The SCSPA board met this past Saturday, Feb. 1, to plan the SCSPA spring conference. This year’s conference will be held Tuesday, April 22. Listed below are tentative session titles/descriptions. More information about the spring conference will be posted soon!
But That Story’s Boring!-Learn how to turn that bring story into a piece everyone wants to read.
Google Docs Changed My Life-From efficiently creating and organizing your files to gathering feedback and assigning stories, the suite of Google docs has something for everyone.
Marketing Yourself-Come see portfolio examples from students just like you who have found ways to market themselves before graduation and beyond.
Cloud Filing-Come to this session to learn about your content management options for storing info online and maintaining your digital archives.
Touchdown Dance-Learn from experienced photographers how to spot those unforgettable moments of victory and defeat that define great sports photography.
What’s Trending?-Design your lit mag to reflect your student culture by modernizing your design and theme.
What to Print?-Learn how to encourage submission and how rubric design and organization can help you streamline the process of deciding what pieces will be published.
Earning Honors Credit for your Journalism 4 Students-Listen to advisers talk about how they worked with their districts to create a journalism honors program.
Who Does What?-Two staffs will show you how they assign duties with fewer than two dozen students to share the workload of managing social media accounts.
Marketing 101-Discuss marketing techniques to put your yearbook in the most hands and in front of the most eyes possible.
School’s (NOT) Out for Summer!-This session will provide tips on how to start next year’s book before the first day of school.
No Do-overs-Learn how to handle live interviews, anchoring, reporting and even doing a live show.
Open-ended Awesome-National Emmy-award winner and former CBS This Morning anchor Jane Robelot teaches you the tips for turning your story into gold with in-depth interviews, unique questions and bold quotes.
Persistence in Publication- Explain the importance of staying on time with stories, layouts and printing the publication.
Gamecock Productions-Broadcast students from USC’s Gamecock Productions introduce students to the program.
Editors Roundtable-Discuss the leadership roles within publication staffs and the relationship between the principal and the staff.
The Thrilling Fields: How to Conquer as an Editor in Chief-In this hands-on workshop, learn how to professionally deal with difficult scenarios you may face as an editor.
Sensitive Subjects: When Tragedy Strikes Your School-Learn from experienced advisers how to cover tragedies professionally and appropriately.
Tour of Publications at USC-Tour the different USC student media offices housed in Russell House.
Team Planning for Theme Planning-Gather ideas on how to plan your theme package for your 2015 yearbook using scavenger hunts, pop culture and your local mall.
Pimp My Page!-Submit your layout designs that you think need a serious upgrade and let our layout expert critique your work and offer helpful pointers.
All About the Shot-Go in depth from taking a photo to framing a shot.