Friday, July 27, 2007

Summer training opportunities

If you think summer is the time for college newspaper editors and advisers to hit the beach and take a long break from the business of putting out a great newspaper, think again. Sure you can have some fun during your summer vacation, but this is also an important time to plan for the upcoming school year.

Do you want to run some kick-ass projects in your paper this year? Do you dream of setting up an investigative team? Are you thinking about a redesign? Is your Web site looking oh-so-turn-of-the-century? Once school starts, you’ll get caught up in the day-to-day demands of putting out your regular issues and dreams may get tossed aside. If you plan now, you may actually be able to make some of these long-term goals a reality.

In a series of blog entries, we’ll talk about some of the things you can do now to prepare for the coming semester.

The first is to check out some of the summer training opportunities for students and advisers.

Among them are:
College Media Advisers Advising Today’s College Media
August 2-3, 2007
Baltimore, MD

Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers College Summer Journalism Workshop
August 3-5, 2007
Baltimore, MD

California College Media Association
Editorial and Advertising Boot Camp

September 15, 2007
Los Angeles, CA

Journalism Association of Community Colleges
Editors' Leadership Camp and Advertising Camp
July 31-August 2, 2007
Pismo Beach, CA

Mostly free online courses in everything from headline writing to design to leadership to ethics. This is a fabulous resources for students and advisers as well as professional journalists.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Computer-Assisted Boot Camp
August 5-10, 2007
Columbia, MO

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Mapping Data for News Stories

August 19, 2007
Columbia, MO

And don't forget the
Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention
October 24-28
Washington, D.C.

If you know of other summer training opportunities that should be listed email me at kanigel (at)

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