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Auburn Journalism Day
Friday, Oct. 19
Student Center, Second Floor

Admission is free and open to ALL Auburn University students


Be sure to follow the conference events on Twitter: @AUJRNL
Live tweet during the conference using #AUJDAY
9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Student Center Room 2222
Keynote Address

Welcome from Carol Pappas, Journalism Advisory Council Chairwoman (@CarolPappas2)
Introductions by Dr. Jennifer Wood Adams, Journalism Program Director (@AUJRNL)

Featured Speakers
  • Maxwell Newfield, Production Assistant for CNN Documentaries in Atlanta and has covered breaking news for the Southeast Desk and CNN Investigations
  • Riley Tant, Senior Product Manager at WebMD in New York City and former Associate Product Manager for RealSimple.com and Producer for Health.com ()

10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. 
Breakout sessions
Breaking into Broadcast Journalism: How to Stand Out from the Crowd 
Student Center Room 2222

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Wood Adams, Journalism Program Director (@AUJRNL)

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Susana Schuler, Vice President of News for Raycom Media
  • Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery
  • Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor, WLTZ-Columbus (@ChelsaMessinger)
  • Brandice Hudson, Reporter, WRBL-Columbus
 
Newbie in the Newsroom: What it is REALLY Like at your First Journalism Job
Student Center Room 2218

Moderator: Dr. John Carvalho, Associate Professor in Journalism (@JohnCarvalhoAU)

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Kristin Williams, Copy Editor, The Decatur Daily/Florence TimesDaily
  • Lauren Newman, Staff Writer, The Tallassee Tribune (@LSNewman)
  • Riley Tant, Senior Product Manager at WebMD ()
  • Katie Brumbeloe, Copy Desk Chief, Pensacola News Journal (@KatieB_PNJ)
  • Maxwell Newfield, Production Assistant for CNN Documentaries

11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 
Breakout sessions
How to Work as a Reporter and Live Well in Your Community
(Or Otherwise Known As … How NOT to Get Chewed Out in Walmart)

Student Center Room 2218

Moderator: Ed Williams, Professor in Journalism (@edwilliams76 )

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Kendra Carter, Staff Writer, The Gadsden Times (@kendrakcarter)
  • Bill Perkins, Editorial Page Editor, Dothan Eagle (@billperkins)
  • Mike Szvietiz, Sports Editor, The Opelika-Auburn News (@Szvetitz)
  • John Stevenson, Publisher, The Randolph Leader
  • Reta McKannanAttorney and former reporter for The Huntsville Times (@reta3784 )
 
Reporting with Social Media and the latest Digital Tools
Student Center Room 
2225

Moderator: Dr. Michael Fuhlhage, Assistant Professor in Journalism (@mjfuhlhage)

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Bill Barrow, Southeast Political Reporter, Associated Press, Journalism Advisory Council’s Immediate Past President (@BillBarrowAP)
  • Herbert LoweJournalism professional in residence, Marquette University, and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists (@herbertlowe)
  • Anthony Cook, Huntsville Community Hub Director, al.com (‏@AnthonyCook)
  • Julie Clark, Producer, al.com ‏(@juliecmckin)

Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Student Center Room 
2223
Journalism Advisory Council Meeting & Luncheon
(Advisory Council members and invited guests only)
Students – lunch on your own

1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 
Breakout sessions
Sports Journalism in the Digital Age
Student Center Room 2222

Moderator: Austin Phillips, Adjunct Journalism Instructor and Plainsman adviser (@ScoopPhillips)

  • PARTICIPANTS:
  • Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News (@KenBradleySN)
  • Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery
  • Mike Szvietiz, Sports Editor, The Opelika-Auburn News (@Szvetitz)
  • Jon Johnson, Sports Editor, Dothan Eagle (@eaglesportsed)
  • Wes Sinor, Associate Producer, al.com (@WesleySinor)
 
Feature Writing and Magazine Journalism – How to Break into the Business
Student Center Room 2225

Moderator: Judy Sheppard, Associate Professor in Journalism and Internship Director

  • PARTICIPANTS:
  • Kay Acton, Editorial Consultant/Director, Sky Vision Magazine & former editor of Coast Living magazine
  • Alec Harvey, Features Editor, The Birmingham News and national president of the Society for Features Journalism (@AlecBhamNews)
  • Carol Pappas, Journalism Advisory Council Chairwoman, President and CEO, Partners by Design & former publisher of The Daily Home in Talladega (@CarolPappas2)
  • Mallory Boykin, Editorial Assistant, Mobile Bay Magazine (@boykima)
  • Helen Northcutt, Editorial Assistant, Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. Times Magazine and Bassmaster.com(@HelenNorthcutt)
 
Tips from the Top on how to Land your First Journalism Job
Student Center Room  2218

Moderator: Nan Fairley, Associate Professor in Journalism (@fairleyAUsome)

  • PARTICIPANTS:
  • Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News (@KenBradleySN)
  • Anthony Cook, Huntsville Community Hub Director, al.com (‏@AnthonyCook)
  • Wanda Lloyd, Executive Editor, The Montgomery Advertiser (@MGMeditor)
  • John Stevenson, Publisher, The Randolph Leader
  • Cy Wood, Publisher, The Times–News

2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Breakout sessions
My Super Sweet Summer Internship
Student Center Room 2222

Moderator: Judy Sheppard, Associate Professor in Journalism and Internship Director

  • PARTICIPANTS:
  • Coleman McDowell – Sports Illustrated intern, summer 2012 (@ColemanMcDowell)
  • Jenny Steele – Communication intern for Pat McCrory, the North Carolina Republican candidate for governor, summer 2012
  • Ethan Bernal – The Montgomery Advertiser intern for sports, summer 2012 (@EGB_123)
  • Mallory Boykin, Editorial Assistant, Mobile Bay Magazine (interned at Seventeen magazine in New York City) (@boykima)
  • Helen Northcutt, Editorial Assistant, Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. Times Magazine and Bassmaster.com(interned at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.) (@HelenNorthcutt)
  • Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery, will discuss the importance of internships for journalism students
 
Multimedia Storytelling
Student Center Room 2225

Moderator: Austin Phillips, Adjunct Journalism Instructor and Plainsman adviser (@ScoopPhillips)

  • PARTICIPANTS:
  • Herbert Lowejournalism professional in residence, Marquette University, and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists (@herbertlowe)
  • Jim Alred, New Media Director, News Publishing Company, Rome, Ga.
  • Julie Clark, Producer, al.com (@juliecmckin)
  • Maxwell Newfield, Production Assistant for Special Investigations and Documentaries, CNN
  • Wes Sinor, Associate Producer, al.com (@WesleySinor)

3 pm. to 3:50 pm. 
Critique of The Auburn Plainsman’s Print and Online Editions in the Plainsman’s office
Student Center Suite 1111

Moderators:

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Riley Tant, Senior Product Manager at WebMD
  • Maxwell Newfield, Production Assistant for CNN Documentaries
  • Kristin Williams, Copy Editor, The Decatur Daily / Florence TimesDaily
  • Lauren Newman, Staff Writer, The Tallassee Tribune
  • Katie Brumbeloe, Copy Desk Chief, Pensacola News Journal
  • Kendra Carter, Reporter, The Gadsden Times  
  • Bill Perkins, Editorial Page Editor, Dothan Eagle
  • John Stevenson, Publisher, The Randolph Leader
  • Rheta McKannanAttorney and former reporter for The Huntsville Times
  • Bill Barrow, Southeast Political Reporter, Associated Press
  • Julie Clark, Producer, al.com
  • Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News
  • Alec Harvey, Features Editor, The Birmingham News and national president of the Society for Features Journalism
  • Carol Pappas, Journalism Advisory Council Chairwoman, President and CEO, Partners by Design & former publisher of The Daily Home in Talladega
  • David White, Alabama Legislative Reporter, The Birmingham News
  • Wes Sinor, Associate Producer, al.com
  • Mallory Boykin, Editorial Assistant, Mobile Bay Magazine
  • Helen Northcutt, Editorial Assistant, Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. Times Magazine and Bassmaster.com

 

 

 

Jennifer Wood Adams

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Wood Adams
Journalism Program Director
112 Tichenor
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-2751
adamsj1@auburn.edu

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