Many of the state's top college journalists will gather on campus May 8 to learn new skills and be honored for outstanding writing, reporting and photography over the past year.
Upwards of 100 student journalists and their advisers will attend the annual Collegiate Day journalism program at LBCC. The event, supported by the Oregon Newspapers Foundation and hosted by LBCC and The Commuter, will include sessions on investigative reporting and social media.
The event kicks off Friday morning with a panel discussion moderated by Charlie Weaver, publisher of the Daily Emerald at the University of Oregon. Along with members of the Emerald staff, Weaver will discuss the transition of the campus newspaper into a multimedia company that not only distributes news and information but also provides marketing and public relations services.
Samantha Swindler, managing producer for the Oregon Media Group and editor of the Forest Grove Leader, will lead a session on investigative reporting.
Tigard Times reporter Geoff Pursinger and Portland Tribune reporter Shasta Kearns Moore will discuss social media and the newsroom in another session.
The event will be capped off with the annual Collegiate Newspaper Contest Awards in the afternoon, where Oregon college newspapers and their staff will be recognized for outstanding work over the past year, including writing, reporting, illustration, photography, websites, and newspaper advertising and design.
For the past half dozen years LBCC and The Commuter have hosted the event, which involves student journalists at four-year universities and community colleges from around Oregon. Collegiate Day is organized annually by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents newspaper companies throughout the state.
Friday's event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and concludes after the awards program, which runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact LBCC journalism instructor and Commuter adviser Rob Priewe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-917-4563.
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