From the SPJ national convention…

Hey Shorthorn staff:

I’m psyched to be back in the newsroom after an exhilarating few days of walking and talking journalism with the pros during the Society of Professional Journalists national convention. Over the next week, I’ll post notes from about 14 sessions to this blog. Be sure to share anything you really like.

I brought back copies of The Working Press, the daily newspaper covering the convention. Our own Bryan Bastible is one of 12 students from across the nation working to produce the newspaper each of three days. I have days one and two posted on the bulletin board as you walk into the newsroom. check out the students’ work. PS: This is an incredible opportunity for students – the application process for next year will start in the next month or so. Be sure to pay attention for updates on the deadline. Among the things Bryan has to brag about when he gets back: Rich Holden, executive director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund internship program, was his adviser and critiqued his resume. Talk about an opportunity!

I also brought back Monday’s edition of The Times-Picayune, the incredible daily newspaper in New Orleans. It’s posted on the wall by my office. This is a wonderful news organization … and one that has internships available. Be sure to check it out and apply during internship season.

More to come!

-BFC

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