Welcome to the (re)Bootcamp 2012: a focus on fundamentals

The Daily Lobo’s 2012 bootcamp is Jan. 21 and 22!

Join us for two exciting days of discussions and workshops with journalists from across New Mexico. The bootcamp will be held at UNM in the Honors Program, located in room 21 of the Student Health Center. The bootcamp is free but you must REGISTER by emailing your name and the panels you would like to attend to katenashreporter at gmail.com before Jan. 18.

Saturday, Jan. 21

9:00 Journalism morning mixer. Mingle with the pros over coffee and breakfast snacks

Students can attend two morning sessions (choose one from each time frame.) Each panel is an hour and 15 minutes except the sports deadline writing panel, which is from 1:30-5.

9:30-10:45 Records laws: know what you are entitled to and how to use it

Sarah Welsh, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government

Colleen Heild, Albuquerque Journal

Bryant Furlow, former New Mexico Independent and Rio Grande Sun reporter

9:30-10:45 How to avoid corrections: for reporters and people who edit them

Charlie Moore, Albuquerque Journal

Jack Ehn, CNM newspaper adviser, former Albuquerque Tribune editorial page editor

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

11:00 – 12:15 Basic cops reporting everyone should know

Joline Gutierrez Krueger, Albuquerque Journal

Jeff Proctor, Albuquerque Journal

Geoff Grammer, Santa Fe New Mexican

11:00 – 12:15 Making ethical decisions: a roundtable discussion

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Bob Trapp, Rio Grande Sun

Rob Dean, Santa Fe New Mexican

Working lunch at 12:30 (food provided)

How to manage a beat: We’re going to take one beat (a fictional city in the desert) and brainstorm all the stories you can write on that topic. Students will walk away with concrete story ideas for their beats.

Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Kelly Brewer, former Albuquerque Tribune editor

Kevin Robinson-Avila, New Mexico Business Weekly

Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

1:15 – 5 p.m. Sports and deadline reporting 
Get some deadline writing practice in by covering the women’s Lobo vs. UNLV at 2 p.m. and then rapidly writing a story after the game. ***For college students only. Please bring a cell phone, a laptop and meet with Phill Casaus at the media entrance of the Pit at 1:30.  NOTE: advance registration is required to receive credentials and participate. Please email katenashreporter at gmail.com by Jan. 18.

Phill Casaus, former Albuquerque Tribune editor

James Barron, Santa Fe New Mexican

 1:45 How to be tough but fair: have a backbone and keep your sources talking to you, too

ME Sprenglemeyer, Guadalupe County Communicator

Mike Gallagher, Albuquerque Journal

Martin Salazar, Las Vegas Optic

Maggie Shepard, former Albuquerque Tribune reporter, CNM faculty member

1:45 Good pics: How designers can work with those people with cameras. Students will practice identifying and editing photos for the paper.

Mark Holm, former Albuquerque Tribune photo editor

Jakob Schiller, former Albuquerque Tribune photographer

2:45 Multimedia crash course: Students will learn how to blog live, use Storify, and use Google data visualization tools, among other cool tricks.

Gwyneth Doland, producer and host, KNME-TV

Henry Lopez, founder of Lopez Webworks and former digital development manager and web editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican

Sunday, Jan. 22

11:00 – 12:15 Investigative reporting on college campuses. Tips and tricks for tough stories.

Elizabeth Cleary, managing editor, Daily Lobo

(Bring your own lunch)

12:30 (Students choose one topic) Each panel is an hour and 15 minutes.

Copy editing. Learn the basics of clean copy and play copy editing Jeopardy!

James Montalbano, former Albuquerque Tribune copy editor and former Daily Lobo writing coach

Ali Patterson, Albuquerque Journal

Smart designs: How to keep your newspaper looking cool

Tony Stewart, former Albuquerque Tribune designer

Features writing  Chat with the best in the biz about how to write lovely, longer stories

Toby Smith, former Albuquerque Journal reporter

Marisa Demarco, Weekly Alibi

Ollie Reed Jr., former Albuquerque Tribune reporter

James Montalbano and Peter Rice will moderate panel discussions.