HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 16, 2010 – Members of the Campus Chronicle staff at High Point University recently attended the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, held Oct. 27 through 31 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky.
Those who went included Katie Nelson, editor-in-chief; Allison Hogshead, copy and design editor; Matt Wells, organizations editor; Tierney Gallagher, opinion editor; Steven Haller, assistant editor-in-chief and sports editor; Jeremy Hopkins, photography editor; Alex Ruano, distribution manager; and Dr. Bobby Hayes, adviser to the Chronicle.
“The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the Campus Chronicle staff to learn from professionals across the country about how to tackle the issues and challenges student journalists face on college campuses today,” says Hayes. “In seminars ranging from reporting on a campus tragedy to dealing with the myriad of tensions that arise when student journalists practice their First Amendment rights, our editors picked up valuable tips that will help them create an even better product for our readership.”
While there, the group attended dozens of sessions that covered a variety of journalistic subjects, such as features, front page design, staff recruitment, interviewing, advertisement, editing, online resources and how to redesign a newspaper.
“Conferences are an important activity for any organization, particularly for college newspapers,” Nelson says. “Our group gained a variety of new perspectives and ideas about producing a paper from attending sessions and hearing from experts. I believe our organization as a team was strengthened, we became closer friends, and we came away with new ideas on how to improve our skills and make the Campus Chronicle a better paper for HPU.”
Nelson says Chronicle members hope to attend future conventions in Orlando and Chicago.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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