Sarah Cavanah, an employee of the Associated Collegiate Press, held the typography workshop. She explained what typography was and the basic “unspoken” rules of what it is. Papers should think carefully when picking their fonts. It is important to use opentype fonts and to make sure your fonts convey the type of message you want to give. The height, roundness of arks and humps all say a subliminal message.
Tweet: “At the typography workshop I picked up a new favorite font! Baskerville.”
Tweet: “Fonts can speak louder than words.”
The Key to Breaking into the Business was a fervent workshop that introduced hungry journalism students to the information that would lead them to a finding an internship. Tammy Trujillo spoke to a crowd of over 50 students on how to build a resume and handle the acceptance process. I learned that you should organize your resume in order to show why you should be picked for the internship.
Tweet: “Tammy inspired me to restructure my resume at #ACP2015”
Tweet: “The market for internships is an aggressive one and I have to be assertive to get one.”
Tomorrow is Here
Breaking into the new world of mobile applications was the goal of this workshop. Alison Moran presented her app, Rivet City Radio. She went on to discuss how her app worked and how apps are relevant to our modern era of journalism. This workshop did feel like a plug or endorsement for her Rivet City app but it gave me some insight into what it is like to build and or run an app.
Tweet: “Rivet City Radio gives me news I genuinely care about rather than what bores me on T.V.”
Tweet: “I can listen to Rivet City on the go and make driving more enjoyable.”
You Say You Want A Revolution?
Charlie Weaver was the inspirational speaker at this workshop. He was able to shed light on what it was like discontinuing his paper edition at University of Oregon. In his speech, he discussed how his news publication was finding ways to make sure their content was being read. I picked up his contact along with a great sense of how staying modern and utilizing the tools we have to build a greater paper.
Tweet: “@charlieweaver has already started his revolution. Time for me to start mine.”
Tweet: “My community needs to be as focused as my content!”
Relevance. The Overlooked Buzz Word
This was my favorite workshop. Charlie Weaver was the speaker and he did an amazing job at discussing how we can integrate the tools of modern social media and entertainment into our new programs. Many people think social media is killing journalism and Weaver showed us how he was modeling elements of his paper to cater to these trends and use them for maximum effectiveness with today’s youth.
Tweet: “Emerald City New Publication has released their series stories much like Netflix does their T.V. series to attract readers.”
Tweet: “Integrating tweets and instagram pictures of my stories really adds more depth and attracts readers.”
Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and keynote speaker at the ACP Journalism Convention, shared what David Carr taught him Feb. 27.
From 2007-2013, Stelter worked with Carr at the New York Times as reporters.
Stelter said that Carr was not only someone who was always good for a laugh, but also filled a fatherly role when Stelter’s father died.
“David was always the funniest guy in the room,” Stelter said. “He was funnier sober than the rest of us drunk.”
While at the Times, Stelter said that he learned that quantity can sometimes lead to quality.
When Carr died, Stelter said he not only lost a great colleague and mentor, but a friend.