Region 5

Participants choose one in-depth topic
or a variety of sessions

OSMA’s Region 5 workshop attracts about 400 high school journalists and their advisers from central and southern Ohio. They will once again join newsroom and classroom pros at Otterbein University, spending the day getting better at what they love to do. This year’s event is Monday, Oct. 8.

Rutherford B. Hayes HS newspaper adviser Julieanne McClain led a packed photo session. (2014 – photo by John Bowen)

The workshop offers four all-day sessions for students who want an immersion experience: Digital Photography 101, InDesign from A to Z, Create Your Playbook for Sports Coverage and Converged Newsroom, a special session by student advisory board members that helps you learn to to put the right stories and media on the best platform. Can your student publication do it, too? Yes! These are all hands-on opportunities to really explore a topic and take home something you have created.

Check out those sessions and pre-register for them in the Step-by-Step Guide. Students who want more variety choose three hour-long sessions from a list of topics to get a wide range of information in one day. This year’s draft program will be available a week before the workshop, but it will include writing, editing, photography, yearbook and more. Submit all your registration, including this year’s OSMA membership, by Sept. 21 by mailing or scanning and attaching to email for OSMA graduate assistant Jordyn Austin

We hope to see you at this year’s Region 5 workshop!