Monday, May 7, 2012

LBCC set to host Collegiate Day on May 11

For the third year in a row, college journalists from around the state of Oregon will gather Friday, May 11, at Linn-Benton Community College for Collegiate Day.

Collegiate Day is an annual journalism workshop and awards program coordinated by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. In addition to learning reporting, writing and editing techniques, students are honored with awards recognizing the state's best college journalism over the past year.

This year's program focuses on "Journalism in the Digital Age." It includes:
  • A keynote talk by John Canzano, Oregonian sports columnist and Portland radio talk show host.
  • A discussion of "Ethics in the Internet World" led by Jud Randall, journalism faculty adviser at Portland State University.
  • A presentation on "The Power of Reporting" by Nigel Jaquiss, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for Willamette Week.
  • A tips on using Storify, smart phone apps and other gadgets in reporting.

The program will start at 10 a.m. with a welcome by ONPA Executive Director Laurie Hieb. Registration opens at 8 a.m.

After lunch, the Collegiate Newspaper Contest Awards will be presented, beginning at 1:15 p.m. In addition to individual and staff awards, the state's college newspapers are vying for the coveted General Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding efforts of the top daily and weekly college newspapers. 

More than 100 students are expected to attend this year's program, the third successive workshop and awards presentation hosted by LBCC and its student newspaper, The Commuter. 

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