Auburn University to host journalism advisers workshop for teachers

AUBURN –Auburn University will host a journalism workshop on campus for elementary, middle school and high school newspaper advisers, June 9-11.

The workshop will provide teachers with the basic skills they need to teach the next generation of newspaper reporters and editors. Participants will become newsroom managers, ready for any assignment that could come up in a school environment.

The program will blend journalism theory with practical, hands-on application to give participants the knowledge and skill set needed to start a publication at their schools or take their publications to the next level. Session topics will include news reporting and writing, newspaper design, photojournalism, feature writing, the law and scholastic journalism.

The deadline for registration is 5 p.m., April 15. The first 18 advisers to register and pay the workshop fee will be accepted into the program. The workshop site is available at http://cla-web.auburn.edu/cmjn/index.cfm/initiatives/journalism-advisers-workshop.

To register, go to https://media.cla.auburn.edu/cla_apps/journalismAdvisersWorkshop/form.cfm.

Tuition for the workshop is $200 per participant. The fee includes all workshop sessions and supplies, three nights of hotel accommodations at The Hotel at Auburn University, as well as an optional welcome dinner at the hotel on June 8, a buffet breakfast at the hotel on June 9, 10 and 11 and lunch on June 9 and 10.

Participants will share a hotel room with a participant of the same gender, or may reserve a single room at an additional cost of $95 per night, or $285 total, which will be due when the participant registers for the conference. For information about the hotel, go to http://www.auhcc.com/.

Tuition is $120 for local participants who do not wish to stay overnight, and includes all workshop sessions and supplies, an optional welcome dinner at the hotel on June 8, a buffet breakfast at the hotel on June 11 and lunch on June 9 and 10.

The first session begins Thursday, June 9, at 8 a.m. and the workshop will conclude on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. Hotel check-in is Wednesday, June 8, after 3 p.m.

Auburn University will award continuing education units, or CEUs, to eligible individuals who have registered for and attend all segments of the journalism workshop and who meet all learning objectives for the program. Information about CEUs is available at http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/ops/ceu_activities.htm.

Co-directors of the workshop are Jennifer Wood Adams, journalism program director, and Nan Fairley, associate professor of journalism.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wood Adams, Journalism Program Director, at (334) 844-2751 or by e-mail at adamsj1@auburn.edu.

(Contributed by Jennifer Wood Adams.)

Contact: Jennifer Wood Adams, (334) 844-2751 (adamsj1@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)