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Win cash at NPA’s convention

College students can win $300 in live, on-site writing and photography competitions at the Nebraska Press Association convention in Kearney April 22.
Nebraska colleges and universities can select up to 10 students to qualify for each competition. Participants are given identical assignments. On deadline, students must gather information and write an award-winning story or shoot and edit photographs to win.
Winners will receive $300 and plaques to be awarded at a luncheon on April 23.
Participating students should check in with the NPA convention registration desk to receive the room assignments for the contests. Students should report to the assigned room no later than 1:30 p.m. April 22. Students need to bring a laptop computer with a USB port and reporting notebooks, etc. for the writing competition; a laptop computer, camera, photo card and photo card reader for the photography competition.
Participating students will receive free registration, free access to sessions and the Saturday lunch for the discounted price of $5.

NewsTrain is coming to Lincoln

A NewsTrain workshop will be hosted in Lincoln April 9.

The Associated Press Media Editors announced today its lineup of four workshops planned for 2016. Lincoln is one of the four. Other NewsTrain workshops will be conducted in Lexington, Ky., Halifax, Nova Scotia and Murfreesboro, Tenn.

NewsTrain offers quality journalistic training to professional and college journalists. Workshops can include sessions on using social media for reporting, data-driven reporting and shooting video with smartphones. Its trainers include professional journalists from various media outlets. The skills to be taught in Lincoln are being determined by a committee of local journalists.

The sites for 2016 – NewsTrain’s 13th year – were selected from applications received from journalists in the United States and Canada.

NewsTrain tuition is $75.

Write columns, win a prize and a trip

Here’s a great student opportunity from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists – the Jeff Maslow College Columnist Award offers a $1,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the NSCN conference in Indianapolis. The deadline for submissions is March 31. Contact NSNC Scholarship Chair Mike Leonard at mike@magbloom.com for more info.

Pinnacle yearbook finalists announced

531a407929c0f.imageJames Madison, Louisiana State and Oklahoma are the universities with yearbook finalists in College Media Association’s 2013-14 Pinnacle Awards.

Winners will be honored at #collegemedia14, the National College Media Convention, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. To register, click here.

Individual Pinnacle winners (in advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports and writing categories) will also be announced at the convention.

College literary, feature magazine finalists named

Pinnacle Award finalists for the best of the 2013-14 college media literary and feature magazines were announced today by College Media Association, Pinnacle Award sponsor.

Winners will be honored at #collegemedia14, the National College Media ConventionOct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. Join the convention by registering here.

Individual Pinnacle winners (in advertisingbroadcastdesignonlinephotosports and writingcategories) will also be announced at the convention.


Doane’s 1014 Magazine finalist for national award

1014, the Doane magazine produced by students, is a finalist in one of the categories of the Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by College Media Association.

This marks the first time any Doane publication has been nominated for a national award. Doane’s entry, “Dreaming of Diamonds,” is a story, written by senior Alex Dawson, about how two aspiring baseball players from the Dominican Republic and Colombia found each other in Crete, Neb. Photos were taken by alum Nate Knobel and the story package was designed by alum Heather Husen. The package was nominated in the Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread.

Other finalists for Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread are Quinnipiac University and SUNY Plattsburgh. The winner will be announced at the National College Media ConventionOct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia.

Click here to see other Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacle finalists.

Pinnacle Award Advertising finalists announced

Congratulations to the finalists in the Advertising portion of College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards. Winners will be announced at the National College Media Convention Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. Click here to register.

Online Pinnacle finalists announced

531a407929c0f.imageCheck out the amazing work college students are doing in digital media with these seven finalists for Online Pinnacle Awards. Congratulations to the finalists.

Individual and organizational Pinnacle Awards, hosted by College Media Association, will be announced at the National College Media Convention Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. Click here to register for the convention.

While perusing outstanding student work, don’t forget to look at the best in broadcast, photo, sports and writing.

Date, speaker set for Nebraska Collegiate Media Association fall meeting

Bob Bergland

Bob Bergland

Bob Bergland, a journalism professor at Missouri Western University, will be the featured speaker for the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association’s fall meeting in October.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Peru State College. Bergland’s presentation will begin at 10 a.m.

Bergland, who soon will be inducted as a member of the College Media Association’s board of directors, advises the Griffon News at Missouri Western. He is a past Nordine Award winner from CMA for his research, has taught in the Fulbright program and has 27 years of experience as a professor and adviser.

He is a founding editor of Journalism Innovation: A Journal for Scholarly and Professional Debate. His expertise is in convergent media and international journalism. In addition, Bergland is a tri-athlete and a wicked pool player.

NCMA’s business meeting will begin after Bergland’s presentation. Students are encouraged to attend.


Be a college media adviser!

logan utahWould you like to live near the mountains and do what I do – advise college media? Here’s your chance. Utah State University Student Media is expanding and a newsroom adviser position has been posted at: 
http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60501. It pays $30,000, according to the link, and would be a great opportunity for a recent graduate or someone who loves shaping the future of news gathering and reporting.

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