2018 State KHSJA Convention to feature workshops, high school journalism trade show

The 2018 Kentucky High School Journalism Association statewide convention is just around the corner. The big event is set for Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown on West Vine Street. The event kicks off with registration between 8 and 9 a.m. The KHSJA Trade Show, featuring yearbook representatives and college journalism programs from around the state, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon EST. It’s the ideal opportunity for teachers and students alike to talk with yearbook reps while college journalism reps and students can confer.

Again this year we’ve held the registration fee to a low, low $5 per student and chaperone while teachers will pay $10 each to attend. Our breakout sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon, when the convention concludes. Breakout workshops are 55 minutes long. (Lunch is on your own.)

Click the link below for a registration form. Print it out and mail or fax to KHSJA, 101 Consumer Lane, Frankfort 40601 or fax it to 502-226-3867.

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Questions? Email me at dgreer@kypress.com or call me at our Frankfort office at 502-223-8821, ext. 21.

Tentative program so far:

–Yearbook Improvements that will drive your sales, Larry Steinmetz, East Bullitt High School

–NABJ panel on the transition from high school to college journalism, Mel Coffee, et al, UK School of Journalism

–Basic newswriting is an art form, Translates to student newspapers, yearbooks, websites, and broadcast, Stan McKinney, Campbellsville University

–Give your high school TV newscast the flare to wow your viewers, Mel Coffee, et al, UK School of Journalism

–The Maestro Process for Multimedia; an organizational method for design and content that really impresses, ┬áBuck Ryan, UK School of Journalism

–Improving your smartphone photos, videos, David Stephenson, UK/Kentucky Kernel

–Using social media to improve your brand, Kakie Urch, UK School of Journalism

–David Stephenson, advanced photo skills, UK

–Writing techniques for social media, These tips will cause your page views to soar, Kentucky Kernel staff

–And more to com!