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Ohio Scholastic Media Association

Region 1

Register now for the Region 1 fall workshop at Kent State University on Sept. 29

Spend the day learning and sharing at Franklin Hall, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (photo by Melinda C. Yoho)

*Access the Fall 2023 Region 1 Workshop Program HERE

Registration Details

Fill out the online registration form HERE. The deadline to register is Sept. 15, 2023. It’s OK if you can’t pay by that date. Just send a purchase order to indicate you will pay on-site. However, counts are final for the adviser lunch with no changes after Sept. 15.

Workshop Details

The fall 2023 regional workshop for Region 1 will be held at Kent State University on Sept. 29, 2023. All workshop sessions will be held in Franklin Hall this year (map of Kent State campus). The cost of workshop attendance is $15 for students and $15 (no lunch) or $20 (with lunch) for advisers.

Advisers will receive workshop information and a confirmation shortly after OSMA receives registration. We will also email maps, student lunch options and a draft program a couple of days before the event.

Registration is on the first floor of Franklin Hall at Kent State University, beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 29, 2023. Students will choose a session time to eat lunch.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Registration (9-9:30 a.m.)
  • Session #1 (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
  • Session #2 (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
  • Session #3 (11:30-12:15 p.m.)
  • Session #4 (12:30-1:15 p.m.)
  • Session #5 (1:30-2:15 p.m. — student media tours & 1:1 publication critiques only)


DON’T FORGET YOUR OSMA MEMBERSHIP. This must be renewed each school year in order to attend workshops and conventions. Learn more about OSMA membership HERE.

Stay tuned for more information about sessions that will likely include the following topics:

  • dealing with legal and ethical situations
  • solving photo challenges
  • learning how to tell award-winning stories
  • finding story ideas
  • seeking out good sources
  • hitting your stride with a great interview
  • sports reporting
  • broadcast tips
  • working with new technology

Are you an adviser or newsroom pro? Would you like to present a session on Sept. 29? Fill out a Speaker Form.

Questions? Contact OSMA Contest & Convention Coordinator – Maggie Cogar [email protected]

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