Big news: we’ve got Lobocamp 2014 set up for Jan. 25 and 26 at the UNM Communication and Journalism building. Stay tuned for a list of panels, workshops and speakers. You can also use the #lobocamp hashtag on Twitter to find out more information about the events surrounding Lobocamp, or to contribute your thoughts and comments related to journalism and journalism education.
Thanks to the students and presenters who made this year’s event fantastic. Hope to see you all again next year!
Check out our Storify pages of days one and two:
This is the building you are looking for, the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Center. Hopefully it will be more sunny than today!
The easiest and quickest way to get there is to take I-25 south to Rio Bravo. Go east/left on Rio Bravo until you hit a T. You will see a green sign for Mesa del Sol. Take a right onto University Boulevard. You will stay on this road for just more than three miles and you basically run into the film center. It is south of Eclipse Aviation, south of the Journal Pavilion, so just keep going even though it looks like you are in the middle of nowhere. You soon will see the film center building straight ahead of you. Look for our bright yellow signs as well. It is the large, almost U-shaped, glass-paneled building. Then follow signs for parking and entrance into the building. The registration and check in are on the third floor, starting at 8:30. Join us for bagels and coffee before the 9 a.m. sessions.
You can also take University south from UNM, but be aware the University sort of jogs around the airport. From University once you are south of Gibson, turn right on Randolph, before you get to the airport. Stay on Randolph as it jogs around and becomes University. Follow that south to the film center. This takes longer than the freeway.
Our schedule is ready! Don’t forget that you must register below to attend. When you do register, you are automatically enrolled for all the panels listed during the day, and you then pick between panels for the time slots during which there is a choice.
Please note the bootcamp will be out at Mesa Del Sol, not on main campus.
Also, as part of your participation, please considering tweeting what you learn as the bootcamp takes place. The hashtag is #lobocamp.
SATURDAY, Jan. 26
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO:
WORDPRESS FOR JOURNALISTS
Learn the basics of this popular blogging platform with Henry Lopez
A lot of information these days comes from databases, not people. What are some ways to sort through, deal with and present data? Why does data matter? What goodies are publicly available out there? With John Fleck and Hailey Heinz
10:15 – 11:15 (for everyone)
Tips and techniques for handling those stories that come out of nowhere. Should you always use social media first? What about your website? What are some pitfalls of writing in a hurry? With Russ Contreras, Henry Lopez, Shaun Griswold
11:30 – 12:30 (for everyone)
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET A JOB THESE DAYS
From social media savvy to video and photography skills, this trio of experts will give you a good sense of what skills journalists must know these days. With Dan McKay, Susan Montoya Bryan, Trip Jennings
12:30-1:15 (free) LUNCH (for everyone)
Hear from keynote speaker Gadi Schwartz of KOB-TV, Channel 4 about how technology has changed reporting. What are the must-know tools and skills to succeed these days?
ETHICS (for everyone)
Ethics can be the trickiest part of journalism. How should you handle uncooperative sources? Should you go undercover? Are you too close to the story? Come wade through some common dilemmas. With Martin Salazar, Staci Matlock, Bob Trapp and M.E. Sprenglemeyer
2:45 – 3:45
FREELANCING, SELLING YOURSELF AND BRANDING (for everyone)
Given the economy, it’s possible you might not land that job at a big paper right after college. Learn tips and techniques for promoting yourself (and surviving) as a freelance journalist. Learn how to work with editors, too. With Bryant Furlow, Laura Paskus, Charlie Moore
3:45 – 4:45
PUBLIC RECORDS PROWESS (for everyone)
Do you know your IPRA from your FOIA? How about FERPA? Learn more about the state’s public records laws, how to request documents, and how to interpret them. With Gwyneth Doland
SUNDAY, Jan. 27
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 CHOOSE ONE OF THESE FOUR:
COPS REPORTING IN A DIGITAL AGE
Learn how technology has changed cops reporting, and what low-tech techniques work well too. With Jeff Proctor and Maggie Shepard
Features are fun, but they aren’t just for frills. Find out how to use a features approach to your news stories, as well as learn about traditional arts features, too. How do features writers use social media to find alternative opinions or offbeat story ideas? With Dan Mayfield and Marisa Demarco
If you want to get paid to express your opinion these days, you’ve got to do it well and distinguish yourself. Hear from these veterans about what makes a good column or editorial, and what doesn’t. Also learn about editing columns and what opinions should be fact checked. With Joline Gutierrez Krueger and Jack Ehn
GETTING CREATIVE ON THE SPORTS BEAT
Attending so many games while covering the sports beat can leave even veterans a little bored. Learn how to think about the sports beat in a new way and brainstorm ideas for original coverage. With Phill Casaus
10:45 – 11:45
COPY EDITING FUN FOR EVERYONE (for everyone)
Now that you’ve learned how to master the writing style of your choice, make sure your stories and cutlines pass the AP test. Join us for the Copy Editing Bowl. Prizes awarded to the smartest team. With James Montalbano Lillian Kelly, Tamara Shope
12:00 – 1:00
COOPERATION IN THE NEWSROOM (for everyone)
How can photographers and reporters better work together to get the best coverage? Come learn how to work with your allies in the newsroom. With Mark Holm
BEFORE YOU REGISTER, PLEASE NOTE: There are panels all day from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 to 1 on Sunday. Most of the panels take place one at a time and you don’t need to choose. During two times, there will be more than one panel at the same time and for those you need to pick. So by signing up below, you are signing up for all the panels during the day that happen one at a time, and you are then making a choice between the panels that are offered at the same time.
Thanks to UNM’s Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program for letting us use space for the 2013 Daily Lobo Journalism Bootcamp. The building is south of UNM at Mesa del Sol. Details on the schedule and speaker lineup are coming soon, so follow the #lobcamp hashtag on Twitter.
Here’s a peek at one of the great views from the building. And, here’s a map.