Single Schedule

Day Two “Intensive” Sessions: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

These sessions would allow students to dive deeper into a specific topic and “spend the day” with that topic. The topics would be very similar to previous sessions at JMW, like editorial leadership, yearbook theme, website redesign, diversity in media, etc.

“Intensive” Sessions last for seven hours total, with four 1-hour blocks of instruction. In between, students have time to work on projects and have lunch.

"Intensive" Session presenters

Melissa Greene-Blye

Melissa Greene-Blye

“Visual Storytelling: Engaging Viewers by Sight and with Sound to tell the Story, Use Words if Necessary”

CLASS TIMES: Wednesday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 // 12:30-1:30 // 2:30-3:30 // 4:30-5:30

This session will teach students the basics of building a broadcast news story including: choosing visuals/b-roll, framing shots/interviews, writing for broadcast, and best practices in editing, it will then build on those basics to teach students how to use visuals and sound to tell a compelling story that will engage their audience’s interest. Topics will also include how to take their on-camera stand-ups to the next level.


“Melissa Greene-Blye worked as an anchor and reporter during 20 years in the TV news business in television markets big and small, including a stop at CNN. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to educate the newest generation of journalists.
Melissa is an enrolled citizen of the Miami Nation. Her research examines journalistic representations and negotiations of American Indian identity past and present. Most recently, her work has been published in Journalism History. She has presented research at the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference as well as the Joint Journalism Conference held in New York City each year. “

Kathy Habiger

Kathy Habiger

“Resetting Your News Staff for 2021”

CLASS TIMES: Wednesday, June 23, 9:30-10:30 // 11:30-12:30 // 1:30-2:30 // 3:30-4:30

The time to plan for your 2021-2022 news staff is NOW. We’ll reflect briefly on 2020-2021 and then dive into goal setting, leadership skills and production planning. My goal is to have a jump start to improving your news publication by the time we’re done.


Kathy Hill Habiger, MJE, just finished her 24th year teaching and would rank this year as the most unique, to put it mildly. She teaches Photo Imaging and 21st Century Journalism and is the adviser to the JAG yearbook, JagWire newspaper and Mill Valley News Online at Mill Valley High School. Both the yearbook and newspaper are in the NSPA All-America Hall of Fame. She has been a member of the KSPA board of directors for over 15 years and currently serves as secretary. She received the Engel Award in 2010 from the Kansas Collegiate Media and was named a Distinguished Yearbook Adviser from JEA in 2007. In her free time, she loves reading, watching too much Bravo and other useless reality TV networks, being outdoors, following KU sports (yes, even football) and being mom to her 17-year-old daughter and wife to her husband of 24 years.


 

Chris Heady

Chris Heady

“The Big Idea: How To Find and Attack The Big Story on Campus”

CLASS TIMES: Wednesday, June 23, 9:45-10:45 // 11:45-12:45 // 1:45-2:45 // 3:45-4:45

The great Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee once said, “It changes your life, the pursuit of truth.” What truth on your campus needs to be pursued? In this session, we’ll brainstorm how to make your publication full of vibrant stories, and try to pin-point key issues your publication needs to tackle next school year.


Chris Heady is a second-year graduate student at the University of Kansas and former newspaper reporter. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Heady covered Nebraska athletics for four years, primarily at the Omaha World-Herald. His reporting and in-depth writing has been published in USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Susan Massy

Susan Massy

“Yearbook jumpstart for 2021”

CLASS TIMES: Wednesday, June 23, 9:30-10:30 // 11:30-12:30 // 1:30-2:30 // 3:30-4:30


Susan Massy has built an empire of student publications at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School with the school’s yearbook, news magazine and online publications. In 1999, Massy was named the National Yearbook Teacher of the Year by the Journalism Education Association. We tried to count the Pacemakers and Gold Crowns that her staff has earned, but there were too many. Massy travels nationally to teach and present at summer workshops and conventions.


 

Wednesday, June 23: "Intensive" sessions

One-day can make all of the difference when you spend the day with one of our instructors. You will build skills on the topic of your choice.

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