NCSMA divided North Carolina into eight geographic regions. Workshops are held in the various regions annually. Advisers and students are welcome in any regional workshop.
NCSMA will hold six regional workshops in 2012. Each workshop is offered by a co-hosting university or newspaper. Cost is only $15 per person, including lunch.
Northwest Regional Workshop
Appalachian State University, Boone
Among the experienced media professionals scheduled to serve as presenters at the conference include faculty members from Appalachian’s Department of Communication and Coop Elias, the marketing coordinator for the Carolina Hurricanes, and an award-winning former editor of the Agromeck yearbook at N.C. State University. This year, new sessions include the fundamentals of play-by-play announcing and using social media for reporting.
David Jackson, the “Voice of the Mountaineers,” will be the conference’s featured speaker at the closing session.
Dr. Calvin Hall
South-central Piedmont Regional Workshop
The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte
North-central Piedmont Regional Workshop
N.C. A&T State University, Greensboro
This year’s workshop will include not only the tried and true sessions from the past such as Newspaper Writing, Yearbook Design, , Newspaper Design, InDesign, TV Camera Basics, Photography, Media Careers, and Video Editing, it will also include Media and Sports, First Amendment Issues, and for the first time, Multiculturalism in Media. Additionally, this year’s workshop will bring back the Editors Only Session where all yearbook and newspaper editors participate in a roundtable-discussion sharing ideas, challenges and solutions faced by student editors.
Dr. Linda Callahan
Northeast Piedmont and Southeast Piedmont Regional Workshop
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill
Northeast and Southeast Regional Workshop
East Carolina University, Greenville
Dr. Linda Kean or Cyndee Mueller