Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in 2012

Back by popular demand, below is an updated list of what I consider to be the most indispensable national-level get-togethers for those who are practicing, teaching, and still learning the craft of journalism. They focus on a variety of skills and media and cover both the educational and professional sides of the field.

Journalism & Media Conferences: Top 11 to Attend in 2011-2012

Note: Check out my updated 2012 list — — A recent college graduate emailed me last week requesting a list of journalism and media conferences worth attending.  It is a fantastic question. — Below is a list of what I consider to be the most indispensable national-level get-togethers for those who are practicing, teaching, and […]

Student Journalist Spotlight: Bobby Melok, The Montclarion

In the picture below, Bobby Melok describes himself as being “in full student-journalist mode: bags under the eyes, gym clothes, you know, stuff that screams out ‘I’ve been up for 48 hours straight, get out of my way!’” As EIC of The Montclarion at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Melok is overseeing the paper’s […]

J-Students: The Social Media ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

UCLA Daily Bruin EIC Anthony Pesce was disappointed at the lack of practical advice and support provided by speakers, overseers, and his j-student peers at the 2008 ACP/CMA national conference (basically *the* annual get-together of U.S. j-students and the people who love them).    In a post for the MediaShift Idea Lab group blog, he […]