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
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
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.