into Computer r Candidate Given Speech Instructions and Button r Statement and Picture Posted on Candidate Board

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student election Q&A If you want to run for JACC student president: • Fill out application form in your program and turn in by Friday at noon and make sure to have your picture taken. • Have a 2-minute speech ready and be prepared to answer three on-the-spot questions asked by your peers at the election meeting on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in Academy One. • You must attend the JACC Awards on Friday night in the Academy Two. It starts at 8:30 p.m. so be there at 8:15 p.m. Be prepared to meet and talk with your peers from other schools. • Your speech should talk about your journalism background and other attributes that make you a good candidate for the JACC board. • Any questions you can call Michelle Olson, Student Election Coordinator, at (510) 228-7218, or go to the information desk.

GETTING STARTED:

Q & A FOR JACC STUDENT PRESIDENCY What roles do students serve in running JACC? The Journalism Association of Community Colleges is run by an elected executive board, made up of four faculty members, three student members, one representative member from the professional journalism industry and one representative from the four-year university system. Each year, students elect their NorCal student president, SoCal student president and State student president. The State position alternates between the two regions and this coming year it will be SoCal’s turn to fulfill that role. The presidents begin their term Saturday night at the convention, helping the outgoing presidents hand out awards. Under the best of circumstances, the elected presidents attend a board meeting the very next day, Sunday morning, although, it is understood that the last-minute nature of the election sometimes makes that impossible. What, specifically, is expected of student presidents? What do the students get in return for service? This is a serious, rewarding commitment. The board only once in person and then monthly after that via online meetings.. The rewards are largely left to what the presidents make of their time. If they put forth the effort, they will have wonderful accomplishments to list on college and scholarships applications. If a president does attend all meetings, his or her next state conference registration fee and hotel room are paid for by JACC, a great benefit to journalism programs in this time of budget cuts. What do you want for the future of JACC? Do you have great ideas and the dedication to pull them off? Would you like to run for student president? We are spicing up the elections this year, making the process run the whole convention with more time for campaigning and speeches. Schools will have ample time to inform their delegates whom they think will serve them best. This process will begin with students turning in the Declaration of Intent to Run form by noon Friday, March 23, 2012. The form is on previous page. Additional questions? If you have any questions, ask for Michelle Olson, JACC student Election Coordinator or find the election information table located in Academy One on Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Good luck on your campaign. Page 65


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Distinguished Service To Journalism Education Award Honorees Each year JACC presents a Distinguished Service to Journalism Education Award to someone outside of the organization who has contributed significantly to community college journalism education and the organization. Each year JACC awards its scholarships in the name of the Distinguished Service to Education Award winner 2012 - Jolene Combs, El Camino College Jolene Combs worked tirelessly in support of student journalism, both in her time teaching at El Camino College and after her so-called retirement, when she continued efforts to revive journalism programs in Los Angeles-area high schools through grant writing and teacher training. Former students of Combs have moved on to work for the Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post and major television news outlets. A beloved figure in journalism education, JACC remembers Combs for her dedication, passion and love for both her craft and her students. 2011 - William “BilL” johnson, Chabot College William “Bill” Johnson taught journalism classes at Chabot College and advised the Chabot Spectator for more than two decades. He believed a student newspaper on a college campus made that college a better place and insisted that his students publish their paper weekly and cover their campus. He taught them the profession of journalism and held them to high standards of excellence and ethics. Many of them are successful journalists today, and many others are using the skills they learned in his classroom in their place of employment. During his years at Chabot he championed the First Amendment rights of not only his students, but of all community college students in California. Courageously, he stood up for many of his faculty colleagues who faced opposition on their campuses to the principles of a free press, and routinely appeared in meetings personally, and, if necessary challenged the offending administrators face to face. He served JACC as its faculty president for a year and in many other capacities during his years as Spectator adviser. Throughout, he was a valued colleague to JACC faculty and a strong voice for the rights of student journalists.

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Distinguished Service To Journalism Education Award Honorees 2010 - Kim Komenich, San Jose State University Kim Komenich has been active with JACC for a number of years–giving several presentations, participating in photo portfolio critiques as well as on-the-spot photo judging for our State Conventions. This past year Komenich was not only the keynote speaker for JACC’s SoCal regional conference but was instrumental in coordinating all the components for the keynote presentation. His contribution was invaluable to the success of that presentation which also served as the content for several on-the-spot competitions. Komenich is an assistant professor for multimedia at his undergraduate alma mater San Jose State University. Komenich worked as a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009) and the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000). He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner. Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors’ Association’s 2006 Photography Award. A 2006-07 Dart Ochberg Fellow, he received his MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri where he studied the history and practice of multimedia photojournalism. You can find examples of his visual journalism work on his website www.kimkom. com. It is with great pride that JACC honors Komenich–as he was a community college student at Modesto Community College in the 1970s and participated in many JACC conventions and competitions. 2009 – Beth Bingham Georges, Cal State Fullerton Beth Bingham Georges single-handedly brought a whole new dimension to the JACC Conventions five years ago when she called to “volunteer,” and since 2004. She has twice-a-year coordinated 10 workshops, organized broadcast tours, coordinated a teleprompter booth and has originated, implemented and coordinated the Broadcast News Writing contest. Beth holds a Masters Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego in Communications. Beth currently is a full-time Lecturer at Cal State Fullerton and teaches broadcast journalism and entertainment studies classes. She recently published a textbook called “An Introduction to the Entertainment Industry.” Prior to joining the faculty at CSUF in 2002, Beth worked 20 years in the field of television and broadcast journalism. 2008 – JOLENE COMBS, El Camino College Jolene Combs is one of the most respected and energetic faculty advisers In JACC history. She was a consummate worker in JACC and journalism education for more than 35 years. Most of those were at El Camino College, but prior to that she had a distinguished high school teaching career. Her high school connections are still strong and she is co-founder of Newspapers2, a summer workshop for high school students and their advisers. She’s a former JACC faculty president and SoCal president. She’s represented community college journalism nationally as a president of the Community College Journalism Association and was one of the few community college teachers to ever sit on the national College Media Advisers board. She was recognized as California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Community College Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1989. in 2005 was inducted in CCJA’s Hall of Fame for outstanding community college teachers and she was awarded the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pioneer Award in 2006.

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Distinguished Service To Journalism Education Award Honorees 2007 – ASSEMBLYMAN LELAND YEE, California State Assembly Assemblyman Yee sponsored legislation that would protect students from censorship by college administrators The legislation became necessary as a result of a Hosty v. Carter decision that for the first time suggested that student press limitations approved by the Supreme Court in the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier decision might also apply to the college press. California became the first state to say, “”Not here.” Shortly after other states followed California’s lead. 2006 – JOHN CARROLL, LA Times John Carroll is the former editor of the Los Angeles Times. While editor the Times was instrumental in introducing and building edcuational relationships and programs, including with JACC. However, shortly aftr Carroll was replaced as editor the Times and its parent Tribune Company announced a number of budget cuts, including a major cutback in student education programs. By the time he was honored by JACC Carroll was no longer at the Times and was unable to personally attend the JACC convention. 2005 – DR. CRISTINA L. AZOCAR, San Francisco State University Dr. Cristina L. Azocar is the director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ) and an adjunct assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. Already a regular workshop speaker at JACC conferences for years, Dr. Azocar offered San Francisco State as a host for NorCal conferences for a number of years. 2004 – JOE WIRT, Calif. Newspaper Publishers Assn. CNPA’s Director of Affiliate Relations Joe Wirt is industry’s point-man in managing outreach to California’s college and high school newspapers, including planning of regional journalism training conferences on college campuses. He secures presenters from all newspaper areas (business, advertising, editorial, media law, circulation, production) to speak to student journalists and advisers and coordinates events with college advisers and staff. ? 2003 – Don Ray, investigative journalist Don Ray was multi-media when multi-media wasn’t cool. Among other ventures, he has been a film maker, television investigative reporter, newspaper editor, book author and private investigator. He was first to break the story, beginning well over a decade ago, of the initial investigation into pop star Michael Jackson’s friendships with pre-adolescent boys. Don Ray continues to be a popular guest lecturer for news organizations and journalism associations. Don packs the room with every workshop he gives for JACC. He also served as emcee at JACC’s first fund-raising event on the Queen Mary. 2002 – CHARLES DONALDSON, Santa Monica College (retired) Charles “Charlie” Donaldson served as JACC’s executive director for four years in the late 1990s. An old-style journalist, Donaldson provided a sense of order and ethics for the organization. 2001 – ART CAREY, San Jose City College (retired) Longtime San Jose City College journalism instructor Art Carey never took an official JACC post, but year after year he worked behind the scenes helping run event after event, from regional conferences, to teachers meetings and state conferences. Among his many accomplishments was writing and directing JACC’s promotional video.

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Distinguished Service To Journalism Education Award Honorees 2000 – GEORGE FLYNN, CSU Fresno For many years JACC held its annual statewide conference at Fresno State University. George Flynn was the journalism department chair and worked diligently to open university facilities and resources to make JACC’s conferences first rate. 1999 – MARK LARSON, Humboldt University Mark Larson has established a reputation of community college journalism’s strongest friend among the state’s California State University system. A perennial visitor to JACC regional and state conferences ‘recruiting some of JACC’s best students to Humboldt’s program — Larson has served on JACC’s scholarship committee and been a frequent workshop speaker. 1998 – MIKE AND SUSAN CORNNER, Pierce and Canyons Mike and Susan Cornner are two of the most beloved and respected former advisers of California community college journalism. Before stepping away from teaching to move into administration at Pierce College, Mike served as a member of Pierce’s powerhouse team of newspaper advisers. He is a former state president and SoCal president and served three years as JACC’s executive secretary. Susan taught at College of the Canyons, one of the smallest community colleges in the state, but one which dominated JACC competitions for years. The two worked together to write a workbook on Associated Press style and then turned copyright over to JACC. 1997 – WIL SIMS, Modesto College (retired) Wil Sims was one of the early advisers in the history of JACC and served the organization in a number of ways, most notably as executive secretary of JACC for 12 years in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s and as state conference coordinator for three years in the 1990s. During his terms as conference coordinator he tightened conference procedures and slimmed costs, resulting in large financial reserves for JACC that allowed the organization to greatly expand its scholarship program. 1996 – WAYNE OVERBECK, Cal State Fullerton For the past 28 years, Dr. Wayne Overbeck faithfully gave annual legal updates at the JACC faculty weekend retreat in Morro Bay. Although a communications law instructor at CSU Fullerton, Overbeck shared with community college advisers and teachers his knowledge about recent legal decisions affecting college media. During the remaining 51 weeks of the year, Overbeck has provided swift, valuable guidance about legal matters through JACC’s faculty e-mail network. Now retired from Fullerton, Overbeck gave his final update at the retreat in January 2008 but remains JACC’s online elder statesman. 1995 – JERRY CEPPOS, San Jose Mercury Jerry Ceppos was managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News when JACC selected him as the first honoree of its new Distinguished Service to Journalism Education Award. In the midst of 1990s statewide budget cuts San Jose area community college programs at DeAnza College and West Valley College. Ceppos led the unsuccessful fight from the industry to reverse the cutbacks to journalism programs, but then initiated new efforts in the community to establish dialog among area high school, community colleges and industry to strengthen programs.

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JACC First Amendment Award The JACC First Amendment Award is an annual award is designed to recognize one or more administrators or trustees who has demonstrated extraordinary support for a journalism program. Nominations are taken from the JACC membership.

Criteria may include but is not limited to the following: 1. High accessibility to the student press 2. An enthusiastic and encouraging supporter to a journalism program and its students 3. Goes above and beyond what is normally required in supporting funding for a journalism department 4. Demonstrates a high degree of accessibility to the student press 5. Recognizes, encourages and values student First Amendment rights 6. Encourages and promotes a spirit of open access to information and records The Honoree for the 2012 JACC First Amendment Award is:

KENN PIERSON

Dean of Communications and Languages Rio Hondo College Congratulations to Mr. Pierson!

Thank you for supporting student journalism

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Win Fabulous Prizes!!!

Get your vendor and workshop passports stamped to earn FREE prizes and become eligible for drawings for MORE FREE STUFF!!!! See the registration desk to collect your free prize and to see who won the drawings.

Tours at the 2012 JACC State Convention Friday, March 23 1:30 p.m.—The Signal Take a tour of the award-winning community newspaper serving the Santa Clarita Valley founded in 1919. In 2011, The Signal won many fi rst place honors from CNPA including investigative news reporting. Tour limit: 20 people (bus will return approx. 4 p.m.) 9 p.m.—CBS Tour Take a tour of the CBS News studios and see how the 10 p.m. news broadcast is produced. Tour limit: 20 people (bus will return approx. 11:30 p.m.) Saturday, March 24 12:30 p.m.—The Daily Sundial Take a tour of the CSU Northridge student newspaper offi ce. Tour limit: 75 people (bus will return approx. 3:30 p.m.

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