The Oregon Journalism Education Association and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication invite you to attend the 2019 Fall Media Day. Join us for a full slate of learning sessions led by media professionals, SOJC faculty, and experienced media advisers.
FINDING STORY IDEAS / INTERVIEWING / PRESS LAW AND ETHICS / TEAMBUILDING / EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP / ELEMENTS OF DESIGN / AUDIO STORYTELLING / ONLINE NEWS COVERAGE / CAREERS IN MEDIA / WRITING AND EDITING / AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT / VISUAL COMPOSITION / YEARBOOK COPY WRITING / SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM / DATA VISUALIZATIONS / BUILDING TRUST
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University of Oregon alum and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Tonya Alanez is the 2019 Fall Media Day keynote speaker.
Tonya Alanez grew up on the Yakama Reservation in Washington state. She was a longtime Saturday Marketeer in Eugene and attended Lane Community College where she was editor-in-chief of its weekly newspaper, The Torch. She transferred to UO where she earned a journalism degree and was named “outstanding graduate” in the journalism school’s news/editorial sequence. Alanez was the first in her family to earn a college degree. Internships took her to The Oregonian in Portland, across the country to the Press Journal in Vero Beach, Florida and back to the west coast for a year-long program at the Los Angeles Times called METPRO.
Alanez has worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale since September 2005. She reports on crime and breaking news and is part of the team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for the Sun Sentinel’s coverage of the Parkland school shooting. Alanez has covered criminal courts, statehouse legislative sessions, hurricanes, Rolex girls, killer clowns and death row executions.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
ERB MEMORIAL UNION, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SESSION 1: 10-10:50
SESSION 2: 11-11:50
LUNCH: 12-12:50 — on own
SESSION 3: 1-1:50
SESSION 4: 2-2:50
CLOSING: 3-3:30 — awards
Get your students ready for this year’s keynote speaker with this activity that introduces them to the Sun-Sentinel’s award-winning work.
Planning for Fall Media Day? Here’s a tentative list of sessions. Printed copies of the final program will be available in adviser packets on the day of the event.
Advisers must be current OJEA members to bring students to this event. OJEA membership can be added to your event registration through Eventbrite or can be completed separately here.
OJEA Membership: $35 per year / $90 for three years
Adviser registration: $40 or free for advisers presenting two sessions or one session + contest judging
Student registration: $20 by Oct. 25 / $25 after
OJEA will continue to offer support for low-income schools seeking financial assistance in order to attend Fall Media Day. Funding for sub and bus reimbursement is limited and will be reserved for schools with the greatest financial need.
Please apply here by Oct. 11 to be considered for this grant opportunity.
The Best of Show contest is for current publications, broadcast, and online media staffs. Middle and high school publications will have their own categories. Bring contest materials to the event, and drop them off at the registration table. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony.
Judges will look at overall content, technical difficulty, and appearance. Awards will be given for first through third place.
Yearbook – Bring a copy of your yearbook. Yearbooks will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals, and layout.
Newspaper – Bring a copy of your best publication from the last 12 months. Newspapers will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Magazine – Bring a copy of your best publication from the last 12 months. Magazines will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Website – List the website URL on the form at registration. Make sure it’s up to date and consistently updated.
Newscast – List a URL to access the broadcast online. Entries will be judged by broadcast journalism standards.
There is no additional cost to enter the Best of Show contest.
We are looking for workshop instructors, panelists and forum moderators in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, photography, layout and design, communication law, First Amendment, new media or any subject you think might be imperative for young journalists. Please keep in mind that if you have presented in previous years, some students may be returning to this event. It may be time to change topics or refresh your presentation. If you have a panel topic, please let us know before you confirm with the participants.
There are four available time-slots to present: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.. Each session runs for 50 minutes. Lunch is provided for all speakers and presenters.
Sign up here to present or judge: Session Proposal Form
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