Line-up of Panels, Saturday, April 6

9 to 10:15 a.m.

On the Hunt: Journalism students and internship advisers provide the inside scoop on how to land impressive internships and first jobs. Whether looking for a short-term summer gig or a post-grad full-time job, On The Hunt is an investment in your future you won’t want to miss.

Room S2080

Panel members:

  • Marcus Constantino, photo editor at The Parthenon, Marshall University
  • Sandy York, faculty adviser to The Parthenon, Marshall University
  • Sandhya Kambhampati, WOUB Public Media, Ohio University

Moderator: Nerissa Young, instructor, Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Everybody’s a Photographer: Add value to your digital photos by taking them from snapshots to photojournalism. In this session, a seasoned newspaper photographer with advanced multimedia skills will provide a crash course in framing and composition, then send you around the UD campus on assignment. Once back, he’ll assess your work and offer tips for improvement. Requirements: Digital camera with card reader and a willingness to share the images you collect in the critique session.

Room S2006

Panel member:

  • Glenn Hartong, photographer and videographer, Cincinnati Enquirer

Moderator: Jenny Wohlfarth, director of undergraduate studies and magazine track coordinator, University of Cincinnati Department of Journalism

The Ethical Journalist: Learn ethics from real-life recent cases,
including those in the newest SPJ handbook and those playing out
everyday in newsrooms across the country.

Room S2060

Panel members:

  • Kevin Smith, lecturer in journalism, University of Dayton Department of Communication
  • Jan Leach, assistant professor of journalism and director of The Kent State University Media Law Center for Ethics and Access

Moderator: Hagit Limor,  investigative reporter, WCPO-TV/Cincinnati, and assistant professor, electronic media, University of Cincinnati Department of Journalism

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. SUPER SESSION

New Newspapering: Everyone knows newspapers have been buffeted as readers and advertisers have fled to the Internet and the economy has tanked. But Ohio editors, like those in other states, are hardly calling “uncle.”  In the conference Super Session, eds from the top four dailies in the state explain their wide-ranging strategies to stay competitive and relevant.

Room S1050

Panel members:

  • Carolyn Washburn, editor, Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Jana Collier, editor, Dayton Daily News
  • Alan Miller, managing editor, Columbus Dispatch
  • Thom Fladung, managing editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Moderator: Mizell Stewart, vice president of content, E.W. Scripps Co.

LUNCH – Noon to 1:15 p.m. — Cafeteria

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

After the War:  What stories about the military still need telling today as the U.S. ends (or greatly reduces) its role in Iraq and Afghanistan? Find out from journalists who cover the military and veterans issues and service members who help shape post-war stories.

Room M2265

Panel members:

  •   Barrie Barber, military reporter, Dayton Daily News
  •   Pam Walck, doctoral student and former military reporter, Ohio University
  •   Mary McCarty, columnist and veterans’ issues reporter, Dayton Daily News
  •   Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, adjutant general of West Virginia

Moderator: Nerissa Young, instructor, Ohio University, who covered stories at Columbus Air Force Base

Open Records 101: University administrators hide behind their ignorance of freedom of information laws and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to avoid releasing information vital to campus media such as crime reports, student court rulings, employee hiring decisions, etc. Find out from the experts how to make the law work for you and learn about the new national campaign to break FERPA.

Room S2006

Panel members:

  • Terry Hapney, assistant professor, Marshall University
  • Frank LoMonte, executive director, Student Press Law Center
  • Ginny Frizzi, writer, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Moderator: Annette Taylor, assistant professor of communications, University of Dayton Department of Communication

Radio Today: With fewer and fewer stations employing news staffs,
radio pros provide an update on the state and the future of radio
news. The good news: There’s plenty of new energy in the radio biz.

Room S2060

Panel members:

  • Maryanne Zeleznik, news director, WVXU-FM public radio, Cincinnati
  • Shane Southern, president and CEO, Southern Communications
  • Tom Moore, anchor and reporter, WTAM-AM Newsradio in Cleveland

Moderator: Vince Duffy, news director, Michigan Radio, and chairman, Radio Television Digital News Association

Justice for All: In some newsrooms, stories with justice themes have disappeared as staffs have shrunk. This panel celebrates journalists and news orgs that have remained committed to covering stories related to race, immigration, and social justice. Learn how they’ve turned their passion for justice into meaningful stories.

Room S2080

Panel members:

  • Mark Curnutte, social justice reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Jon Gambrell, chief correspondent for Nigeria, Associated Press

Moderator: Patricia Gallagher Newberry, Region 4 director, Society of Professional Journalists, and senior lecturer, Miami University Journalism Program

3 to 4:15 p.m.

What’s Your Brand?: Seasoned pros walk you through the steps to brand
yourself as a can-do journalist. In a digital world, you need to control your digital image. – or someone else will.

Room S2060

Panel members:

  • Joe Grimm, uber career coach and visiting editor in residence, Michigan State University
  • Sharon Wilmore Buggs, content editor, Dayton Daily News

Moderator: James Pilcher, senior editor, Schaeffer’s Investment Research

How to Cover Fracking: You’ve heard about it, you know it’s important,
and now you can figure out how to cover hydraulic fracturing in your
community. Don’t leave Dayton without learning about the hottest “green” topic around.

Room 2080

Panel members:

  • Max Litt, research scientist, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Fernando Arias, research scientist, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Kevin Smith, lecturer in journalism, University of Dayton Department of Communication

Moderator: Dave Davis, reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Story in Steubenville: Covering hometown sports and scandal has never been easy. But it’s infinitely more complicated when the case involves rape charges against star players in a fabled high school football program, with a long list of social media angles and aggressive competition from the national press. In this panel, editors from the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald- Star lay out the challenges of covering one of the biggest prep sports stories in the nation just weeks after the March 2013 verdict.

Room S2006

Panel members:

  • Russ Gallebrese, executive editor, Steubenville Herald- Star

Moderator: Patricia Gallagher Newberry, Region 4 Director, SPJ, and senior lecturer, Miami University Journalism Program.


2 thoughts on “Sessions

  1. Laura Hobson says:

    Do I need to register for the sessions?

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