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Saturday, November 3
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Upper Danner Hall

8:00am

Registration
Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Lower Danner Hall

9:00am

Keynote Address: Joaquin Alvarado of StudioToBe
The Walking Read: How Community Colleges are going to save journalism

Speakers
avatar for Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin is a proven and provocative media leader with over 20 years of success developing innovative approaches, programing and organizations. He has been a part of some of the most widely recognized and substantial initiatives in public service journalism and media. Joaquin is currently... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Tillie Lewis Theatre

10:15am

Break
Saturday November 3, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am

Contest Lab: Copy Editing
Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Shima 206

10:30am

Contest Lab: Newswriting
Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Shima 241

10:30am

A conversation with Joaquin Alvarado
Speakers
avatar for Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin is a proven and provocative media leader with over 20 years of success developing innovative approaches, programing and organizations. He has been a part of some of the most widely recognized and substantial initiatives in public service journalism and media. Joaquin is currently... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
SCMA 216

10:30am

Finding the edges: Learning to look beyond the obvious
How to find interesting photos from seemingly ordinary assignments.  Check passings, groundbreakings and other mundane events are the bane of a photographer's existence. Looking at the "edges" of an event can lead to more relevant photos than from just what is presented on the surface.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Oto

Clifford Oto

Photographer, The Record (Stockton, Calif.)


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
SCMA 161

10:30am

How to create a magazine
Do you have a great idea for a new media publication? Do you have what it takes to launch it? Learn some of the secrets from magazine entrepreneur Charleen Earley and take notes on how to launch your own publication from concept to production.

Speakers
avatar for Charleen Earley

Charleen Earley

Colorful Living Magazine
Charleen Earley is founder of Delta Living Magazine and Purrfect Pets Magazine and is now launching her new publication, Colorful Living Magazine. She's an 18-year freelance writer and photographer for Bay Area newspapers and magazines, a high school and community college journalism... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

So you want to intern at a newspaper?
Skills editors look for in prospective interns. Reporting and writing are the baseline skills needed for an intern. Digital tools are also essential, including knowing how to  use video and audio, and how to podcast. Also knowing how to updated versions of a story for a digital audience on deadline.

Speakers
avatar for Don Blount

Don Blount

Editor, The Record (Stockton, Calif.)
Don Blount has been editor of The Record since 2017. He joined the company as managing editor in 2005. He has also worked at The Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee, The Denver Post and The Allentown Morning Call.


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
SCMA 272

11:00am

Contest Lab: Feature Photo
The contest lab runs over two sessions and the lunch period. Students will shoot a single feature photo at the The Market at San Joaquin Delta College, an on-campus flea market that runs from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday (rain or shine).

It is recommended students attend the 10:30 a.m. photo session with Clifford Oto to brush up on skills.

Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 2:15pm
Shima 146

11:45am

Contest Lab: Editorial Cartoon
Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shima 206

11:45am

Contest Lab: Opinion Writing
Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shima 241

11:45am

Judging: Copy Editing
Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shima 203

11:45am

Judging: Newswriting
Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shima 203

11:45am

Augmented reality for newspapers
We'll walk through and introduce newspapers to our augmented reality platform and app. Pictures move. Ads talk. Live shopping. Deeper content. You listen, play and watch your newspaper. In the publishing world — this is a game changer. Active in several states throughout the United States, augmented reality is leading the way in boosting revenues for newspapers and building a stronger industry.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to bring their smartphones to the presentation. Please download the Interactive News and Ledger Dispatch Interactive apps. They are both available on the Google Play and Apple app stores for free.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell

Publisher, Ledger Dispatch/Interactive
Jack Mitchell is the publisher of the Ledger Dispatch and co-founder of Interactive News, an augmented reality platform and app that allows newspapers to link printed stories to video, audio, websites, email and more. You actually watch, listen and play printed newspapers with the... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

How to become a great beat reporter, photographer and storyteller
How do you work a newspaper or magazine beat? What characteristics make people reliable sources for news and news tips? Who are your most important human sources? How to identify and cultivate them? In addition to news writers, what are the must-do’s for photographers and videographers?  
Plus, enter a no-cost raffle to win a critique of student work AFTER conference. No need to submit work beforehand, but must attend workshop in order to win. Three winners to be chosen.  
Optional reading in the car en route to #JACCNorCal2018!
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Speakers
avatar for Lydia Lum

Lydia Lum

Reporter, Editor, Journalist, Educator, Freelance journalist/San Francisco State University
Lydia Lum is a 20-year, award-winning reporter, editor, and journalist. She spent her first decade as a beat reporter and general assignments writer at Texas daily newspapers, including her hometown Houston Chronicle, traveling the U.S. and abroad. The next decade was spent as a California... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
SCMA 161

11:45am

Shake it up: How to write a snappy story
Writing a story with color and zest doesn't come easy. This isn't like writing a book report in eighth grade. It's a cliche, but it's a cliche for a reason: Good reporting boils down to showing readers a scene, not telling them a story.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Patrick

Jim Patrick

Assistant editor, Sacramento Bee
Jim has done everything at a newspaper, including delivering the paper seven days a week when his employer had a carrier shortage. He has worked at newspapers in New England, Minnesota, Utah and California.


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
SCMA 216

12:45pm

Lunch
Saturday November 3, 2018 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Upper Danner Hall

1:00pm

Faculty lunch
Saturday November 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Shima 203

1:00pm

Student business meeting
Saturday November 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Shima 206

1:00pm

2:30pm

Judging: Editorial Cartoon
Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Shima 203

2:30pm

Judging: Feature Photo
Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Shima 203

2:30pm

Judging: Opinion Writing
Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Shima 203

2:30pm

Race, religion, politics: How to report on uncomfortable topics
Students are quick to stand up in a crowd against racial injustice and intolerance, for example. But when young journalism students have to conduct 1-on-1 interviews with oppositional sources about charged topics like race, religion, extreme politics they tell me they get very uncomfortable. This workshop explores this and will help them push through their fears to get wonderful stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kirby Moss

Kirby Moss

Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University
Kirby Moss' undergrad degree is in journalism. Moss worked as a full-time reporter for six years before going back to grad school for a PhD in cultural anthropology. His first book, "The Color of Class," was published in 2004. He is currently working on a second book that explores... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Rights and risks
Everyone needs to review their rights to access people, places and institutions, and come up to speed on all the quirky California laws that journalists can avail themselves of or must abide by. Nikki Moore, legal counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Assn., presents a primer on government access laws including the California Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the state's open meeting laws. Moore also covers basics on libel, copyright, the shield law, privacy laws, rules on drones, and journalists' rights to access school grounds and emergency-response scenes. This session is also recommended for advisers.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Moore

Nikki Moore

Legal counsel, California Newspaper Publishers Association


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Sports writing: How to keep it fresh, fun and factual
A look on how to keep sports writing fresh and interesting, even if you are covering the same team or events day after day.  A discussion of interview techniques which can draw out the personality of your subjects, take your readers inside the game and make your story about much more than the final score. Also how to use digital devices and social media to enhance your package.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Linesburgh

Scott Linesburgh

Sport writer and columnist, The Record (Stockton, Calif.)
Scott Linesburgh is an award-winning, veteran writer and columnist with more than 30 years experience in sports journalism. He has covered a wide variety of professional, college and amateur athletics, including the Indianapolis 500 and Super Bowl. He is currently the senior staff... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Data journalism
News articles need more than anecdotes. They need hard facts. There is a mountain of data out there and publicly available, but most journalists don't know how to access it or use it. This workshop will show you the basics on finding data and analyzing it using MS Excel.

This session will be limited to a max of two per school, with a strong preference for those who can bring their own laptops with Excel. A sign-up form will be avaliable here the week before the event.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Reese

Phillip Reese

Professor/Reporter, Sacramento State/Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese is a journalism professor at Sac State. He's spent the last 13 years reporting for the Sacramento Bee, where he still works part-time. A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, his specialty is taking large datasets and turning them into st... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Shima 146

3:30pm

Snack break
Saturday November 3, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Editor roundtable
Editors will gather to discuss solutions to issues facing their newsrooms.

Saturday November 3, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
SCMA 272

3:45pm

Journalism: It's bigger than the medium
We hear so often that "the internet" is killing traditional news outlets. So often, in fact, that it's a question accepted as a truism by too many journalism students as they try to decide how to shape their future. What if it's not true? What if journalists can shape their own reality?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ellis Langley

Michael Ellis Langley

Executive editor, Tracy Press/Tank Town Media
Michael Ellis Langley has a 24-year career in journalism across multiple mediums. He spent seven years, including the last five, in print. He has also spent 16 years in broadcast, where he pioneered the first daily news program broadcast exclusively online, and many years sprinkled... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
SCMA 217

3:45pm

Tips for social media success
Are you doing everything you can to make your content spreadable? Social media shouldn’t just about putting up a little of everything and seeing what people like or dislike. There are ways to engage your audience better through smart decision making. Come find out how.

Speakers
avatar for Haley Pitto

Haley Pitto

Haley Pitto is a JACC alum, graduating from San Joaquin Delta College before venturing to the Pacific Northwest for her bachelor's degree at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Her work at SPU include award-winning retrospectives on the 2014 shooting that rocked the campus community... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
SCMA 216

5:00pm

Closing and Award Ceremony
Saturday November 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tillie Lewis Theatre