Cost is $6 per person for MIPA members, $6.50 for non-members.

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).

You’re invited to attend the eighth 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.

Proposed topics:

How to interview someone

How to cover sports

Photography: How to get good shots

Hot trends in yearbooks

Writing good leads

Caption writing

Writing reviews for your newspaper

Writing good headlines

You can write great feature stories

Creating advertisements

Finding good sources and stories

Editors roundtable

Newspaper design

What to include in your yearbook

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!