Nationally recognized student media adviser Casey Nichols will be MIPA’s featured speaker at the 2018 Fall Conference on Oct. 22 in Lansing. Register now
Nichols is the yearbook, newspaper and student media website adviser at Rocklin High School in California. He is a graduate of Ball State University with a master’s degree in journalism.
“We’re excited to bring Casey to MIPA to join the many other journalism educators and media professionals who will be speaking to students at our Fall Conference,” MIPA Executive Director Jeremy Steele said.
Nichols advises the Tonitrus yearbook, Flash newsmagazine and Flash website. Nichols is a frequent speaker at workshops and conventions and is the former chair of the Journalism Education Association Awards Committee. His yearbook staffs have won numerous crown and Pacemaker awards. Nichols has been honored with the NSPA Pioneer, Gold Key and JEA Medal of Merit awards for his work in scholastic journalism. He was the 2005 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year.
MIPA’s Fall Conference draws 2,000 students journalists and their advisers to the state’s capital for a day of nearly 80 breakout sessions. Nichols will be leading several sessions throughout the day during the Fall Conference.
Nichols taught middle school journalism for 11 years at his alma mater, Eich Intermediate School, before joining the staff at California’s Rocklin High School. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University.