FAQs

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During the four days at newspapers2 on the LBCC Liberal Arts campus you will choose one session where you can become an “expert.” We believe in hands on work so whatever you learn, you will be “doing” within an hour. Everyone works on one of two publications—the campus first-day edition at LBCC and/or newspapers2online.com. What you write, design, editing, photograph is published by Thursday! This is real world experience that will get you ready for the beginning of school and a whole new day of journalism excellence on your own campus publication.

[su_row class=””][su_column size=”1/2″]Reporting and Writing the News. . .

  • How to begin a story—writing leads
  • Interviewing Skills
  • The “Perfect” News Story
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • AP Style
  • Feature and Profile Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Media Law and Free Speech for High School Writers’
  • Editorial Writing
  • How to Find Good Stories on Campus
  • Team Writing Assignment for Online and Print Publications

Media Design. . .

  • Principals of Design
  • Why White Space is Your Friend
  • Typography and Color
  • Getting Readers to Look at the Newspaper
  • Graphics and Sidebars
  • Style Sheets, Libraries and Templates
  • Photoshop, Photography and Prepress
  • Designing for the iPad

Web/Broadcast. . .

  • Critiquing your school’s social media presence
  • Blogging
  • Working with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Editing Multimedia and Posting
  • Camera and Video Equipment Field Work
  • Podcasting
  • Creating and Editing a Finished Website

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[su_column size=”1/2″]For EICs Only. . .

  • Challenges an Editor Faces
  • What Makes a Professional Publication
  • AP Style and Coaching Writing
  • Media Law
  • Organizing the Staff
  • Team Editing Practice
  • Editing and Publishing Online and Print Publications

Photography. . .

  • Camera Handling and Equipment Care
  • Downloadidng photos and content management
  • Storytelling with Photos
  • Shooting angles, lines and shapes
  • Photoshop Techniques
  • Editing for Press and Online
  • Ethics

Advisers. . .
Choice of Activities. . .
Monday: Reporting Class with Special Notes on Teaching Journalistic Writing OR
Media Design Class OR WEB/Broadcast Class OR Photography Class
Tuesday: EICs Only Class with Special Adviser-EIC Roundtable Discussion OR
Media Design Class OR WEB/Broadcast Class OR Photography Class
Wednesday: Adviser Curriculum Session
Thursday: Adviser Curriculum and Class Management and Production Session
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