The National JEA/NSPA Journalism Convention

Plan now to attend the National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando, FL – November 12-15.

This event is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The Logoassociations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, JEA’s on-site Write-off contests, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career roundtables and evening entertainment.

Breakout sessions for students from all media types — newspaper, online, broadcast, yearbook and magazine — are planned to meet the publishing and broadcasting needs of all scholastic student media. Some are specifically for advisers, administrators or middle school students. Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers the bases.

With typical attendance of more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share and celebrate success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from throughout the United States.

JEA ORLANDO SESSIONS (Check the Orlando convention website for any changes or additions!)

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Session: Mobile Video Journalism Boot Camp

Description: Become a citizen journalist using iOS to report on the world around you. Students will learn how to unleash the power of their iOS device to develop high-quality news packages. This workshop will teach students how to plan, develop, shoot and edit a story. An iOS device (iPhone or iPad) is required, and you will want to bring your charger as well. While microphones and tripods are ideal, they aren't necessary. We’ll be using the apps iMovie and Paper by FiftyThree, as well as collaborative apps such as Google Drive, Docs and Google Photos. Having
Airdrop enabled on devices is also recommended. Preregistration was required.

Beginning time: 8:30 am
Ending time: 5 pm
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Location: Oceanic 8, Lobby Level (capacity 84)

Session: Broadcast Story Structure

Description: 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, b-roll, natural sound, finding those “golden nuggets," and the basics of telling a solid broadcast story.

Beginning time: 12 pm
Ending time: 12:50 pm
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Oceanic 5, Lobby Level (capacity 104)

Session: Cover the Whole Story

(Co-presenter: Gaby Herbst, Beverly Hills HS Adviser)

Description: The role of the 21st century journalist has evolved to include multimedia skills: video, print, photography, Web and social media. Take your Web posts to the next level by marrying short- and long-form articles with storytelling video packages and other media.

Beginning time: 2:30 pm
Ending time: 3:20 pm
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Asia 4, Lobby Level (capacity 228)

Session: Broadcast Mini-Lessons

Friday November 13th
9a-9:50a
Location: Asia 4, Lobby Level

The student newsroom is quiet. Reporters working in groups have some down time. What should I have my students do to be productive? This session will provide you with take home mini-lesson broadcast activities that you can implement right away.

Session: Video Journalism with Your Device

Friday November 13th
10a-10:50a
Location: Asia 4, Lobby Level

Become a citizen journalist using an iOS to report on the world around you. No microphone or tripod are necessary. A full video production studio resides within an iOS device, and I want to help you learn ways you and your students can leverage the power of video. A free mobile journalism course through iTunes U will be our basic foundation for learning.


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Session: Multicam Sports Productions

(Co-presenter: Jon Souders)

Description: Learn how to begin your journey into multicam sports productions. What equipment is needed? Should we go live? Can students pull off a live production?

Beginning time: 12 pm
Ending time: 12:50 pm
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Oceanic 2, Lobby Level (capacity 78)

Session: Audio — It REALLY is Important

Description: Audio in broadcast and multimedia is every bit as important as the video to tell the story in a compelling and interesting way. However, it is often overlooked. Explore effective techniques to include great audio and natural sound in your next story or live production.

Beginning time: 1 pm
Ending time: 1:50 pm
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Oceanic 2, Lobby Level (capacity 78)


JoeBergantinoHead-200JOE BERGANTINO, Executive Director, New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR)

Session: Investigative Reporting for High School Media

Description: What are the issues in your school and community that could lead to compelling investigative reports? This session will focus on providing you with a step-by-step method for conducting an investigation as well as coming up with investigative story ideas.

Beginning time: 11 am
Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Location: Southern Hemisphere I


MichaelHernandez-200MICHAEL HERNANDEZ

Session: Broadcast and Video
Boot Camp • $30

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday. Limit 30.

In this 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. The instructor will be Michael Hernandez of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. Participants must bring their own video cameras, tripods, microphones and laptops with editing software. Please test and become familiar with your equipment before attending the session, as the presenter may not be familiar with your specific hardware/software.


For more information please visit the Orlando convention website by clicking here.

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