2015 schedule

Welcome to our 6th annual Daily Lobo Journalism Bootcamp, to be held Feb. 7 and 8 in the Communication and Journalism Department at UNM.

Please note that you must register for all of the panels you plan to attend. Register here by Jan. 31 or risk being denied entry. Students should bring a notebook.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

[Bonus pre-lobocamp activity:] Friday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m.
Hear Heath Haussamen, deputy director of New Mexico In Depth, Josh Zaffos, an independent journalist in Colorado and Mike Marcotte, a visiting associate professor at the University of New Mexico as they discuss non-traditional ways to earn a living in journalism. See the event live and ask your questions here.

Saturday, Feb. 7

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

How journalists think: brainstorming story ideas
Start your day by stretching your brain! Stories are everywhere, but it’s not always easy to see them. This brainstorming session will teach you how to view everything as a possible story. With Jyllian Roach, editor of the Daily Lobo.


Data visualization
Learn when, why and how you should visually represent your data. With Sandra Fish, reporter, New Mexico In Depth

What to do when news breaks
Learn the best ways for reporters, photographers and editors to deal with the twists and turns of unexpected news. With Rob Browman, digital editor, Albuquerque Journal; Nicole Perez, reporter, Albuquerque Journal; Andrew Oxford, reporter, the Taos News; Floyd Vasquez, host of KUNM’s Morning Edition. Moderated by Megan Kamerick of New Mexico In Focus.

11 – 12:30

Open records
Learn what you need to know about your rights as a journalist. Come role play some common scenarios. With Susan Boe, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government; Bryant Furlow, freelance reporter; Jeri Clausing, former Albuquerque supervisory correspondent for the Associated Press; Dan McKay, city hall reporter, Albuquerque Journal

Not just a soundbite
Hear from a team of reporters at Channel 13 about how they produce longer-form journalism for TV and the web. With Jeff Proctor and Matt Grubs.


Lunch and keynote speaker Sam Donaldson
Hear tales about some of the world’s biggest stories from this award-winning journalist.


Where are the jobs in journalism?
Come hear about how you can gain experience in the field from New Mexico newspaper leaders. With Leota Harriman, editor, the Independent; M.E. Sprengelmeyer, owner, Guadalupe County Communicator; Nick Seibel, general manager, Silver City Daily Press; Bob Trapp, editor, Rio Grande Sun and Rachel Sams, editor in chief, Albuquerque Business First. Moderated by V.B. Price.

Cool things to do with journalism skills
Hear from people with a background in journalism who now do other things including public relations and techy stuff. With Lisa Abeyta, founder and CEO of APPCityLife; Henry Lopez, founder, Lopez Webworks; Melanie Majors, owner, the Majors Company and Kristelle Siarza, owner and CEO of Siarza Social Digital. Moderated by Lillian Kelly, lecturer in the Communication and Journalism Department.


Building sources for reporters, photographers, videographers Hear stories of how to best develop, work with and protect sources. With Steve Terrell, reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexico, Ellen Marks, assistant business editor at the Albuquerque Journal, Elaine Baumgartel, news director at KUNM, Russ Contreras, reporter for the Associated Press. Moderated by Lillian Kelly, lecturer in the Communication and Journalism Department.

Review your resume/tapes with top people
Get crucial feedback before you apply for that next job. With local journalists.

Daily Lobo hiring fair The independent student newspaper is hiring! Stop by and learn more about jobs for photographers, reporters, editors, designers, copy editors and more.

Sunday, Feb. 8

9:30 – 10:45

When the big national story comes to your town: lessons from covering Ferguson. Hear from Carlos Ayulo, managing editor for presentation at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how his paper covered the fatal shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

11 – 12:30

Thinking visually
Learn best practices for thinking about your information in visual ways. How will you choose the best photos and come up with the best graphics? When and how to plan ahead and how to be nimble on deadline. With Mark Holm.

12:45 – 1:30
Photo and design portfolio reviews
Get feedback and input on your visual work from local professionals, even if you only have a few things to share. Don’t forget to sign up for this session.


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