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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
MSU Union, Michigan State University
9 a.m. to Noon

You’re invited to attend the 11th annual Middle School Journalism Conference sponsored by Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. We want to offer you a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other yearbook and newspaper advisers. In addition, your students will enjoy the interactive sessions and go back to school motivated and excited. Speakers will be professionals from the area and knowledgeable publication advisers from around Michigan. And enter student work in the contest! Awards ceremony is at the end of the morning.

Cost is $7 per person for MIPA members, $8 for non-members. For all registrations paid for after Oct. 25 Nov. 6, add a $1 per person late fee.

Registration:  8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Sessions will be 9–9:30 (Keynote); 9:40–10:15; 10:25–11:00; 11:10–11:45 (Awards 11:50–12).

Proposed topics:

How to interview someone

Photography: How to get good shots

Writing good leads

Caption writing

Writing good headlines

You can write great feature stories

Finding good sources and stories

Newspaper design

Writing neat info boxes

Bring copies of your newspaper to put out on the exchange table. If you have extra yearbooks to exchange, bring those as well!