Region 1

Region 1 students and advisers can start the year out right!

This fall’s Region 1 workshop will be Thursday, Oct. 3 at Kent State University. The workshop, which usually has almost 400 participants from 25 local schools, offers sessions for everyone — from the beginning reporter to the editor who wants the publication to run smoothly.

Kent State University professor and Knight Chair Mark Goodman can help you find out what is legal and what isn’t when it comes to images and music you find on the internet. (2014 – photo by John Bowen)

The workshop includes sessions about legal and ethical situations, allowing you to share your challenges and get advice from the pros. Some workshops focus on photo issues and give tips on award-winning storytelling, and some give crash courses on finding story ideas or sources beyond the first five clueless kids in the hall.

There is the always-popular “Grammar Slammer,” which shows typical mistakes and how to fix them. Want to know what Big Data is and how you can use it to tell a story like the pros? You’ll find that this year, too. In all, more than 50 sessions offer important take-aways and help your student media.

Interested in attending this year? Check out more information on the Step-by-Step form and the registration materials available now. Be sure to renew your OSMA membership. Submit everything to arrive by Sept. 21 by mailing or scanning and attaching to email for OSMA graduate assistant Lyndsey Brennan

Questions? Contact Candace Perkins Bowen