Students learn data, storytelling skills at #lobocamp’s first day

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Students on Saturday worked with keynote speaker Ray Rivera to outline ways to approach a story about the state’s Lottery Scholarship.

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V.B. Price, right, helped students brainstorm ways to write about groundwater contamination in Albuquerque as part of an exercise on tackling big stories.

Check out the recap of the first day’s events:

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NM journos give tips on using tech in reporting

We kicked off our bootcamp Friday with an online panel about using the Internet for reporting. Thanks to our panel of reporters and web folks, and to those who watched online.

The panelists were Jolie McCollough, the web designer/developer at the Albuquerque Journal, Lucas Peerman, digital editor for the Las Cruces Sun-News, Lindsey Anderson, who covers education and regional issues for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Trip Jennings, the executive director of New Mexico In Depth.

See links to examples they cited here, where we’ll be uploading information from other presenters throughout the weekend. See you soon!

#lobocamp 2014 will be Jan. 25 and 26

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.

#lobocamp 2013 wraps up

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:

[View the story “2013 Daily Lobo Journalism Bootcamp” on Storify]

[View the story “Day two of the 2013 Daily Lobo Journalism Bootcamp” on Storify]

Location information and directions

This is the building you are looking for, the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Center. Hopefully it will be more sunny than today!

photo-5All events bootcamp take place at the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Center in Mesa del Sol, about 20 minutes south of UNM’s main campus. The address is 5700 B West University Blvd. SE 

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.

2013 Bootcamp Schedule

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

DATA JOURNALISM

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)

BREAKING NEWS!

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?

1:30-2:30

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 WRITING

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

CAPTIVATING COLUMNS

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

The Daily Lobo Journalism Bootcamp