Whether you ride the City of New Orleans, board the Proud Mary riverboat, fly, take a bus, drive, hitch a ride or go marching in just like the saints, New Orleans is the place to be Oct. 23-27.

Student journalists and aspiring professional media members will converge on the National College Media Convention in The Big Easy this fall and NOLA13, as it’s called, promises to be a humdinger of an educational experience, not to mention a good time.

College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press have planned 350 journalism/media sessions for students, including fantastic keynotes and special events.

Click the link above to go to the website to see all the details. Also, follow @collegemedia13 on your Twitter account and include in your tweets #collegemedia13.

For Doane students who want to attend, the Journalism and Media Department will pick up your registration and ground transportation. Air fare, hotel room and food are your responsibility. Please let me know by Sept. 13 whether you intend to attend.

Once the travel plans are made, sit back to relax and think about that Cajun/Creole cooking. You may even start humming, “Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo … “