2013 CJI CLASSES
Teachers at all stages of their publication advising career will benefit from this class. Advisers with no or little experience learn from others who have been advising longer, and veterans reconnect and are re-energized by those with less experience. Basics of advertising, design, interviewing, writing and editing are combined with staff motivation, team building and grading as well as some work with multi-media. Advisers leave CJI with a new network and support system – the CJI instructor and all the class participants. Individual advisers may also go into other classes for indepth instruction in specific areas.
BROADCAST (VIDEO) JOURNALISM
This class is designed for students and advisers who have little or no experience in broadcasting. In this class participants will learn how to produce stories for the visual electronic medium. They will learn to interview, write scripts for the ear, pitch stories to a news director, shoot stories and edit them for airing. Class members will produce Inside CJI, a show that will air at the awards breakfast Sunday morning. ($25 lab fee)
DESIGN BOOT CAMP
Both students and advisers can take this class to learn how to use InDesign to produce – as well as to modify – a well-designed publication. The instructor will show the class how to use InDesign to integrate design elements and the latest trends into any publication. Class participants will leave with a small portfolio of their work. ($25 lab fee)
DESIGN IDOL 2013
In this advanced design class students who already know how to use InDesign will learn to use it more effectively by learning and using the four T’s of design: trends, tools, tricks and training. After a review of basic design elements, the instructor will teach the rules governing the elements and how to break rules effectively. Participants will leave the workshop able to help their staffs improve typography and page consistency and be able to make designers’ visions jump off the page. ($25 lab fee)
Although this class is specifically designed for editors-in-chief of newspapers and yearbooks, section editors will benefit as well. The instructor will teach skills of leadership – goal setting, time management, team building and organization. Editors will learn how to help their staff meet deadlines and produce quality work by learning how to encourage, to coach and to motivate. Editors will discuss ways to deal with issues of being a leader, like working with peers and administrators who do not understand the importance of a student publication. They will discuss staff manuals and editorial boards, and they will discuss the day-to-day work of editors like story ideas and design. Editors will leave the workshop to return to their staffs organized, informed and full of enthusiasm for the year ahead.
Designed both for students and advisers new to journalism as well as those with more experience, journalistic writing will unlock the secrets of great storytelling and give your writing power and pizzazz. You’ll get tips on reporting and interviewing and learn how to find ideas and sources to bring your reporting to life. You will learn to write attention-grabbing leads and compelling stories that just won’t turn your readers loose. You’ll discover the importance of accuracy, balance, fairness, responsibility and AP style and talk about strategies to get stories done by deadline. You will leave the workshop with confidence in your own writing ability and enthusiasm to get to work on telling the stories of the people at your school.
Is your staff publishing online? Do you also have a print edition? Either way, this class is for you. The class will emphasize both the writing and the technical aspects of publishing online. Participants will either learn how to do the following from the beginning or take their knowledge to the next level: (1) get story ideas for print and web editions; (2) write and design for the web; (3) take pictures and write cutlines for the web; (4) shoot videos for the web; (5) create slideshows for the web; (6) create graphics for the web, and (7) make their site interactive using polls, quizzes, comments and user-generated content. A final, but important part of the class, will be to (8) get tips on how to get traffic to your website. ($25 lab fee)
This class is designed for all photographers – beginning, intermediate or advanced. In this class students will learn how to produce award-winning publication photographs using digital cameras. They will learn about photojournalism, digital imaging basics and basic Photoshop and will leave the workshop not only with a collection of their class work but also with the knowledge of how to tell stories through photographs. ($25 lab fee)
Getting your 2014 yearbook started and planned is the goal for this class. Participants will cover the entire yearbook process: theme development, coverage, ladder creation, design, photo selection, interviewing and writing. The instructor will also cover leadership skills--staff management, motivation and organization--as well as share tips to make the production of your yearbook painless. Working in a computer lab, participants will design pages and write at least one feature story. They will leave the workshop with a solid plan ready to implement when they return to school.
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Broadcast (Video) Journalism
Design Boot Camp (Beginning Design)
Design Idol 2013