Pre-convention workshops

$25 per workshop per person
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9

Know what it takes to be career-ready

You’ve done the work toward your degree, but are you career-ready?

Learn the steps you’ll need to take to prepare yourself for applying for your next internship or job. We will discuss the job market and how to speak the language of recruiters. We’ll break down the do’s and don’ts of resume writing and cover best practices for cover letters, interviews and networking


Developing inclusive leaders

It is imperative for modern media leaders to develop inclusive behaviors that foster environments where staffers feel trusted, valued, and heard.

Because even the best-intentioned leaders can be derailed by tradition, bias, fear, poor communication and lack of accountability, we will address how these issues contribute to non-inclusive newsrooms and develop a blueprint for creating inclusive organizations that leverage the diverse talents of all contributors.


Changes and challenges:
A crash course on leading your team through it all

Your newsroom faces enormous change and challenges as the college media landscape rapidly evolves. Navigating it requires leadership and this crash course will help you find ways to meet those challenges and equip you with tools you can use to make sound decisions.


Engage your audience and improve your content

This session will help you consider your audience not as consumers but as collaborators. Learn some of the basic tools to help you reach and engage with your audience more effectively.


Visual storytelling
with the international Society for News Design

There’s a vibrant community of visual storytellers just waiting to welcome you. For more than 40 years, the Society for News Design has gathered visual storytellers for the sake of perfecting craft and celebrating best practices.

You’ll meet some of the very best. These storytellers will show their work and provide tips to help you with your designs. Share your work. Dive into the profession.