Workshop instructors have compiled the supplies you’ll need, and some have requested specific information from you.
Creativity & Print Design
Alyssa Boehringer, Dow Tate
There are two important action items for you to complete no later than Monday, Nov. 8.
Get the Most Out of Your SNO Site
Students should come with a minimum of one laptop and charger per group/school. Ideally each student would have access to their own computer, but I know that that’s not always possible.
Reporting & Writing
Kathryn Campbell, Scott Winter
1. Reporter’s notebook
2. Writing utensils
3. recommended: laptop or iPad with keyboard
4. a smartphone with photo capabilities
Students need to bring a laptop, iPad or good ole Notebook and pen to record notes, create action plans, etc.
Broadcast and videography
Computer and cell phone or tablet.
Access to video editing software (i.e Adobe Premiere, FCX, iMovie or WeVideo) or the ability to download apps as needed.
A kit of a camera, tripod, microphone, headphones, batteries, media card, and chargers, with additional resources of a selfie stick and on-camera light, is helpful.
Students in the social media track should, if possible, have access to the login info for their publication’s social media accounts.
Susan Massy, Becky Tate
We are your instructors for the NSPA Yearbook Workshop this Friday. We can’t wait to meet you and share our passion for yearbook creation. Our goal during the two days we have together is simply to help you move forward on work you have already started for your book.
To that end, here are some things you can do to make sure you have a successful workshop.
I also have two important action items for you to complete no later than midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 9.
That’s it, new friends. If you have any questions about the workshop, you can reply to this email. Otherwise, we’ll see y’all in Philly.
Mark Murray, Margie Raper, Mike Simons
We’re looking forward to having you join us for the photojournalism track in Philadelphia. Please complete the survey linked below to help us better prepare for our time together. Note that we want you to upload THREE photographs you’ve taken this school year to show us a little bit of your eye and current capabilities — don’t worry or think about it too hard, but show us three photos that you’re proud of, feel a connection to, or are getting printed in your publications.
Please respond to our workshop survey by Wednesday at noon, your time.
As you start to pack for departure from your homes, remember your “to bring” list for our course:
We will NOT have Internet access in our classroom, and cannot guarantee that phone hotspots will have good connectivity.
Streets of Philadelphia team reporting
Chuck Clark, Elizabeth Smith
What you should bring with you for this track —
What to expect —
We’ll gather at 9 a.m. Friday for a coaching session. We will put you into teams of three or four students — ideally, folks you don’t know — and to give you your prompt, which your team will use to find its story.
Each team will produce a package that includes a written story, still photos and video. You also are welcome to include infographics, illustrations and social media in your package.
Friday will be your day for reporting. You’ll do your reporting in the Reading Terminal Market, which is adjacent to the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott and is bustling with people throughout the day. We’ll set a time and place for everyone to check in just after lunch to see how the reporting is going.
Saturday morning will be the time for collaboration and pulling it all together. Teams that are staying over Friday night are welcome to work on their stories during that time, as well.
Before you come to Philly, we’d like to get to know you just a bit. Please fill out this Google form.
Amy DeVault, Sara Quinn
Phone, notebook, writing instrument
Students will need phones and laptops, along with the appropriate cords to keep them juiced up.
If students have another camera, they might enjoy having that to use, too, but it’s not necessary.
We might be out of the hotel on occasion, so make sure students are wearing comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoors.
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