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Keynote Speakers

Emmy Award winners Laura Castañeda and Larry Himmel will give Thursday’s and Friday’s keynote addresses, respectively. Castañeda produced an award-winning documentary and hosts “Stories de News 8 Neighborhood Reports” and “Larry Himmel at Large” commentaries are popular on San Diego television.

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Featured Speakers

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Special Events

San Diego-area professional award-winning writers, editors, designers, reporters, photographers and broadcast journalists enhance the program Friday and Saturday, sharing their expertise with delegates.

From trade show exhibits, adviser receptions and demonstrations of curriculum in action to student contests, media swaps and a dance, JEA and NSPA offer convention attendees activities and programs to enhance the convention experience beyond breakout sessions.

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Event Sponsors Advertisers/Exhibitors Convention Rules Thursday at a Glance Thursday Sessions Friday at a Glance Write-off Assignments Friday Sessions Saturday at a Glance Saturday Sessions Speaker Bios Planning Page Hotel Floor Plans

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CONVENTION OFFICIALS

Kelly Furnas, CJE JEA

Mark Newton, MJE JEA

Diana Mitsu Klos NSPA

Albert Tims NSPA

Danielle Ryan, MJE Local Team

Jessica Young, MJE Local Team

National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Education Association OFFICERS President: Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista H.S., Highlands Ranch, Colo. Vice President: Sarah Nichols, MJE, Whitney H.S., Rocklin, Calif. Secretary: Mitch Eden, MJE, Kirkwood (Mo.) H.S. Past President: Jack Kennedy, MJE, Highlands Ranch, Colo. REGIONAL DIRECTORS Region 1/Northwest: Sandra Coyer, MJE, Puyallup (Wash.) H.S. Region 2/Southwest: Carrie Faust, MJE, Smoky Hill H.S., Aurora, Colo. Region 3/North Central: Gary Lindsay, MJE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Region 4/South Central: Wayna C. Polk, MJE, Weatherford, Texas Region 5/Southeast: Brenda W. Gorsuch, MJE, West Henderson H.S., Hendersonville, N.C. Region 6/Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes: Rod Satterthwaite, MJE, Dexter (Mich.) H.S. Region 7/Northeast: Jane Blystone, MJE, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. COMMISSION CHAIRS : Kim Green, MJE, Columbus (Ind.) North H.S. Scholastic Press Rights: John Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University Junior High/Middle School: Anita Marie Wertz, MJE, Cesar Chavez H.S., Stockton, Calif.

HEADQUARTERS STAFF Diana Mitsu Klos, executive director Grace Christiansen, contest/critique coordinator Jackie Flaum, administrative assistant Kay Dawson, accountant BOARD OF DIRECTORS Albert R. Tims, Ph.D., president, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Christopher J. Ison, treasurer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Peter Bobkowski, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Timothy S. Dorway, Chanhassen (Minn.) High School Laura York Guy, Garden City (Kan.) Community College Monica Hill, CJE, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Ron Johnson, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Valerie Kibler, CJE, Harrisonburg (Va.) High School Seth C. Lewis, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Sara Quinn, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla. Ann Visser, MJE, Pella (Iowa) Community High School

STANDING COMMITTEES Awards: Jack Kennedy, MJE, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Digital Media: Aaron Manfull, MJE, Francis Howell North H.S., St. Charles, Mo. Educational Initiatives: Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University Mentoring Program: Linda Barrington, MJE, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, and Julie Dodd, MJE, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. Outreach: Steve O’Donoghue, California Scholastic Journalism Initiative, Sacramento, Calif.; Linda Shockley, Dow Jones News Fund, Princeton, N.J., and Stan Zoller, MJE, Buffalo Grove, Ill. Write-off Contests: Nancy Y. Smith, MJE, Lafayette H.S., Wildwood, Mo.

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LIAISONS NCTE Assembly: Brian Wilson, MJE, Waterford (Mich.) Kettering H.S. NSPA: Diana Mitsu Klos, National Scholastic Press Association, Minneapolis COMMUNICATION: JOURNALISM EDUCATION TODAY Editor: Bradley Wilson, MJE, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas Assistant Editor: Howard Spanogle, Asheville, N.C. HEADQUARTERS STAFF Kelly Furnas, CJE, executive director Connie Fulkerson, CJE, administrative assistant/bookstore manager director Meredith Fey, bookkeeper Visit jea.org/eval to evaluate sessions


LOCAL TEAM

DIAMOND CONVENTION SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

CO-CHAIRS Danielle Ryan, MJE, Carlsbad (Calif.) H.S. Jessica Young, MJE, Orange Glen H.S., Escondido, Calif.

SILVER SPONSORS

Tim Calver, Mount Carmel H.S., San Diego Community School, Los Angeles Gaby Herbst, CJE, Beverly Hills (Calif.) H.S. Gary Jimenez, Clairemont H.S., San Diego Courtney Kokjohn, Walsworth Publishing Co., San Diego TeriAnne Libby, Poway (Calif.) H.S. Mercedez McNabb, Palomar College, San Diego Bobby Oliver, San Pasqual H.S., Escondido, Calif. Laney Paulson, Palomar College, San Diego Tim Roberts, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif. Mike Rodgers, Herff Jones, Vista, Calif. Elana Sacino, Friesens, San Diego Corie Shields, Classical Academy High School, Escondido, Calif. Mia Thompson, Torrey Pines H.S., San Diego Suzi Van Steenbergen, CJE, La Costa Canyon H.S., Carlsbad, Calif. Dariel Walker, San Diego State University Twitter: @nhsjc/#nhsjc

BRONZE SPONSOR

FRIENDS

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ADVERTISERS

ABBREVIATIONS

American Society of New Editors — 58 Balfour — 42, back cover Brooks Institute — 53 Dow Jones News Fund Inc. — 16 Friesens — 18, 71 Gardena Valley News — 79 Herff Jones — 14, 69 Ithaca College Park Scholar Program — inside front cover, 36 JEA/NSPA Conventions —74, 77 Jostens — 22, 30, 61 Journalism Education Association —10, 64 National Scholastic Press Association — 12 New England Center for Investigative Reporting — 57 Scripbe — 82 Temple University School of Media and Communication — 39 University of Oregon —28 Walsworth Yearbooks — 62

CJE CSPA — Columbia Scholastic Press Association DJNF — Dow Jones News Fund JEA — Journalism Education Association MJE — Master Journalism Educator NBCT NCTE — National Council of Teachers of English NSPA — National Scholastic Press Association SIPA — Southern Interscholastic Press Association SPLC — Student Press Law Center

EXHIBITORS

A midnight convention curfew will be in effect Wednesday through Saturday. Students should be in their rooms, making no excessive noise, at that time. The hotel reserves the right to remove any hotel guests who make excessive noise or create similar disruption. Advisers/chaperones will be responsible for enforcing the nightly convention curfew. No students will be admitted to the convention without a school-approved adviser/chaperone. At least one chaperone/ adviser is required for every 12 students. It is understood that by the act of registering students for the convention, advisers assume responsibility for their students’ behavior and wellbeing during the convention. Chaperones should recognize that they and their schools will be held liable for any damage to hotel facilities incurred by students under their supervision. Rudeness to hotel guests and employees; misuse of or reckless behavior on the elevators; excessive noise; destruction of property; or any other inappropriate behavior is not acceptable and can lead to expulsion from the hotel and/ or criminal prosecution. Should individual students, advisers

As of press time: Academy of Art University — Booth 78 Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism — Booth 79 American Society of New Editors — Booths 54, 61 Balfour — Booths 58-60; 68-76 Brooks Institute — Booths 56-57 Colorado State University — Booth 63 Friesens — Booths 36-38 Gardena Valley News — Booths 34-35 Herff Jones — Booths 21-27, 40-42 Ithaca College Park Scholar Program — Booth 8 Jostens — Booths 13-18, 31-33 Kansas State University — Booth 28 Missouri School of Journalism — Booth 73 Multiview — Booth 43 New England Center for Investigative Reporting — Booth 53 Scripbe — Booth 62 SNO Sites —Booth 44 Temple University School of Media and Communication — Booth 77 Southern California JEA — Booth 79 University of Kansas — Booth 30 University of Montana School of Journalism — Booth 29 University of Oregon/Northwest Scholastic Press — Booth 7 USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — Booth 67 Walsworth Yearbooks — Booths 45-50 Windows 8 Campus Tour — Booth 52 Yb-squared — Booths 64-66 4 — JEA/NSPA Spring 2014 Convention/San Diego

GUIDELINES These guidelines are established to ensure that all convention participants have a safe and enjoyable stay in San Diego.

the right to declare all fees forfeited and to send delegates home at their own expense. from all contests and forfeiture of any awards won. Drinking or possessing alcoholic beverages, or possession/use of illegal drugs is absolutely prohibited. All students are expected to wear their convention name badges at all times while in the convention hotel. When outside the hotel/convention center, travel in groups. Your personal safety is our concern. Out of respect to instructors and the intellectual property of their sessions, please do not record presentations without Visit jea.org/eval to evaluate sessions


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Laura Castañeda Thursday, April 10 7:30 p.m. Emmy Award-winning journalist Laura Castañeda is the owner of Press Pass International and serves as a professor and chair of the communications department at San Diego City College. Prior to her solo career, she reported for Channel 4 Cox Communication’s newsmagazine show “San Diego Insider” and worked at KGTV Channel 10. San Diego Latino Film Festival in 2008 to a sold-out crowd. Castañeda is an alumna of the University of Illinois-Urbana. She has served on numerous boards of directors including CCNMA, Latino Journalists of California, UNITY Journalists of Color and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Larry Himmel Friday, April 11 1 p.m. Larry Himmel is a feature reporter for CBS News 8 in San Diego, where he has worked since 1979. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Emmy Awards. His “Larry Himmel at Large” commentaries and “CBS News 8 Neighborhood Reports” are among the most recognizable features in San Diego television, and he can be seen forecasting the weather on CBS News 8 and covering the San Diego Chargers during the football season. Prior to joining CBS News 8, Himmel had stints at radio stations in San Diego, Chicago, Hammond, Ind., and Winsor, Ontario, Canada. He is a native of Chicago and earned a master’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS KEVIN ACEE has been at the U-T San Diego since 1999 and a sportswriter for more than two decades. Prior to assuming his role as a columnist and U-T TV host, Acee was the U-T’s lead Chargers beat writer for seven seasons. Acee also has covered the Anaheim Angels for the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Daily News of Los Angeles. Session: Team not winning? No problem! 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 ERIK ANDERSON is a working journalist in a public media newsroom. He writes and produces for all three of the KPBS media platforms: radio, television and the Web. His work has earned numerous awards including a piece of a Peabody for his work on the “DNA Files,” a nationally distributed radio program unraveling the double helix. Session: Learn or burn, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3

RORY DEVINE is a reporter at NBC 7 San Diego who specializes in education stories. In addition to reporting, Devine anchors the station’s evening newscasts. She has received numerous awards during her 20-plus-year career including Emmys from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, a Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association and honors from the San Diego Press Club. Session: Don’t interview; have a conversation, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 MIKE HODGES is the president and COO at U-T San Diego, spearheading the transformation of the company to a fully integrated media organization. He joined the paper in 2009 charged with the direction and strategy for SignOnSanDiego.com and all interactive initiatives. Previously, Hodges was vice president of sales-interactive for Freedom Communications, the publisher of the Orange County Register, overseeing all interactive revenue initiatives for Freedom’s nationwide daily newspapers and broadcast television stations. Session: Transforming your newsroom into a media outlet, 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3

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SCOTT LEWIS, CEO of Voice of San Diego, manages the organization’s internal operations and the strategic vision, creating partnerships and products that have received national attention. He is a regular on TV and radio, hosts the weekly segments “San Diego Fact Check” and “San Diego Explained” on NBC 7 San Diego, hosts a weekly AM radio show, and writes columns for San Diego Magazine. Session: Social media’s growing role in journalism, 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 JEFF LIGHT, editor and vice president of content U-T San Diego, grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., where his father was editor of the local newspaper. During the past three decades, he has worked for newspapers and their websites serving as an editor, a reporter, an intern, even a “hopper” – the person who throws the bundles of papers from the delivery trucks in the dead of night. He believes that journalism is one of society’s greatest callings. Session: 10 things students need to know about the media world, 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 Visit jea.org/eval to evaluate sessions


GARY METZKER, the 2013 Journalism Educator of the Year, started delivering newspapers more than 40 years ago and has lectured at Cal State Long Beach since 2008. For almost 25 years, he worked at the Los Angeles Times in numerous editorial positions and was a part of four Pulitzer Prize-winning staffs. Metzker has won two Los Angeles Press Club awards and two Medals of Excellence from the Society for News Design. Session: White space by any other name, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 SCOTT MILLER, a national baseball writer for the past two decades, last April was named as one of America’s the Associated Press Sports Editors. Miller has written for CBSSports.com, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, and he appears on MLB Network television and SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. Session: Going beyond the game 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E, Level 2

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ROBERT PACILIO taught English, speech, debate and literary magazine for 32 years at Mount Carmel High School. In 1998, Pacilio received San Diego County’s Teacher of the Year award. In 2009, he wrote the young-adult novel “Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe” and its sequel, “Midnight Comes to the Metaphor Cafe” (2011); novels that have been adopted in several California school districts. Session: Writing your novel: ‘The Metaphor Cafe,’ 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 313, Level 3 RIC TAPIA is a professional sports photographer based in Los Angeles. His clients include NFL, Getty Images, The Associated Press, ESPN and many more. Tapia has spoken about his experiences and teaching photography to students at Brooks Institute of Photography and several yearbook camps including Walsworth’s Yearbook West. Session: Capturing the moment, 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4

Leaders to showcase best teaching practices JEA is pleased to announce the release of a national journalism curriculum based on 14 content areas. Complete with learner objectives, lesson plans, instructional materials, and both formative and summative assessments, including rubrics, this dynamic curriculum is the combined effort of carefully selected journalism educators who will serve as national experts in the 14 skills essential to every journalism program. FRIDAY, Sapphire 400, Level 4 9 a.m. — Pitching and pulling off an (Feature Writing: Shari Adwers, MJE) 10 a.m. — Leadership in editorials (Opinion Writing: Holly Soboroff) 11 a.m.— Make an impact with dynamic writing (Editing: Linda Ballew, MJE) Noon — Dollars and sense (Entrepreneurship: Abrianna Nelson, CJE) 2:30 p.m. — When journalists must navigate ethical situations (Law and Ethics: Lori Keekley, MJE) SATURDAY, Indigo C, Level 2 10 a.m. — 5 steps of revision (Writing Basics: Lori Oglesbee, MJE) SATURDAY, Sapphire 400, Level 4 9 a.m. — Breaking the news budget (News Literacy: Megan Fromm, CJE) 10 a.m. — Principles of design basics (Design: Casandra Workman, CJE) 11 a.m. — lessons (Leadership/Team Building: Valerie Kibler, CJE) 1 p.m. — Homecoming again? How to keep it fresh (News Writing: Vicki McCash Brennan, CJE)

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SPECIAL EVENTS Convention registration/check-in

In addition to the trade show and convention registration and check-in, the Best of Show desk, speaker name badges, and lost and found are here. in, computer session sign-up and convention T-shirt distribution in this area.

1-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo West Foyer, Level 2

NSPA Best of Show

Will your staff bring home the trophy this year? See how your publication fares against others represented at the convention. High school publications are eligible if at least one student representative is attending the convention and junior high publications can enter if the adviser is a registered delegate at the convention. Enter your newspaper, newsmagazine, literary arts magazine, broadcast, website or yearbook at the Best of Show desk. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony Saturday. Desk open: 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

Trade show exhibits

Dozens of national and local vendors and colleges will educate and entertain during the trade show exhibit. Find out what’s new, chat with company representatives, pick up information and have some fun. 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

Write-off contest check-in

If both your Write-off registration and JEA membership fees have been paid, your school’s Write-off packet containing student contest tickets, additional instructions and contest room assignments may be picked up at the Write-off desk. If you have not paid, you must do so at this time. Noon Friday is the deadline for substitutions in preregistered categories. No new entries will be accepted at the convention. Lost tickets will be replaced for $5. All broadcast contest entrants who meet Friday morning must pick up their tickets before the meeting. Desk open: 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.- noon Friday, Indigo Ballroom

JEA Bookstore

Check out the new books, as well as popular best-sellers, at the JEA Bookstore. Nearly 300 items relating to journalism are available, including textbooks, curriculum development, yearbook, newspaper, design, photography, writing, desktop publishing, new media, advertising and broadcast. Did you forget Writeoff supplies? Check here to buy stylebooks, paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners and erasers. Supplies are limited, so shop early. Students are welcome. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

New adviser convention orientation convention should consider attending a short orientation meeting to get a general overview and explanation of convention events and how to get the most out of them. 6:45-7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410A, Level 4

Education Units

If you registered to receive Continuing Education Units through Kansas State University, please come to the JEA Bookstore to sign in and pick up your yet, you may still sign up and pay $25.

1-7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

Adviser kickoff reception

After the keynote speech, all advisers are welcome to attend this reception to socialize with new colleagues and relax attendee advisers will have a chance to meet the local convention team, plus JEA and NSPA board members and staffs. Sponsor for this event is American Society of News Editors. 9-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace, Level 2

Adviser hospitality

Meet with your colleagues from across the country in the adviser hospitality suite, a hot spot for advisers. Local committee members will be available to recommend sightseeing, dining and

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entertainment options. Refreshments will be provided by Friesens. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

Meet the mentor

This is your chance to talk one-on-one with a JEA mentor. Ask for advice. Ask about how to get a mentor for yourself. Ask about how to become a mentor. Or just talk about teaching and advising. All JEA mentors are experienced journalism educators. Stop by and visit in the Adviser Hospitality room. 9 a.m.-noon, 2:30-3:20 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.noon Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level

Hands-on computer sessions

If you are interested in getting hands-on computer experience, sign up and get a ticket at the registration desk for one or more of the scheduled sessions. The lab in Cobalt 500 has courses InDesign and Photoshop software. people per school per session may sign up, and only those with tickets may sit at a computer. If you are unable to get a ticket to sit at a provided computer and you have a laptop with you, there may be some empty seats at tables in the back of the room so you can follow along. Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5

Journalism Quiz Bowl

A quiz bowl-style competition with questions related to current events, pop culture, journalism and civics is part of the learning and fun at this JEA/NSPA convention. Registered four-person teams will take a written qualifying test at 8 a.m. Friday. The test scores will be used to seed the top teams that will compete in the live buzzer rounds 8-9:50 a.m. Saturday. The list of qualifying teams will be posted by 11 a.m. Friday in the JEA Bookstore in Aqua Salons EF and at the convention registration desk in Indigo Ballroom. Test: 8 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204, Level 2; Buzzer Rounds: 8-9:50 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire LP, Level 4

Break with a Pro

If you preregistered for this careerexploration event with media professionals, please check your ticket for your assigned time and table Visit jea.org/eval to evaluate sessions


SPECIAL EVENTS number. Tickets will be in the school registration packet. Students are encouraged to develop questions on career preparation requirements, nature of work, salarylevel expectations and job availability. They also may inquire about how to handle issues or situations in their work as student journalists. 9 and 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4

On-site critiques

Advisers and staffs who submitted newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, videos, websites and literary magazines for a critique should check appointment times posted in the registration area. A schedule will be posted near the critique area Friday and Saturday. Since critiques are 30 minutes, it is important to be on time. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Terrace Foyer

Adviser luncheon

Often the best adviser information and advice happens during informal conversations around a luncheon table. The convention planning team will be honored at this luncheon. Featured speaker will be Nicole Vargas. An award-winning journalist, Vargas serves as a lecturer and internship coordinator in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. She also is active in a number of national and regional journalism organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the California Chicano News Media Association, the National Association for Women in Sports Media and the Online News Association. Preregistration was required. Please bring your meal ticket.

in the school registration packet. Please check the ticket for your assigned table and time.

Adviser recognition luncheon

Adviser reception and SPLC fundraiser

Master Journalism Educators will be recognized. Brenda Gorsuch, National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, and Michael Hernandez, National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, will speak. Preregistration was required for this event. Please bring your meal ticket. This event is sponsored by Herff Jones.

8 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4

Save room for dessert. Advisers are invited to this social gathering featuring a dessert extravaganza and a fundraiser Center. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check or cash will be accepted as payment for auction items. Bid on items such as hotel, golf and dinner package for two at Sycuan Casino; four-hour skippered yacht cruise; one-of-a-kind Comic-Con fanfare (comic books, etc.); gift cards; spa treatment gift basket; handmade craft items; autographed Apple merchandise, and more. Those who are judging Write-off competitions are encouraged to attend is sponsor for this event. 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Indigo Terrace, Level 2

Student dance

A dance for students Friday will have music provided by a DJ. This is a good time to enjoy the music and dancing with other student journalists from other parts of the country. Students must present their convention name badge to be admitted to the dance. 9-11 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom CDGH, Level 2

Media Swap Shops

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Noon-2:20 p.m. Saturday, Indigo GH, Level 2

NSPA awards ceremony

Winners of the NSPA Best of Show, NSPA Pacemakers and national individual awards will be honored at this ceremony. JEA and NSPA encourage everyone to celebrate all winners. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4

JEA awards ceremony

Winners of JEA Write-off contests and National High School Journalist of the Year competition will be recognized during the closing ceremony. You also will get to see a slide show of convention highlights. Pick up Writeoff entries after the ceremony. If you receive entries from other schools in your envelope, please contact JEA at jea@spub.ksu.edu. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4

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11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 204, Level 2

Newspaper, newsmagazine, yearbook, literary magazine, broadcast, junior high/middle school and adviser swap shops are prime opportunities for preregistered students and advisers to share useful ideas and concepts with others. Bring at least nine samples of your newspaper or literary magazine or one copy of your yearbook or video/ DVD to show at your table. Each delegate attending a Swap Shop must have a ticket, which will be

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Spring 2014 Awards Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, Yearbook Adviser of the Year

To be presented at the Saturday adviser luncheon:

2013 H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C. Distinguished Yearbook Advisers Brenda Field, CJE, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill. Jed Palmer, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colo. Meghan Percival, CJE, McLean (Va.) High School Special Recognition Yearbook Advisers Thomas Gayda, MJE, North Central High School, Indianapolis Patricia Monroe, Burges High School, El Paso, Texas Erinn Harris, CJE, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va. Nicole Wilson Laughrey, MJE, Carmel (Ind.) High School 2014 Broadcast Adviser of the Year Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, Calif. Distinguished Broadcast Advisers Alyssa Boehringer, McKinney (Texas) High School Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis Special Recognition Broadcast Advisers Michelle Turner, Washington (Mo.) High School Matthew Rasgorshek, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb. 2014 Diversity Award Arrow, Renton (Wash.) High School Diversity Award Runner-up PGTV, Prince George (Va.) High School 10 — JEA/NSPA Spring 2014 Convention/San Diego

Michael Hernandez, Broadcast Adviser of the Year

2014 JEA Rising Stars Adam Dawkins, CJE, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colo. Adrienne Forgette, CJE, Martha’s Vineyard Regional H.S., Oak Bluffs, Mass. Nima Kapadia, South Garland High School, Garland, Texas Melissa Larson, Mesa Middle School, Castle Rock, Colo. Jessica Leifheit, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, Colo. Pia Longinotti, Freeman High School, Rockford, Wash. Julieanne McClain, CJE, Rutherford B. Hayes High School, Delaware, Ohio Cory Morlock, Academy School District 20, Colorado Springs, Colo. Natalie Niemeyer, Des Moines East High School, Des Moines, Iowa Megan Ortiz, Summer Creek High School, Houston, Texas Kyle Phillips, CJE, George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School, Mequon, Wis. Jesse Sutherland, CJE, Waterford Kettering High School, Waterford, Mich. Kim Vinh, Sequoia High School, Redwood City, Calif. 2014 Teacher Inspiration Award Jim McGonnell, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. To be presented at Thursday opening ceremony:

2014 First Amendment Press Freedom Award Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo. Kirkwood (Mo.) High School Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) High School North Central High School, Indianapolis Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, N.Y. Visit jea.org/eval to evaluate sessions


These individuals will be recognized during the Saturday adviser luncheon. This list is accurate as of press time. A complete list will be presented in the luncheon program. Maria Nicole Arduini, Herff Jones, Parker, Colo. Heidi L. Ash, Herff Jones, Concord, Calif. Clint R. Balsar, Davenport (Iowa) Central High School Nicole Barolo, Herff Jones/The Morris Pate Group, Plant City, Fla. Jason Baronowski, Jostens Inc., Herndon, Va. Barbara L. Bateman, Murphy High School, Mobile, Ala. Pamela J. Beitzel, Herff Jones, Niles, Mich. Leah I. Blase, Herff Jones, St. Louis David T. Bollman, Herff Jones, Ambridge, Pa. Donny Boyd, Jostens Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio Elizabeth A. Braden, Walsworth Publishing Co., Overland Park, Kan. John M. Bumgarner, Jostens Inc., Mount Pleasant, S.C. Nancy M. Cayton, Herff Jones, Charlotte, N.C. Ched F. Chase, Jostens Inc., Fort Myers Fla. Stephanie Clark, Jostens Inc., Jostens Inc., Charlotte, N.C. Elizabeth L. Cox, St. Louis Genise Cushman, Herff Jones, Littleton, Colo. Justin S. Daigle, Brighton (Colo.) High School Adam A. Dawkins, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colo. James C. Dumont, Jostens Inc., Glen Carbon, Ill. Natasha C. Durham, Jostens Inc., Cabot, Ark. Audra Eckert, Jostens Inc., Jefferson, Ga. Stacey L. Ellwood, Jostens Inc., Denver Jon E. Erickson, Herff Jones, Indianapolis Reese Ericson, Walsworth Publishing Co., Novato, Calif. Cheryl D. Franzmann, Walsworth Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. Megan E. Fromm, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Connie Fulkerson, Journalism Education Association, Manhattan, Kan. Gregory W. Gagliardi, Cherry Hill (N.J.) High School East Susan E. Gillam, Walsworth Publishing Co., Northport, N.Y. Brad E. Golub, Jostens Inc., Leaner, Texas Annie M. Gorenstein-Falkenberg, Arvada (Colo.) West High School B. Paul Gray, Jostens Inc., Greenwich, Conn. Jay W. Hall, Jostens Inc., Clayton, N.C. Carla Hansen, Herff Jones, San Jose, Calif. Lisa Heiser, Herff Jones, Amissville, Va. Jean Henry, Herff Jones, Orlando, Fla. Andrea R. Highsmith, Lincolnton, Ga. Mark R. Hilburn, Millard West High School, Omaha, Neb. Jaclyn R. Holman, Herff Jones, Walnut Creek, Calif. Eric S. Howard, Jostens Inc., Kettering, Ohio Alex Intihar, Jostens Inc., Independence, Ohio Anna K. Jacobson, The Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla. Annette Johnson, Herff Jones, Citrus Heights, Calif. Steve L. Kies, Herff Jones, Clayton, Calif. Thomas K. Killough, Herff Jones, Gainesville, Fla. Amie R. King, Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes, Del. Alison Klopp, Jostens Inc., Mooresville, N.C. Kelly E. Krepelka, Garner (N.C.) Magnet High School Jessica M. Leifheit, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, Colo. Whitney F. Leonard, Little Rock (Ark.) High School Danielle Lindblom, Herff Jones/The Morris Pate Group, Plant City, Fla. Lauren A. Logsdon, Jostens Inc., Decatur, Ga. Sherri Ann Loney, Jostens Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn. Tracy Luke, Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Aaron Lyons, Jostens Inc., Sandy, Utah Rebecca S. McGrath Pfnister, Herff Jones, Denver Donna Magana, Jostens Inc., Katy, Texas Angela D. Maguire, Herff Jones, Vancouver, Wash. Ericka L. Metevier, Jostens Inc., Concord, N.H. Denise J.R. Miller, Herff Jones, Glen Allen, Va. Mary K. Mitton, Big Walnut High School, Sunbury, Ohio Kara Eller Mullins, Western High School, Davie, Fla.

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Denise Nosbisch, Walsworth Publishing Co. Yvetta C. Oliver, Edgewater High School, Orlando, Fla. Beth A. Olson, Jostens Inc., Merced, Calif. Jose I. Ortega Jr., John Muir High School, Pasadena, Calif. Mimi Orth, Herff Jones, Altadena, Calif. Philip D. Page, Jostens Inc., Valparaiso, Ind. Michele R. Paolini, Herff Jones, Cupertino, Calif. Umbreen F. Qadeer, Curie Metro High School, Chicago Chad K. Ragland, Jostens Inc., Altamonte Springs, Fla. Elizabeth M. Rhor-Samaniego, Atascocita High School, Humble, Texas Abby M. Riese, Oregon (Wis.) High School Jane T. Roehrig, Herff Jones, Walnut Creek, Calif. Ana Rosenthal, The Hockaday School, Dallas Julia J. Satterthwaite, Rochester High School, Rochester Hills, Mich. Kara A. Sterner, Herff Jones, Effort, Pa. William G. Straub, Jostens Inc., Trappe, Pa. Devon P. Swale, Herff Jones, Greenville, S.C. Karen L. Swortzel, Alleghany High School, Covington, Va. Crystal B. Taylor, Herff Jones, Temecula, Calif. Kelly A. Testament, Jostens Inc., Knoxville, Tenn. Barbara L. Tholen, Lawrence (Kan.) High School Ginger Bailey Thompson, Herff Jones, Lexington, Ky. Leslie Thompson, Conifer (Colo.) High School Pamela True Szaro, Herff Jones, Delray Beach, Fla. Suzi M. Van Steenbergen, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif. Benjamin M. Wade, Jostens Inc., Cookeville, Tenn. Kari Whisler, Jostens Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio Moir H. “Hank” Whitaker, Jostens Inc., Dobson, N.C. Lindsay Wise, Brookline (Mass.) High School Vicky L. Wolfe, Herff Jones, Indianapolis Tiffani L. Womack, Saginaw (Texas) High School Kimberly A. Zeggert, Herff Jones, Concord, N.C.

CJE Renewals

Julie Braun, Irvine (Calif.) High School Nicole N. Eshelman, Mountain View High School, Fredericksburg, Va. Mary E. Luckenbill, Glendale, Ariz. Brian S. Martinez, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, Texas Casey E. Nichols, Rockin (Calif.) High School Carol I. Park, Hinsdale, Ill. Mary L. Patrick, Maize South Middle School, Wichita, Kan. Joe L. Pfeiff, Peoria, Ill. Jason P. Shaw, Osbourn Park High School, Manassas, Va.

New Master Journalism Educators

Shari L. Adwers, Grosse Pointe North High School, Clawson, Mich. Laurie L. Folsom, Lawrence (Kan.) Free State High School Christina L. Geabhart, Oak Park High School, Kansas City, Mo. Stacy M. Haynes-Moore, John F. Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapid, Iowa Bradley A. Lewis, Harrisonville (Mo.) High School Alejandro A. Navarro, J.M. Hanks High School, El Paso, Texas Danielle D. Ryan, Carlsbad (Calif.) High School Sue J. Skalicky, Century High School, Bismarck, N.D. Jessica J. Young, Orange Glen High School, Escondido, Calif.

MJE Renewals

Linda S. Barrington, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee Diane M. Boyle, Ellisville, Mo. Sandra H. Coyer, Puyallup (Wash.) High School Susan C. Duncan, Pine Tree High School, Longview, Texas Jack Kennedy, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Gary Lindsay, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Johanna Sherman, Capt. John L. Chapin High School, El Paso, Texas Sarah M. Verpooten, Lake Central High School, St. John, Ind. Carrie L. Wadycki, Lake Central High School, St. John, Ind.

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NSPA congratulates the finalists & winners The Pacemaker has recognized outstanding student journalism for more than 80 years. Entries in the contest are judged on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, layout/design and photography, art and graphics. The Pacemaker recognizes the best in scholastic journalism. Pacemaker finalists break new ground in student journalism and truly set the pace for other publications to emulate.

 MAGAZINE PACEMAKER FINALISTS presented on Saturday, April 12, 2014; national winners announced at that time

Connotations

Fayetteville HS Fayetteville, Ark.

Seeds

Dreyfoos School of the Arts West Palm Beach, Fla.

Rapier

Marist School Atlanta

New Pennies De Kalb HS De Kalb, Ill.

Spectator

Walter Johnson HS Bethesda, Md.

Colophon

Towson HS Towson, Md.

PenSoul

Bismarck HS Bismarck, N.D.

Vibrato

Hockaday School Dallas

The WORKS Clayton HS Clayton, Mo.

 BROADCAST PACEMAKERS

presented on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

CO-SPONSORS: SCHOOLTUBE AND RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION

PACEMAKERS Mustang Morning News

Mira Costa HS Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Southside Scoop/ PHS-TV Park Hill South HS Riverside, Mo.

Roars and Whispers Providence Sr. HS Charlotte, N.C.

Mountain View HS Mesa, Ariz.

Hornet

Bryant HS Bryant, Ark.

Titanium

Antelope HS Antelope, Calif.

Surfer

Coronado MS Coronado, Calif.

Nugget

Cupertino HS Cupertino, Calif.

Decamhian

Del Campo HS Fair Oaks, Calif.

Volsung

Downey HS Downey, Calif.

Titanium

Tesoro HS Las Flores, Calif.

Farrier

Mirman School Los Angeles

Wingspan

James C. Enochs HS Modesto, Calif.

Vox Populi

Harvard-Westlake School North Hollywood, Calif.

Rampages

Casa Roble HS Orangevale, Calif.

Wings

Arrowhead Christian Academy Redlands, Calif.

Pilot

Redondo Union HS Redondo Beach, Calif.

Tonitrus

Rocklin HS Rocklin, Calif.

Details

Whitney HS Rocklin, Calif.

Prowler

Pioneer MS Tustin, Calif.

Summit

Smoky Hill HS Aurora, Colo.

The Black and Gold

Rock Canyon HS Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center Frisco, Texas

MHS-1

McKinney HS McKinney, Texas

FINALISTS

Central Intelligence Central HS Springfield, Mo.

Channel 97 News Oakville Sr. HS St. Louis

Titan TV

Centennial HS Frisco, Texas

WPHS

 YEARBOOK PACEMAKER FINALISTS presented on Saturday, April 12, 2014; national winners announced at that time La Vista

Frisco ISD-TV

Eagle Eye View Sierra MS Parker, Colo.

Oviedian

Oviedo HS Oviedo, Fla.

Palm Echo

Miami Palmetto HS Pincrest, Fla.

Telios

Lair

Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Shawnee, Kan.

Teresian

St. Teresa’s Academy Kansas City, Mo.

Pioneer

Kirkwood HS Kirkwood, Mo.

Mount Paran Christian School Kennesaw, Ga.

Excalibur

Résumé

Logos

Etruscan

Skjöld

George Walton Academy Monroe, Ga. Glenbrook South HS Glenview, Ill.

Log

Columbus North HS Columbus, Ind.

Paragon

Munster HS Munster, Ind.

Indian

Shawnee Mission North HS Overland Park, Kan.

The Prowl

Powell MS Littleton, Colo.

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Francis Howell North HS St. Charles, Mo. Corning East HS Corning, N.Y. Corning Painted Post West HS Painted Post, N.Y.

Westwind

West Henderson HS Hendersonville, N.C.

El Paisano

Pace HS Pace, Fla.

Pride

Franklin HS El Paso, Texas

Bobcat

Hallsville HS Hallsville, Texas

Reata

Memorial HS Houston, Texas

Replay

Rouse HS Leander, Texas

Touchstone

Stony Point HS Round Rock, Texas

The Hawk

Pleasant Grove HS Texarkana, Texas

Techniques

Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology Alexandria, Va.

Robinson Secondary School Fairfax, Va.

The Journey Heritage HS Leesburg, Va.

The Buzzer

Brookville HS Lynchburg, Va.

The Clan

McLean HS McLean, Va.

Saga

Loudoun Valley HS Purcellville, Va.

Laconian Salem HS Salem, Va.

Stillaguamish Trail Arlingotn HS Arlington, Wash.

Nuntius

Westlake HS Austin, Texas

Altavista Combined School Altavista, Va.

Marksmen

Crag

St. Mark’s School of Texas Dallas

Above & Beyond

Turner Ashby HS Bridgewater, Va.

Sentry

Robinson MS Fairfax, Va.

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in its annual Pacemaker competitions  NEWSPAPER PACEMAKERS presented on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

PACEMAKERS The CS Press

Cactus Shadow HS Cave Creek, Ariz.

The Hub

Davis Sr. HS Davis, Calif.

The Gazette

Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, Calif.

Ultra-Violet

Marlborough School Los Angeles

The Oracle

Henry M. Gunn HS Palo Alto, Calif.

High Tide

Redondo Union HS Redondo Beach, Calif.

The Bruin Voice Bear Creek HS Stockton, Calif.

The Scroll

The American School in London London, England

J. Hop Times

John Hopkins MS St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Muse

Dreyfoos School of the Arts West Palm Beach, Fla.

Devil’s Advocate

Hinsdale Central HS Hinsdale, Ill.

The HiLite Carmel HS Carmel, Ind.

Cub Reporter

Lawrence Central HS Indianapolis

Veritas

Nantucket HS Nantucket, Mass.

The Lancer

The Talon

Eagle Eye

The Royal Page

Thousand Oaks HS Thousand Oaks, Calif. Mountain Vista HS Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Inklings

Staples HS Westport, Conn.

Rochester HS Rochester Hills, Mich. Hopkins HS Minnetonka, Minn.

The Echo

St. Louis Park HS St. Louis Park, Minn.

Marquette Messenger

Marquette HS Chesterfield, Mo.

North Star

Francis Howell North HS St. Charles, Mo.

Lance

Omaha Westside HS Omaha, Neb.

Hi’s Eye

Westfield HS Westfield, N.J.

Blue & Gold Findlay HS Findlay, Ohio

Spark

Lakota East HS Liberty Township, Ohio

The Marshfield Times Marshfield HS Coos Bay, Ore.

The ReMarker

St. Mark’s School of Texas Dallas

tj Today

Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology Alexandria, Va.

Puma Press

Univ. Prep HS Seattle

The Apple Leaf

Wenatchee HS Wenatchee, Wash.

FINALISTS The Roundup

Brophy College Preparatory School Phoenix

The Prospective Bryant HS Bryant, Ark.

The Spectrum

Harvard-Westlake MS Los Angeles

The Town Crier

Paul Revere Charter MS Los Angeles

The Tam News Tamalpais HS Mill Valley, Calif.

The Octagon

Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento, Calif.

The Broadview

Spartan News Network

Lakewood HS St. Petersburg, Fla.

Predator

North Pointe

Grosse Pointe North HS Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

The Southerner

The Viewer

The Messenger

The Kirkwood Call

North Star

Central Focus

Henry W. Grady HS Atlanta Northview HS Johns Creek, Ga.

Naperville North HS Naperville, Ill.

Torch

Glenbrook North HS Northbrook, Ill.

The Pacer

Rolling Meadows HS Rolling Meadows, Ill.

The Spartana

Homestead HS Fort Wayne, Ind.

The Little Hawk

Crossfire

The Northwest Passage

Lightning Strike

Cranbrook Kingswood Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Wharton HS Tampa, Fla.

Convent of the Sacred Heart HS San Francisco Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences Santa Monica, Calif.

The Crane-Clarion

Iowa City HS Iowa City, Iowa

Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Shawnee, Kan.

Dr. Michael Krop HS Miami

Mounds View HS Arden Hills, Minn. Kirkwood HS Kirkwood, Mo.

Franics Howell Central HS St. Charles, Mo.

Image

Lafayette HS Wildwood, Mo.

The Exonian

Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, N.H.

Statesman

Lincoln Sr. HS Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Eagle’s Eye Akins HS Austin, Texas

Featherduster Westlake HS Austin, Texas

The Warrior Ledger Taylorsville HS Salt Lake City, Utah

 ONLINE PACEMAKER FINALISTS

presented on Saturday, April 12, 2014; national winners announced at that time

The Roundup

The Carillon

Scot Scoop

The Foothill Dragon Press

Brophy College Preparatory School Phoenix Carlmont HS Belmont, Calif.

The Tam News Tamalpais HS Mill Valley, Calif.

Chronicle

Harvard-Westlake School North Hollywood, Calif.

Raven Report

Sequoia HS Redwood City, Calif.

The Lowell

Lowell HS San Francisco

Bellarmine College Preparatory School San Jose, Calif.

Foothill Technology HS Ventura, Calif.

CCNN Live

Christopher Columbus HS Miami

The Southerner Online

Henry W. Grady HS Atlanta

Niles West News Niles West HS Skokie, Ill.

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NCHS Live!

The Echo

The Fourcast

The Little Hawk

BearingNews

The Red Ledger

Harbinger

DartNewsOnline

Manestreamnews

Southwest Shadow

MyJagNews

Blue and Gold

The Highlander Online

Copell Student Media

TRN WIRED

North Central HS Indianapolis Iowa City HS Iowa City, Iowa.

Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village, Kan.

Wayland Student Press Network Wayland HS Wayland, Mass.

Knight Errant

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School St. Louis Park, Minn.

St. Louis Park HS St. Louis Park, Minn. Rock Bridge Sr. HS Columbia, Mo. St. Teresa’s Academy Kansas City, Mo. Southwest Career and Technical Academy Las Vegas

Taipei American School Taipei, Taiwan

Coppell HS Coppell, Texas

Hockaday School Davis, Calif. Lovejoy HS Lucas, Texas

McKinney HS McKinney, Texas Johnson HS San Antonio

McLean HS McLean, Va.

Prince George HS Prince George, Va.

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2013 DJNF Teacher of the Year Jim Streisel of Carmel (Ind.) High School speaking at the National High School Journalism Convention in Boston. Photo by Bradley Wilson

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National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program

Photo by Bradley Wilson

Be a Journalism Rock Star About the Program The Dow Jones News Fund will select one National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, four Distinguished Advisers and several Special Recognition Advisers based on their work during the 2013-2014 school year. The winning teacher receives a plaque, a pin and addresses journalism educators and media professionals. A graduating senior will win a $1,000 scholarship. Added benefits: a newsroom laptop computer a column in Adviser Update a district substitute teacher per diem a year of free Poynter webinars a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal. Distinguished Advisers win: $500 scholarships for seniors a free Poynter Institute webinar a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal. Special Recognition Advisers receive plaques, a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal and a free Poynter Institute webinar.

How to Apply We seek those with at least three years’ experience who have been honored as lifetime achievement, state or regional winners by local, state and regional groups. Professional media and press associations are invited to forward candidates from their competitions. The nominee must complete the application in five typed pages. And submit: Up to three letters of support An updated résumé A high-quality color head shot of at least 180 dpi on photographic paper Six sets of two issues of newspapers, newsmagazines or printouts of Internet editions published during the 2013-2014 school year Application packages must be postmarked by July 9, 2014, to: Dow Jones News Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543 By courier: 4300 Route 1 North, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Phone: 609-452-2820 djnf@dowjones.com Nomination form at Programs at https://www.newsfund.org

Selection Process An advisory panel will review the applications. It will weigh each teacher’s service in local, state or national organizations, personal awards, the quality of their students, their philosophy and approach to student press rights and ethics. Applicants are also asked to identify an issue they would like to address as Teacher of the Year. The teacher with the highest score is selected Teacher of the Year, the four teachers with the next highest scores are named Distinguished Advisers. Special Recognition Advisers are chosen for their good showing against the criteria listed above. Winning teachers will be guests of the Fund at the Advisers’ Luncheon during the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, Nov. 8, 2014.

Visit hilite.org/streisel for Mr. Streisel’s presentation at the National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.

Thanks to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Wall Street Journal. and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies

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THURSDAY AT A GLANCE ROOMS

8:30 a.m.

Aqua 300A

1 p.m.

6 p.m.

Evening

Leadership seminar (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Aqua Salons AB

JEA board meeting (8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Aqua Salons C

Redesign seminar (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

JOY judging (6-11 p.m.)

SND QuickCourse (1-5 p.m.)

Aqua Salons D

JEA Bookstore, pick up CEU certificate (1-7 p.m.)

Aqua Salons EF

Cobalt 500

5 p.m.

Photoshop for beginners (8:30 a.m.-noon)

Advanced Photoshop (1-4:30 p.m.)

Cobalt 520

Write-off Headquarters

Indigo 202A

JEA Outreach Academy (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Indigo 202B

Mentor forum (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Indigo 204A

Team storytelling (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Indigo 204B

Broadcast and video boot camp (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Indigo 206

Middle madness (6:30 p.m.)

Intensive Journalistic Writing workshop (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Convention registraton/check-in, trade show, Best of Show desk, Write-off desk, On-site critique desk, lost and found, T-shirt distribution (1-7 p.m.)

Indigo Ballroom

Adviser kickoff reception (9-11 p.m.)

Indigo Terrace Indigo North Foyer

Media and sightseeing tours check-in (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Indigo West Foyer

Publication exchange tables

Sapphire 400A

Digital photography workshop (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Sapphire 400B

DSLR beginner boot camp (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Sapphire 410A Sapphire 410B

OTC tour talk (3:30-4:30 p.m.) In-depth legal training (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Adviser orientation meeting (6:45 p.m.) News literacy project (3:30 p.m.) Opening ceremony/ keynote (7:30 p.m.)

Sapphire Ballroom

Sapphire D ADVISING/TEACHING CONTEST DESIGN EDITING

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Writers’ workshop (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) ENTREPRENUERSHIP KEYNOTE GENERAL AUDIENCE LAW/ETHICS

LEADERSHIP/TEAM BUILDING MEETING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST NEWS GATHERING

NEWS LITERACY PHOTOJOURNALISM WEB WRITING

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THURSDAY 8 a.m. EVENT

JEA Bookstore

If you registered to receive Continuing Education Units through Kansas State University, please come to the JEA Bookstore to sign in and pick up your CEU, you may still sign up and pay $25. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

8 a.m.

DESIGN

NEWS GATHERING

Redesign seminar

Team storytelling

Students in this intensive design seminar will study advanced packaging techniques including modular design, typography, marriage of elements, negative space and photo packaging. Laptop computers with InDesign are encouraged but not mandatory. Students also should bring some of their favorite magazines as well as supplies such as scissors, pencils, glue sticks, etc. Students also are encouraged to bring their own publications for sharing and critique. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 2065

EVENT

Media and sightseeing tours check-in

Those who have signed up for sightseeing tours may pick up their tickets and sign in at the table marked “Sightseeing Tours” in the Hilton Lobby. If you have not signed up for a tour, stop in to see if there are spots still available. Media tour check-in also is located in the Hilton Lobby. Please check in at the desk 15 minutes before the designated media tour time listed on the website and in the registration booklet. Media tours will depart from this location. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Indigo North Foyer, Level 2 MEETING

JEA board meeting

JEA board members meet to discuss ongoing projects and other agenda items. Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 8 a.m. Thursday, Aqua Salons AB, Level 3 (40)

8:30 a.m. LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Leadership seminar

Designed for publications editors, this allday seminar will show participants more ways to effectively lead the way with their publications staffs. Editors will work to better understand their team and how to help individual members work together to solve problems and manage time. They also will discuss self-assessment, people interaction, project planning, project management, goal setting, teamwork and motivation. Advisers are welcome to attend but will be expected to participate. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 2066

Lori Keekley, MJE, St. Louis Park (Minn.) High School 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (60)

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Pete LeBlanc, Antelope (Calif.) High School 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (75) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Photoshop for beginners

their packages. Students will need to bring any equipment they might need (cameras, laptops, card readers, etc.). Students can create content for print, broadcast or Web, and the workshop is recommended for experienced student journalists. Preregistration was required for this event. EVALUATION CODE: 3624

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop in this halfday workshop, which will emphasize a basic publication. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 2063

Mark Murray, Arlington (Texas) ISD 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36) ADVISING/TEACHING

JEA Outreach Academy

This is a JEA initiative to promote diversity among the journalism teaching profession. The Outreach Academy is for publication advisers who are new to the profession and need help teaching and advising students in journalism. It includes discussion of teaching journalism to highly diverse populations, effective instructional techniques, resources for teachers in and out of the classroom and organizations ready to help advisers. Preregistration was required. Linda Shockley, Dow Jones News Fund, Princeton, N.J.; Steve O’Donoghue, California Scholastic Journalism Initiative, Sacramento, Calif., and Stan Zoller, MJE, Buffalo Grove, Ill. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (30) MEETING

Mentor forum

Great storytelling combines strong writing, insightful photos and reader-friendly design. Behind it all is good planning. In this teambased reporting experience, students will work in groups of three to create real story packages. The workshop begins with instruction on planning packages with readers in mind, and then the students will go off-site to gather stories. Students will

JEA mentors will meet to exchange ideas on how to provide better assistance to new or nearly new advisers. Linda Barrington, MJE, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee; Bill Flechtner, MJE, Milwaukie, Ore.; Peggy Gregory, CJE, Dysart School District, Surprise, Ariz., and Mary Anne McCloud, Newton, Kan. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (40)

Amy DeVault, MJE, Wichita (Kan.) State University, and Kristin Baker, CJE, Andover (Kan.) High School 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204A, Level 2 (54) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Broadcast and video boot camp

In this all-day, hands-on workshop, beginning and intermediate students will learn the fundamentals of creating an effective news package from the ground up. This includes videography, sound recording, editing and story structure. Working in small teams, participants will spend the morning developing their videography skills and planning a story, and the afternoon shooting and editing that story. Participants must provide their own video cameras, tripods, microphones and laptops with editing software. Please test and become familiar with your own equipment before attending the session as the presenters may software. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 3620

Alyssa Boehringer, McKinney (Texas) High School, and Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204B, Level 2 (30) ADVISING/TEACHING

Intensive journalistic writing workshop

Since 1988, the Intensive Journalistic Writing Institute (IJWI) has trained hundreds of English and journalism teachers around the country in new approaches to teaching writing and using real examples of contemporary and classic journalistic models. Teachers will read journalistic models, explore journalistic writing modes,

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THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. learn teaching techniques and explore new unit plans to incorporate journalistic writing in your English curriculum. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 3625

Valerie Kibler, CJE, Harrisonburg (Va.) High School 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (50)

will learn all the legal tools at your disposal to take coverage of your community to the next level, as well as the pitfalls of liability you need to look out for. Preregistration was required for this event. EVALUATION CODE: 2735

Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, Va. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410B, Level 4 (36)

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Digital photography workshop

Designed for photographers who have at least one year’s experience shooting for their publications, this intensive workshop will cover composition, lighting, cropping and camera technique. Participants will receive instruction and go out on assignment. Following the photo shoot, area professional photographers will critique students’ work and offer editing tips and techniques. Participants must bring a digital camera, and they are encouraged to bring a laptop computer with the photo-editing program (Photoshop, Lightroom) they will use. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 3281

Andy Nelson, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 400A, Level 4 (40) PHOTOJOURNALISM

DSLR beginner boot camp

New to DSLR shooting? Don’t know your aperture from your elbow, your shutter speed from your shoe size? Come to our boot camp and get the hands-on camera instruction you need. Bring your DSLR camera with you for a full day of one-onone instruction from Michael Simons, CJE, of West High School in Painted Post, N.Y. This course caters to novice photographers with instruction focusing on composition and developing the eye; buttons, knobs and manipulating the camera’s settings; lenses and accessories; and includes time for shooting and basic critiques in the afternoon. Participants MUST bring a DSLR camera, lens, card and battery. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 3622

Mike Simons, CJE, West High School, Painted Post, N.Y. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 400B, Level 4 (30) LAW AND ETHICS

In-depth legal training

Join the nation’s foremost expert on scholastic media law — Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center — for this entertaining, engaging and hands-on workshop on the rights and regulations regarding your publication. You

WRITING

Writers’ workshop

If you’re looking for ways to sharpen and brighten your writing so others will be clamoring to read it, this daylong interactive seminar is for you. This pre-convention seminar will entertain and inspire as well as give you a chance to analyze excellent writing and apply what you learn to your own work. You’ll discuss ledes, voice, narrative style and the use of literary devices to tighten and strengthen your writing. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 2067

Dan Austin, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, Calif. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire D, Level 4 (75)

1 p.m. DESIGN

Society for News Design QuickCourse

SND brings its fast-paced workshop to JEA/NSPA. In four fast hours, we start with the fundamentals of print design and move into tips and trends, with hundreds of ideas for designs, stories, photos, graphics the newspaper, magazine and yearbook staffers. Bring copies of your publications and your designs, either print or PDF, for our critique. We’ll make you better. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 3283

Ron Johnson, Indiana University Student Media, Bloomington, Ind. 1 p.m. Thursday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Advanced Photoshop

For participants who are already familiar with Photoshop, this workshop will cover more advanced skills and tricks to take full advantage of this powerful software, including cut-outs, layers, paths and other special effects. Preregistration was required. EVALUATION CODE: 2525

Mark Murray, Arlington (Texas) ISD 1 p.m. Thursday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36)

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EVENT

JEA Bookstore

Check out the new books, as well as popular best-sellers, at the JEA Bookstore. Nearly 300 items relating to journalism are available, including textbooks, curriculum development, yearbook, newspaper, design, photography, writing, desktop publishing, new media, advertising and broadcast. Did you forget Write-off supplies? Check here to buy dictionaries, thesauruses, stylebooks, paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners and erasers. Supplies are limited, so shop early. 1 p.m. Thursday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 EVENT

Convention registration/check-in

In addition to the trade show and convention registration/check-in, turn in your Best of Show entries here. Also in the hall are the lost and found, Write-off contest and on-site critique check-in, computer session sign-up and convention T-shirt distribution. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Trade show exhibits

Dozens of national and local vendors and colleges will educate and entertain during the trade show exhibits. Find out what’s new, chat with company representatives, pick up information and have some fun. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Best of Show desk

See how your publication fares against others represented at the convention. High school publications are eligible if at least one student representative is attending the convention, and junior high publications can enter if the adviser is a registered delegate at the convention. Enter your newspaper, newsmagazine, literary arts magazine, broadcast, website or yearbook at the Best of Show desk. Winners will be announced at the NSPA Awards Ceremony on Saturday. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Lost and found

The convention check-in/registration desk will house the lost and found. If what you lost is not there, check to see whether someone turned it in to the hotel security staff. Items not picked up by 1 p.m. Saturday will be turned in to the building’s security department. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

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THURSDAY 1 p.m. CONTEST

Write-off contest check-in

If both your Write-off registration and JEA membership fees have been paid, your school’s Write-off packet containing student contest tickets, additional instructions and contest room assignments may be picked up at the Write-off desk. If you have not paid, you must do so at this time. Noon Friday is the deadline for substitutions in preregistered categories. No new entries will be accepted at the convention. Lost tickets will be replaced for $5. Broadcast contest entrants in Videography, In-camera Feature and Broadcast Package must have their contest ticket before the orientation meetings Friday morning. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Publication exchange

Interested in seeing what kind of work other high schools around the nation are producing? Stop by the publication exchange tables to gander at the latest editions of high school news from coast to coast. Feel free to drop off a few copies of your publication. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Onsite critique desk

Advisers and staffs who signed up for critiques of newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, videos, websites and literary magazines should check appointment times posted at the desk in the Indigo Ballroom. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Convention T-shirt distribution convention T-shirts through online registration, you may pick them up here. Large orders will be bundled together and should be picked up by the adviser. There may be extra T-shirts to buy if you did not pre-order. Quantities are limited. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Computer session signup

Sign up and get a ticket for the hands-on sessions in the computer lab. Limit two students per school per session. Only those with tickets may sit at a computer. 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

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3:30 p.m.

9 p.m.

NEWS LITERACY

ADVISER EVENT

News literacy project meeting

Adviser kickoff reception

Students selected for the Journalism Education Association/McCormick Foundation news literacy project will meet at this time to begin work on their projects. Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, and Megan Fromm, CJE, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410B, Level 4 (70)

6:30 p.m.

After the keynote speech, all advisers are welcome to attend this reception to socialize with new colleagues and relax with advisers will have a chance to meet the local convention team, plus JEA and NSPA board members and staffs. American Society of News Editors is sponsor for this event. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace, Level 2 ADVISER EVENT

Regional meet, eat and greet

STUDENT EVENT

Middle madness

Junior high/middle school students, come meet other young journalists. Share your publications. Learn a few tips and tricks for InDesign and Photoshop. Games, prizes and, of course, fun. EVALUATION CODE: 3088

Anita Marie Wertz, MJE, Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, Calif. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36)

6:45 p.m.

JEA invites teachers and advisers to introduce themselves to one of JEA’s seven regional directors during the Thursday kickoff reception. Look for your region’s numbered table. It’s a great way to network with others in your region and offer suggestions on how JEA can better meet your needs as a journalism teacher. Attendees also will have a chance to meet casual setting to connect names and faces. Those attending a JEA/NSPA convention for stop by, as tips for getting the most from a national convention will be shared if you ask. Region 1/Northwest — Sandra Coyer, MJE Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

ADVISER EVENT

New adviser convention orientation convention should consider attending a short orientation meeting to get a general overview and explanation of convention events and how to get the most out of them. EVALUATION CODE: 3282

Bob Bair, MJE, Blair (Neb.) High School 6:45 pm, Thursday, Sapphire 410A, Level 4 (70)

7:30 p.m. GENERAL AUDIENCE

Opening ceremony/keynote address

Emmy Award-winning journalist Laura Castañeda will present the keynote address during the opening ceremony. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

Region 2/Southwest — Carrie Faust, MJE Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah Region 3/North Central — Gary Lindsay, MJE Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin Region 4/South Central — Wayna Polk, MJE Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Region 5/Southeast — Brenda Gorsuch, MJE Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee Region 6/Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes — Rod Satterthwaite, CJE Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Region 7/Northeast — Jane Blystone, MJE Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace, Level 2

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FRIDAY AT A GLANCE ROOMS Aqua 300A Aqua Salon A

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

11 a.m.

JEA general membership meeting

JEA state directors meeting

It’s all about packaging

Managing the digital workflow online

Write-off contest: 23 online news package

Producing a winning JOY portfolio (2 hours)

Aqua Salon B

Just hashtag it: social media and your publication

Secrets of a successful broadcast program

If we could do it ...

Aqua Salon C

Digging deep: investigative reporting tips, traps and tales

Lies, damned lies ... and surveys

Transforming your newsroom into a media outlet

Aqua Salon D

Why not be awesome?

Re-evaluating proximity with in-depth sections

How to write articles, not essays

Aqua Salon EF

JEA Bookstore, Adviser Hospitality, CEU certificate pickup (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Meet the Mentors (9 a.m.-noon, 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Attain byline status in JEA’s magazine (10:15-11:30 a.m.)

Aqua 310A

Photoshop hang 10

Learn from the pros

Trends in yearbook

Aqua 310B

Top secret

10 ways to be a leader

Making the BEST first impression

Aqua 313

Issue seminar: immigration (2 hours)

Aqua 314

Photographers: take control

Aqua Terrace Foyer

Issue seminar: student loan debt (2 hours)

On-site Critiques (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Cobalt 500

InDesign tips and tricks

Cobalt 501A Cobalt 501C

Magazine mania

Photoshop in an hour

InDesign in an hour

Photography contest judging Write-off contest: 44 videography orientation meeting (8 a.m.)

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Write-off contest: 45 broadcast commentary (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Write-off contest: 43 broadcast package (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Write-off headquarters

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ADVISING/TEACHING CONTEST DESIGN EDITING

ENTREPRENUERSHIP KEYNOTE GENERAL AUDIENCE LAW/ETHICS

Noon

1 p.m.

LEADERSHIP/TEAM BUILDING MEETING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST NEWS GATHERING

NEWS LITERACY PHOTOJOURNALISM WEB WRITING

2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Evening

Tips for publicizing your program’s work

Don’t get schooled by academics

Write-off contest: 17 yearbook layout: inside pages

Judging

In the moment: pop-up websites

Write-off contest: 23 online news package posting

Write-off contest: 06 editorial cartooning

Write-off contest: 23 online news package judging

Community journalism

Google Drive for online publications

Write-off contest: 18 yearbook cover/endsheets

Judging

Less is more: 10 broadcast tips

Sit up straight! Elbows off the table

Write-off contest: 04 sports writing

You mean I have to TALK to people?

Identity crisis

Write-off contest: 07 commentary writing

JEA Bookstore, Adviser Hospitality, CEU certificate pickup (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) Meet the Mentors (9 a.m.-noon, 2:30-3:30 p.m.);

We’ll do anything for a buck

Snooping for word crimes

Write-off contest: 10 newsmagazine layout

Anchors aweigh

Market like a million dollar brand

Write-off contest: 16 yearbook layout: theme

True colors

Writing your novel: ‘The Metaphor Cafe’

Write-off contests: 26 graphic design: advertising (4 p.m.); 27 photo illustration (5 p.m.)

Putting the ‘new’ in online news

11 tips for improving your photography

Write-off contests: 24 graphic design: logo (4 p.m.); 25 infographics (5 p.m.)

Cut it out!

CJE/MJE certification testing (3:30-6 p.m.)

Broadcast judging (2-4 p.m.)

Write-off contests: 36 broadcast news story (4 p.m.); 29 commercial/PSA (5 p.m.)

Judging

On-site Critiques (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Super selections in Photoshop

Write-off contest: 42 broadcast newswriting (noon-2 p.m.)

Write-off contest: 41 on-air reporter (12:30-3:30 p.m.)

Write-off contest: 40 producing digital news (1-3 p.m.) Write-off lead judges check-in (1-3:30 p.m.)

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Write-off contest: 22 press law and ethics Write-off contests: 20 poetry; 21 literary magazine illustration Write-off headquarters

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FRIDAY AT A GLANCE ROOMS

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

11 a.m.

Turn in contest 44 videography contest entries

Cobalt Foyer Indigo Ballroom

10 a.m.

Convention registraton/check-in, trade show, Best of Show desk, On-site critique desk, lost and found, T-shirt distribution (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) Computer session signup (8 a.m.-noon); Write-off desk (8 a.m.-noon in Indigo, then to Cobalt 520 until 3 p.m.)

Indigo West Foyer

Publication exchange tables

Indigo 202A

Behind-the-scenes lesson plans

I wish I had known ...

Building relationships

Indigo 202B

Designating your publication as a public forum

Sound journalism begins with strong editorial policies

Open forum on legal and ethical issues

Indigo 204

Journalism Quiz Bowl qualifying test

Indigo 206

Adviser luncheon (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Quiz Bowl grading

Boosting creative wattage in journalism classrooms

New adviser? Where to go for help

That’s not plagiarism — or is it?

No excuses

Let me tell you a story

Capturing the moment

Indigo Terrace Sapphire Ballroom Sapphire LP

Break with a Pro (9 a.m. and 10 a.m. — check your ticket for assignment)

Sapphire DH

Dig a little, laugh a little

Team not winning? No problem

10 things students should know about the media world

Sapphire 400

Pitching and pulling off an awesome profile

Leadership in editorials

Make an impact with dynamic writing

Sapphire 402

Legal and ethical issues for advisers

Managing student media for advisers

What every adviser should do

Sapphire 410

Social media’s growing role in journalism

What if? Creativity in the newsroom

5,000 words

Sapphire 411A

Organization and Deadlines 101

New adviser Q & A

Sapphire 411B

Common Core and 21st Century Skills in the journalism classroom

Forum on news literacy

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Multimedia Mondays: telling the best stories

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ADVISING/TEACHING CONTEST DESIGN EDITING

ENTREPRENUERSHIP KEYNOTE GENERAL AUDIENCE LAW/ETHICS

Noon

1 p.m.

LEADERSHIP/TEAM BUILDING MEETING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST NEWS GATHERING

2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

NEWS LITERACY PHOTOJOURNALISM WEB WRITING

Evening

Student dance in sections CDGH (9-11 p.m.)

Convention registraton/check-in, trade show, Best of Show desk, On-site critique desk, lost and found, T-shirt distribution (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Publication exchange tables

Mentoring magic

JEA One Book discussion

Write-off contest: 08 newspaper editing/headline writing

Dropping the journalistic f-bomb

Can I use that?

Write-off contest: 19 literary magazine layout

Adviser luncheon (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Remix: Recruit to increase diversity

‘We’re really diverse!’

Judging

Set up for judging

Write-off judges’ dinner and judging (6 p.m.-midnight)

Write-off contest: 09 newspaper layout

Judging Adviser reception and SPLC fundraiser 8:30-11 p.m.

General session/keynote: Larry Himmel

Write-off contests: 28-35 photography (all)

Why not change the world?

‘Summer Nights’ and narrative

Write-off contests: 12-15 YB copy/caption sports, clubs, academics, student life

10 quick design fixes

White space by any other name

Write-off contests: 01 news writing; 02 editorial writing

Dollars and sense

When journalists must navigate ethical situations

Write-off contest: 05 review writing

CJE/MJE study session

Write-off contest: 11 advertising

Get them in the book; let them know they’re there

Crank up your design radar

Write-off contest: 03 feature writing

Gray areas: case studies in photo ethics

Online first: shifting your paradigm

Write-off contests: 38 broadcast feature (4 p.m.); 37 broadcast sports (5 p.m.)

Grading for editors

Integrating news into your curriculum

Write-off contests: 47 video editing (4 p.m.); 46 documentary (5 p.m.)

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Media Swap Shops (8-10 p.m.)

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WRITE-OFF CONTEST Advisers: Check in at the Write-off desk in the Indigo Ballroom, Level 2, to pick up students’ tickets and to make sure they have their tickets before their contests are scheduled to meet. Online News Package and some broadcast contests need tickets by 8 a.m. The Write-off desk is open 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Name substitutions must be made by noon Friday. Between noon and 3 p.m. Friday, tickets may be picked up in Colbalt 520, Level 5. If a ticket is lost, replacement fee is $5. Students: Please note the assigned time and room for your contest. While most contests begin at 4 p.m., contests 23, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 will meet at earlier in the day. Bring required equipment and supplies, as explained in rules at jea.org, and contest ID label to the assigned room. Most contests/critiques will last two hours. Lead judges: Pick up material for contests 1-27 between 1 and 3:30 p.m. in the Cobalt 520, Level 5. Photography Judges: 9 a.m., Cobalt 501A. Write-off Judges’ Dinner/Judging: 6 p.m., Indigo 204, Level 2. Verify rooms: 01 Newswriting 02 Editorial Writing 03 Feature Writing 04 Sports Writing 05 Review Writing 06 Editorial Cartooning 07 Commentary Writing 08 News Editing/Headline Writing 09 Newspaper Layout (online) 10 Newsmagazine Layout (online) 11 Advertising 12 Yearbook Copy/Caption: Sports 13 Yearbook Copy/Caption: Academics 14 Yearbook Copy/Caption: Clubs 15 Yearbook Copy/Caption: Student Life 16 Yearbook Layout: Theme (online) 17 Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages (online) 18 Yearbook Cover/End Sheets (online) 19 Literary Magazine Layout (online) 20 Literary Magazine Poetry 21 Literary Magazine Illustration 22 Press Law & Ethics 23 Online News Package 24 Graphic Design: Logo (online) 25 Graphic Design: Infographics (online) 26 Graphic Design: Advertising (online) 27 Graphic Design: Photo Illustration (online) 28 Yearbook Sports Photography (online) 29 Newspaper Sports Photography (online) 30 Yearbook Student Life Photography (online) 31 Newspaper News/Feature Photography (online) 32 Photo Story (online) 33 Photography Portfolio (online) 34 Photo Portrait (online) 35 First-year Photo (online) 36 Broadcast News Story (online) 37 Broadcast Sports Story (online) 38 Broadcast Feature Story (online) 39 Broadcast Commercial/PSA (online) 40 Producing Digital News (on-site) 41 On-Air Reporter (on-site) 42 Broadcast Newswriting (on-site) 43 Broadcast Package (on-site) 44 Videography (on-site) 45 Broadcast Commentary (on-site) 46 Short Documentary (online) 47 Video Editing (online) 48 Jr. High/Middle School Newspaper Writing 49 Jr. High/Middle School Yearbook Writing Twitter: @nhsjc/#nhsjc

4 p.m., Sapphire DH, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire DH, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire 410, Level 4 4 p.m., Aqua Salon C, Level 3 4 p.m., Sapphire 400, Level 4 4 p.m., Aqua Salon A, Level 3 4 p.m., Aqua Salon D, Level 3 4 p.m., Indigo 202A, Level 2 4 p.m., Indigo 206, Level 2, stay for critique 4 p.m., Aqua 310A, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire 402, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire LP, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire LP, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire LP, Level 4 4 p.m., Sapphire LP, Level 4 4 p.m., Aqua 310B, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Aqua 300A, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Aqua Salon B, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Indigo 202B, Level 2, stay for critique 4 p.m., Cobalt 502B, Level 5 4 p.m., Cobalt 502B, Level 5 4 p.m., Cobalt 501C, Level 5 8 a.m., Aqua Salon A, Level 3; return at 2:30 p.m. to post to website 4 p.m., Aqua 314, Level 3, stay for critique 5 p.m., Aqua 314, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Aqua 313, Level 3, stay for critique 5 p.m., Aqua 313, Level 3, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Cobalt 501A, Level 5, stay for critique 5 p.m., Sapphire 411A, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire 411A, Level 4, stay for critique 5 p.m., Cobalt 501A, Level 5, stay for critique 1 p.m., Cobalt 502B, Level 5 12:30 p.m., Cobalt 501C, Level 5 Noon, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 8 a.m., Cobalt 502B, Level 5. Turn in entry by 12:30 p.m. 8 a.m., Cobalt 501C, Level 5. Turn in entry at Cobalt Foyer, 10 a.m. 8:30 a.m., Beacon F, Sheraton 5 p.m., Sapphire 411B, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Sapphire 411B, Level 4, stay for critique 4 p.m., Same rooms as contests 01, 02, 03, 04 (see above) 4 p.m., Sapphire LP, Level 4 JEA/NSPA Spring 2014 Convention/San Diego — 29


FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. EVENT

Publication exchange

Interested in seeing what kind of work other high schools around the nation are producing? Stop by the publication exchange tables to gander at the latest editions of high school news from coast to coast. Feel free to drop off a few copies of your publication. Friday, Indigo West Foyer, Level 2 EVENT

JEA Bookstore

Check out the new books, as well as popular best-sellers, at the JEA Bookstore. Nearly 300 items relating to journalism are available, including textbooks, curriculum development, yearbook, newspaper, design, photography, writing, desktop publishing, new media, advertising and broadcast. Did you forget Write-off supplies? Check here to buy dictionaries, thesauruses, stylebooks, paper, pens, pencils, rulers and erasers. Supplies are limited, so shop early. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 EVENT

Adviser hospitality

Meet with your colleagues from across the country in the adviser hospitality suite, a hot spot for advisers. Local committee members will be available to recommend sightseeing, dining and entertainment options. Friday refreshments are provided by Friesens. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

8 a.m.

Let us know how we’re doing. Visit jea.org/eval and tell us what you think.

We want to know how helpful the sessions are during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. For each session listed in this program, you’ll under the session description. Please visit jea.org/eval on your computer or Webenabled mobile device, enter that code and provide some feedback for each of the events you attend. what equipment to bring to prepare your entry. 8 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) CONTEST

Photography contest judging

Those who agreed to judge photography entries for the JEA Write-off will meet at this time. 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50) CONTEST

Write-off contest 44: videography orientation meeting

MEETING

Students will meet to get instructions. Contest ID label must be shown to enter. 8 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80)

JEA general membership meeting

CONTEST

JEA members and others interested in the organization are invited to attend this meeting. You’ll learn about recent JEA board action, hear concerns and discuss future plans and goals. EVALUATION CODE: 3200

Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 8 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100)

Write-off contest 43: broadcast package Students will meet for the broadcast package contest. Contest ID label must be shown to enter. Final entries must be completed by 12:30 p.m. 8 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75) STUDENT EVENT

CONTEST

Write-off contest 23: online news package

If you registered for this contest, bring your Write-off ticket so you can get your assignment. Read the rules so you will know

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Journalism Quiz Bowl qualifying test

A quiz bowl-style competition with questions related to current events, pop culture, journalism and civics will be part of the learning and fun at this convention.

Registered four-person teams will take a written qualifying test. The test scores will be used to seed the top teams that will compete in the live buzzer rounds Saturday morning. The list of qualifying teams will be posted after 10 a.m. Friday at the registration desk and in the JEA Bookstore. EVALUATION CODE: 2704

Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C., and Marilyn Chapman, CJE, Florence, S.C. 8 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190) EVENT

Convention registration/check-in, trade show

In addition to the trade show and convention registration/check-in, turn in your Best of Show entries here. Also in the hall are the lost and found, Write-off contest and on-site critique check-in, computer session sign-up and convention T-shirt distribution. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 EVENT

Best of Show desk

Enter your newspaper, newsmagazine, literary arts magazine, broadcast, website or yearbook at the Best of Show desk. Winners will be announced at the NSPA Awards Ceremony on Saturday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2 CONTEST

Write-off contest check-in

If both your Write-off registration and JEA membership fees have been paid, your school’s Write-off packet containing student contest tickets and additional instructions may be picked up at the Write-off desk. If you have not paid, you must do so at this time. Noon Friday is the deadline for substitutions in preregistered categories. No new entries will be accepted at the convention. Lost tickets will be replaced for $5. After noon Friday, tickets may be picked 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2; noon-3 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 520, Level 5 EVENT

Computer session signup

Sign up and get a ticket for the hands-on sessions in the computer lab. Limit two students per school per session. Only those with tickets may sit at a computer. 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

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8:30 a.m. FRIDAY EVENT

NEWS GATHERING

Convention T-shirt distribution

Issue seminar: immigration (2 hours)

convention T-shirts through online registration, you may pick them up here. Large orders will be bundled together and should be picked up by the adviser. There may be extra T-shirts to buy if you did not pre-order. Quantities are limited. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Level 2

8:30 a.m. CONTEST

Write-off contest 45: broadcast commentary Those entered in the Broadcast

do their writing, then they will be taped. Contest ID label must be shown. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80)

9 a.m. MEETING

JEA state directors meeting

All JEA state directors should attend this meeting to learn about upcoming events and get helpful hints on how to make others aware of the organization at the state level. EVALUATION CODE: 2028

Sarah Nichols, MJE, Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Photoshop hang 10

Surf through all your Photoshop tasks in record time. Come see how to make Photoshop work better and faster for you. Quick knockouts, consistent color correction and a few unknown tools will make your Photoshop life much easier. EVALUATION CODE: 3561

Brynda Everman, Balfour Yearbooks, Azusa, Calif. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Top secret

Have yearbook sales been low for you this year? Are you about to add more unused copies to the dreaded “yearbook closet”? Come to the super secret meeting of the “Yearbook Sales Ideas” club and leave with 10 great ideas to sell those last copies. EVALUATION CODE: 3721

Matthew LaPorte, CJE, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

Immigration has been called the civil rights issue of our time. Yet it is one of the most undocumented students are fearful of speaking openly because of their fear of deportation. Meet a panel of experts who to explore issues such as the separation of families due to deportation, the DREAM Act, drivers licenses for immigrants (now legal in California), immigration reform and other issues that are relevant to students and school communities. EVALUATION CODE: 3739

Jill Replogle, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, San Diego, and Megan Burks, Speak City Heights, San Diego 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80)

media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote your publication and gain readership. Examples will be provided. EVALUATION CODE: 3663

Evelyn Lauer, CJE, Niles West High School, Skokie, Ill., and Patrick Johnson, CJE, Antioch (Ill.) Community High School 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) NEWS GATHERING

Digging deep: investigative reporting tips, traps and tales stories in your school and community and how not to take no for an answer. Daley will discuss the anatomy of an investigative story, the art of the interview and the role of data and records in reporting. EVALUATION CODE: 3755

Beth Daley, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160)

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Photographers: take control

Capturing great images is all about control. Learn about the three areas of a photo shoot that a photographer can control. With an understanding of staged, planned and spontaneous situations, you will capture better photos. EVALUATION CODE: 3616

Jed Palmer, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colo., and Erik Austin, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Just hashtag it: social media and your publication The advisers of Niles West News and the Tom Tom will discuss how to use social

Room Capacities

The number in parentheses after the Level number shows the seating capacity of the room set theater style (chairs only). The capacity will be lower than the number in parentheses if there is audiovisual equipment in the room or if the room is set classroom style (with tables and chairs) in preparation for the Friday Write-off contest. If the room is full, please select an alternate session, perhaps in room with a larger capacity, such as a section of the Sapphire Ballroom. DO NOT sit or stand in the aisles safety hazard.

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NEWS LITERACY

Why not be awesome?

Change the world through your journalism. This session will show you how two school newspapers have covered stories that have had deep impacts on their school communities through the simple act of doing good journalism combined with service projects. EVALUATION CODE: 3358

Jonathan Rogers, MJE, Iowa City (Iowa) High School, and Matthew Schott, CJE, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) EVENT

Meet the Mentors

This is your chance to talk one-on-one with a JEA mentor. Ask for advice. Ask about how to get a mentor for yourself. Ask about how to become a mentor. Or just talk about teaching and advising. All JEA mentors are experienced journalism educators who are good listeners and can help you solve journalism problems. Stop by and visit in the Adviser Hospitality room. 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 EVENT

On-site critiques

Advisers and staffs who submitted newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, videos, websites and literary magazines for a critique should check appointment times posted in the registration area and near the critique area Friday and Saturday. Since critiques are 30 minutes, please be on time. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aqua Terrace Foyer

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FRIDAY 9 a.m. DESIGN

compete to win the interview.

NEWS GATHERING

InDesign tips and tricks

EVALUATION CODE: 3635

No excuses

Learn how to be more creative and productive with InDesign software. (Sign up and get a ticket at the registration area. Limited seating. If you have brought a laptop computer, you may sit in the back and follow along if you don’t have a ticket.) EVALUATION CODE: 3101

Linda Drake, MJE, Chase County Junior-Senior High School, Cottonwood Falls, Kan. 9 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36) ADVISING/TEACHING

Behind-the-scenes lesson plans

This session is geared toward new yearbook advisers who would like tips on organizing photographers, camera checkout, charting weekly staff progress, grading and ways to turn their staffs into accountable leaders. Learn how to control the stress of deadlines with organization. EVALUATION CODE: 3680

Joy Lessard, Ellensburg, Wash. 9 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) LAW AND ETHICS

Designating your publication as a public forum

The courts say the forum status of each student publication makes all the difference in your press rights. Learn how to determine may be surprised at the answer – and how to work toward a forum policy that matters. EVALUATION CODE: 3745

Mark Goodman, Kent (Ohio) State University 9 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (60) ADVISING/TEACHING

Boosting creative wattage in journalism

Using active learning strategies, advisers can boost the creative wattage in their journalism classrooms. Creativity is more than an elusive spark; it is a skill that can be taught and nurtured. This session will give advisers the tools needed to ignite their students’ innovative thinking. EVALUATION CODE: 3682

Sheila Jones, CJE, Littleton, Colo. 9 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (60) WRITING, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Shari Adwers, MJE, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

Legal and ethical issues for advisers

Planning to take the CJE or MJE test? Or just wanting to be more familiar with legal and ethical student media issues? If you want to know landmark cases or understand the importance of being a EVALUATION CODE: 2164

Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69)

EVALUATION CODE: 3694

Bobby Hawthorne, Austin, Texas 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,379) WRITING

Dig a little, laugh a little

In this feature writing session, be prepared to laugh and be prepared to shed a tear as you learn how to grab the reader by playing on their emotions. Learn how to dig for those anecdotal quotes that tell great stories. EVALUATION CODE: 3288

FEATURED SPEAKER, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social media’s growing role in journalism

Social media is a vital component to professional publications; student journalists should be using these tools to report as well. Learn from the CEO of Voice of San Diego how his newsroom uses social media and how to integrate it in your daily reporting. EVALUATION CODE: 3732

Scott Lewis, Voice of San Diego 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (162) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

H.L. Hall, MJE, Nashville, Tenn., and Kathy Craghead, MJE, Mexico, Mo. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501) STUDENT EVENT

Break with a Pro

Kick off your morning with tailored, small-group discussion sessions with journalism professionals in traditional and specialized areas. Media professionals will share information about their work and backgrounds. Preregistration was required. Please check your ticket for your assigned time and table. 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4

Organization and Deadlines 101

Advisers and editors: You know how to write and design, but that’s only half the battle. Come learn some organization and grading techniques and strategies to help maintain

10 a.m. CONTEST

Drop off 44 videography entry

Student in this contest must drop off their entries by 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Friday, Cobalt Foyer, Level 5

handouts. EVALUATION CODE: 3608

Ronna Sparks Woodward, MJE, and Jennifer Higgins, Liberty (Mo.) North High School 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A, Level 4 (60) ADVISING/TEACHING

Common Core and 21st Century Skills in the journalism classroom Filled with passion, practical ideas and usable resources, this presentation outlines

Pitching and pulling off an

Core and 21st Century Skills movements.

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn interview basics and then use a team approach to develop an angle and questions, pitch their idea and

Sara Sausker, CJE, Jostens, Bloomington, Minn. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B, Level 4 (60)

Twitter: @nhsjc/#nhsjc

Whether you’re an adviser or editor or beginning reporter, a great publication begins with you. If your publication isn’t all you want it to be or think it should be, then change it. We’ll discuss how.

EVALUATION CODE: 3591

DESIGN

It’s all about packaging

Mods, sidebars, collections are all names used in creating some sort of a package that will enhance a spread and drive readership and coverage. Find out what’s hot and when to use these special packages in your 2014 publication. EVALUATION CODE: 3286

Martha Akers, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Va., and Mike Taylor, Walsworth 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100)

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9 a.m. FRIDAY DESIGN

Learn from the pros

The professionals are highly paid to create beautiful designs. Learn how and why those designs are created and how to use those ideas in your student publications. EVALUATION CODE: 3512

Laura Schaub, CJE, Lifetouch, Commerce City, Colo. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70)

Wayna Polk, MJE, Weatherford, Texas; Lisa Van Etta, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, and Jenna Spoont, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Secrets of a successful broadcast program

ADVISING/TEACHING

I wish I had known ...

This session, primarily for new advisers, will detail elements of journalism that are integral to advising newspaper and/or yearbook. The presenter will share the things she would like to have known coming in as a new adviser. EVALUATION CODE: 2465

A panel presentation about how to maintain a high-quality broadcast program covers

Ellen Kersey, Corban University, Salem, Ore. 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70)

10 ways to be a leader

and expectations for students and more.

LAW AND ETHICS

they born? Are they made? How are they leaders? What is a leader? Are YOU a leader? Whew ... exhausting but fun session on learning what it takes (and what to avoid) on your path to leadership. Evaluation code: 3582 Marcia Meskiel-Macy, MyMediaSeminars, Melbourne Beach, Fla. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310B, Level 3, (70)

Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70)

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

NEWS GATHERING

Issue seminar: student loan debt (2 hours)

Student loan debt has grown to $1.2 trillion. The estimated 40 million Americans who have taken out loans to attend college and trade schools each owe about $30,000 on average. That burden weighs down many young people, keeping some stuck with Mom and Dad, putting off marriage and from buying homes. College graduates will talk about the role student loans have will outline what high school students should college years. EVALUATION CODE: 3741

Vonda Garcia, California State University, San Marcos, Calif.; Suzanne R. Goulet, San Diego State University, and Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, adMission Possible, La Jolla, Calif. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82) GENERAL AUDIENCE

Producing a winning JOY portfolio (2 hours)

Examine winning portfolios in JEA’s Journalist of the Year scholarship competition, meet with last year’s National High School Journalist of the Year and see how you can win money for your college education. This session will examine the scoring rubric and all aspects of the portfolio preparation and presentation. High school particularly valuable.

EVALUATION CODE: 3566

NEWS GATHERING

Lies, damned lies ... and surveys

We’re a nation of question-askers, but exactly how do you go about designing and using a good survey? In this session, we’ll cover design basics, including leading questions and types of bias, plus online survey tools and examples of good surveys/ EVALUATION CODE: 3703

Beatrice Motamedi, CJE, The Urban School, San Francisco 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) NEWS GATHERING

Re-evaluating proximity with in-depth sections

There are many national and local media stories that impact teenagers. The subjects, include, but are not limited to immigration, school shootings and poverty. Learn to localize these stories so that readers will be entertained and informed. EVALUATION CODE: 3647

Nima Kapadia, South Garland High School, Garland, Texas 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) DESIGN

Photoshop in an hour

If you’ve never used Photoshop and want to learn all you can about it in an hour, this session is for you. It’s hands-on functions you can use as soon as you get back to school. (Sign up and get ticket at registration. Limit 36.) EVALUATION CODE: 3589

Rod Satterthwaite, MJE, Dexter (Mich.) High School 10 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36)

EVALUATION CODE: 3557

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Sound journalism begins with strong editorial policies

Sound editorial policies are more important than ever in this changing world of scholastic journalism. Learn how they can protect you, the school and the community. EVALUATION CODE: 2000

John Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University, and Carrie Faust, MJE, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colo. 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (60) ADVISING/TEACHING

New adviser? Where to go for help This session gives new newspaper advisers tips on help available to them and shows how they may become connected. EVALUATION CODE: 3593

Carol Smith, Lovington, Ill. 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68) WRITING, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Leadership in editorials

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn how to work in editorial teams to brainstorm stories that will not just state opinions, but encourage action. Editorials give newspaper staffs a that really matter. EVALUATION CODE: 3636

Holly Soboroff, Washington (Iowa) High School 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

Managing student media for advisers

Thinking about taking the CJE exam? This session is for anyone who wants to learn more about managing student media. Advisers not taking the CJE exam also are welcome. Online/digital resources will be made available to all participants. Evaluation code: 2223 Jane Blystone, MJE, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa. 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69)

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FEATURED SPEAKER, WRITING

What if? Creativity in the newsroom

Team not winning? No problem

What if we trusted our curiosity? What if we tried something no one’s tried? What if we asked “What if ...?” more often? Publications managed by young creators should set trends. In this session we ask “What if ...?” and walk out with new ideas and inspiration. EVALUATION CODE: 3599

More likely than not, your school has a few teams that don’t put up W’s every week. That shouldn’t stop you from writing great stories about those athletes. Come learn exciting ways to cover all your teams. EVALUATION CODE: 3649

Kevin Acee, U-T San Diego 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

Derek Smith, Renton (Wash.) High School 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

New adviser Q & A

For advisers only. If you are a new/ inexperienced adviser, come to a discussion with experienced advisers who have “been there, done that.” Come with your questions, and we’ll talk as a group about what problems are encountered and EVALUATION CODE: 3614

Ronna Sparks Woodward, MJE, and Jennifer Higgins, Liberty (Mo.) North High School 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A, Level 4 (60) NEWS LITERACY

10:15 a.m.

EVALUATION CODE: 3657

Megan Fromm, CJE, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., and Moses Shumow, Florida International University, North Miami 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B, Level 4 (60) NEWS GATHERING

Let me tell you a story

It’s about a football coach’s wife. It’s about an eighth-grader who’s a great percussionist, about a young man whose mom died of cancer. It’s about all those people you somehow manage to overlook or ignore while whining, “There’s nothing to write about.” EVALUATION CODE: 3693

Bobby Hawthorne, Austin, Texas 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

Twitter: @nhsjc/#nhsjc

Whether interviewing for a publication (now) or interviewing for a job (later), the tips and tricks learned here will put you at the head of the class. Learn how to be the one student who is remembered in this interactive, out-of-your seat session. Bring name tags. EVALUATION CODE: 3581

Marcia Meskiel-Macy, MyMediaSeminars, Melbourne Beach, Fla. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70) DESIGN

WRITING

Attain byline status in JEA’s magazine

Pilot your name and ideas to byline status in Communication: Journalism Education Today. Learn how to wing your way to journalistic heights with a volunteer spirit. Meet and munch with the assistant editor in the Advisers Hospitality Suite 10:15-11:30 a.m. Then anticipate a smooth landing in the magazine. EVALUATION CODE: 3756

Howard Spanogle, Asheville, N.C. 10:15 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 (230)

Forum on news literacy

Whether you have already incorporated news literacy into your teaching or are looking to get started, come get your questions answered about this essential critical thinking approach. This informal session for advisers is made possible through a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

11 a.m. WEB

Magazine mania

Let’s look at designs from popular magazines from the newsstand and discuss why they are effective and how they could be successfully adapted to meet the special needs of the yearbook audience. EVALUATION CODE: 3639

Gary Lundgren, Jostens Inc., Minneapolis 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) WEB

If we could do it ...

We’ve had a website for years, but it was a simple little clone of the print edition, something that hardly changed from one month to the next. Students got excited at the San Francisco convention last year, and it’s been busy, exciting times ever since. EVALUATION CODE: 3652

online

Just as you begin to feel comfortable and organized with print, the digital revolution comes in throws everything off. This session will help you pick up the pieces of your

EVALUATION CODE: 3430

Aaron Manfull, MJE, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) DESIGN

Trends in yearbook

From ads on the New York subway to displays in your local shopping mall, ideas for yearbook are everywhere. See how to take these ideas and apply them to your book in theme, design and coverage. EVALUATION CODE: 3513

Laura Schaub, CJE, Lifetouch, Commerce City, Colo. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70)

Don Bott and Sam Pope, Stagg High School, Stockton, Calif. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST, FEATURED SPEAKER

Transforming your newsroom into a media outlet

The modern newsroom is a multiplatform media outlet that tells stories in a variety of ways. Come hear an industry veteran talk about the importance of including multimedia in your storytelling and discuss the tools you need to begin the transformation. Bring your questions. EVALUATION CODE: 3669

Mike Hodges, U-T San Diego 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) WRITING

How to write articles, not essays

As students, you’re taught to write essays for your English classes. When you start to write for yearbook or newspaper, suddenly you’re asked to write in a completely new way. Come learn the easy equation to writing a great article.

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11 a.m. FRIDAY EVALUATION CODE: 2880

LAW AND ETHICS

Whitney Moore, Walsworth Yearbooks, Washington, D.C. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160)

Open forum on legal and ethical issues

DESIGN

InDesign in an hour

If you’ve never used InDesign and want to learn all you can about it in an hour, this session is for you. It’s hands-on functions you can use as soon as you get back to school. (Sign up and get ticket at registration. Limit 36.) EVALUATION CODE: 3590

Rod Satterthwaite, MJE, Dexter (Mich.) High School 11 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36) ADVISING/TEACHING

Building relationships

Good relationships with students, faculty, administrators, parents and community will make your life better and your work more effective. Learn tips to engage those you interact with. Develop methods to build strong staff relationships. EVALUATION CODE: 2224

Mary Anne McCloud, Newton, Kan. 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70)

Members of JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights issues with students and advisers on everything from print press rights to those on the Internet. EVALUATION CODE: 3556

John Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University, and JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (60) ADVISER EVENT

Adviser luncheon

Often the best adviser information and advice happens during informal conversations around a luncheon table. Join the convention planning committee at this luncheon. The featured speaker will be Nicole Vargas, award-winning journalist, multimedia blogger and lecturer at San Diego State University. Preregistration was required. Please bring your ticket. 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190) LAW AND ETHICS

That’s not plagiarism — or is it?

The Internet provides journalists with tons of information, along with substantial legal

and ethical dilemmas. Learn what you can use from the Web and how attribution is often the key. This session also will cover how organizations are cracking down on plagiarism in contests. EVALUATION CODE: 2018

Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68) EDITING, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Make an impact with dynamic writing

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn to collaborate writing to give the audience the best possible stories. EVALUATION CODE: 3634

Linda Ballew, MJE, Great Falls (Mont.) High School 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

What every adviser should do

Elevate your program and get recognized for the work you and your staff do. Ideas for building your program and “tooting your own horn” will be discussed, and a calendar for when and what to do will be covered.

THE ROY H. PARK SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE 2013

S’Park Media Mentor Award Winners

Do you know of an outstanding high school media mentor? This award recognizes high school teachers and advisors who are committed to igniting a passion for media in their students. Visit ithaca.edu/rhp/community/sparkaward for more information.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Deborah Sutherland, Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New York • Tom Preska, Essex High School, Essex Junction, Vermont • Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, California • Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School, Mequon, Wisconsin • Bill Cherkasky, Boyertown Area Senior High, Boyertown, Pennsylvania

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EVALUATION CODE: 3610

Carmen Wendt, MJE, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Joe Pfeiff, CJE, Peoria, Ariz. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (60) WRITING

5,000 words

Every now and then reporters should write something long, something with chapters paragraph essays and beat reports feel like less than a journey, remember writing long is dreaming big. This session shows you how. EVALUATION CODE: 3598

Derek Smith, Renton (Wash.) High School 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180)

coverage up-to-date? Learn how one award-winning program harnesses its entire staff to organize reporters, prevent burnout and publish consistent daily content.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Tips for publicizing your program’s work

EVALUATION CODE: 3743

Having great content is one thing, getting it is another. This session will offer a range of tips from drawing readers to your staff’s work and to joining the program. EVALUATION CODE: 3617

Aaron Manfull, MJE, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo. Noon Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ADVISING/TEACHING

Multimedia Mondays: telling the best stories

This session will assist advisers in transitioning to digital in the upcoming year (and still maintaining print) by showing a model of how to teach and advise using “Multimedia Mondays,” while still generating content daily on the Web and for a quarterly magazine. EVALUATION CODE: 3257

Patrick Johnson, CJE, Antioch (Ill.) Community High School 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B, Level 4 (60) FEATURED SPEAKER, PHOTOJOURNALISM

Capturing the moment

This speaker, who began his career as a high school yearbook photographer, is now a professional sports photographer covering major sporting events. Get tips on how to cover the thrills and spills of athletic endeavors. EVALUATION CODE: 3142

We’ll do anything for a buck

Money is always an issue in a self-funded program. It just doesn’t work when only one or two people are involved. Come learn how to get everyone on the same page. You’ll pick up some new ideas to get you going, and you will hear about a few that didn’t work. Bring one of your own ideas to share. EVALUATION CODE: 3660

Twitter: @nhsjc/#nhsjc

— and invite you to contribute. Be nimble. published when it most matters. EVALUATION CODE: 3738

Paul Kandell, Palo Alto (Calif.) High School Noon Friday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) NEWS GATHERING

Community journalism

While most of our stories involve our own

EVALUATION CODE: 3653

Anchors aweigh

Learn how to go beyond traditional reporting to engage viewers. Information will be shared on how to creatively present announcements and features in a daily production. Also, learn how we create special productions including SQOD, staff music video, 9/11 Memorial and a threescreen Veterans Day presentation. EVALUATION CODE: 3596

DESIGN

Jeff Light, U-T San Diego 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

Why wait? Students from Palo Alto High School will lead a tour of quality eventbased journalism websites constructed on

MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

FEATURED SPEAKER, GENERAL AUDIENCE

EVALUATION CODE: 3658

In the moment: pop-up websites

to talk to World War II veterans, homeless teens, even convicted murderers serving life sentences. Outside the comfort zone? Yup. And very rewarding. See how we did it.

Margie Nisbett and the Cat News Crew, Walnut Grove Middle School, Midlothian, Texas Noon Friday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

U-T San Diego editor Jeff Light will give students an inside look at the media world, focusing on the most important things he thinks students should know as they embark on thier media careers. Light will share tips on how to stay current and at the forefront of the continually changing media industry.

WEB

Larry Steinmetz, CJE, Bullitt East High School, Mount Washington, Ky. Noon Friday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70)

Ric Tapia, TapiaPhoto, Los Angeles 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

10 things students should know about the media world

Ellen Austin, MJE, Juhi Gupta and Apoorva Rangan, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif. Noon Friday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (70)

Don Bott, Stagg High School, Stockton, Calif. Noon Friday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Less is more: 10 broadcast tips

It’s not about a big budget, staff size or technology. To be a success, sometimes less is indeed more. Follow these 10 steps to help you and your staff tell the story well and advance your television program despite the odds. EVALUATION CODE: 3662

Michelle Turner, Washington (Mo.) High School Noon Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (144) NEWS GATHERING

True colors

This session explores strategies and trends for branding and designing your yearbook using color. Learn how to design a colorful yearbook that doesn’t use every color in the Pantone swatch book. EVALUATION CODE: 3640

Gary Lundgren, Jostens Inc., Minneapolis Noon Friday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) WEB

Putting the ‘new’ in online news Step 1. Create an online site. Step 2. Upload fresh content. Every. Day. How strong is your staff at keeping online

You mean I have to TALK to people?

Students today are comfortable communicating electronically. Unfortunately, it’s virtually (no pun intended) impossible to get a quality interview from someone via text or email. Come learn ways to make yourself and your interviewees comfortable having a face-to-face conversation for your newspaper or yearbook stories. EVALUATION CODE: 3135

Whitney Moore, Walsworth Yearbooks, Washington, D.C. Noon Friday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160)

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Noon FRIDAY PHOTOJOURNALISM

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

ADVISING/TEACHING

Super selections in Photoshop

Lunch with the president

Grading for editors

Photoshop CS6 is an extremely powerful tool, and this session will help you make sure you use it to the fullest. Use selection

JEA president Mark Newton will have a press conference and lunch with 10 pre-selected students to discuss JEA and scholastic journalism. EVALUATION CODE: 3664

low contrast backgrounds and more. EVALUATION CODE: 3752

John Dent, Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, Calif. Noon Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36) CONTEST

Write-off contest 42: broadcast newswriting

Those entered in this contest will compete at this time. Contest ID label must be shown. Don’t forget contest supplies, if required. Noon Friday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50) ADVISING/TEACHING

Mentoring magic

Advisers, are you tired of not getting the leadership results you are looking for from your editors? Learn how you can turn your editors’ weaknesses into strengths and see EVALUATION CODE: 2552

Sue Skalicky, MJE, Century High School, Bismarck, N.D. Noon Friday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) LAW AND ETHICS

Dropping the journalistic f-bomb

You say your mother loves you — check it out. Sometimes that may require a lot of digging. This session will look at access to public records and freedom of information — including those dreaded four letters that begin with F — FOIA. EVALUATION CODE: 3318

Stan Zoller, MJE, Buffalo Grove, Ill. Noon Friday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (60) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Remix: Recruit to increase diversity

Hear an adviser’s journey of increasing diversity and learn strategies to create and maintain a staff that includes the varied ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of your school. EVALUATION CODE: 3698

Chantilly, Va. Noon Friday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68)

Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Noon Friday, JEA Suite (11) ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Dollars and sense

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will experience an interactive discussion that challenges them to consider the “products” they sell and the audience “customers” who consume them. What are their expectations and preferences? In a world of information overload, how can we incentivize our readers to choose us for their news? EVALUATION CODE: 3633

Abrianna Nelson, CJE, Pleasant Ridge High School, Easton, Kan. Noon Friday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) DESIGN

Get them in the book; let them know they’re there

Start planning now ways to include more people in your book. It’s just as important as a theme. EVALUATION CODE: 3707

Lori Oglesbee, MJE, McKinney (Texas) High School Noon Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180)

If you are an adviser or editor who is looking to streamline your grading process, this session is for you. Come and see how the editors of The Legacy have taken the reins of grading so they never miss a deadline. EVALUATION CODE: 3592

Alyssa Sellors, Harrison High School, Kennesaw, Ga. Noon Friday, Sapphire 411B, Level 4 (60) DESIGN

Pages looking dated? Working with old anymore? Does your grid need a shimmy? Join the six-time editor of the Best of Newspaper Design, and learn how you can make immediate improvements to your newspaper’s design. EVALUATION CODE: 2873

Ron Johnson, Indiana University Student Media, Bloomington, Ind. Noon Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501) WRITING

Why not change the world?

In a frighteningly partisan world, we need great persuasive writing more than ever. And what better place to conduct a free exchange of ideas than the high school newspaper? Editorials, commentary, cartoons ... they are your paper’s soul. Let’s talk about them. EVALUATION CODE: 3666

Jack Kennedy, MJE, Colorado High School Press Association, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Noon Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4 (501)

12:30 p.m.

LAW AND ETHICS

Gray areas: case studies in photo ethics

Unfortunately, photographers have goofed up enough over the years to give us a lot of examples of what not to do in photojournalism ethics. This session will apply sound photo ethics to situations of sly manipulation, extreme cropping and outright deception. Are you a new photographer? what not to do. Are you an experienced shooter? Come for new ways to persuade your photographers to be truthful. EVALUATION CODE: 3461

Eric Thomas, MJE, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo. Noon Friday, Sapphire 411A, Level 4 (60)

CONTEST

Write-off contest 41: on-air reporter

Those entered in On-Air Reporter will meet to write and get their taping assignment. Contest ID label must be shown to enter. 12:30 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80)

1 p.m. GENERAL AUDIENCE

General session/keynote address

Larry Himmel, Emmy Award-winning feature reporter for CBS News 8 in San Diego, will be the speaker at this general session. EVALUATION CODE: 3569

1 p.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

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1 p.m. FRIDAY CONTEST

WRITING, FEATURED SPEAKER

EVALUATION CODE: 3577

Write-off contest 40: producing digital news

Writing your novel: ‘The Metaphor Cafe’

Susan Houseman, MJE, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pa. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160)

Students will meet to get instructions. Contest ID label must be shown to enter. Bring required equipment and supplies. 1 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75) CONTEST

Write-off lead judges check-in

Lead judges for JEA’s Write-off contests must check in between 1 and 3:30 p.m. to get instructions and supplies. 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 520, Level 5 (79)

2:30 p.m. PHOTOJOURNALISM

Don’t get schooled by academics

Don’t settle for pics of kids staring at textbooks. There are great stories in your classrooms and telling them starts with fantastic photos. Two yearbook advisers discuss vibrant academics coverage through great photography, strong coverage and contemporary design. EVALUATION CODE: 3300

Carrie Faust, MJE, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colo., and Erinn Harris, CJE, TJ Media, Alexandria, Va. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) EDITING

Snooping for word crimes

Follow the trail to spot goofs on every page. Smell and taste clues to apprehend offenders. Transform yourself into a trendy licensed private eye for better words, from Associated Press style to originality. As a word sleuth, arrest word fraud 24/7. Turn copy into a magnet for readers. EVALUATION CODE: 2267

Howard Spanogle, Asheville, N.C. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Market like a million dollar brand

Make your yearbook a top brand at your school. This session examines successful marketing techniques used by top brands such as Amazon, Starbucks and Nike. You’ll get ideas on how to implement these proven advertising concepts in your school. EVALUATION CODE: 3641

Amanda Lillemoe and Mark Mattison, Jostens, Minneapolis 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

What is it like to write a novel, to write in the voice of a teenager, get your work published or self-published (via Create Space)? What have you always wanted to ask an author? And how do you rock a classroom à la Bruce Springsteen?

DESIGN

Identity crisis?

EVALUATION CODE: 3586

Don’t have a design meltdown when you’re stuck for design ideas. Explore the graphic identities all around you, and you just might

Robert Pacilio, San Diego 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80)

with one of your own.

PHOTOJOURNALISM

11 tips for improving your photography

Why not just 10 tips? Because our session goes to 11. This session will change your photography life. EVALUATION CODE: 3573

Kathy Habiger, MJE, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kan., and Amy Morgan, MJE, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82) CONTEST

Write-off contest 23: online news package posting Those who are competing in the Online News Package contest will meet to post their entry to their school website. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) EDITING

Google Drive for online publications

Advisers and editors: Learn to integrate Google Drive into your daily journalism to encourage staff members to be more accountable with their editing and revising, attend this workshop on Google Drive and see how this platform could revolutionize your journalism newsroom. EVALUATION CODE: 3773

Matt Moody, Mission Bay High School, San Diego 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Sit up straight! Elbows off the table!

When you’re on TV, it matters how you look and sound. One wayward hair or rumpled collar can pull attention away from your message. A creaky voice might get you the wrong kind of attention. Get on-air presence and voice tips for reporting and anchoring.

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EVALUATION CODE: 3681

Crystal Kazmierski, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif., and Susan Massy, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) DESIGN

Cut it out!

Learn to use the pen tool in InDesign for razor-sharp cut outs and unique shapes. Stop making cut-out backgrounds a hassle, and discover nondestructive ways to create them directly in InDesign. Pen tool skills in Photoshop are a session bonus. (Sign up and get ticket at registration area. Limit 36.) EVALUATION CODE: 3724

Texarkana, Texas 2:30 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36) ADVISING/TEACHING

JEA One Book Discussion

A discussion of the inaugural JEA One Book, “The Smartest Kids in the World.” Evaluation code: 3665 Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Connie Fulkerson, CJE, Journalism Education Association, Manhattan, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) LAW AND ETHICS

Can I use that?

The Internet has plenty of images that would look great in your publication. Can you use them? Maybe. Maybe not. Learn the difference and where to go for content you CAN use. Evaluation code: 3744 Mark Goodman, Kent (Ohio) State University 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 202B, Level 2 (54) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

‘We’re really diverse!’

Diversifying your coverage means more than saying your school is diverse. It changes what you cover and how you cover it. Learn strategies that will help you tell a

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FRIDAY 2:30 p.m. more accurate story of your school and community. EVALUATION CODE: 3697

Chantilly, Va. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68) LAW AND ETHICS, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

When journalists must navigate ethical situations

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will apply ethical principles using real world scholastic journalism scenarios. Students will work through one sample scenario and then role play/present several others. After each scenario, students will analyze the situation and decision using the handout provided. EVALUATION CODE: 3631

Lori Keekley, MJE, St. Louis Park (Minn.) High School 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

session

Integrating news into your curriculum

KQED’s news education project creates explanatory multimedia resources for teachers across subject disciplines (not just journalism) to help boil down headlines and provide opportunities to teach through the lens of current events. This is an overview of the project and the resources offered.

White space by any other name

To some, it’s just white space. To others, it’s negative space. When you don’t use it correctly, it’s trapped space. In reality, white space is your friend and is a positive thing on pages. Learn to use it to your advantage. EVALUATION CODE: 3691

Gary Metzker, California State University, Long Beach, Calif. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

Let’s talk about how narratives work (and you know you want to write one), share some tips about storytelling and maybe see

‘Summer Nights’ and narrative

heart of a good story. EVALUATION CODE: 3702

Crank up your design radar

Looking for ways to be more cutting-edge and innovative in your publication’s design? Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to look through the right lenses. EVALUATION CODE: 3012

Linda Ballew, MJE, Great Falls (Mont.) High School, and John Dalke, Jostens, Minneapolis 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) WEB

paradigm

Jack Kennedy, MJE, Colorado High School Press Association, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4 (501)

3:30 p.m. ADVISING/TEACHING

Advisers who have applied to take the CJE or MJE tests will do so at this time. Kim Green, MJE, Columbus (Ind.) North High School 3:30 p.m., Friday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36)

Is your news website still living in the shadow of your print edition? Learn how a

4 p.m.

EVALUATION CODE: 3711

Students registered for the Write-offs should arrive at their contest room 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the contest. Have the contest’s required supplies and equipment and be ready to show your ID label. 4 p.m. Friday, See Page 29 for contest times and room assignments

Write-off contest

Media Swap Shops

Swap shops are prime opportunities for preregistered students to share useful ideas and concepts with others. Bring at least 10 samples of your newspaper, literary magazine or one copy of your yearbook or video DVD to show at your table. Each delegate attending a Swap Shop must have a ticket, which will be in the school registration packet. Please check the ticket for your assigned table and time. 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sapphire LP, Level 4 (501)

8:30 p.m. ADVISER EVENT

Advisers reception and SPLC fundraiser

Save room for dessert. Advisers are invited to this social gathering featuring a fundraiser The auction will feature sports memorabilia, signed books, San Diego-related food and gifts, art and other interesting items. Those who are judging Write-off contests are especially encouraged to attend after they Brooks Institute. 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Indigo Terrace, Level 2

9 p.m. Student dance

philosophy can transform and reinvigorate your coverage of your school community.

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8 p.m.

STUDENT EVENT

CONTEST

Jason Wallestad, School Newspapers Online, Burnsville, Minn. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A, Level 4 (54)

Those who have agreed to judge JEA’s Write-off contests are invited to dinner before judging begins. Please check in at the door. 6 p.m. Friday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190)

STUDENT EVENT

FEATURED SPEAKER, DESIGN

pre-test study session.

DESIGN

Write-off judges dinner, judging

Matthew Green, KQED Education, San Francisco 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B, Level 4 (60)

WRITING

Kim Green, MJE, Columbus (Ind.) North High School 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69)

CONTEST

EVALUATION CODE: 3638

Teachers who will be taking the JEA

EVALUATION CODE: 2045

6 p.m.

ADVISING/TEACHING

A dance for students will have music provided by a DJ. This is a good time to socialize with other student journalists from other parts of the country. Students must present their convention name badge to be admitted to the dance. EVALUATION CODE: 3467

9-11 p.m. Friday, Indigo CDGH, Level 2 (1,302)

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SATURDAY AT A GLANCE ROOMS

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

11 a.m.

50 ways to tell a story

50 tips to improve your website

Top advisers discuss yearbook trends

The power of a team

Aqua Salon A

The myth of the magical teacher

Staying sane: advising multiple publications

Get organized with Google Docs

Aqua Salon B

Staying alive (and thriving)

‘Leadia’

Conversations in public

Working with dragons without getting burned

Aqua Salon C

14 in ’14

Learn or burn

Broadcast story structure

Videography tips for broadcast

Aqua Salon D

Writing for broadcast

Don’t interview: have a conversation

Introduction to multimedia

Not the same old story

Aqua 300A

Building digital connections

JEA Bookstore; sign in and pick up CEU certificate (7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) Adviser Hospitality (7:30 a.m.-noon); Meet the Mentors (9 a.m.-noon)

Aqua Salon EF Aqua 310A

I’m an adviser — now what?

Taming the grading monster

Help for new advisers

Are your stories V-I-Able?

Aqua 310B

Advising drives me happily crazy

Green beans and ice cream

Managing your online newsroom

California journalism meeting

Aqua 313

Digital Media Commitee meeting

Writing for the eyes

Small staffs rock and rule

Everyone has a story

Aqua 314

Scholastic Press Rights Commission meeting (7:30 a.m.)

We are family: creating great staffs

Aqua Terrace Foyer

Open discussion of prior review, censorship (2 hours)

On-site Critiques (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) Society for News Design Graphics Garage (8 a.m.-3:20 p.m.) Preregistration was required.

Cobalt 500 Cobalt 501A

Junior High/Middle School Commission meeting

Creating portfolios for Aspiring Young Journalist Award

Why consider JEA certification?

TAO of journalism: transparent, accountable, open

Cobalt 501C

Confessions of a fontaholic

Coverage that counts

Staff traditions: We keep them strong

For your info(graphic)

Cobalt 502B

A fortunate opportunity

The devil’s in the difference

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Issue seminar: banning school clubs (2 hours)

Write-off headquarters Convention registration/check-in (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) Publication exchange tables

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ADVISING/TEACHING CONTEST DESIGN EDITING

ENTREPRENUERSHIP KEYNOTE GENERAL AUDIENCE LAW/ETHICS

Noon

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Efficient InDesign

Humor without tears: buiding ethical judgment

3:30 p.m.

NEWS LITERACY PHOTOJOURNALISM WEB WRITING

SUNDAY

Pushing the envelope in Web journalism

Our school has a newspaper?

May the Force be with you

Journalism tech slam

Pinterest for everyone Advanced videography for broadcast

‘App’solutely spectacular

Thriving in cyberspace

LEADERSHIP/TEAM BUILDING MEETING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST NEWS GATHERING

A license to handle headlines

The write stuff

JEA Bookstore Sign in and pick up CEU certificate (7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) Make sure the shoe fits

Public records for dummies

How to be a more effective editor

The law of social media Mentor Program informational meeting JEA board followup

On-site Critiques (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) Society for News Design Graphics Garage (8 a.m.-3:20 p.m.) Preregistration was required. Why news literacy matters Story ideas don’t have to suck

Face controversy head on

You gotta know the game

The do’s and don’ts of international reporting

Inspiration for student magazine design Write-off headquarters

Publication exchange tables (until 7 p.m.)

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SATURDAY AT A GLANCE ROOMS Indigo A

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

11 a.m.

Design Quest: Finding ideas for your next yearbook

The writing lab

Photo packaging in the 21st century

Yearbook greatness

You wanna start something?

Who reads yearbook copy?

Wow factor

Indigo BF Indigo C

Lending color to your design

5 steps of revision

Creating a historical index

A useful session on review writing

Indigo D

Take a look

Now that’s a concept

The shots you need

Finding your voice

Indigo E

If not now, when?

Nobody loves me — or my publication

What judges look for in your publication

Going beyond the game

After-school yearbook — yikes!

‘I found this great photo on Google images, and ....’

Team storytelling wrap-up

Less chaotic classroom: tips and tricks

Indigo GH Indigo 202A Indigo 202B

Best of Show judging

Indigo 204

Improving photography in your publication

Making ‘real’ pictures: getting below the surface

The next wave of newsroom leaders

The eyes have it

Indigo 206

Newspaper education for the yearbook adviser

What’s writing got to do with it?

The debt crisis

Boot camp basics

Precious picas

Yearbook bling

Photographic awesomeness

4 levels of storytelling

Storytelling photos and more

Designs that rock

Be an action hero

Principles of design basics

Creating ‘first 5’ mini-lessons

Sapphire Ballroom Sapphire DH Sapphire LP

Quiz Bowl buzzer rounds

Sapphire 400

Breaking the news budget

Sapphire 402

JEA Certification Commission meeting (7:30 a.m.)

Sapphire 410

Building a broadcast studio and digital lab

Science journalism

Covering across the digital divide

Get in the game now

Sapphire 411

The editorial leadership experiment

How to be funny

Journalism’s 3 R’s: relevance, readers, reinvention

How to write lame, boring stories

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Scholastic press association roundtable (2 hours)

Creativing coaching

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ADVISING/TEACHING CONTEST DESIGN EDITING

ENTREPRENUERSHIP KEYNOTE GENERAL AUDIENCE LAW/ETHICS

Noon

1 p.m.

Tips for developing a sports website

LEADERSHIP/TEAM BUILDING MEETING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST NEWS GATHERING

2:30 p.m.

NEWS LITERACY PHOTOJOURNALISM WEB WRITING

3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

NSPA Awards Ceremony (3:30-5:30 p.m.)

JEA Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

Back by popular demand

I didn’t play football

Adviser recognition luncheon (Noon-2:20 p.m.) So you want to redesign

Journalism Festivus for the rest of us

The excellent editor

Unstuck: find your creative spark

Do the write thing

Photography: basic to fantastic

The same, but different

Homecoming again? How to keep it fresh

Design do’s and don’ts

Picture speaks 1,000 words

Building a program in the city Nailed it: media credentials and celebrity interviews Maximize your education by networking

Mobile journalism on the cheap

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News literacy project wrap-up (4-7 p.m.) In a Twitter

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7:30 a.m. SATURDAY 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m.

EVENT

EVENT

Publication exchange

Convention registration/check-in

Interested in seeing what kind of work other high schools around the nation are producing? Stop by the publication exchange tables to gander at the latest editions of high school news from coast to coast. Feel free to drop off a few copies of your publication. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Indigo West Foyer, Level 2 EVENT

JEA Bookstore

Check out the new books, as well as popular best-sellers, at the JEA Bookstore. Nearly 300 items relating to journalism are available, including textbooks, curriculum development, yearbook, newspaper, design, photography, writing, desktop publishing, new media, advertising and broadcast. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 ADVISER EVENT

Adviser hospitality

Meet with your colleagues from across the country in the adviser hospitality suite, a hot spot for advisers. Local committee members will be available to recommend sightseeing, dining and entertainment options. Morning refreshments are provided by Friesens. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3

Those needing to register for the convention or pick up their school packets should stop here. This also is convention lost and found. Items not picked up by 1 p.m. will be turned over to the hotel security department. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo West Foyer, Level 2 EVENT

On-site critiques

Advisers and staffs who submitted newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, videos, websites and literary magazines for a critique should check appointment times posted in the registration area. A schedule also will be posted near the critique area on Friday and Saturday. Since critiques are 30 minutes long, it is important to be on time. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Terrace Foyer DESIGN

50 ways to tell a story

Mods. Sidebars. Alternative story forms. Whatever you call them, they are a great way to expand your publication’s coverage, play with design and explore unique forms of storytelling. If you’re stuck in a picture and quote rut, this session will give you some new ideas. EVALUATION CODE: 3587

Meghan Percival, CJE, McLean (Va.) High School 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) ADVISING/TEACHING

MEETING

Scholastic Press Rights Commission meeting

Members of this commission will meet to make plans and goals for the upcoming year. Other advisers who are interested in being part of the commission are invited to attend. John Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82)

I’m an adviser – now what?

This session targets new advisers, offering tips for staff management, publication planning and sales. Each attendee will of publications tasks. EVALUATION CODE: 3674

Karen Collier, Veterans High School, Kathleen, Ga. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70)

MEETING

ADVISING/TEACHING

meeting

In 33 years of advising high school newspapers, this adviser has dealt with obstacles, challenges and triumphs. Come

Commission members will meet to discuss Kim Green, MJE, Columbus (Ind.) North High School 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69)

Advising drives me happily crazy

adviser. Bring your questions with you. EVALUATION CODE: 3696

Janet Levin, MJE, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

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MEETING

Digital Media Committee meeting

This committee will meet to discuss goals and projects for the upcoming academic year. Aaron Manfull, MJE, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) ADVISING/TEACHING

The myth of the magical teacher

You know the story: New teacher gives entire life to teaching, makes great and lasting changes and quits. How does this story affect our profession — and us? This session will explore the myth of the magical to present. EVALUATION CODE: 3559

Derek Smith, Renton (Wash.) High School 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) ADVISING/TEACHING

Staying alive (and thriving!)

Too often, high school journalism teachers are in jeopardy of losing their programs because of budget. But with Common Core and 21st Century Learning, now is the time programs thrive at your school. EVALUATION CODE: 3704

Karen Wagner, CJE, Eaglecrest High School, Centennial, Colo. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) WEB

14 in ’14 — online edition

Spark your staff to new heights with 14 things today’s online news staff should think about and do for 2014 — and beyond. EVALUATION CODE: 3712

Logan Aimone, MJE, School Newspapers Online, Burnsville, Minn. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) WRITING

Writing for broadcast

Writing for the broadcast world is yearbook or newspaper. This session will focus on ways to improve your writing in order to tell great stories. Students will learn techniques used in news stations around the world to create original scripts. EVALUATION CODE: 3510

Cory Morlock, Academy District 20, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D (160)

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SATURDAY 8 a.m. DESIGN

Society for News Design Graphics Garage

Preregistration was required for this actionpacked workshop — an introduction to the art of data visualization and visual storytelling taught by the international Society for News Design. Students will learn the fundamental skills of using statistical data to create charts that illustrate ideas and tell stories. You’ll also learn the basics of visual storytelling with the use of imagery and the software and tools we use to do our work. Preregistration was required for this event. EVALUATION CODE: 3749

Jeff Goertzen, Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Calif. 8 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 500, Level 5 (36)

home tips and tricks to managing an afterschool yearbook from someone who has had smooth sailing ... and a few shipwrecks. EVALUATION CODE: 3594

Sara Williamson, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Ill. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Improving photography in your publication

Learn how photographers and staff members can work together to make sure the best photos are what the reader sees in the publication. Look at examples of great work and discuss the importance of making sure that everyone is on the same page. EVALUATION CODE: 2225

Mark Murray, Arlington (Texas) ISD 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190)

MEETING

Junior High/Middle School Commission meeting

Join together with other junior high/middle school journalism advisers. Share ideas how to meet the needs of these young journalists and increase membership. Anita Marie Wertz, MJE, Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, Calif. 8 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50) DESIGN

Confessions of a fontaholic

With thousands of fonts available for use in our publications, it’s easy to become a font fanatic. Learn how to make the most of your fonts to strengthen your designs and avoid font faux pas. Check out the seven-step program to cure your font addictions. EVALUATION CODE: 2397

Lynn Strause, Herff Jones, East Lansing, Mich. 8 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

A fortunate opportunity

Everything I needed to learn, I learned in yearbook. Gain insight into staff management and leadership strategies with a series of fortune cookie messages as inspiration. EVALUATION CODE: 3675

Brenda Field, CJE, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill. 8 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75) ADVISING/TEACHING

After-school yearbook — yikes!

ADVISING/TEACHING

Newspaper education for the yearbook adviser

Yearbook advisers should know the basics of what goes on in the newsroom. This yearbook veteran wrote a newspaper curriculum for summer camp. Check it out, and then use it yourself. EVALUATION CODE: 3555

Jen Bladen, CJE, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, Calif. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68) DESIGN

Design Quest: Finding ideas for your next yearbook

This session will stimulate your thinking for next year. Where do the great yearbook designers get all those great ideas? Come see what the professionals are doing and see how you might adapt them to next year’s book. EVALUATION CODE: 2615

Jim Jordan, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336) DESIGN

Lending color to your design

No single visual element has more effect on a viewer than color. Color gets attention, sets a mood, sends a message. But what colors are the right ones? Using some basic principles, learn how to use color to enhance rather than detract from your designs. EVALUATION CODE: 3735

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Mimi Orth, Herff Jones, Altadena, Calif. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C, Level 2 (250)

DESIGN

Take a look

Hundreds of examples from books coast to coast showcase popular yearbook practices and introduce some fun, new twists. From coverage strategies and concept development to maximizing the power of your content, you’ll see how to make you book even more amazing. EVALUATION CODE: 3404

Paul Ender, Herff Jones, Palm Springs, Calif., and Ann Akers, MJE, Herff Jones, Charlotte, N.C. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D, Level 2 (322) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

If not now, when?

Procrastination: the one human trait we all in to it, rising above it, ignoring it, using it, claiming it, excusing it ... well, you get the picture. Learn how to play with time effectively in this interactive session. EVALUATION CODE: 3580

Marcia Meskiel-Macy, MyMediaSeminars, Melbourne Beach, Fla. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E, Level 2 (336) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Building a broadcast studio and digital lab

Is your school planning to build or redesign a broadcast studio or digital media arts lab? two advisers have learned after two years of envisioning, research and implementation. EVALUATION CODE: 3699

Adam Dawkins, CJE, and Jason Ell, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colo. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

The editorial leadership experiment

Are you an editor or leader on your newspaper staff? This experiment is designed around sharing what you do with other experts in your area with experienced advisers as your facilitators. Come with problems and solutions. EVALUATION CODE: 3291

Sandra Coyer, MJE, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, Wash., and Chris Grasseschi, Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130) DESIGN

Precious picas

In modern journalism, every square pica matters. Planning and execution on photography and reporting should lead

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8 a.m. SATURDAY to fresh views and words in every space used for your readers. Part philosophy, part commitment, this session will challenge your thinking and practice. EVALUATION CODE: 3603

Casey Nichols, CJE, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, Calif., and John Cutsinger, CJE, Jostens, Ocoee, Fla. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644) WRITING

4 levels of storytelling

Every publication needs more than one way to tell the story. This session shows four techniques and a variety of examples to help make your storytelling complete and as fun to create as to read. EVALUATION CODE: 3689

Linda Puntney, MJE, Manhattan, Kan. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

ADVISING/TEACHING

EVALUATION CODE: 3567

Taming the grading monster

Gaby Herbst, CJE, Beverly Hills (Calif.) High School 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70)

See one adviser’s approach to bringing some order out of chaos regarding the grading dilemma in a publication’s classroom. Discover some ways to evaluate individual responsibilities or assignments. EVALUATION CODE: 2054

Bill Flechtner, MJE, Milwaukie, Ore. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) ADVISING/TEACHING

Green beans and ice cream

For new advisers: discuss “teen work” with staffers to achieve good performance. Ideas presented are from Bill Sims’ book of the same title. Goal: to empower staff to make good decisions, delegate, and work with different personalities. Desired outcome: positive reinforcement from each other. EVALUATION CODE: 3686

STUDENT EVENT

Journalism Quiz Bowl

Four-person teams will compete in the live buzzer rounds. Come cheer on your school as a member of the audience. EVALUATION CODE: 2861

Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C., and Marilyn Chapman, CJE, Florence, S.C. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire LP, Level 4 (501)

9 a.m. ADVISER EVENT

Meet the Mentors

This is your chance to talk one-on-one with a JEA mentor. Ask for advice. Ask about how to get a mentor for yourself. Ask about how to become a mentor. Or just talk about teaching and advising. All JEA mentors are experienced journalism educators who are good listeners and have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to help you solve journalism problems. Stop by and visit in the Adviser Hospitality room. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aqua Salons EF, Level 3 WEB

50 tips to improve your website

Regardless of your platform or theme, learn best practices to make your site stand out. This team of Web experts will rattle off at least 50 tips in a fast-paced session. EVALUATION CODE: 3710

Logan Aimone, MJE, Jason Wallestad and Tom Hutchinson, School Newspapers Online, Burnsville, Minn. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100)

Sheryl Fulton, Jostens, Topeka, Kan. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70) WRITING

Writing for the eyes

The most compelling journalism narratives come from vivid scenes and characters, conveying ideas using images that engage

ADVISING/TEACHING

‘Leadia’

Learn what happens when your journalism and leadership/ASB programs work hand in hand to give all students a voice and improve school culture. STHS’ media journalism adviser and activities director will share strategies, insights, ideas and successes from joint projects in these powerhouse programs. EVALUATION CODE: 3372

Cassandra Pereira and Amber Van Der Veen, Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, Calif. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) FEATURED SPEAKER, MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Learn or burn

Understand the two most valuable skills you can carry into the multimedia journalism landscape: the ability to communicate and EVALUATION CODE: 3554

Erik Anderson, KPBS Public Media, San Diego 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) FEATURED SPEAKER, NEWS GATHERING

screen looking for key details to highlight using simple, but elegant, prose. EVALUATION CODE: 3650

Jason Begay, The University of Montana, Missoula, Mont. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

We are family: creating great staffs

A great atmosphere, strong workingrelationships and a good game plan help create a staff that works well together and respects each other. This Indiana adviser will share the tales of how he shapes super staffs who enjoy coming to class and making great publications. EVALUATION CODE: 2600

Tom Gayda, MJE, North Central High School, Indianapolis 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82) ADVISING/TEACHING

Staying sane: advising multiple publications

This session is for advisers who oversee two or more publications, or perhaps only one, who are looking for ways to streamline their classes in order to stay sane.

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Don’t interview: have a conversation

Nothing is more frustrating than a dead-end interview. The difference between telling a compelling story and submitting a snoozer is conducting a great interview. Come and learn from a broadcast veteran how to turn a dull interview into a natural conversation that produces moving stories. EVALUATION CODE: 3655

Rory Devine, NBC 7, San Diego 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) WRITING

Creating portfolios for Aspiring Young Journalist Award

Advisers and students are encouraged to attend this session to learn how to prepare a portfolio for the Aspiring Young Journalist Award. The session will highlight requirements and tips to create a top-notch portfolio. (Also makes a great end-of-year assignment for middle school students.) EVALUATION CODE: 3089

Anita Marie Wertz, MJE, Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, Calif. 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50)

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SATURDAY 9 a.m. NEWS GATHERING

WRITING

Coverage that counts

The writing lab

What’s the hot trend that every staff should work toward? More coverage. See how yearbooks use modular design and umbrella coverage to effectively expand beyond the traditional copy block, giving their readers more information, more angles and more appeal. EVALUATION CODE: 2835

Lynn Strause, Herff Jones, East Lansing, Mich. 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80) DESIGN

The devil’s in the difference

Achieving effective contrast in design — whether in terms of type, shape, color or photo content — makes all the difference in the world. Here, you’ll explore what the professionals are doing and learn how to apply these strategies to your own book. EVALUATION CODE: 3110

Brenda Field, CJE, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill. 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75)

Think of this presentation as a greatest hits of three writing presentations. Style Imitation will help you practice the craft of writing through imitation and repetition. The 12-Step Program is all about reporting. Rehabilitate your writing process by coming to the realization that yearbook and newspaper writing is about reporting give beginning writers a formula to create professional feature copy. Handouts will be provided. EVALUATION CODE: 2628

Pete LeBlanc, Antelope High School, Antelope, Calif., and Dan Austin, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, Calif. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336) WRITING

You wanna start something?

Well then, write a great lead, something clever and original and relevant and compelling. This session will review the best and the worst of the bunch.

LAW AND ETHICS

EVALUATION CODE: 3695

‘I found this great photo on Google Images, and ...’

Bobby Hawthorne, Austin, Texas 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo BF, Level 2 (551)

When is it OK to help yourself to someone on the Web? You may have more — and fewer — rights than you think. We’ll look at common fair-use issues and how to stay on the right side of copyright. EVALUATION CODE: 2796

Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, Va. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Making ‘real’ pictures: getting below the surface

Your photography will stand out if you take time with people to get beyond the learn a few tricks to take it to another level. EVALUATION CODE: 3469

Andy Nelson, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190) WRITING

What’s writing got to do with it?

Use alternative forms of writing, quotes and secondary coverage to tell the story in nontraditional ways. EVALUATION CODE: 3717

Missy Green, Walsworth Publishing Co., Maitland, Fla. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68)

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WRITING, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

5 steps of revision

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn a step-by-step process to editing that keeps feedback immediate and monitored while creating a stronger piece. EVALUATION CODE: 3632

Lori Oglesbee, MJE, McKinney (Texas) High School 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C, Level 2 (250) DESIGN

Now that’s a concept

by administration, colleagues and your own staff? Perk up and straighten your spine! YOU are wonderful, and so is your publication. Learn strategies to promote yourself and your work so that glory will be yours. EVALUATION CODE: 3253

Mary Kay Downes, MJE, Chantilly (Va.) High School 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E, Level 2 (336) NEWS LITERACY, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Breaking the news budget

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will experience a handson, group activity that demonstrates how affect the content that gets published. EVALUATION CODE: 3629

Megan Fromm, CJE, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

Scholastic press association roundtable (2 hours)

Join the discussion of scholastic press association directors and those involved in scholastic press organizations in their states. EVALUATION CODE: 2187

Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69) NEWS GATHERING

Science journalism

This session will focus on high school newspaper coverage of climate change and the topic. We will focus on the cultivation of bias free reporting of controversial topics EVALUATION CODE: 2970

It’s more than a theme. It’s more than color, elements ... don’t forget that the verbal message and coverage choices are important factors in anchoring and developing the ideas that set this year’s book apart from the others. EVALUATION CODE: 2260

Ann Akers, MJE, Herff Jones, Charlotte, N.C., and Ray Slye, CJE, Herff Jones, Fair Oaks, Calif. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D, Level 2 (322) GENERAL AUDIENCE

Nobody loves me — or my publication

Divine Child High School, Dearborn, Mich. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

How to be funny

Incorporate humor into your broadcast without making your audience roll your eyes and your administrators cover their eyes. EVALUATION CODE: 3613

Alyssa Boehringer, McKinney (Texas) High School 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130)

Advisers and editors: Are you feeling down in the dumps? Not appreciated? Devalued

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9 a.m. SATURDAY DESIGN

Yearbook bling

Make a good book great, a great book superior by paying attention to

contemporary yearbooking. EVALUATION CODE: 3602

Casey Nichols, CJE, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, Calif., and John Cutsinger, CJE, Jostens, Ocoee, Fla. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

Panelists: Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School, Mequon, Wis.; Cole Godvin, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, Calif.; Heather Burris, Buena High School, Ventura, Calif., and Abbie Rittmiller, Eagle Valley High School, Gypsum, Colo. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) ADVISING/TEACHING

Managing your online newsroom

During this moderated panel, four awardwinning advisers will share their techniques for managing the online or hybrid news staff. Bring your questions. They have answers. EVALUATION CODE: 3709

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Storytelling photos and more

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words but only if it’s the right picture and carries enough caption information to really make it tell a story. This session features examples of storytelling photos and offers tips on getting them and telling the complete story. EVALUATION CODE: 3734

Linda Puntney, MJE, Herff Jones, Manhattan, (Texas) Legacy High School 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

10 a.m. DESIGN

Top advisers discuss yearbook trends

Join a panel of honorees in JEA’s 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year competition for a far-reaching discussion and Q-and-A session. EVALUATION CODE: 3722

Moderator: Cindy Todd, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas Panel: Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, N.C.; Meghan Percival, CJE, McLean (Va.) High School; Jed Palmer, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colo., and Brenda Field, CJE, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) ADVISING/TEACHING

Help for new advisers

Advisers who have been mentored as a part of the JEA Mentoring Program share their experiences in the program. Learn about the advantages of having an experienced journalism mentor guide you through your EVALUATION CODE: 3597

Moderators: Linda Barrington, MJE, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee; Bill Flechtner, MJE, Milwaukie, Ore.

Moderator: Logan Aimone, MJE, School Newspapers Online, Burnsville, Minn. Panelists: Valerie Kibler, CJE, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.; Matthew Schott, CJE, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo.; and Diane Honda, MJE, Bullard High School, Fresno, Calif. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70) ADVISING/TEACHING

Small staffs rock and rule

Have a small staff? Need to have one staff produce multiple publications without going crazy? Come learn how the awardwinning staff at Francis Howell High School manages to do it all, including meeting deadlines and hitting high targets with as few as 13 staff members. EVALUATION CODE: 3472

Michele Dunaway, MJE, and Emily Aiken, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, Mo. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) LAW AND ETHICS

Open discussion of prior review, censorship (2 hours)

Tell us about your experiences with prior review and censorship. This session, open to all students, advisers and administrators, is only part of an ongoing investigation into the educationally unsound practice of prior review in scholastic media. EVALUATION CODE: 2020

John Bowen, MJE, Kent (Ohio) State University, and JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission members 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 314, Level 3 (82) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Get organized with Google Drive

publication organized. Evaluation code: 3671 Ind. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Conversations in public technology and media, as it relates to the democratization of conversation. See how “Questions — Ask and Answer,” a free iPhone app, helps achieve that. EVALUATION CODE: 3676

Oladayo Olagunju, Questions App, Palo Alto, Calif. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Broadcast story structure

Get real, tangible ways to simply and easily incorporate broadcast and video stories into all of your school publications. In this session, we will cover soundbites, BRoll, natural sound, and the basics of telling a solid broadcast story in 15 shots or fewer. EVALUATION CODE: 3564

Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Introduction to multimedia

This session is for students and advisers who are looking to get started with multimedia videos. No matter if you are from a print or broadcast background, helpful tips abound. EVALUATION CODE: 3575

Gaby Herbst, CJE, Beverly Hills (Calif.) High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) ADVISING/TEACHING

Advisers can demonstrate their Journalism Educator status and even become Master Journalism Educator. This and how advisers can gain CJE or MJE. EVALUATION CODE: 2046

Kim Green, MJE, Columbus (Ind.) North High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50)

Learn how to use Google Drive as a free and simple way to manage and organize all aspects of your publication. From copy, to photos, to tracking coverage and brainstorming ideas, hear from an adviser who has used this successfully to keep her

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LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Issue seminar: banning school clubs (2 hours)

Staff traditons: We keep them strong

The next wave of newsroom leaders

EVALUATION CODE: 3700

EVALUATION CODE: 3623

Janet Levin and The Correspondent staff, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80)

Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Sarah Nichols, MJE, Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif. 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190)

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of assembly; combine the Equal Access Act and students should have the ability to start a myriad of clubs that support their interests and issues. Many school districts, though, are still barring non-academic clubs in order to stop groups focused on student interests deemed controversial by school boards or administration. Come hear from a panel of experts including student advocates from GLSEN and a First Amendment lawyer on the legalities and loopholes of forming clubs student clubs, and why many organizations feel campus involvement is vital for student success in high school. EVALUATION CODE: 3740

Moderator: Suzi Van Steenbergen, CJE, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif. Panelists: Guylyn Cummins, Sheppard Mullin, LLP, San Diego; Irina Segade, San Diego; Grace Halvorson, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif. 10-11:50 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75)

Come hear about our traditions, which are 29 years in the making. Hear how the students keep the traditions strong and how we keep adding to our long list of fun, work and charity.

With the “why” in mind, this session will help leaders focus on the big thinking required to manage, to coach and to coordinate student media. When editors understand the why and how, their staffs do, too.

GENERAL AUDIENCE

Team storytelling wrap-up

Students who participated in Thursday’s team storytelling workshop are invited to this wrap-up session to review the results of their efforts. EVALUATION CODE: 3673

Amy DeVault, MJE, Wichita (Kan.) State University, and Kristin Baker, CJE, Andover (Kan.) High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The debt crisis

This session for advisers and student leaders is a candid discussion of how to budget well, avoid debt and get out of a debt crisis. Topics include budgeting principles, out-of-the-box fundraising ideas and best practices for avoiding debt. EVALUATION CODE: 3645

Abrianna Nelson, CJE, Pleasant Ridge High School, Easton, Kan. 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68)

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10 a.m. SATURDAY DESIGN

Photo packaging in the 21st century

This session will introduce you to several tangible design tools and techniques you can use to bring your photo-packaging skills into the 21st century. That in turn will give your publication the contemporary look you and your audience deserve. EVALUATION CODE: 2513

Pete LeBlanc, Antelope (Calif.) High School, and Dan Austin, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, Calif. 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336) WRITING

Who reads yearbook copy?

No one. And why should they? It’s rarely on a spread, and that’s sad because you cannot capture the truth of the year without producing interesting, insightful, focused copy. Crank that out and students will not only read your copy, they’ll remember it. EVALUATION CODE: 3692

Bobby Hawthorne, Austin, Texas 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo BF, Level 2 (551) DESIGN

Creating a historical index

Discover ideas for including historical data in your yearbook that make it the complete record it needs to be. EVALUATION CODE: 3708

Lori Oglesbee, MJE, McKinney (Texas) High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C, Level 2 (250) PHOTOJOURNALISM

The shots you need

Regardless of your publication, there are some photos that you must have at one time or another. Based on spectacular examples and award-winning photos, we will look at what makes each of these types of photos stand out and make your publication top notch. EVALUATION CODE: 3615

Erik Austin, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D, Level 2 (322) GENERAL AUDIENCE

What judges look for in your publication your publication? Wondering exactly what the standards are for journalism? Curious about whether it is worth it to compete? Come to this session and learn tips from a veteran adviser who has judged over the

DESIGN

press associations. EVALUATION CODE: 3476

Mary Kay Downes, MJE, Chantilly (Va.) High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E, Level 2 (336) DESIGN, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Principles of design basics

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn basic design principles, be able to recognize principles in design elements. EVALUATION CODE: 3628

Casandra Workman, CJE, Centennial High School, Las Vegas 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) NEWS GATHERING

Covering across the digital divide

Wireless technology has increased the methods that journalists from rural areas can tell often-ignored stories. Using a number of (mostly) free smartphone apps journalists can become walking newsrooms, broadcasting print, photo, audio and video clips instantaneously. EVALUATION CODE: 3651

Jason Begay, The University of Montana, Missoula, Mont. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Journalism’s 3 R’s: relevance, readers, reinvention

You’re working hard. You’re creating some amazing journalism. But, is anyone reading your publication? We’ll share the process that our successful program used to reinvent itself and become even more relevant to a broader audience of students, educators, parents, alumni and community.

Designs that rock to attract younger readers through colorful, dynamic design and quick reads. High school newspapers must follow suit. Come see some interesting ways to design pages and present the news. EVALUATION CODE: 2605

Jim McGonnell, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

11 a.m. LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

The power of a team

Have a hard time motivating your staff? Making class fun? Turning your publications lab into a place that people want to be? In this session, you will learn how to create a community and sense of unity that helps the work get done. EVALUATION CODE: 3659

Meghan Percival, CJE, McLean (Va.) High School, and Erinn Harris, CJE, TJ Media, Alexandria, Va. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) NEWS LITERACY

Are your stories V-I-Able?

Just how good of a reporter are you? This session will offer news literacy guidelines Independent and your information is Accountable. That’s the V-I-A formula. EVALUATION CODE: 2831

Stan Zoller, MJE, Buffalo Grove, Ill. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) ADVISING/TEACHING

California journalism meeting

Vincent DeMiero and Nick Fiorillo, Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) High School 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130)

Advisers will meet and discuss upcoming events and ideas for California journalism. We will take a look at what advisers and students need in order to succeed and what the state organizations can do to help.

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Beatrice Motamedi, CJE, The Urban School,

EVALUATION CODE: 3611

Photographic awesomeness

This session will help young photojournalists develop a mental checklist of “must-have” images to capture at every assignment. photo editor, you will learn new tips about combining light, composition and content into visual awesomeness. EVALUATION CODE: 3087

Eric Thomas, MJE, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4

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EVALUATION CODE: 3130

Community School, Los Angeles, and Rachel West, Stockton (Calif.) Early College Academy 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70) NEWS GATHERING

Everyone has a story

Ever wonder how publications come up with great stories about people? Everyone has a story, and the devil is in the details — and a great story every time and everywhere in

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LAW AND ETHICS

EVALUATION CODE: 3336

EVALUATION CODE: 3195

TAO of journalism: transparent, accountable, open

Julieanne McClain, CJE, Rutherford B. Hayes High School, Delaware, Ohio 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68)

Judith Murray, MJE, Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School, Little Rock, Ark. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80) ADVISING/TEACHING

Building digital connections

Apps. Blogs. Hashtags. The currents of journalism change rapidly, and it’s hard to stay ahead of the technological wave. By adding a few digital tools to their repertoire, advisers can shore up their connections in their schools, their communities and across the globe. EVALUATION CODE: 3606

Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School, Mequon, Wis. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Working with dragons without getting burned

In a world where human interaction isn’t as easy as it used to be, two girls try to lead the human race to a peaceful coexistence. By the end of this presentation, you should be able to navigate social interactions in a group work setting. EVALUATION CODE: 3661

Stephanie Pinto and Mikaela Manuel, Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Videography tips for broadcast

In this session, we go beyond the rule of thirds to learn additional videography techniques: creative framing and camera angles, easy lighting solutions, and plenty of tips and tricks to master the basics and implement what the professionals use. EVALUATION CODE: 3565

Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) NEWS GATHERING

Not the same old story

From fashion trends to dating, some a rut with the same overused story ideas year after year. Fresh ideas lurk everywhere, if you know where to look. Uncover an easy secret to turn your yearbook coverage around. EVALUATION CODE: 3436

Nancy Hastings, MJE, Highland, Ind. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160)

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Take the TAO pledge to be transparent, accountable and open in your practice of journalism. Professional journalists and student journalists around the world are doing it. Learn how to take the pledge and carry the TAO seal. EVALUATION CODE: 3448

Kathy Schrier, MJE, Washington News Council, Seattle 11 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A (50) DESIGN

For your info(graphic)

In our visual society, it’s no longer enough to write a really great story. You need a really great graphic to go with it... or even take its place! Come learn the ins and outs of creating infographics that will appeal to today’s “non-readers.” EVALUATION CODE: 3626

Megan Palmer, CJE, Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo. 11 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80) ADVISING/TEACHING

Less chaotic classroom: tips and tricks

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Yearbook greatness

Discover what anyone who aspires to yearbook super stardom must know and ready to lead your yearbook to the next level or are up for the task of keeping an awardwinning tradition going. Some are skills and some are personal qualities, but discover if you have what it takes to be great. EVALUATION CODE: 3644

Jim Jordan, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336) DESIGN

Wow factor

When it comes to your newspaper, readers want a reason to come inside. Turn gray, text-heavy pages into an eye-popping experience. You’ll get 60 new page designs and story ideas in this slick, fast-paced presentation. Come ready to go home with creative ideas and many ways to wow your students.

The key to a sane teacher is an organized class and staff. If you are in need of some tips to make your year run smoothly, this is the session for you. There also will be great information for your editors/leaders.

EVALUATION CODE: 2360

EVALUATION CODE: 3720

WRITING

Courtney McClasky, Walsworth Publishing Co., Lake Stevens, Wash. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70)

A useful session on review writing

PHOTOJOURNALISM

The eyes have it

Thoughtful portraits and environmental portraits are becoming more common in yearbooks and newspapers. This session will explore practical tips for getting better head shots, portraits and environmental portraits in your publication. EVALUATION CODE: 3612

Mitch Ziegler, CJE, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Jenny Oetzell, Biola University, La Mirado, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Boot camp basics talking about policy rather than creating a product? Learn how to run a summer boot camp that is effective and energizing so you can hit the ground running in August.

Ron Johnson, Indiana University Student Media, Bloomington, Ind. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo BF, Level 2 (551)

What’s the difference between reviewing something and “Liking” it? Why should anyone care what you think? Come learn the art of reviewing and come away with a basic writing map of almost anything. EVALUATION CODE: 3746

Janet Ewell, MJE, Huntington Beach, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C, Level 2 (250) WRITING

Finding your voice

Learn powerful strategies for developing a strong visual and verbal voice so your yearbook content will sing for the readers. From thorough analysis and preplanning your stories to making sure you don’t “lower the bar” once the work begins, there’s plenty you can do to create an amazing volume. EVALUATION CODE: 2208

Paul Ender, Herff Jones, Palm Springs, Calif., and Tamra McCarthy, CJE, James Enochs High School, Modesto, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D, Level 2 (322)

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Noon SATURDAY NEWS GATHERING

PHOTOJOURNALISM

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Going beyond the game

Be an action hero

Our school has a newspaper?

Many of the greatest sports stories don’t or which team won the game. Instead, they focus on the athletes and their stories on sports reporter how to tell captivating sports stories that focus on the athletes and the interesting stories they have to share. EVALUATION CODE: 3781

Scott Miller, Carlsbad, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E, Level 2 (336) LEADERSHIP, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

“With great power comes great responsibility.” You may not be SpiderMan, but that press pass does give you the power and the responsibility to capture images that transform your publications’ pages. Channel your inner Peter Parker as we reveal the secrets of taking compelling action photos while on assignment. Step out from behind that shadow and assume your true identity. EVALUATION CODE: 2155

Cindy Todd and Deanne Brown, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will decide what their staff needs the most help with and will design need in the beginning of a class period. EVALUATION CODE: 3627

Valerie Kibler, CJE, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) WRITING

Creative coaching

Helping students improve their writing can be a daunting task. Learn creative, nonconventional ways to encourage students to step up their writing skills and become an EVALUATION CODE: 3474

Sue Skalicky, MJE, Century High School, Bismarck, N.D. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Get in the game now

You don’t have to wait until the school year starts to start marketing the book and creating ad sales campaigns. Start now. Come get loads of ideas to get in the game before everyone else at your school. EVALUATION CODE: 3718

Missy Green, Walsworth Publishing Co., Maitland, Fla. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) WRITING

How to write lame, boring stories “Why are we writing these stories? No one reads them, anyway.” If that question and statement have ever graced your lips or ears, you are already thinking of ways to enhance the writing in your yearbook. EVALUATION CODE: 3446

Mike Taylor, Walsworth Publishing Co., 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130)

Noon ADVISER EVENT

Adviser awards luncheon

JEA and NSPA will present awards at this special event. New and renewing Master Journalism Educators will be recognized. Honorees Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, the National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, and Michael Hernandez, National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, will speak. Preregistration was required. Please bring your meal ticket. Herff Jones is sponsor for this event. Noon Saturday, Indigo GH, Level 2 LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Building a responsible staff requires students to take ownership of their publications, including the production cycles. What is the adviser’s role, exactly? Improve your own organization structure/procedures after learning about the systems WHS yearbook and newspaper classes have implemented. EVALUATION CODE: 3736

Rebecca Chai, Michael Hyun and Deanna Trang, Walnut (Calif.) High School Noon Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

How to be a more effective editor

An editor doesn’t have to be a writer’s worst enemy; a good editor can be a writer’s best friend. This session helps editors develop stronger relationships with writers, effective communication strategies and techniques for providing feedback that brings out the best in the team. EVALUATION CODE: 3558

Megan Fitzgerald, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Noon Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

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If you and your fellow staffers have been hearing this question a lot lately, maybe it’s time to vamp up your promoting skills. Learn how to identify your target audience, draw viewers in, and integrate social media to your publication. Laptops and smartphones are encouraged. EVALUATION CODE: 3672

Zoe Need and Maureen Langley, Bloomington (Ind.) High School North Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

May the Force be with you

Empower your staff! Staffs that share responsibility produce better yearbooks and happier people. We will discuss proven teach others how to lead. EVALUATION CODE: 3038

Heather Nagel, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tenn. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

‘App’solutely spectacular

Aurasma is an easy, free, and extremely powerful app. In this session learn how to lure buyers, advertisers and readers to your publications using the latest technology. Add commercials into your print ads, click through buying of your yearbook, interactive and innovative publications, signs and advertisements. Get your school talking about your publications in ways that you didn’t know possible. EVALUATION CODE: 3751

John Dent, Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, Calif. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) WEB

Thriving in cyberspace

Small schools can create a great digital newspaper. Adviser and editors of The Feather Online discuss day-by-day steps for producing and sustaining a fun and interactive online publication. EVALUATION CODE: 3768

Greg Stobbe, Tynin Fries and Viviana Hinojosa, Fresno (Calif.) Christian High School Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) WRITING

Story ideas don’t have to suck

Are you tired of the same, trite story ideas? Come to this presentation to get advice from two Harbinger editors about their tricks and tips for coming up with the best stories

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SATURDAY 1 p.m. you can. There will be candy! EVALUATION CODE: 3754

Sarah Berger and Katie Knight, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan. Noon Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (72)

learning process. Six steps to maximize the educational experience will assist students in their approach to college life and beyond. EVALUATION CODE: 3583

Greg Cooper, Brooks Institute, Ventura, Calif. Noon Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130)

WEB

Tips for developing a sports website

Picture speaks 1,000 words

USA Today High School Sports content editors will show advisers and students the sites and different types of content, ways to display content and alternative ways of storytelling. There also will be a demonstration of Scoopshot, a photo app USA Today uses that could become a

How do professional photographers take those amazing photos for magazines and newspapers? How can you do the same for your school publications? Learn all the little things you can do that will make a big difference and how to prepare to take great pictures that will help tell your stories.

Derek Samson, Susan Zanke and Suzanne Schwerer, USA Today, Bridgeville, Pa. Noon Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336)

Edmond Kwong, Homestead High School, Cupertino, Calif. Noon Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

Maximize your education by networking

Education is much more than just going to class. Internships, workshops, contests and peer interaction are vital parts of a student’s

session will examine publication-planning methods that facilitate faster publication creation and improve overall publication quality at the same time. EVALUATION CODE: 3778

PHOTOJOURNALISM

EVALUATION CODE: 2603

Graham Anthony, Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) LAW AND ETHICS

Public records for dummies

Or anyone else! Learn about what the law entitles you to get from your school, district, county or state (everything from salaries to restaurant inspections), how to turn “no” into “yes,” and how to make sense out of EVALUATION CODE: 2799

Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, Va. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70)

1 p.m.

PHOTOJOURNALISM

publications use InDesign to assemble their

DESIGN

WEB

Journalism tech slam assembling content using InDesign. Many

The STHS News team will present more than 20 apps, resources and tips in a

DISCOVER New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

Set yourself apart by learning investigative reporting at Boston University this summer. Learn from award-winning journalists and BU staff. Don’t wait, apply today!

Visit http://necir-bu.org/summer

Boston University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

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1 p.m. SATURDAY fast-paced, interactive Google Slam style demonstration. Warning: This will be intense. Prepare yourself for an avalanche of tools and ideas. You are guaranteed to learn something new and immediately useful. EVALUATION CODE: 3690

Cassandra Pereira and Kaitlin Driscoll, Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (70)

face of controversy. From strategy tips to information on press law, gather the advice you need to successfully support your newspaper’s coverage. EVALUATION CODE: 3648

Megan Mineiro and Anthony Fregoso, La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80) NEWS GATHERING

WRITING

A license to handle headlines to write headlines, but maybe there should be. Study and discuss headlines that challenge ethical guidelines, and be more responsible in crafting the few words which yield such power. Leave with a headline writing learner’s permit. EVALUATION CODE: 3723

Paula Adamek, Yoakum (Texas) High School, Texarkana, Texas 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) LAW AND ETHICS

Face controversy head on

Learn how to report on contentious issues and support your stories in the

The do’s and don’ts of international reporting

You don’t have to be a foreign correspondent to report on what happens beyond our borders. International reporting starts with a story about foreign students or a blog about your experiences studying abroad. Here’s what to do and what to avoid when reporting from abroad. EVALUATION CODE: 3679

of anecdotal proof to help along the way. EVALUATION CODE: 3779

Miranda Gibbs and Greta Nepstad, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 5 (63) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

The excellent editor

Are you dragged down by late night yearbook deadlines? Do you dream of white space and captions? Learn the tips and tricks of being a world-class editor so you EVALUATION CODE: 3719

Lisa Green, Walsworth Yearbooks, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Do the write thing

Change is scary. We know. Join this

PressFriends is a fun way to share your journalism skills with under-served elementary students and really make a difference. This leadership and servicelearning project for high school journalism teams also is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

your publication’s style. We have plenty

Luke Southwell and Tessa Southwell, Palos

Henriette Lowisch, University of Montana, Missoula, Mont. 1 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75) DESIGN

So you want to redesign

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EVALUATION CODE: 3642

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SATURDAY 2:30 p.m. Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 206, Level 2 (68)

basics to produce fantastic images for your publication with what you have in your camera bag. EVALUATION CODE: 3533

NEWS GATHERING

I didn’t play football

Just because a student didn’t play football, doesn’t mean there aren’t Friday Night experiences we should be covering as well. Learn how to make your publication relevant to more students by covering more than just activities and events. EVALUATION CODE: 3578

Chris Joy, Jostens, Corona, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo D, Level 2 (322) WRITING, CURRICULUM INITIATIVE

Homecoming again? How to keep it fresh In this lesson from the JEA Curriculum Initiative, students will learn a tried-and-

covering events that happen every year, such as homecoming, prom, Spirit Week or Valentine’s Day. EVALUATION CODE: 3630

Vicki McCash Brennan, CJE, St. Petersburg, Fla. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) NEWS GATHERING

Nailed it: media credentials and celebrity interviews

So you’re a teen and you want to get that big celebrity interview. It’s not going to happen unless you know some secrets. See how this student has done more than 300 celebrity interviews with credentials at red carpet events and top venues. EVALUATION CODE: 3489

Pavlina Osta, Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Fla. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Mobile journalism on the cheap with smartphones with the expectation that they can transmit images/video from the scene to be published online immediately. Learn how to use mobile devices, apps and equipment with a minimal amount of cost. EVALUATION CODE: 3584

Greg Cooper, Brooks Institute, Ventura, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130) PHOTOJOURNALISM

Photography: basic to fantastic

Understanding the exposure triangle and working with lighting will help you capture the moment with great looking results. Learn how you can use photography

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Edmond Kwong, Homestead High School, Cupertino, Calif. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

2:30 p.m.

WEB

Pushing the envelope in Web journalism

Student editors from some of the country’s in a panel discussion about their shared (and divergent) visions, common problems and solutions. Moderated by Palo Alto High School student journalists. EVALUATION CODE: 3737

WRITING

Humor without tears: building ethical judgment

Satire and humor can be a legal and ethical also provide opportunities for students to develop sophistication as writers and cartoonists. Hear about one school’s exploration of the perils and pleasures of the role of humor in student publications. EVALUATION CODE: 3646

Bonnie Katzive, Monarch High School, Louisville, Colo. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A, Level 3 (100) LAW AND ETHICS

The law of social media

Can schools punish what students say on Twitter, even off-campus? Am I responsible if I retweet someone else’s libelous statement? Does Instagram really own my pictures? What you need to know about the law of social media before you push “share.” EVALUATION CODE: 3314

Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, Va. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A, Level 3 (70) MEETING

Mentor Program informational meeting

This meeting is for state scholastic press association representatives to ask questions and get updated about changes in the JEA Mentor Program. If you want to bring the program to your state, this meeting is also for you. Linda Barrington, MJE, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, and Bill Flechtner, MJE, Milwaukie, Ore. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B, Level 3 (70)

Paul Kandell, Palo Alto (Calif.) High School 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A, Level 3 (70) GENERAL AUDIENCE

Pinterest for everyone

Pinterest is a pipeline of perfection for your publication. Prepare to be pleasantly pleased. EVALUATION CODE: 3445

Mike Taylor, Walsworth Publishing Co., 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B, Level 3 (63) MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST

Advanced videography for broadcast

If you already understand and use the basic of videography, then it’s time to expand your skill set. In this session, you will learn how to shoot video that catches your viewer’s attention and takes your video from solid to award-winning. EVALUATION CODE: 3514

Cory Morlock, Academy District 20, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C, Level 3 (160) WRITING

The write stuff

Still wondering what state and national judges are looking for when they are critiquing your yearbook copy/writing? Learn helpful strategies and tips to improve your captions, theme copy and general body copy by implementing “the write stuff” into your publication. EVALUATION CODE: 3654

Justin Daigle, Brighton High School, Brighton, Colo., and Carrie Hendrix, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, Colo. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D, Level 3 (160) NEWS LITERACY

MEETING

Why news literacy matters

JEA board followup items that need resolution before the convention ends. Mark Newton, MJE, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 313, Level 3 (80)

This session for advisers, made possible through a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will cover the basic fundamentals of news literacy and explain why—and how—it can be taught in your activities will be presented.

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2:30 p.m. SATURDAY EVALUATION CODE: 3656

Megan Fromm, CJE, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A, Level 5 (50)

EVALUATION CODE: 3670

The same, but different 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 204, Level 2 (190)

WRITING

WRITING

You gotta know the game

Back by popular demand

To write about a sport and get great photographs of it, you have to understand the game. We will talk about how to get familiar with the sport, and how to capture stories and photos that will blow your readers away. EVALUATION CODE: 3750

Annie Gorenstein, CJE, Arvada (Colo.) West High School 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C, Level 5 (80)

Over the years we have collected songs that communicate the essentials of storytelling. These are some of our faves. Snap your good writing.

Award-winning student magazines push the limits of design. Illustrations, titles and color schemes are essential for a compelling publication. Take a tour of national and international examples to get inspired for your next issue. EVALUATION CODE: 3677

Henriette Lowisch, University of Montana, Missoula, Mont. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B, Level 5 (75) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Journalism Festivus for the rest of us

These long-time advisers will conduct an Airing of Grievances in this session for both new and experienced staff members. Among the list of journalistic sins are lazy interviewing and reporting, lackluster photography, poor leadership and violating copyright. Come see if you’re guilty of these infractions, and we’ll give you practical tips for improvement. Perhaps you’ll even win the traditional Feats of Strength contest. EVALUATION CODE: 3687

Kathy Habiger, MJE, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kan., and Amy Morgan, MJE, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A, Level 2 (70) LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Whether it comes to design, writing or just coming up with new ideas, do you ever hit a creative roadblock? Or maybe you don’t consider yourself creative at all. Learn ideas

Coming up with a different way to tell the same old story is what the session is all about. Find fresh presentation and coverage ideas as well as learning to adapt ideas you see elsewhere to your publication. An open mind and creativity are musts. Evaluation code: 3733 Linda Puntney, MJE, Herff Jones, Manhattan, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH, Level 4 (501)

EVALUATION CODE: 3579

Crystal Kazmierski, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif., and Susan Massy, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kan. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo A, Level 2 (336)

DESIGN

Inspiration for student magazine design

DESIGN

DESIGN

Design do’s and don’ts

While all designers have their own beliefs on what makes a strong layout, some basic design strategies. Take a look at 20 of the most accepted practices used in nationally recognized yearbooks and in professional design. EVALUATION CODE: 3757

Martha Akers, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Va. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400, Level 4 (180) ADVISING/TEACHING

Building a program in the city

This session will focus on helping new advisers start or restart a journalism program in an inner-city school. We will explore where to go for help and resources available to get you started.

3:30 p.m. EVENT

NSPA awards ceremony

Winners of the NSPA Best of Show, NSPA Pacemakers and national individual awards will be honored at this ceremony. JEA and NSPA encourage everyone to celebrate all winners. 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

4 p.m. MEETING

News literacy project wrap-up

Students selected for the Journalism Education Association / McCormick Foundation news literacy project will meet at this time to turn in and discuss their projects. EVALUATION CODE: 3563

Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, and Megan Fromm, CJE, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. 4 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410, Level 4 (180)

EVALUATION CODE: 3774

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m.

School, Los Angeles 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402, Level 4 (69) ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In a Twitter

Get tips on how to promote your publication your online publication and yearbook sales table in 140 characters or less. If you don’t have as many tweeps as you want, this session will help you reach them. EVALUATION CODE: 3560

Jill Burns, CJE, Robinson High School, Tampa, Fla. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411, Level 4 (130)

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EVENT

JEA awards ceremony

Winners of JEA Write-off contests and National High School Journalist of the Year scholarship recipients will be recognized during the closing ceremony. You also will see a slideshow of convention highlights. You may pick up Write-off entries after the ceremony. If you receive entries from other schools in your envelope, please contact JEA at jea@spub.ksu.edu to track where it needs to go. 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4 (2,644)

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INNOVATION & INSPIRATION JEA Advisers Institute | www.jea.org Las Vegas | July 7-10, 2014

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JEA members: $155 Nonmembers: $170 Hotel Information The Westin Las Vegas is the official hotel of the Advisers Institute and will house all conference activities. Room rates: $99/night (rates are available if you book by June 6, 2014). To reserve rooms call (702) 836-5900 and mention “JEA Advisers Institute� or reserve rooms online through jea.org.

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SPEAKER BIOS KEVIN ACEE has been at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1999 and a sportswriter for more than two decades. Prior to assuming his role as a columnist and U-T TV host, Acee was the U-T’s lead Chargers beat writer for seven seasons. Acee also has covered the Anaheim Angels for the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Daily News of Los Angeles. 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH PAULA ADAMEK has taught journalism and English and is a counselor at Yoakum (Texas) H.S. She has advised yearbook and newspaper, both ILPC Star recipients, and her staff members have been named Tops in Texas. She has been a critique judge and presenter and is a recipient of the Edith Fox King Award and Texas A&M University’s College of Education’s Dean Roundtable Award. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D SHARI ADWERS, MJE, teaches at Grosse Pointe North H.S. in Michigan. She advises the North Pointe newspaper and Valhalla yearbook. Her philosophy is that it’s not about producing publications — it’s about mentoring young journalists. She emphasizes student leadership, embraces technology and maximizes talent. Adwers is the JEA curriculum leader for feature writing. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400 EMILY AIKEN is the Web editor of fhhstoday.com at Francis Howell H.S. in St. Charles, Mo. She has been on staff for two years and works as a reporter and editor. Aiken won a Superior award in student life for J-Day at Mizzou. She serves on 45words student initiative for the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313 LOGAN AIMONE, MJE, works with the team at School Newspapers Online coordinating the Ad Network, SNO National Edition and other programs. Previously, he was executive director of NSPA and was a journalism teacher and media adviser in Washington state. He is a past DJNF Distinguished Adviser and Washington state journalism adviser of the year. He is coauthor of two journalism textbooks. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B ANN AKERS, MJE, is Herff Jones Yearbooks’ educational products manager. Formerly NSPA’s associate director, Akers

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has done stints as journalism teacher/ publications adviser and yearbook representative. She was the 2005 recipient of the Carl Towley Award, JEA’s highest honor, and has been awarded CSPA’s Gold Key and NSPA’s Pioneer Award. 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D MARTHA AKERS, 2005 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, advises yearbook at Loudoun Valley H.S. Her students’ yearbooks have earned NSPA’s Pacemaker, CSPA’s Gold Crown and VHSL’s Trophy. Akers has received CSPA’s Gold Key, NSPA’s Pioneer Award, VHSL’s Lifetime Achievement Award, VHSL’s Torch Award and SIPA’s Distinguished Service Award. She is in VHSL’s Hall of Fame and OIPA’s National Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400 ERIK ANDERSON is a working journalist in a public media newsroom. He writes and produces for all three of the KPBS media platforms: radio, television and the Web. His work has earned numerous awards including a piece of a Peabody for his work on the “DNA Files,” a nationally distributed radio program unraveling the double helix. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C GRAHAM ANTHONY is a visiting professor in the School of Media Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is focused on information technology solutions for the publishing industry. Anthony specializes in technical planning and generation, movement and publishing. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A DAN AUSTIN advises the Rampages and the Casa Chronicle for Casa Roble H.S. in Orangevale, Calif. His students have garnered many national awards, including several Gold Crowns and Pacemakers. JEANC named him Adviser of the Year in 1992, and JEA named him a Distinguished Yearbook Adviser in 2000. He is the 2006 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire D; 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A ELLEN AUSTIN, MJE, is the director of journalism at The Harker School in San Jose, Calif., where she advises the nationally recognized newspaper, online and yearbook programs. She is on the JEA Northern California Board of Directors and serves on the SPLC steering committee. Austin is the DJNF 2012 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Noon Friday, Aqua 314

ERIK AUSTIN has been the adviser at Cheyenne Mountain H.S. in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the past 10 years. The Pow Wow has garnered state and national recognition for its innovative and bold use of photography. Along with his love of the candid, Austin enjoys great environmental portraits, sports action photography and walking on the beach. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D BOB BAIR, MJE, has taught English and journalism at Blair (Neb.) H.S. since 1973. He has advised yearbook and newspaper since 1974. Bair has served JEA as vice president, North Central/Region 3 director and Nebraska state director. He is a pastpresident of the Nebraska High School Press Association and serves as NHSPA’s communications director. Bair has received NSPA’s Pioneer Award and JEA’s Medal of Merit. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410A KRISTIN BAKER, CJE, advises yearbook, newsmagazine and a website at Andover (Kan.) H.S. She is proud of her students’ publication successes. She serves on the Kansas Scholastic Press Association board and is a founding member of Wichita Area Journalism Educators. In her free time she writes for Splurge! magazine in Wichita, Kan. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A LINDA BALLEW, MJE, is the 2005 DJNF national Newspaper Teacher of the Year and JEA’s 2006 Distinguished Yearbook Adviser. She works as a judge, speaker, Montana’s state director, MJEA’s executive board and the University of Montana School of Journalism’s Advisory Council. Ballew advises the award-winning newspaper, yearbook, online, video and social media publications at Great Falls H.S. in Montana. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400; 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 410 LINDA BARRINGTON, MJE, is the graphics adviser for the student newspaper at Mount Mary University. Her passion is focused on mentoring new teachers. She is executive director of the Kettle Moraine Press association, a JEA mentor and cochair of JEA’s Mentoring Committee. She has won DJNF special recognition adviser, CSPA’s Gold Key, NSPA’s Pioneer Award and JEA’s Carl Towley Award. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202B; 10 a.m. Saturday, 310A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B

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SPEAKER BIOS JASON BEGAY is an assistant professor and director of Native American Journalism Projects at the University of Montana School of Journalism. He also is the vice president of the Native American Journalists Association. He has previously reported for the New York Times, The Oregonian and has extensively covered tribal politics for the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Ariz. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313; 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 SARAH BERGER is the head copy editor of Shawnee Mission East’s award-winning student-run newspaper, The Harbinger. She plans to major in journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next year. Noon Saturday, Cobalt 501C JEN BLADEN, CJE, advises Vox Populi yearbook at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She also advises the middle school literary magazine Tenth Muse and the seventh grade newspaper club. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206 LIZ BLOOMFIELD is the chair of the science department at Divine Child H.S. in Dearborn, Mich. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 JANE BLYSTONE, Ph.D., MJE, serves as JEA’s Region 7/Northeast director, is a member of the Scholastic Press Rights and local chair for the JEA/NSPA Philadelphia convention. Honors include JEA’s Medal of Merit, Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser; CSPA’s Gold Key and James F. Paschal awards; and NSPA Pioneer award. She directs graduate studies in secondary education at Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402 ALYSSA BOEHRINGER is in her ninth year of teaching audio/video production at McKinney (Texas) H.S. She also is JEA’s state director for Texas and a 2014 JEA Distinguished Broadcast Adviser. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204B; 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411 DON BOTT has taught publications at Stagg H.S. for 28 years, most of those overseeing the Stagg Line newspaper, which has won multiple Pacemakers. Bott was named Dow Jones National Newspaper Adviser of the Year in 2002. 11 a.m. and noon Friday, Aqua Salon B

CANDACE PERKINS BOWEN, MJE, is an associate professor at Kent State University and directs the Center for Scholastic Journalism there. Previously she was a high school journalism teacher and media adviser in Illinois and Virginia. She is a former DJNF High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. She started JEAHELP Listserv when she was JEA president. She serves on the 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402; 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206; 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402 JOHN BOWEN, MJE, is chair of JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission. He is assistant director of the Center for Scholastic Journalism and teaches law and ethics at Kent State University. His personal honors include DJNF Journalism Teacher of the Year, JEA Carl Towley Award, NSPA Pioneer and CSPA Gold Key. 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202B; 7:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 314 VICKI MCCASH BRENNAN, CJE, is a veteran journalist and journalism teacher, now retired but staying busy as the JEA’s curriculum leader for news writing. Before teaching, she had a 25-year career in newspapers and magazines as an editor, reporter and writer in South Florida. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400 DEANNE BROWN advises The Featherduster newsmagazine and teaches photojournalism at Westlake H.S. in Austin, Texas. Three of her students have been named both Texas and national high school journalists of the year. The newsmagazine has earned Pacemakers, Gold and Silver Crowns, Gold Stars and Best of Show awards. Brown received the Edith Fox King and a TAJE Trailblazer Award. She is an 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH MEGAN BURKS is the Speak City Heights reporter for KPBS and Voice of San Diego. Her work focuses on community health in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego,. She has been recognized by the San Diego Human Relations Commission, San Diego Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter, winning its special Diversity Prize in 2013. Her work has been featured on The Atlantic Cities, The Daily Beast and Marketplace Money’s Wealth and Poverty Desk. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 313 JILL BURNS, CJE, teaches journalism at Robinson H.S. in Tampa, Fla., where

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she advises newspaper, yearbook and broadcast journalism, along with the school’s shared news website. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Florida Southern College. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411 HEATHER BURRIS teaches journalism, English and reading intervention classes at Buena H.S. in Ventura, Calif. This is her seventh year teaching and her second year as a journalism adviser. She has a B.A. in journalism from San Diego State University. worked as a writer, editor and employee communications specialist. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A REBECCA CHAI has advised The Hoofprint hybrid newspaper and Cayuse yearbook at Walnut (Calif.) H.S. for seven years. She has taught design and leadership classes at Yearbooks at the Beach summer she currently advises has won Crown, Pacemaker and JEA Write-off awards. Noon Saturday, Aqua 310A MARILYN CHAPMAN, CJE, has retired after teaching her two passions of yearbook and newspaper journalism and American literature for 43 years in Missouri, Connecticut, New York, Georgia and South Carolina. She is a JEA mentor. 8 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204; 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire LP GRACE CHRISTIANSEN is NSPA’s contest and critique coordinator. Prior to joining NSPA in April 2012, Christiansen managed an adult basic education program at the Washington Literacy Center in Washington, D.C. A former student journalist and editor, NSPA’s programs. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202B KAREN COLLIER, Ed.D., has been advising student publications for 11 years. Her experience encompasses yearbook and newspaper. She advises the Heritage yearbook at Veterans H.S. in Kathleen, Ga. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A GREG A. COOPER teaches at Brooks Institute in Ventura, Calif. Cooper graduated in May 1996 from Western Kentucky University with a double major in photojournalism and anthropology. After three years working as a picture editor in Ohio, Cooper returned to his native Ventura County, this time to pursue his master’s degree in photography at Brooks, where he graduated in December 2004. Noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411

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THE CORRESPONDENT award-winning newspaper staff from John Hersey H.S., Arlington Heights, Ill., is most proud of its traditions and its connection with each other. Once a Corre kid, always a Corre kid. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 510C

2012 CSPA Silver Crown. Daigle has been honored with the 2009 Colorado High School Press Association (CHSPA) Teacher of the Year award and 2010 JEA Rising Star award. He is the CHSPA president. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D

SANDRA COYER, MJE, is the adviser of the Viking Vanguard newspaper in Puyallup, Wash. She is the JEA Region 1 director and has served on the WJEA board for eight years. She was the 2009-2010 WJEA Adviser of the Year. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411

BETH DALEY is an investigative reporter and director of partnerships at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Daley covered the environment, science and education for almost two decades at The Boston Globe and won numerous national awards for her work including being named

KATHY CRAGHEAD, MJE, is the former adviser at Mexico (Mo.) H.S. and is now the Newspapers In Education director for the Mexico Ledger. She is a former member of the JEA board of directors and a recipient of the NSPA Pioneer, JEA Medal of Merit and JEA Lifetime Achievement awards. She is the 2003 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH

so-called green businesses and many other subjects. She spent the 2011-2012 academic year as a Knight fellow at Stanford University, a program designed to foster journalistic innovation and entrepreneurship. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C

CAT NEWS CREW at Walnut Grove Middle School is a select group of seventh and eighth grade students who must submit an application to be considered for the yearlong elective class. Students are responsible for the daily production that is shown campuswide to disseminate information, feature successes and honors, highlight classroom activities, create special productions and so on. Noon Friday, Aqua 310B GUYLYN CUMMINS, a partner at Sheppard Mullin, LLP, has spent her entire career working in media law. A seasoned litigator, she represents a broad array of media clients relating to First Amendment issues, including access issues, libel and advertising content, plus trademark and copyright fair use. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B JOHN CUTSINGER, CJE, self-confesses to being the ultimate yearbook nerd, having been associated with scholastic journalism for 38 years. He has gained recognition from JEA, NSPA, CSPA, FJA, SIPA, AHSPA, TAJE and ILPC for his work with journalism educators. He likes to think he is a popular workshop and convention speaker. He is the co-author of the new yearbook adviser companion guide with Sarah Nichols. 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom

JOHN DALKE, a product manager for Jostens, discovered his talents for graphic design and journalism at Great Falls (Mont.) H.S. as the editor of the Roundup, an NSPA Pacemaker winner. A design professional with a passion for print, he has more than 10 years’ experience working with student publications, teaching design and technology workshops and creating designs for Jostens. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 410 SERGE DANIELSON-FRANCOIS advises 40 students who are in the Journalism 1 and 2 classes. He moderates the online newspaper Faith in Action and teaches an independent study in science communication. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 ADAM DAWKINS, CJE, advises the RJ Media journalism program at Regis Jesuit H.S. in Aurora, Colo. He is the vice president of the Colorado High School Press Association. Dawkins is working on his master’s degree in the Kent State University journalism educators program. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 RACHEL DEARINGER, CJE, advises the yearbook, newspaper, photography Legacy H.S. She became a self-professed journalism nerd after joining the yearbook staff in high school and then becoming the editor-in-chief of the Royal Purple yearbook at Kansas State University. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH

JUSTIN DAIGLE, CJE, advises the H.S. His students’ publications have earned state and national awards including a

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VINCENT DEMIERO, past president of WJEA, teaches at Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) H.S. where he advises the Hawkeye

SPEAKER BIOS student newspaper and website. DeMiero also serves on the Scholastic Press Rights Commission and has been named the WJEA Adviser of the Year twice, a DJNF Distinguished Adviser, an NSPA Pioneer Award recipient and a JEA Medal of Merit recipient. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411 JOHN DENT advises the daily broadcast, DPNews, and the yearbook, The Image, at Dos Pueblos H.S. in Goleta, Calif. He applies his math and marketing background to increase sales of the yearbook and double personal ad sales. He twice has been named Regional Occupational Program Outstanding Instructor for media. This Canadian national brought The Image national recognition with award-winning photography and design. Noon Friday, Cobalt 500; noon Saturday, Aqua Salon C AMY DEVAULT, MJE, teaches editing and visual communication at Wichita (Kan.) State University. After teaching high school journalism for three years, she spent nearly Wichita Eagle, where she designed the front page. DeVault earned a Society of News Design award of excellence and helped The Eagle win Kansas Press Association’s best front page award. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A RORY DEVINE is a reporter at NBC 7 San Diego who specializes in education stories. In addition to reporting, Devine anchors the station’s evening newscasts. She has received numerous awards during her 20plus year career including Emmys from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, a Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association and honors from the San Diego Press Club. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D MARY KAY DOWNES, MJE, has advised the Odyssey yearbook at Chantilly (Va.) H.S. for 23 years. Her students have won numerous NSPA Pacemakers and CSPA Crown awards. She holds the JEA Medal of Merit, NSPA Pioneer, CSPA Gold Key, SIPA Elizabeth Dickey Awards. She is the 2007 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She is known for her humor and incredible passion for yearbooks. YB4L! 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E

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SPEAKER BIOS LINDA DRAKE, MJE, yearbook/newspaper adviser at Chase County Junior-Senior H.S. in Cottonwood Falls, Kan. Drake has received the Engel Award, the JEA Teacher Inspiration Award and Medal of Merit as well as a CSPA Gold Key Award and the NSPA Pioneer Award. She was named the 2008 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She has served on the KSPA, JEA and NSPA boards. 9 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 500 KAITLIN DRISCOLL News adviser and self-proclaimed “tech newbie” who is fascinated by the resources available and their ability to increase student engagement via differentiated approaches to learning. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B MICHELE DUNAWAY, MJE, advises the award-winning publications at Francis Howell H.S. in St. Charles, Mo. Dunaway has received a JEA Medal of Merit, a CSPA Gold Key, Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year honors, and she was a 2012 Distinguished Yearbook Adviser of the Year. In addition to advising, she is a published author of more than 23 novels. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313 GEORGIA DUNN, MJE, advised yearbooks and newspapers for more than 20 years. She received the Williams Teaching Award from the Wilmington City Schools as an outstanding teacher. She retired from teaching in 2002 and became the Ohio state director. She serves as one of the original JEA mentors as well as presenting at conventions and yearbook workshops. She also serves on the Scholarship Committee. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF WAYNE DUNN, CJE, is a retired adviser whose publications at Lebanon and Lakota West high schools in Ohio won top honors. Dunn is one of the original mentors in the JEA initiative, and he is a Gold Key and Lifetime Achievement recipient. He owns a photo studio, Well Dunn Images, with wife Georgia. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF JASON ELL is the co-adviser for the RJ Media program at Regis Jesuit H.S. He is in his third year teaching world history, economics and coaching football at Regis Jesuit. Ell also develops online curriculum for Edison Online. He wrote a complete junior high social studies program. He

began advising last year and loves helping students bring events to the community. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 PAUL ENDER was adviser to the award-winning American yearbook at Independence H.S. in San Jose, Calif., for more than 25 years. A longtime special consultant for Herff Jones, Ender’s honors include JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, Northern California Yearbook Adviser of the Year, CSPA Gold Key, JEA Lifetime Achievement Award, NSPA Pioneer Award and OIPA National Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame. 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D AARON ENGELMAN is the district media specialist for Geary County Schools USD 475 in Junction City and Fort Riley, Kan. His work takes him to the district’s 18 schools to cover 8,000 students as the eyes and ears of the parents, community and local media. He moonlights for live sports productions with K-StateHD.tv. 8 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 501C BRYNDA EVERMAN is a publishing representative for Balfour Yearbooks in Los Angeles. After more than 25 years of commercial printing and yearbook at home in the classroom. As technology evolves, she helps her students maximize their production time with innovative ways of using commercial software. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310A JANET EWELL, MJE, helped pass the California Adviser Protection Law and advised a prize-winning newspaper at an urban Title One school in Southern California. She writes frequently to advocate for student journalism and authentic education. She is a Fellow of the South Basin Writing Project, a National Board Medal of Merit and the CSPA Gold Key. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C CARRIE FAUST, MJE, advises the Summit yearbook and Express newspaper at Smoky Hill H.S. in Aurora, Colo. Her staffs have earned three CSPA Silver Crowns, an NSPA Pacemaker, Gold Medalist and All-American critiques, and many state and local awards. She was a JEA Rising Star in 2008, a JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser in 2009 and the CHSPA Teacher of the Year in 2011. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202B; 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 300A BRENDA FIELD, CJE, advises the Etruscan yearbook at Glenbrook South H.S.

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in Glenview, Ill. Her students’ books have earned both state and national recognition including NSPA Pacemakers and CSPA Crowns. Field serves on the board of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, and she was named a Special Recognition Adviser by JEA in 2010. 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A NICK FIORILLO, a junior at Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) H.S., is the editor-in-chief of the Hawkeye print and online publications (www.thehawkeye.org). An aspiring political science student, Fiorillo dreams of one day running a national campaign. He’s passionate about journalism, politics, family, friends, snowboarding and traveling. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411 MEGAN FITZGERALD, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the communication studies program at Nova Southeastern University. She teaches courses in journalism and advises the university’s student-run newspaper, The Current. Noon Saturday, Aqua 310B BILL FLECHTNER, MJE, advised publications in Oregon for 25 years. He is a DJNF Distinguished Adviser and a JEA Medal of Merit recipient. He serves on the JEA Mentor Program committee member and has mentored new advisers since the program began. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202B; 9 a.m. Friday Aqua Salons EF; 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B ANTHONY FREGOSO is the former sports editor and current managing editor of MavLife. His controversial story, “Athletic Director Decision Causes Backlash,” led his school’s administration to cancel the journalism class. Fregoso spoke at the district school board meeting and with seven local news sources to successfully support his rights as a student journalist. 1 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C TYNIN FRIES, a senior, is the editor-in-chief for The Feather Online (thefeather.com), at Fresno Christian H.S. In her four years on staff she has been a writer, a photographer and an editor. The Feather Online won 2012 and 2013 NSPA Online Pacemakers, a 2013 Best of Show, 2011 and 2013 CSPA Gold Crowns, and a 2012 Silver Crown. Another Crown award was expected at press time. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon D MEGAN FROMM, CJE, is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and

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SPEAKER BIOS the news literacy curriculum leader for JEA. She also is a member of the Scholastic Press Rights Commission. Fromm has taught high school publications and has worked as a professional journalist. Fromm has a Ph.D. in journalism and public communication from the University of Maryland. 3 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410B; 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B; 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A; 4 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 PRISCILLA FROST teaches and advises at Lindbergh H.S. in St. Louis. She serves on the JEA national Write-off committee. 8 a.m. Thursday, Cobalt 520; 1 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom CONNIE FULKERSON, CJE, is administrative assistant and bookstore manager for the Journalism Education Association in Manhattan, Kan. She has worked for JEA since 1988. Previously, Fulkerson co-edited two weekly newspapers in western Kansas, worked at a Nebraska printing company and was production coordinator for Kansas State University’s Student Publications Inc. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 202A SHERYL FULTON is Marketing Services manager for Jostens Printing and Publishing in Topeka, Kan. Fulton formerly taught at Fort Collins (Colo.) H.S., where she advised the Lambkin yearbook. She also advised the Archive yearbook at St. Louis University. Her books won awards from NSPA, CSPA and Colorado High School Press Association. She speaks at summer workshops and conventions. Fulton received the NSPA Pioneer Award in 2013. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B KELLY FURNAS, CJE, is executive director of the national Journalism Education Association, as well as an assistant professor at Kansas State University and associate director of Student Publications Inc. Prior to arriving at K-State, he was the student media adviser at Virginia Tech. He also has worked at newspapers in Las Vegas and Tallahassee, Fla. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire Ballroom; 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204; 1 p.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom; noon Saturday, Indigo GH; 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sapphire Ballroom VONDA GARCIA

State University San Marcos. The campus serves 10,000 in northern San Diego focused on reducing barriers to students’ postsecondary education. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314 TOM GAYDA, MJE, is director of student publications at North Central H.S. in Indianapolis. He is a former JEA curriculum commission chair and regional director. Gayda has been honored with awards from JEA, Dow Jones News Fund, Ball State University and The Indiana High School Press Association. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 314 MIRANDA GIBBS is the art and design editor for The Harbinger, the student-run publication of Shawnee Mission East H.S. in Prairie Village, Kan. This is her third year on staff, and she intends to pursue a career in graphic design and photography next year. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A DON GOBLE is an award-winning instructor from Ladue Horton Watkins H.S. in St. Louis. He speaks nationally at conferences and conventions, offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video into the classroom. Goble was a part of the 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator class and was named the 2011 Media Educator of the year from Gateway Media Literacy Partners. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 204B; 3 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410B; 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B; 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C; 4 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 COLE GODVIN teaches at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A JEFF GOERTZEN is a senior artist/ consultant with the Orange County Register and is director of education and training for Society for News Design. He has worked as graphics director for USA TODAY, The Denver Post, El Mundo in Madrid, Spain and El Periodico in Barcelona, Thomson Graphics in Newcastle, England and O Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the last 20 years, Goertzen has conducted workshops and in-house training for more than 100 news organizations worldwide. His work in graphics, illustration and design have won numerous international, state and local awards. You can see his work at jeffgoertzen.com. 8 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 500

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MARK GOODMAN is a professor and the Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University where he coordinates the Center for Scholastic Journalism’s Scholastic Journalism Census. Goodman, a lawyer, was executive director of the Student Press Law Center for 22 years. He has received many awards for his work with the student press including the Carl Towley Award, JEA’s highest honor. 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 202B ANNIE GORENSTEIN, CJE, advises The Claw yearbook at Arvada (Colo.) West H.S. In the four years she has been advising, her staffs have earned an All-American Critique and many state and local awards. Her passion is for sports — she was a Division I basketball player — and she has coached a variety of sports throughout her life. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C BRENDA W. GORSUCH, MJE, advises the newspaper and yearbook at West Henderson H.S. in Hendersonville, N.C. The publications have won CSPA Crowns and NSPA Pacemakers. She is a past chair of the SIPA executive committee and a past president of the NCSMA. She was a JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser and a DJNF National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Gorsuch is JEA’s Southeast regional director and 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 8 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204; 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire LP; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A; noon Saturday, Indigo GH SUZANNE R. GOULET scholarships at San Diego State University. With 34,000 students, San Diego State is the biggest university in the county. securing grants, loans and scholarships. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314 CHRIS GRASSESCHI serves as the adviser of the Miter newspaper from Bishop Blanchet H.S. in Seattle. Grasseschi also serves as the president of the Washington Journalism Education Association. He was the Washington State Adviser of the Year in 2008-2009. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411 KIM GREEN, MJE, advises Log yearbook and The Triangle newsmagazine staffs at Columbus (Ind.) North H.S. The publications have earned top national and state awards, including Gold Crowns and Pacemakers. chair. Green’s honors include JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, the Edna V.

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Folger Outstanding Teacher of the Year, DJNF Distinguished Adviser and Indiana Journalism Teacher of the Year. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 402; 3:30 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 500; 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402; 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A; noon Saturday, Indigo GH LISA GREEN is a sales representative for Walsworth Yearbooks in the greater Los Angeles area. She was the editor-in-chief of her high school and college yearbooks, winning CSPA Silver and Gold Crown awards for The Tower at Loyola Marymount University. Green has worked with high school and college programs across the country. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 204 MATTHEW GREEN has more than 10 years’ experience as both a print journalist and high school journalism educator. He started his career at the Oakland Tribune and went on to teach journalism at Fremont H.S. in East Oakland. Currently, he runs a news education program at KQED public media in San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B MISSY GREEN, who works for Walsworth Publishing Co. in central Florida, has been

a yearbook representative for more than 38 years. She has a degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina. Green has received the JEA Friend of Scholastic Journalism award and the Florida Scholastic Press Association Gold Medallion. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 PEGGY GREGORY, CJE, advised the award-winning Greenway H.S. Demon Dispatch for 35 years. She is language District and serves on the JEA Mentoring committee. Gregory was local co-chair for two JEA/NSPA Phoenix conventions. Honors include NSPA Pioneer Award, JEA Medal of Merit, CSPA Gold Key and James F. Paschal Award and DJNF Special Recognition Adviser and Distinguished Adviser awards. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202B; 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF JERRY GRIFFIN, a former yearbook adviser, has been a Walsworth Yearbooks representative for eight years. A presenter at state and national conventions, he specializes in technology instruction attainable for everyone, and his popular InDesign session was recently featured

SPEAKER BIOS in JEA’s Communication: Journalism Education Today magazine. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Cobalt 500; 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D JUHI GUPTA, a junior at The Harker School in San Jose, Calif., is multimedia editor for harkeraquila.com and a columnist for the award-winning newspaper The Winged Post, where she has been on staff for three years. She is on the NSPA Honor Roll, writes a column for Fremont Patch and intends to study journalism in college. Noon Friday, Aqua 314 KATHY HABIGER, MJE, advises yearbook and newspaper and teaches photography and journalism at Mill Valley H.S. The publications earn consistent Best of Show placings and Pacemaker honors. Habiger was local co-chair of the 2010 Kansas City convention. She serves on the Kansas Scholastic Press Association executive board and is past president of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 314; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A

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SPEAKER BIOS H. L. HALL, MJE, advised the newspaper and yearbook at Kirkwood (Mo.) H.S. for 26 years. Both received Pacemaker and Gold Crown Awards. Personal honors include DJNF Journalism Teacher of the Year, JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, JEA Carl Towley Award, CSPA Gold Key and adjunct professor at Kent State University, he teaches an online class in media management. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH; noon Saturday, Indigo GH; 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sapphire Ballroom GRACE HALVORSON is the co-president of the Gay Straight Alliance at La Costa Canyon H.S. in Carlsbad, Calif. Under her leadership, the school’s GSA has helped transform the campus culture to be more inclusive of all students. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B ERINN HARRIS, CJE, has been advising yearbook for eight years, and she is in her Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. She also advises tjTODAY newspaper, tjTODAY Online and TJTV. JEA named Harris a 2010 Rising Star, and she has been a yerd for the past 18 years. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 300A; 1 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A NANCY HASTINGS, MJE advised the yearbook and newspaper at Munster H.S. in Indiana for 38 years. Both publications earned Pacemakers, Crowns, Hoosier Stars and Best of Shows. Honors include NSPA’s Pioneer, CSPA’s Gold Key, JEA’s Yearbook Adviser of the Year and JEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She serves as JEA’s Indiana state director. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D JANICE HATFIELD, CJE, a member of the Pennsylvania School Press Association board and a JEA mentor, advised a school newspaper a decade and a Pacemaker literary magazine for 15 years. She retired in 2004. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF LACEY HATFIELD started a newspaper program at Jordan H.S. in Watts, Calif., and started the student yearbook program at Dorsey H.S. in Los Angeles. She is the president of Southern California JEA and is helping new advisers in Los Angeles. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310 B; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402

BOBBY HAWTHORNE is a writer, writing instructor and author of “The Radical Write,” now in its third edition, and “Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History.” He also wrote the text for a landscape photo book, “Home Field” (2010, UT Press). He has received JEA’s Carl Towley Award and CSPA’s Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching. 9 and 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom; 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo BF CARRIE HENDRIX has been advising the Westwind yearbook for the past 11 years and the Ranger Review newspaper for the past four years at Lewis-Palmer H.S. in Monument, Colo. Her students’ publications have earned state and national awards, have been highlighted in the Herff Jones “Ideas That Fly” and won a 2011 CSPA Silver Crown. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D GABY HERBST, CJE, has advised awardwinning staffs at both South Gate (Calif.) H.S. and Beverly Hills (Calif.) H.S. (current) in Los Angeles County. She advises newspaper, yearbook and online media at Beverly. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D JENNIFER HIGGINS, CJE, has been a newspaper adviser since 2004 and advises the Eagle’s View newspaper and website at Liberty (Mo.) North H.S. Her publications have won local, state and national awards. 9 and 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A VIVIANA HINOJOSA is the senior editor for The Feather Online (thefeather.com), at Fresno Christian H.S. In her three years on staff she has been a writer and an editor. The Feather Online won 2012 and 2013 NSPA Online Pacemakers, a 2013 Best of Show, 2011 and 2013 CSPA Gold Crowns, and a 2012 Silver Crown. Another Crown award was expected at press time. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon D MIKE HODGES is the president and COO at Union-Tribune San Diego, spearheading the transformation to a fully integrated media organization and charged with the direction and strategy for SignOnSanDiego. com and all interactive initiatives. Previously, Hodges was vice president of salesinteractive for Freedom Communications, the publisher of the Orange County Register, overseeing all interactive revenue initiatives for Freedom’s nationwide daily newspapers and broadcast television stations. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C

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DIANE HONDA, MJE, advises the yearbook and online news/social medias at Bullard H.S., Fresno, Calif. She has been in Fresno for 20 years and previous to that, Sherman Oaks CES in LAUSD for 14 years. She has been awarded the JEA Medal of Merit, the NSPA Pioneer award and the Cal-JEC Lifetime Achievement Award. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B SUSAN HOUSEMAN, MJE, was a TV journalist before becoming a teacher. She co-advises The Spoke newspaper and teaches broadcast journalism at Conestoga H.S. in Berwyn, Pa. Her TV students produce a live, daily newscast. A DJNF Special Recognition Adviser, Houseman has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism. She is JEA’s Pennsylvania state director and the vice president of the Pennsylvania School Press Association. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C TOM HUTCHINSON is an Internet veteran, having worked in the industry for more than 11 years as a software trainer, project manager, and product manager. He co-owns School Newspapers Online. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A MICHAEL HYUN is the editor-in-chief of the Walnut (Calif.) H.S. Cayuse yearbook. He was an editor for the feature and sports sections of The Hoofprint newspaper during his sophomore and junior years, respectively. He was appointed design editor-in-chief for the yearbook his senior year. Noon Saturday, Aqua 310A PATRICK R. JOHNSON, CJE, advises the award-winning Tom Tom newspaper at Antioch Community H.S. Previously, he was an instructor in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, where he taught digital journalism and visual communication. Johnson is the director of the Kettle Moraine Press Association’s Summer Journalism Workshop. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B; 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B RON JOHNSON directs Indiana University Student Media and advises the Indiana Daily Student newspaper, Inside magazine and Arbutus yearbook. A frequent conference speaker, Johnson is incoming competition director for the Society for News Design, after editing six editions of “The Best of Newspaper Design.” He taught at Kansas State University for 19 years, 15 of them advising the Kansas State Collegian. 1 p.m. Thursday, Aqua Salon D; noon Friday; Sapphire DH; 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo BF

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SHEILA JONES, CJE, advised the Pirateer state-approved CTE Convergent Media program in 2011. A former president of the Colorado High School Press Association, Jones in retirement is a JEA mentor. She has received the JEA Lifetime Achievement Award, CHSPA Medal of Merit, CHSPA Adviser of the Year award, Ridgway Freedom of Speech Award and the Federation of Press Women Fellowship. 9 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206; 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF JIM JORDAN is in his 30th year as yearbook adviser at Del Campo H.S. in Fair Oaks, Calif. His students’ yearbooks have won consistent Gold Crown Awards (13) from CSPA and Pacemaker Awards (15) from NSPA. In 1996, he was named JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. He has received the CSPA Gold Key, the NSPA Pioneer Award and the JEA Medal of Merit. 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A CHRIS JOY has been a successful Jostens yearbook representative for more than 13 years in Southern California. Most important to him is helping students learn that it’s so important to cover the experience not just the activity or event. His upbeat style will help motivate students to think of interesting ways to cover school events. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo D PAUL KANDELL, the 2009 DJNF National Journalism Teacher of the Year, is adviser to Palo Alto (Calif.) H.S.’s Pacemakerwinning newsmagazine, Verde, and website, The Paly Voice. He also is co-director of Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Noon Friday, Aqua A; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A NIMA KAPADIA has been teaching at advises the Colonel Tribune newspaper and Sabre yearbook. Kapadia was the editor-inchief of her high school newspaper at North Garland. She was also the news editor for the Daily Campus at Southern Methodist University, where she earned her degree in journalism and recently completed her second master’s degree. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D BONNIE KATZIVE, NBCT, advises The Howler and mhshowler.com at Monarch H.S. in Louisville, Colo. She is press law and Press Association and was a Reynolds Institute fellow in 2013. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A

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CRYSTAL KAZMIERSKI teaches graphic design, yearbook and drama at Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, Calif. Her students have earned CSPA Crowns and NSPA Pacemakers for Wings. She was the 2000 JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She received CSPA’s Gold Key award in 2002 and NSPA’s Pioneer award in 2007. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo A

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LORI KEEKLEY, MJE, advises at St. Louis Park (Minn.) H.S. Previously she worked as the director of contests and critiques at NSPA. The Echo has been a Gold Crown and Pacemaker recipient, and her students have won state and national awards. Keekley is a DJNF Distinguished Adviser and a member of JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aqua 300A; 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 400

EDMOND KWONG, after many years in hi-tech marketing, has decided to pursue opportunities to work with young artists

JACK KENNEDY, MJE, has been attending JEA/NSPA conventions since 1983, learning from the best, and still thinks he has something to say about narrative and persuasive writing in student media. After 30 years in the high school advising game, Kennedy now teaches writing to college students, most of whom did not get the education journalism students earn. Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire LP; noon Saturday, Indigo GH ELLEN KERSEY, CJE and a retired high school journalism adviser, teaches freshman writing and advises the yearbook at Corban University in Salem, Ore. She serves as a JEA mentor. 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF VALERIE J. KIBLER, CJE, teaches at Harrisonburg (Va.) H.S., where she advises the print and online newspaper. She was the local chair for the 2009 JEA/NSPA fall convention in Washington, D.C., and will chair the 2014 fall convention as well. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 206; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400 DIANA MITSU KLOS is executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association. She served as senior project director at the American Society of News Editors from 1996-2012. While at ASNE, she developed, raised money for and administered the High School Journalism Institute, the free online hosting service my.hsj.org, educational site hsj.org and an ad placement service. Earlier, Klos worked for daily newspapers in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sapphire Ballroom;

KATIE KNIGHT is co-editor-in-chief of the nationally recognized student-run newspaper, The Harbinger. She is a senior and has been on staff for 3.5 years. She plans to study journalism in college. Noon Saturday, Cobalt 501C

Pegasus yearbook staff at Homestead H.S. in Cupertino, Calif., earned a National Pacemaker and a Silver Crown. His passion for photography and design resulted in many published pieces in newspapers, magazines, brochures and websites. Noon and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH MAUREEN LANGLEY is a junior at Bloomington (Ind.) H.S. North. Langley is co-editor-in-chief of Fused newsmagazine and its website northupdate.com. Outside of school Langley works as an in-school columnist for The Herald Times in Bloomington, Ind. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon A MATTHEW LAPORTE advises The Howl yearbook and the Southwest Shadow online news site. When not enjoying the thrill of advising student publications, he also is the co-president of the Southern Nevada Society of Journalists. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310B EVELYN LAUER, CJE, advises the online-only publication Niles West News. She is a member of the JEA Digital Media committee. She teaches summer workshops of digital and social media at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. She also is a KEMPA and NISPA board member. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B PETE LEBLANC is in his 22nd year of teaching and sixth advising three programs at Antelope (Calif.) H.S., which opened in 2008. Students on the Titanium yearbook, Titan Times newspaper and Channel 5 Titan TV News staffs have won CSPA Gold and Silver Crowns, NSPA Pacemakers and NSPA Best of Show awards. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aqua Salon C; 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo A

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SPEAKER BIOS JOY LESSARD enjoyed advising awardwinning yearbooks and newspapers for 37 years in the Ellensburg (WA) School District. She was honored with Washington (WJEA) Adviser of the Year; Ellensburg School District Teacher of the Year; 2008 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award and 2012 JEA Lifetime Achievement Award. Lessard is a JEA mentor and teaches a summer workshop for advisers at the WJEA journalism camp. 9 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF JANET LEVIN, MJE, who has taught journalism since her career started in 1981, came to John Hersey H.S. in 1985 as adviser of The Correspondent newspaper, remaining in that position until today. She also advises the literary magazine. She received the JEA Medal of Merit in 2009, the JEA Teacher Inspiration Award in 2010 and the NSPA Pioneer Award in 2011. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B; 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C SCOTT LEWIS, CEO of Voice of San Diego, manages the organization’s internal operations and the strategic vision, creating

partnerships and products that have received national attention. He is a regular on TV and radio, hosts the weekly segments “San Diego Fact Check” and “San Diego Explained” on NBC 7 San Diego, hosts a weekly AM radio show and writes columns for San Diego Magazine. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410 JEFF LIGHT, editor and vice president of content for the Union-Tribune, grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., where his father was editor of the local newspaper. During the last three decades, he has worked for newspapers and their websites serving as an editor, a reporter, an intern, even a “hopper” – the person who throws the bundles of papers from the delivery trucks in the dead of night. He believes that journalism is one of society’s greatest callings. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire DH AMANDA LILLEMOE has a degree in communication studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and has spent her career specializing in event and consumer marketing for the yearbook industry with Jostens. Lillemoe spent eight years managing the Jostens event marketing strategy at the JEA/NSPA and CSPA conferences. Her most recent work includes turning innovative ideas into creative

marketing campaigns for yearbook staffs. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 310B GARY LINDSAY, MJE, recently retired after 40 years of teaching language arts and journalism at Kennedy H.S. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During his career he advised newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine, and his staffs earned numerous state and national awards. Lindsay is JEA’s North Central regional director, a JEA mentor for Iowa and a member of several JEA committees. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace FRANK LOMONTE is a lawyer, journalist and executive director of the Student Press advocate for the rights of student journalists nationwide. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 410B; 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A; 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A HENRIETTE LOWISCH is an international journalist who’s worked across continents and media. She’s an associate professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, where she directs the Master’s Program in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism and edits Montana Journalism Review, an award-

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winning student-produced magazine. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B GARY LUNDGREN, Jostens senior marketing manager, served as director of student publications and ASPA during his nine years at the University of Arkansas. His staffs received Gold Crowns and Pacemakers, and he received the Gold Key, Pioneer Award and Medal of Merit. In 16 years at Jostens, he edited two editions of the “1,2,3 Curriculum” and launched the “Look Book” and Jostens Adviser University. 11 a.m. and noon Friday, Aqua 313 AARON MANFULL, MJE, is the director of student media at Francis Howell North H.S. in Missouri. He advises the school’s North Star newspaper, Excalibur yearbook and FHNtodayTV broadcast program as well as FHNtoday.com and FHNgameday. com websites. He is JEA’s Digital Media Committee chair and runs a digital media summer journalism workshop, Media Now STL, in St. Louis. Manfull is in his 15th year of advising. 11 a.m. and noon Friday, Aqua 300A; 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313 MIKAELA MANUEL works for STHS News in San Jose, Calif. She loves working with others, helping those in need, and as a member of her school’s ASB, takes pride in making her work at school the best it can be spoken word artist, she spreads joy through her poetry and creativity. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B SUSAN MASSY advises the Lair yearbook and the Northwest Passage newspaper at Shawnee Mission Northwest H.S. in Kansas, where she teaches newspaper, yearbook and photojournalism. Both publications have earned CSPA Crowns and NSPA Pacemakers. Massy was honored as the 1999 JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo A MARK MATTISON, digital product manager at Jostens, has a degree in marketing from the Carlson School of Management. His mission is to bring digital products and experiences to the yearbook classroom on par with the most innovative companies in the world. With a passion for fun and results-driven marketing, he has successfully created several products that combine effective marketing concepts with beautiful digital experiences. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 310 B

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TAMRA MCCARTHY, CJE, teaches English and advises Wingspan, the yearbook publication from James Enochs H.S. in Modesto, Calif. She was recognized as a 2011 JEA Rising Star adviser and JEA 2012 Distinguished Yearbook Adviser. Her staff’s 2009 and 2010 yearbooks were awarded Pacemaker and Crown awards. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D JULIEANNE MCCLAIN, CJE, teaches journalism and advises Talisman, the student newspaper at Rutherford B. Hayes H.S. in Delaware, Ohio. She developed sophomore journalism, a yearlong curriculum that functions as an alternative for sophomores to meet the English 10 standards. McClain completed her undergraduate work at Grace College and earned a master’s in curriculum and instruction through the Missouri School of Journalism. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206 COURTNEY MCCLASKY is a former adviser from Texas turned yearbook representative. Her classroom organization has been invaluable to the advisers she works with. Her passion for creating a less chaotic and more productive yearbook room from the top down will make your life easier. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A MARY ANNE MCCLOUD, retired teacher, participates in the JEA mentoring program in Kansas after advising newspapers, yearbooks and literary magazines for 30 years. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202B; 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 202A; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF JIM MCGONNELL advised the newspaper, TV broadcast and website at Findlay (Ohio) H.S. for 20 years. All three programs received Pacemaker and Crown awards. Honors include DJNF Journalism Teacher of the Year, CSPA Gold Key, GLIPA Hall of Fame and Master Teacher of Ohio. Retired and living in Florida after 35 years of teaching and advising journalism staffs, he recently was hired by Disney. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH MARCIA MESKIEL-MACY works with clients uncovering true “needs” and “wants” by focusing on the choices they have made. When adding her life coaching training to her 31-year career as a publishing rep, she presents sessions designed to hit a nerve, provide food for thought and put tools in your tool box. As director of mymediaseminars, she truly gives out something of value to everyone. 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310B; 8 a.m.

SPEAKER BIOS Saturday, Indigo E GARY METZKER has been a lecturer at Cal State Long Beach since 2008. He is design adviser for the Daily 49er and Dig Magazine’s content and design adviser. For almost 25 years, he worked at the Los Angeles Times in positions ranging from sports news editor, metro news editor, A1 editor and senior editor. During that time, Metzker was a part of four Pulitzer Prizewinning staffs for breaking and spot news. Metzker has won two Los Angeles Press Club awards and two Medals of Excellence from the Society for News Design. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire DH SCOTT MILLER, a national baseball writer for the past two decades, last April was named as one of America’s top 5 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Miller has written for CBSSports. com, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, and he appears on MLB Network television and SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo E MEGAN MINEIRO is the editor-in-chief of MavLife, La Costa Canyon H.S.’s student news source. MavLife received the 2013 Courage in Student Journalism Award for leading a successful campaign to regain their journalism program after it was cut due to a controversial story. MavLife also has received two NSPA Best of Show awards, the JEA Impact Award and the JEA First Amendment Press Freedom Award. 1 p.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C MATT MOODY advises the Mission Bay H.S. Beachcomber in San Diego. An early adopter in online journalism, the staff has published at http://beachcombermb.com for the last four years and is continuing to improve the publication. All students use a Google Drive platform at a 1-to-1 ratio to compose, co-edit and create articles for our publication. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B WHITNEY MOORE has been a sales representative for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than six years. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a journalism degree, she knew she wanted to bring her experience and passion for yearbooks to as many high school and middle school students as possible. She’s been with Walsworth ever since and teaching and judging at JEA since 2008. 11 a.m. and noon Friday, Aqua Salon D

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SPEAKER BIOS AMY MORGAN, MJE, advises publications at Shawnee Mission West H.S. The newspaper and yearbook have earned honors. Morgan was local co-chair of the 2010 JEA/NSPA Kansas City convention. She serves on the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s executive board and has been on the board of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 314; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A CORY MORLOCK advises the 20TV broadcast program in Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is in his sixth year of advising. Prior to advising, Morlock worked for seven years as a news and sports producer, reporter and photographer at several television stations. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon D; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon C BEATRICE Y. MOTAMEDI, CJE, teaches journalism at The Urban School of San Francisco and is co-director of Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford. She is a DJNF Distinguished Adviser and was named Educator of the Year (high school division) by the California Journalism Education Coalition in 2012. She serves as JEA’s California state director. Prior to becoming a teacher, Motamedi worked as a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, United Press International and WebMD. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon C; 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310B JUDITH MURRAY, MJE and NBCT, has advised yearbook, newspaper, and literary magazine for the past 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English and a Master of Education in secondary education. She is a former reporter and page designer for The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, where she won the statewide overall prize for the Best of Print and the Best of Feature Writing through SPJ. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 313 MARK MURRAY is executive director of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors and coordinator of technology systems for Arlington ISD. He also is an Adobe Education Leader. Murray has received NSPA’s Pioneer Award, CSPA’s Gold Key, TAJE’s Trailblazer Award, JEA’s Medal of Merit and ATPI’s Star of Texas. 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Cobalt 500; 8 a.m. Friday Cobalt 501A; 4 p.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom; 8 a.m. Saturday Indigo 204

HEATHER NAGEL advises the Lion’s Roar at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tenn., serving as the Tennessee state director for JEA. The Lion’s Roar has won NSPA Best of Show, CSPA Gold Medal, CSPA Silver Crown and THSPA Best Overall Yearbook. Nagel received Special Recognition in 2012 in JEA’s H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year competition, and she was named THSPA’s Bonnie Hufford Outstanding Adviser. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon B ZOE NEED is a junior at Bloomington (Ind.) H.S. North. Need is co-editor-in-chief of Fused newsmagazine and its website northupdate.com along with North’s literary art magazine, Ink. Need also is an awardNoon Saturday, Aqua Salon A ABRIANNA NELSON, CJE, advises The Ridge Online, The Ridge newspaper and The Rampage yearbook at Pleasant Ridge H.S. in Easton, Kan. She majored in journalism at Washington and Lee University and interned with the Fairfax County Times and USA Today. Her specialties include Web-based journalism and social media. She is the JEA curriculum module leader for entrepreneurship. Noon Friday, Sapphire 400; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 206 ANDY NELSON is the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University. Previously, Nelson was an independent photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Bangkok, Thailand, with more than 20 years’ experience covering humanitarian issues, world affairs, U.S. politics and the environment. From 1997 to 2008, he was the Washington, D.C.-based staff photographer for The Christian Science Monitor, covering stories in more than 30 countries. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 400A; 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204

2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 202A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204; noon Saturday, Indigo GH; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua 313 CASEY NICHOLS, CJE, as advised journalism publications for 31 years at the middle school and high school levels, the past 20 at Rocklin (Calif.) H.S. His students have earned multiple national awards both as a staff and individually. Nichols is an NSPA Pioneer, JEA Medal of Merit recipient, and 2004 Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom SARAH NICHOLS, MJE, advises student media at Whitney H.S. in Rocklin, Calif., where her students have been recognized with top national and state honors. Nichols serves as JEA’s vice president and is a member of the Scholastic Press Rights Commission and Digital Media Committee. The 2010 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, she has been honored with JEA’s Medal of Merit and NSPA’s Pioneer Award. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204 MARGIE NISBETT advises yearbook and video news production at Walnut Grove Middle School in Midlothian, Texas. She has 19 years of teaching experience at the elementary and middle school levels as well as a background in instructional technology. In addition to yearbook and video classes, she teaches a robotics course and and is the campus PR contact. Noon Friday, Aqua 310B STEVE O’DONOGHUE is a former DJNF High School Journalism Teacher of the Year who taught 33 years in Oakland, Calif. Founder of The Media Academy and the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative, O’Donoghue coordinates scholastic journalism efforts with industry partners in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Contra Costa, Calif. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202A

GRETA NEPSTAD is a senior at Shawnee Mission East H.S. She is the news section editor and a copy editor for the student-run newspaper, The Harbinger. This is her third year on staff. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A

JENNY OETZELL is majoring in photojournalism at Biola University. Last year she was photography editor for The Pilot yearbook of Redondo Union H.S. in Redondo Beach, Calif. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204

MARK NEWTON, MJE, teaches journalism at Mountain Vista H.S. in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and advises VISTAj. The comprehensive media program includes the Eagle Eye newsmagazine, VistaNow.org, Eagle Vision TV and Aerie yearbook. He is JEA’s president. 8 a.m. Thursday, Aqua Salons AB; 8 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A; noon Friday, JEA Suite;

LORI OGLESBEE, MJE, advises the yearbook and media website at McKinney (Texas) H.S. The 2009 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year loves teaching kids who amaze her each year with commitment to excellence. They’ve been rewarded top awards at the state and national levels. Noon Friday, Sapphire 410; 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C

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OLADAYO OLAGUNJU is the founder of the technology startup that makes the iPhone app, “Questions — Ask and Answer.� 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B MIMI ORTH represents Herff Jones in Southern California, and she is the director of Yearbooks@theBeach. A former awardwinning yearbook adviser, Orth’s passion for fonts is widely known, as is her expertise in design and Adobe InDesign. Her schools regularly win national awards and recognition. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo C PAVLINA OSTA, a student at Spruce Creek H.S. in Port Orange, Fla., has more than four years’ experience as a radio personality. Since she was 11 years old, she has interviewed more than 300 celebrities on location and has been featured in national magazines such as Tiger Beat. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire 410 ROBERT PACILIO taught English, speech, debate and literary magazine for 32 years at Mt. Carmel H.S. In 1998 Pacilio received San Diego County’s Teacher of the Year award. He wrote the young-adult novel “Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe� and its sequel, “Midnight Comes to the Metaphor

Cafe,� novels that have been adopted in several California School Districts. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 313 JED PALMER is the adviser for the Eagle Eye View yearbook, the Summit newspaper and online site and STV Broadcasting. In 12 years at Sierra Middle School, his publications have earned All-Colorado, All-American, Pacemaker and Gold Crown awards. Palmer is the 2013 CHSPA Adviser of the Year, and he has had numerous students win state and national awards in photography, layout and writing. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 314; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A MEGAN PALMER, CJE, is in her sixth year advising the yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine and website at Park Hill South H.S. in Kansas City. She has presented at national, state and local conventions/ workshops and was named the 2013 Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year. 11 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C MEGHAN PERCIVAL, CJE, teaches photojournalism and AP psychology and advises The Clan yearbook staff at McLean H.S. in Fairfax County, Va. The Clan staff has been recognized with the NSPA Pacemaker and CSPA Gold Crown and

SPEAKER BIOS was inducted into the NSPA Hall of Fame. Percival loves helping staffs work on theme, coming up with new coverage ideas and hanging out with other yerds. 8, 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A CASSANDRA PEREIRA is the adviser for the Compendium yearbook and STHS News daily broadcast. She is passionate about education and technology, and believes in the power of student voice as a transformative element for school culture. This is her 11th year as a teacher. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B JOE PFEIFF, CJE, retired after 34 years of teaching and advising yearbooks and newspapers in Iowa, Illinois and Arizona. He is the recipient of the Forest Martin Award from the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from JEA. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402 STEPHANIE PINTO is a producer for STHS News and is a member of her school’s ASB in San Jose, Calif. She loves the world of media journalism and broadcast and enjoys making the daily news show the

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SPEAKER BIOS best it can be every morning, hoping to put a little laughter in every student’s morning. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B WAYNA POLK, MJE, recently retired from Abilene (Texas) H.S. Her Flashlight yearbook staffs won Silver Crowns and Pacemakers, SIPA All Southern and ILPC Gold and Silver Star awards. An NSPA Pioneer recipient, Polk has received JEA’s Medal of Merit and been a JEA Distinguished Adviser and Special Recognition Adviser. She is JEA South Central Region director, the Scholarship Committee chair and a member of the JEA Awards Committee. 6 p.m. Thursday, Aqua Salons AB; 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A; 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sapphire Ballroom SAM POPE has taught for nine years at Stagg H.S. in Stockton, Calif., the last few adding his Web and multimedia experience and expertise to the staggonline.net website. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon B LINDA PUNTNEY, MJE, is a publications consultant, and retired JEA executive director, director of Student Publications Inc. and adviser to the Royal Purple yearbook at Kansas State University. She received JEA’s Carl Towley, Teacher Inspiration and Medal of Merit awards and CSPA’s Gold Key and Charles O’Malley awards. CMA awarded her the Distinguished Four-Year Yearbook adviser, Distinguished Magazine Adviser and the Hall of Fame awards. 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH APOORVA RANGAN, a junior at the Harker School in San Jose, Calif., is the managing editor and former opinion editor of the award-winning newspaper The Winged Post, a reporter for harkeraquila.com and a long-form feature writer. Rangan has been on The Winged Post staff for three years. She is on the 2012-2013 NSPA Honor Roll and writes for the research-based science publication The Triple Helix. Noon Friday, Aqua 314 RACHEL RAUCH advises The Highlander newspaper, The Tartan yearbook and the Booster Club sports magazines at Homestead H.S. in Wisconsin. The Highlander has won multiple state awards as well as national Best in Show. In 2013, Rauch won the S’Park Media Mentor Award from Ithaca College and Outstanding Educator in her district. She also serves on

the Kettle Moraine Press Association board. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A JILL REPLOGLE is the border reporter for KPBS in San Diego. She covers the politics and realities of the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as immigration and the Baja California region. She has been a journalist for 13 years, reporting from Central America, Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. She regularly freelances for PRI’s The World, NPR and other national and state media outlets. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua 313 ABBIE RITTMILLER teaches at Eagle Valley H.S. in Gypsum, Colo. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A JONATHAN ROGERS, MJE, advises the award-winning The Little Hawk newspaper and website at Iowa City (Iowa) H.S. He worked as a sports reporter for daily newspapers and wrote environmental articles for E/The Environmental Magazine before advising. Rogers is the IHSPA president and writes for jeadigalmedia.org. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D DEREK SAMSON is the director of content for USA Today High School Sports. His group has been working with high school journalism departments to create the newest and most modern websites that mirror the USA Today Social Hub, directing them on types of content and how to run a media website. Noon Saturday, Indigo A ROD SATTERTHWAITE, MJE, is an English and journalism teacher at Dexter (Mich.) H.S., where he advises The Squall newspaper and www.thesquall.com. In addition, Satterthwaite is the legislative chair for The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, Region 6 director for JEA and a member of the Student Press Law Center’s Advisory Council Steering Committee. His students’ publications have won Pacemakers, Crowns and Spartans. 9 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Terrace; 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, Cobalt 500 SARA SAUSKER, CJE, the education manager for Jostens, uses her experience as a high school teacher and yearbook rep to inform her passionate philosophy of student journalism. Her latest crusade is to convince administrators across the country that a student journalism class can be one of the most valuable learning opportunities offered in a high school. 9 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B

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LAURA SCHAUB, CJE, is Lifetouch’s national key accounts manager. Previously, she directed the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association and served as a professor of journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She is past CSPAA president and has received the Gold Key, O’Malley, Paschal and Murphy Awards from CSPA. 10 and 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua 310A MATTHEW SCHOTT, CJE, advises the newspaper, website, yearbook and broadcast at Francis Howell Central H.S. Each year, his staffs engage in a service project tied to coverage they are doing. In the past three years, publications staff members have raised more than $3,000 for students and community groups in the St. Louis area. 9 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon D; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310 B KATHY SCHRIER, MJE, is executive director of the Washington Journalism Education Association. A former newspaper and yearbook adviser, she now serves as a JEA mentor to new advisers in the Seattle area. She is an NSPA Pioneer and a JEA Medal of Merit recipient. She also works part time for the Washington News Council. 11 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A SUZANNE SCHWERER is a content editor and works directly with the journalism programs on traditional and non-traditional styles of content popular to the USA Today websites. Noon Saturday, Indigo A IRINA SEGADE is a former San Diego high school history teacher and GayStraight Alliance (GSA) adviser, and she serves on the training committee for Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Segade has educated hundreds of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school personal on LGBTQ inclusive curriculum. She is an advocate for LGBTQ students on campuses in the San Diego city and county school districts. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B ALYSSA SELLORS advises The Legacy and has been yearbook adviser for almost newspaper, The Tradition. Sellors was her school’s 2010 Adviser of the Year. Noon Friday, Sapphire 411B MARJORIE HANSEN SHAEVITZ, author of “adMISSION POSSIBLE: The Dare to Be Yourself Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You,” is the founder/director admissionpossible.com, a free college admissions information and resources

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LINDA SHOCKLEY is deputy director of the Dow Jones News Fund and is a member of JEA’s Outreach Academy teaching cadre. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202A MOSES SHUMOW is an assistant professor in the department of journalism and broadcasting at Florida International University. Before earning his Ph.D., he worked in documentary production. He was a member of production teams for PBS, Discovery Networks, History Channel and National Geographic. He has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from New Mexico State University and a master’s in journalism from Emerson College. 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411B MIKE SIMONS, CJE, advises the Skjöld yearbook at West H.S. in upstate New York. Known for his high-energy teaching style and photography instruction, Simons was named a 2011 Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser by JEA. Skjöld has been

in the past four years. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sapphire 400B SUE SKALICKY, MJE, is a ninth-year English 10 and journalism teacher at Century H.S. in Bismarck, N.D. She advises the Century Star newsmagazine and the Century Spirit yearbook and teaches an introductory journalism class. During the past 25 years, Skalicky has worked as a medical photographer, a section editor/ writer/photographer of a weekly newspaper, a leadership conference speaker and a freelance writer. Noon Friday, Indigo 202A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 402 RAY SLYE, CJE, sales and marketing resource consultant with Herff Jones Yearbooks, taught journalism and advised student publications in California and Arizona prior to becoming a yearbook representative in the Sacramento area. His own students and those at schools in his territory have earned numerous national, regional and state awards. A CSPA Gold Key winner, Slye teaches at workshops and conventions from coast to coast. 9 a.m. Saturday, Indigo D

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SPEAKER BIOS CAROL SMITH is a retired journalism adviser from Lovington, Ill. She is a JEA mentor and is on the Illinois Journalism Education board. 10 a.m. Friday, Indigo 206 DEREK SMITH, WJEA’s 2013 Adviser of the Year, advises student publications at Renton (Wash.) H.S., a school that had no school paper for several years until Smith’s arrival in 2010. In 2012, The Arrow won the national JEA Diversity Award in 2012 and 2014, and was named a

10 and 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 410; 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A NANCY Y. SMITH, MJE, advises the newspaper, yearbook, online and digital media at Lafayette H.S. in Wildwood, Mo. She has been teaching journalism and advising publications for 25 years, and she frequently speaks at workshops and conferences across the country. Smith is the JEA national Write-off chair. Honors include DJNF Special Recognition Adviser

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SPEAKER BIOS and JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser. Wednesday through Saturday, Cobalt 520; 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Indigo Ballroom; 8 a.m.noon Friday, Indigo Ballroom; 6 p.m. Friday, Indigo 204 HOLLY SOBOROFF teaches at Washington (Iowa) H.S. She advises the Washingtonian newspaper and HiLife yearbook. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa and an M.Ed. in journalism instruction from the University of Missouri. She is the JEA curriculum leader for opinion writing. 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 400 LUKE SOUTHWELL, a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula H.S., is editor-in-chief of Peninsula’s yearbook. In 2008, he founded PressFriends’ student volunteers mentor under-served elementary students on articles they write for school newspapers. PressFriends has trained more than 300 student volunteers, mentored more than 1,600 under-served youth and published more than 85 newspapers. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 206

TESSA SOUTHWELL is a sophomore at Palos Verdes Peninsula H.S. and is sports editor on Peninsula’s yearbook. She also is a founding member of the founded TheatreFriends, a program for underserved youth that involves playwriting as well as musical theater instruction and performances. 1 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 206 HOWARD SPANOGLE, assistant editor of Communication: Journalism Education Today, formerly advised the Glenbard East H.S. Echo in Lombard, Ill., and the Highland Park H.S. Bagpipe in Texas. Now located in Asheville, N. C., he has edited books and curriculum projects for yearbook companies. Both Spanogle and his students have earned numerous state and national awards. 10:15 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF; 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua 310A RONNA SPARKS-WOODWARD, MJE, has advised publications since 1997 and advises the Ayrie yearbook at Liberty North H.S. The publications she has advised have received many state and national awards including Pacemakers and CSPA Crowns. 9 and 10 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A

JENNA SPOONT, a freshman at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, was managing editor of The Spoke, the Pacemaker-winning student newspaper at Conestoga (Pa.) H.S., during the 2012-2013 school year. She is the 2013 JEA National High School Journalist of the Year. Spoont’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election received the NSPA Multimedia Story of the Year. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A ALLIE STAUB advises The Scrapbook where she teaches art and yearbook. In her four years of advising, her yearbook has earned numerous state and national honors including a CSPA Gold Crown, NSPA All American, Best of Show awards, and Picture of the Year 2012 and 2013. She received the 2012 President’s Award from the Art Education Association of Indiana. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon A; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Indigo 204 LARRY STEINMETZ, CJE, has been a yearbook and newsmagazine adviser for 15 years at Bullitt East H.S. in Mount Washington, Ky. Both the Endeavor and the Livewire have been recognized by entities on both the state and national level. He also serves as the school technology

JEA BOOKSTORE The JEA Bookstore will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. More than 300 different publications for teaching journalism and advising student media will be available. Students may purchase forgotten supplies for the Write-off competition. Shop early. Supplies are limited. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal or school check, purchase order and cash accepted. If you signed up for the Continuing Education Units through Kansas State University, come by the bookstore to pick up your certificate. JEA Bookstore Hours: 1-7 p.m. Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday

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coordinator, school decision-making council vice president, English department chairperson and head coach for girls golf. Noon Friday, Aqua 310A GREG STOBBE has taught English for 22 years at Fresno (Calif.) Christian H.S., where he serves as the publications adviser for The Feather Online (www.thefeather.com). Online Pacemakers (2006-2013). Stobbe is a former board member of JEANC. He has spoken often at NSPA and CSPA conventions, advocating online high school journalism since 1998. Noon Saturday, Aqua Salon D CAROL STRAUSS is a JEA mentor from Newport Beach, Calif. She taught photography and advised newspaper and yearbook for 40 years at Los Amigos H.S. in Fountain Valley, Calif. 11 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF LYNN STRAUSE advised 30 yearbooks before retiring, the last 13 at East Lansing (Mich.) H.S. Strause continues to speak and judge for national, regional and state organizations. She was named Michigan’s Adviser of the Year, JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, received a CSPA Gold Key, NSPA Pioneer Award and JEA Lifetime Achievement Award. She works as a yearbook consultant. 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501C RIC TAPIA is a professional sports photographer based in Los Angeles. His clients include NFL, Getty Images, Associated Press, ESPN and many more. Tapia has spoken about his experiences and teaching photography to student at Brooks Institute of Photography and several yearbook camps including Walsworth’s Yearbook West. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire Ballroom

Journalism teacher of the year and is president of the Kansas City area scholastic journalism group, JEMKC. Noon Friday, Sapphire 411A; 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire Ballroom CINDY TODD advises the El Paisano yearbook and teaches photojournalism at Westlake H.S. in Austin, Texas. Her students’ publications have earned top awards from TAJE, ILPC, CSPA and NSPA. Todd was named 2012 Yearbook Adviser of the Year and a Distinguished Yearbook Adviser by JEA, and she is a recipient of the Edith Fox King and Max R. Haddick Teacher of the Year awards. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire DH DEANNA TRANG is the manager for the Cayuse yearbook and Hoofprint newspaper at Walnut (Calif.) H.S. In the past, she has been a reporter and student life editor. Each year on staff she has experienced the Noon Saturday, Aqua 310A MICHELLE TURNER has been the adviser for Blue Jay Journal TV at Washington (Mo.) H.S. since 1998. Over the years, on top of broadcast journalism, she also has taught English, photography, art and yearbook. Turner’s students have been NSPA Pacemaker Finalists, STN Excellence winners, NSPA Best of Show winners, and more. Several alumni are now in the broadcast industry. Noon Friday, Aqua Salon C AMBER VAN DER VEEN is completing her third year as activities director at Santa Teresa H.S. She is also a former newspaper adviser for STHS. She embodies the idea that learning is naturally fun. 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B

MIKE TAYLOR is a journalism specialist/ key accounts with Walsworth Publishing Co. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production at Lecanto (Fla.) H.S. for 13 years. He has served as president of the Florida Scholastic Press Association and has received the FSPA Gold Medallion and JEA Medal of Merit. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua 300A; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 411; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B

LISA VAN ETTA taught journalism for 27 years, the last 17 at Cypress Falls H.S. in Houston before retiring from public education in June. She advised two print and two online publications plus broadcast journalism at CFHS. Five of the last eight Texas High School Journalists of the Year were her students. Two won the national JOY title. Van Etta now teaches journalism at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston. 10 a.m. Friday, Aqua Salon A

ERIC THOMAS, MJE, advises newspaper (The Dart), online (DartNewsOnline) and yearbook (Teresian) at St. Teresa’s Academy, a private all-girls Catholic high school in Kansas City. He has been named a Special Recognition yearbook adviser, Missouri

SUZI VAN STEENBERGEN, CJE, teaches at La Costa Canyon H.S. in Carlsbad, Calif. She served on the planning committee for the 2014 JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego. 10 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 502B

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SPEAKER BIOS NICOLE VARGAS, an award-winning journalist, serves as a lecturer and internship coordinator in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. She also is active in a number of national and regional journalism organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the California Chicano News Media Association, the National Association for Women in Sports Media and the Online News Association. 11 a.m. Friday, Indigo 204 KAREN WAGNER advises yearbook at Eaglecrest H.S. in Centennial, Colo., where she has been teaching journalism for 10 years. After developing her love for scholastic journalism in high school, she has worked to develop the programs at EHS and created a graduation program to encourage students to pursue and develop their own love for journalism. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salon B JASON WALLESTAD is the adviser of the Knight Errant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, Minn. He has been a student media adviser for 17 years and is the 2013 Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year. He also is the co-founder of School Newspapers Online. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sapphire 411A; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 300A CARMEN WENDT, MJE, has been a teacher and adviser more than 30 years, advising both yearbook and newspaper staffs. She was a member of the Phoenix convention local committee, is JEA Arizona state director and is in the Arizona Adviser Hall of Fame. 11 a.m. Friday, Sapphire 402; 10 a.m. Saturday, Aqua Salons EF ANITA MARIE WERTZ, MJE, advises the newspaper, yearbook and journalism programs at Cesar Chavez H.S. in Stockton, Calif. She is the JEA Junior High/Middle School Commission chair. She oversees the JEA Aspiring Young Journalist Award, which honors top middle school journalists. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cobalt 500; 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobalt 501A ANTHONY WHITTEN, CJE, began his scholastic journalism career as a high school yearbook editor. He then served as business manager of Corks & Curls at the University of Virginia for three years. He advises the Guardian yearbook and the Chantilly, Va. The publications have earned

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state and national awards including a CSPA Silver Crown. Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Indigo 206 SARA WILLIAMSON has taught at of those years she has been the yearbook sponsor. She also has worked with the newspaper staff as their technical adviser, and she continues to consult with them on a regular basis. 8 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 202A CASANDRA WORKMAN, CJE, has taught for 13 years, spending 11 of those as a yearbook adviser, and currently advises the Odyssey yearbook at Centennial H.S. She is the co-president of the Southern Nevada Society of Journalists (SNSJ), which she helped found in May 2011. She works in her district to provide professional development and support to advisers. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sapphire 400 SUSAN ZANKE runs USA Today’s High School Sports journalism program and interacts daily with schools piloting the program. She works with journalism advisers and teachers on how to make the site run better, ideas they have that would make it easier and technological questions.

Oceanside pier. Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona, sandiego.org. Zanke also is in charge of signing up new schools for the program. Noon Saturday, Indigo A MITCH ZIEGLER, CJE, advises the print newspaper, online newspaper and yearbook at Redondo Union H.S. He was a Distinguished Adviser in the National Yearbook Adviser of the Year competition in 2010. All three publications have won Pacemakers and/or Gold Crowns from NSPA and CSPA. 11 a.m. Saturday, Indigo 204 JO ZIMMERMAN, MJE, is a JEA mentor from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

2:30 p.m. Friday, Aqua Salons EF STAN ZOLLER, MJE, is an adjunct professor of journalism at Lake Forest (Ill.) College. He is in his 16th year of journalism education and is Illinois state director and incoming East regional director. He is a member of JEA’s Multicultural Commission and Scholastic Press Rights Commission. Zoller is also vice president/Freedom of Information of the Chicago Headline Club, Chicago’s SPJ Chapter. 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Indigo 202A; noon Friday, Indigo 202B; 11 a.m. Saturday, Aqua 310A

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