So today started out with Roya having to kick my butt out of bed. After a much needed shower to wake me up, I we went to my first workshop which was on instituting student media boards in order to protect free speech at private universities.
It was really cool to hear all about the minutiae behind the operations of student media boards and how helpful they can be to student media organizations.
After a quick Starbucks break (non-fat mocha please =]) I ran off to my second workshop which was much more exciting than the first.
This workshop was all about how to be an amazing investigative reporter; and believe me the workshop leader has done it all. He was the coolest BAMF you’ll ever meet (and I’m pretty sure Andy was in love with him). He told us some pretty good tips about how to get information.
Talking to the keynote speaker, Rob Curly, was the highlight of my day. After spending an hour talking to the entire conference folk about how the Las Vegas Sun integrates every form of media in covering the news, I then went to his Q&A session where he showed everyone some amazing new applications of news reporting and using a Web site to spread information.
I’m not lying, this guy blew my mind. He showed us stuff that was incredible. However, he said if we talked about the details on a blog he would pretty much destroy the writer. Haha. I’m not sure if he was joking, so I am going to play it safe. I’m just going to say that I really want to apply for an internship at The Sun.
The final workshop I attended was an advice session for editors. It was really helpful and made me think about how you are supposed to motivate people as well as help people succeed at their newspaper ambitions.
Well, that’s my spiel for the day.