BSU Journalism Day

Michelle Harmon

Vibrant High School Media Sessions All Day!

Boise State University  Student Union

Thursday, October 29, 2015


8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Registration

  • Check-in at Student Union (upper level)*

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sessions

  • Lunch in Student Union noon to 1 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closing Keynote

  • Speaker Dave Crum, Vivid Roots, BSU Entrepreneurs (raffle prizes)


$50 Per Teacher/ Adult Chaperone (unlimited students)

  • Early Bird Registration: Event Only
    • $ 50 Postmarked by 10/16/15
  • Event + ISJA / JEA Membership
    • $ 75   State + National Annual Membership Offer ($35 savings)
  • On-Site Registration
    • $100  Due day of event


You can expect tours and sessions appealing to students and advisers from all areas of media.

InDesign Basics Virginia Cotter, Josten’s

Photoshop Basics Jeremy Corsi, Balfour

Up Close & Personal: BSU Arbiter BSU Newspaper Directors & Student Editors

Media Tours (based on enrollment at registration)

  • The Capitol, downtown Boise Tour with Betsy Russell 3 p.m. Wed. 10/28
  • BSU Walking Tour with Whitney Hansen 11 a.m. Thurs. 10/29
  • KTVB Station Tour with Don Day 1 p.m. Thurs. 10/29

Student Professional Development Students who attend this event will learn about key journalism competitions, including

Great Photography at Student Publications Joe Jaszewski, Creative Director, ESM Group

Time Management for Advisers Vicki Francis, Media Adviser, Capital High School

Twitter & your social media news audience Don Day, Digital Sales/Product Manager, KTVB News Group

Sports Writing William Love, Media Adviser, Sandpoint High School & Dave Southorn, Sports Writer, Idaho Statesman

How Journalism Experience Applies to PR Nicola McIntosh, Public Relations Officer for Idaho, Zions Bank 

(TBD) Aurasma and Yearbooks – Just Do It! Rosann Matthews, Rockland High School

Libel and Privacy Law: Some Basics Rick Moore, BSU Communication Department Chair

Alternative Storytelling Packages Lindsie Bergevin, Graphic Designer, Idaho Statesman

Basics of Broadcasting Jason Burton, Video Broadcasting Adviser, Borah High

Recent Studies: High School Journalism Rebecca Tallent, Assoc. Prof. of Journalism, Univ. of Idaho

Tips for Shooting a Video Interview  Tyson White, News Photographer, KTVB

 So, You Want to be a News Anchor? Natalie Hurst, Evening Anchor, KBOI 2News

What is an alternative publication? Zach Hagadone, Ed. & Amy Atkins, Manag. Ed., Boise Weekly

The Whole Package: Dress for Success – Business Etiquette Courtney Morgan, Idaho Falls