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Auburn Announces First AU J-Day Conference :: Journalism Program

The Auburn University Journalism program announces their first AU J-Day conference on Friday, Oct. 19.
 
The program is bringing journalists and news executives from all platforms (print, digital, broadcast) to speak to students about what to expect in the industry, how to find an internship or job and what it takes to make it as a media professional.
 
The event is free and is open to all Auburn University students. All sessions will take place in the Student Center.
 
Contact: Jennifer Wood Adams, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Journalism Program Director
College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar
Department of Communication and Journalism
Tichenor Hall 112
Auburn University, AL 36849-5211
(334) 844-2751

www.cla.auburn.edu/cmjn/journalism/
Twitter: @AUJRNL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AUjournalism
 
AU J-Day
Friday, Oct. 19
Student Center
 
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. 
Keynote 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 forHealth.com
 
10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. 
Breakout sessions
 
Breaking into Broadcast Journalism: How to Stand Out from the Crowd 
Susana Schuler, Vice President of News for Raycom Media
Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery
Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor, WLTZ-Columbus
Brandice Hudson, Reporter, WRBL-Columbus
 
Newbie in the Newsroom: What it is REALLY like at your first journalism job
Kristin Williams, Copy Editor, The Decatur Daily / Florence TimesDaily
Lauren Newman, Staff Writer, The Tallassee Tribune
Riley Tant, Senior Product Manager at WebMD
Katie Brumbeloe, Copy Desk Chief, Pensacola News Journal
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)
Kendra Carter, Staff Writer, The Gadsden Times
Bill Perkins, Editorial Page Editor, Dothan Eagle
Mike Szvietiz, Sports Editor, The Opelika-Auburn News
John Stevenson, Publisher, The Randolph Leader
Reta McKannan, attorney and former reporter for The Huntsville Times
 
Reporting with Social Media and the latest Digital Tools
Bill Barrow, Southeast Political Reporter, Associated Press
Herbert Lowe, professional-in-residence in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, past president for the National Association of Black Journalists and former journalist at New York’s Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Virginian-Pilot
Anthony Cook, Huntsville Community Hub Director, al.com
Julie Clark, Producer, al.com
 
Noon to 12:50 p.m. -- Advisory Council Lunch (members only)
Students – lunch on your own
 
1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 
Breakout sessions
Sports Journalism in the Digital Age
Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News
Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery
Mike Szvietiz, Sports Editor, The Opelika-Auburn News
Jon Johnson, Sports Editor, Dothan Eagle
Wes Sinor, Associate Producer, al.com
 
Feature Writing and Magazine Journalism – How to Break into the Business
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
Carol Pappas, Vice Chairwoman, President and CEO, Partners by Design & former publisher of The Daily Home in Talladega
Mallory Boykin, Editorial Assistant, Mobile Bay Magazine
Helen Northcutt, Editorial Assistant, Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. Times Magazine and Bassmaster.com
 
Tips from the Top on how to Land your First Journalism Job
Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News
Anthony Cook, Huntsville Community Hub Director, al.com
Wanda Lloyd, Executive Editor, The Montgomery Advertiser
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
Coleman McDowell – Sports Illustrated intern, summer 2012
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
Mallory Boykin, Editorial Assistant, Mobile Bay Magazine (interned at Seventeen magazine in New York City)
Helen Northcutt, Editorial Assistant, Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. Times Magazine and Bassmaster.com (interned at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.)
Scott Duff, News Director, WSFA-Montgomery, will discuss the importance of internships for journalism students
 
Multimedia Storytelling
Herbert Lowe, professional-in-residence in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, past president for the National Association of Black Journalists and former journalist at New York’s Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Virginian-Pilot
Jim Alred, New Media Director, News Publishing Company, Rome, Ga.
Julie Clark, Producer, al.com
Maxwell Newfield, Production Assistant for Special Investigations and Documentaries, CNN
Wes Sinor, Associate Producer, al.com
 
3 pm. to 3:50 pm. – Critique of The Auburn Plainsman’s print and online editions in the Plainsman’s office (Suite 1111)
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 McKannan, attorney and former reporter for The Huntsville Times
Bill Barrow, Southeast Political Reporter, Associated Press
Julie Clark, Producer, al.com
Sports Journalism in the Digital Age
Ken Bradley, Senior Editor, Sporting News
Alec Harvey, Features Editor, The Birmingham News and national president of the Society for Features Journalism
Carol Pappas, Vice Chairwoman, President and CEO, Partners by Design & former publisher of The Daily Home in Talladega
David White, Alabama Legislative Reporter, The Birmingham News

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