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Hello! I am excited you are joining us for our special summer workshop offerings. It’s our goal to pack these sessions with a lot of great information you can take back to your school in the fall. We know this can’t fully replace the typical summer program, but I believe these sessions will be a good start for everyone as you get thinking about 2020-2021. Your session will start with a quick welcome before we turn it over to the session presenter. Each presentation will be different based on the instructor speaking. Be prepared to take some notes and participate. Students from more than half of the states in the union are joining in these workshops! Should you have any questions following your session, please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]. Thanks so much for joining us, I hope you are ready to learn a lot! Sincerely, Tom Gayda

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Class ListingIntro to Yearbook - June 15, 6 p.m.A look at what goes into making a great yearbook. Instructor: Kathy Habiger

Intro to Photojournalism - June 15, 7 p.m.A crash course in becoming a photojournalist for your student media. Instructor: Jim McCrossen

Yearbook Theme I - June 15, 8 p.m.Get tips for creating an outstanding 2021 theme (continues the following week with “Yearbook Theme II”). Instructors: Nancy Hastings & Sarah Verpooten

Editorial Leadership - June 16, 6 p.m.Time to understand what will make you a top editor-in-chief. Instructor: Sarah Nichols

Basics of Journalistic Writing - June 16, 7 p.m.New to journalism? Need to find out how journalistic writing differs from English class? This session is for you! Instructor: Rod Satterthwaite

Adviser Happy Hour - June 16, 8 p.m.*ADVISERS ONLY! A roundtable hosted by three Yearbook Advisers of the Year who also just happen to be in the Ball State Department of Journalism Hall of Fame: Kim Green, Nancy Hastings and Casey Nichols! Instructors: Kim Green, Nancy Hastings & Casey Nichols

Social Media - June 17, 6 p.m.How should your staff be using social media in 2020-2021? Especially in the time of a pandemic? Find out here! Instructor: Rachel McCarver

Reporting Basics - June 17, 7 p.m.Knowing what to look for when writing an article is important. Get started on your journey here.Instructor: Rod Satterthwaite

Super Heroes Use Design Thinking, Too - June 17, 7 p.m.Bad design affects everyone. As problem-solving super heroes, it is our mission to build solutions that “save the day.” This workshop will introduce students and teachers to the design thinking process by using collaborative activities. These activities prompt creative solutions to community issues - big or small.Instructor: Melodie Griffin

Generating Story Ideas - June 17, 8 p.m.Never have trouble coming up with a story again after attending this session.Instructor: Naomi Ruchim

Sports Writing - June 22, 6 p.m.Get some great ideas for writing about your school’s teams during this session.Instructor: Mike Klopfenstein

Writing for the Yearbook - June 22, 6 p.m.Find out how to tell the stories your student body will enjoy for years to come.Instructor: Lori Oglesbee

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Class Listing (cont.)Yearbook Design - June 22, 7 p.m.Knowing the basics of good design will help you create an eye-catching yearbook!Instructor: Allie Staub

Yearbook Theme II - June 22, 8 p.m.This session follows up on the previous week’s “Yearbook Theme I” and provides time for students to have their theme ideas critiqued. Instructors: Nancy Hastings & Sarah Verpooten

Role of the Newspaper/Website - June 23, 6 p.m.Why is the school newspaper and website so important? We’ll discuss here.Instructor: Tom Gayda

Staff Management - June 23, 7 p.m.It’s not easy to manage a staff of your peers. Find out how to be successful here.Instructor: Renee Burke

How to Improve Your Photography - June 23, 7 p.m.Now that you have some experience under your belt, get some ideas on how to make your photography even stronger.Instructor: Kevin Moloney

Covering Politics - June 23, 8 p.m.It’s an election year, so many staffs will be covering politics this year. Find out how a professional does it here.Instructor: Trevor Shirley

Feature Writing - June 24, 6 p.m.Feature writing can be fun to write and read, so join us and see what you can do to engage your reader.Instructor: Julia Satterthwaite

WARNING: Graphic Content - June 24, 6 p.m.Are you still using MS Word and Excel to create charts and graphs? STOP IT NOW! In this session, we’ll ex-plore how you can create compelling graphics and alternative story forms using the Adobe Creative Suite - and it’s surprisingly easy! Instructor: Brian Hayes

Illness & Death - June 24, 7 p.m.How to report and write what may well be the toughest story you’ll ever tackle.Instructor: Bobby Hawthorne

Adviser Happy Hour - June 24, 7 p.m.*ADVISERS ONLY! It’s time for advisers to get together again! Tonight, join award-winning advisers Renee Burke, Tom Gayda and Kathy Habiger! Instructors: Renee Burke, Tom Gayda & Kathy Habiger

Interviewing - June 24, 8 p.m.No need to be intimidated when interviewing someone. This session will get you up to speed! Instructor: Naomi Ruchim

Podcasting 101 - June 29, 3 p.m.An overview of podcasting and how it can be used at your school.Instructor: Erika Quick

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Class Listing (cont.)Broadcast: The Power of Visual Storytelling - June 29, 4 p.m.When shooting a video you have to consider what you are composing and how it will improve the narrative — this session will help you plan digital content that evokes an emotion.Instructor: Erika Quick

Talk is Cheap: Moving beyond discussion about diversity in media - June 29, 6 p.m.What is diversity? How can media be more inclusive? In this session, we’ll explore how current films, and media shape public perceptions and how developing media professionals might write and report about race-related issues within media.Instructor: Gabriel Tait

Adviser Happy Hour - June 29, 6 p.m.*ADVISERS ONLY! What could be happier than an hour with Candace Perkins Bowen, John Bowen and Jane Blystone? Spend some time with these three outstanding veteran journalism educators!Instructor: Jane Blystone, Candace Perkins Bowen & John Bowen

Managing Your Newsroom While Managing a Pandemic - June 29, 7 p.m.Coordinating your work - never mind a team - is challenging when you’re not in your usual environment. (Can your parents leave you alone for 10 minutes?!) As an uncertain semester looms, your homework may continue to include managing your publication from afar. How can you efficiently run a staff when you can’t see them in person? Get pro tips from a former high school & college journalist who now works each day with tech teams in NYC, London, L.A. and New Zealand - and that was before everyone had to work from home.Instructor: David Studinski

Yearbook Coverage Ideas - June 29, 7 p.m.The 2021 yearbook might need to get creative with coverage ideas depending on what school looks like next year. This session will help you plan. Instructor: Allie Staub

Design Fundamentals - June 29, 8 p.m.This session is a primer for being a clean, successful designer. Instructor: Ryan Gunterman

Covering Controversial Topics - June 30, 6 p.m.Controversial topics can be tricky but don’t have to be avoided. Get some ideas for tackling these stories in this session.Instructor: Julia Satterthwaite

The Basics of UI (User Interface) Design - June 30, 7 p.m.What is UI design and how do I join the club? This session will cover the basic principles, skills, and tools every UI designer needs.Instructor: Erika Espinoza

Brainstorming - June 30, 7 p.m.Trouble getting started? Find out how to get the juices flowing here.Instructor: Joe Humphrey

Learnin’ to Love Those Ledes - June 30, 8 p.m.Before you can get your readers to finish your stories, you have to get them to start. That’s where a great lede can come to your rescue. We’ll work through some tips and tricks to help you embrace your lede head on instead of dreading it.Instructor: Lisa Renze-Rhodes

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Class Listing (cont.)Breaking Down the Door: Building Your Career in Media - July 1, 6 p.m.In 6 years from graduation, ’14 Ball State TCOM and Journalism alum Brandon Pope has climbed to a broadcasting career in the Number 3 TV market in the country. And it was the steps he took beginning in high school that laid the foundation. In this session, Brandon will highlight how to prepare for doors to open, and how to break open new opportunities for yourself.Instructor: Brandon Pope

Fun in Journalism - July 1, 6 p.m.Find out how to have some fun with journalism while not forgetting your role as a journalist.Instructor: Andy Riesmeyer

How to Build Relationships With Sources - July 1, 7 p.m.Cultivating sources is a great way to build credibility and relationships to help you with coverage.Instructor: Lisa Renze-Rhodes

Adviser Happy Hour - July 1, 8 p.m.*ADVISERS ONLY! Our final Happy Hour! Tonight join two greats, Ryan Gunterman and Sarah Verpooten!Instructors: Ryan Gunterman & Sarah Verpooten

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Jane Blystone served on the JEA board of directors for nine years, serving teachers in the northeast region. In 2007 she served as local chair for the JEA/NSPA convention in Philadelphia. She has held numerous PSPA offices. During her career she advised newspapers for 21 years, yearbook for 25 and literary magazine for seven. She has received numerous awards from CSPA, JEA and NCTE for her work with student publications and writing. For 34 years she taught high school English, journalism and served at the secondary reading chair. Prior to her retirement she directed the Mercyhurst University Graduate Studies in Secondary Education program for teacher certification.

Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, taught high school journalism and advised student media in Illinois and Virginia before transitioning to Kent State University where she is now a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She misses her newspaper and yearbook students, so her favorite course is Writing Across Platforms, the foundational newswriting and reporting class, mostly for freshmen. She also directs both the Knight Foundation-funded Center for Scholastic Journalism there and the Ohio Scholastic Media Association. She was instrumental in the creation of the online Master’s in Journalism Education at Kent State and continues to oversee it.

John Bowen is adjunct professor at Kent State University, former JEA Scholastic Press Rights director and current member of the SPRC.

Claire Burke, MJE, teaches journalism and English at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind., where she also advises the Pinnacle yearbook. Burke has served as a JEA State Director as well as a critique judge for NSPA and various state organizations. Her students have received recognition from NSPA, JEA and IHSPA. She loves seeing students create journalism amazingness every year!

Renee Burke, MJE, is JEA’s 2015 H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She was also the 2012 OCPS Teacher of the Year, 2011 FSPA Journalism Teacher of the Year, and a 2011 Gold Key recipient from CSPA. She advised the Legend yearbook and Hi-Lights newspaper at William R. Boone HS in Orlando. Both publications earned CSPA Crown awards and NSPA Pacemakers. She currently works as a Media Promotions Manager for OCPS.

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Erika Espinoza is a product designer at the American Business City Journals in Charlotte, NC. Previously at VisionThree, she collaborated with VR and interactive kiosk experiences for Indy businesses. She graduated from the Emerging Media Design and Development (EMDD) Master’s program at Ball State University in 2019. Her undergraduate career is centered on visual journalism and storytelling. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, antiquing, and rewatching Grey’s Anatomy.

Tom Gayda, MJE, is the director of student media at North Central High School in Indianapolis. He is the 2018 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Gayda has taught courses for Ball State for the past 20 years and in 2008 was honored as a Graduate of the Last Decade by the university. He currently serves as president of the Ball State Department of Journalism Alumni Society.

Kim Green, MJE, has earned honors such as JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, the Linda Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award, the JEA Medal of Merit, NSPA Pioneer Award and many more, including being an inductee in the Ball State Department of Journalism Hall of Fame. After many years as a high school adviser, she recently retired from her role at Ball State University which included directing Journalism Workshops.

Melodie Griffin is the project manager for Ball State University’s Center for Emerging Media Design & Development Graduate program. She has always had a love for the craft of storytelling and the human perspective — both of which are main focal points of the EMDD program.

Ryan Gunterman spent 15 years teaching journalism and advising student media at Orleans Jr.-Sr. High, Bloomington High School North and Columbus North High School. He is currently at Franklin College serving as the Indiana High School Press Association executive director, adviser to The Franklin student newspaper, and an adjunct professor in journalism. He is a BSU Workshops veteran of more than a decade and is in the hall of fame. He has also been named Indiana Adviser of the Year, a Dow Jones Distinguished Adviser and JEA Rising Star.

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Kathy Habiger has been teaching journalism for 24 years. She advises yearbook, newspaper and online media and also teaches photography at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. She is on the executive board of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. All three publications have been consistent local, state and national award winners, including Pacemakers and All-Kansas awards. She is surviving quarantine with her husband David, her daughter Elizabeth, her dog Buddy and cat Ari.

Retired after teaching 38 years at Munster (IN) High School, Nancy Hastings, MJE, advised the award-winning Paragon yearbook and Crier newspaper. Currently serving as Indiana’s JEA State Director, the former Indiana Journalism Teacher of the Year has won the National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, an NSPA Pioneer Award, CSPA Gold Key, JEA’s Teacher Inspiration Award and JEA Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been inducted into Ball State University’s Journalism Hall of Fame. When not teaching at workshops and conventions, she’s busy traveling from coast to coast, as well as Europe and Great Britain.

Bobby Hawthorne, is an Austin, Texas writer and writing instructor. He is the author the popular textbook, The Radical Write, as well as an assortment of books, handbooks, manuals, monographs and collections of fiction and non-fiction pieces. He has been involved in scholastic journalism since the fall of 1969, and he directed scholastic journalism contests for the University (of Texas) Interscholastic League from 1979-1999. He has received more than his share of accolades, including JEA’s highest award, the Carl Towley Award, and CSPA’s Charles O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also received CSPA’s James F. Paschal Award as the nation’s outstanding scholastic press association director, and the Trailblazer Award from the Texas Association of Journalism Educators, its highest honor also.

Brian Hayes, MJE, instructor and program coordinator in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University, directs the journalism education and journalism graphics majors in addition to overseeing the department’s internship program. Prior to joining Ball State’s faculty, Hayes was a high school journalism teacher and professional newspaper designer and graphics editor in four cities. Hayes is a member of the JEA Certification Committee.

Joe Humphrey, MJE, just completed his 15th year advising publications at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida. The newspaper, yearbook and online media sites created by his students have all been nationally recognized. Humphrey also serves as evaluations coordinator of the Florida Scholastic Press Association and is active in the Journalism Education Association.

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Mike Klopfenstein teaches Journalism and English at Southport High School, and he advises the school news magazine, The Journal. He previously advised at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and at Bluffton High School. He was the 2018 IHSPA Adviser of the Year. His wife, Heather, teaches journalism as well, so they like to talk shop, and despite his advanced age, he stays young by chasing after his 3-year-old twin boys. He loves movies, good steak, skiing and Cincinnati Reds baseball.

Rachel McCarver advises tv, newsmagazine and web at Columbus North High School. She teaches photojournalism and loves telling people’s stories with images. McCarver is a former Cardinal and won the Ella Sengenberger Teacher of the year award in 2017.

Jim McCrossen is a former professional photographer in Southern California and is the current world record holder for years advising yearbook and newspaper at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, KS. He values great visual storytelling because, frankly, he’s not very good with words. He is former president of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, former Kansas journalism teacher of the year and is an NSPA Pioneer. He also likes Cheetos - a lot.

Kevin Moloney is a former New York Times contract photographer who covered nearly 1,000 stories — 50 on page one — for the Times. His work has also appeared in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, LIFE, Business Week, Marie Claire, Paris Match, Stern and other international publications He’s a former staff photographer from four dailies, including the Chicago Tribune. He taught photojournalism for 21 years at the University of Colorado, and his students are now at the top of the profession worldwide. He now teaches transmedia storytelling at Ball State.

Casey Nichols holds an MA in Journalism from Ball State and retired a year ago after a 36-year advising and teaching career in Northern California. He is a member of the Ball State Journalism Hall of Fame, a former JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year, NSPA Pioneer and CSPA Gold Key recipient. He currently teaches for Kent State University and Sierra Community College.

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Sarah Nichols, MJE, advises Whitney High Student Media (Details yearbook, The Roar news magazine, Whitney Update website) in Rocklin, Calif. and is president of the Journalism Education Association. Nichols is a former National Yearbook Adviser of the Year and teaches Advising Yearbook, a graduate course for advisers in Kent State University’s scholastic journalism education masters program.

Brandon Pope received a B.A. in Telecommunications and Journalism News from Ball State University in May 2014. He is currently a sports and news reporter and anchor at WCIU-TV and CW26 in Chicago, Illinois. Pope is a broadcaster by trade interested in news coverage, but he also has a passion for digital media and motivational speaking. He advocates for diversity in media as a member of The National Association Of Black Journalists and is dedicated to giving minorities a voice and advocating for their rights for fair and accurate coverage.

Erika Quick, CJE, Advises Broadcast Journalism and New Media classes at Cody High School in Wyoming. CHS Wired is a nationally recognized program earning multiple NSPA pacemakers, NATAS student productions awards, and as of 2018 became a Student Reporting Lab for PBS NewsHour. Prior to teaching, Quick managed a productions studio where she edited programs and advertisements for The Pursuit Channel, Versus, NBC Sports, History Channel, and The Outdoor Channel. She is the 2018 JEA, Distinguished Broadcast Adviser of the Year.

Lisa Renze-Rhodes has been a journalist for more than 20 years, including spending more than a dozen years at the Indianapolis Star and today freelances for magazines and newspapers around the country. As the student publications adviser for Ball State Student Media, she loves coaching young people as they become smart journalists, empowering them to practice true, responsible, ethical and empathetic (TREE) journalism. In her free time, she likes spending time with her rescue dogs, Nessa and Simon.

Andy Riesmeyer is the senior producer/host of KTLA 5 Live at Channel 5, Los Angeles. He is the former EP/Showrunner for news, talk and comedy shows on digital platforms like Fullscreen, Machinima and more. He has also been an original content creative director at Mattel/Hot Wheels and AT&T/DirecTV.

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Naomi Ruchim joined CBS Newspath in October 2019 as a freelance correspondent. During her time at CBS, Naomi has covered several large national stories including the Harvey Weinstein Trial and the 2020 race to the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Prior to her work at CBS, Naomi worked as an evening anchor at KMSP in Minneapolis/St. Paul where she launched a new primetime newscast. Naomi began her career as a reporter at local stations in Montana, Kansas and Arizona. While in Tucson, Naomi was one of the first reporters on the scene when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot outside a grocery store. Naomi also had the honor and privilege of working as a reporter and anchor at WTHR in her hometown of Indianapolis, where she received a regional Emmy Award for her reporting. Naomi graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism and International Studies.

Julia Satterthwaite, MJE, advises El Estoque newsmagazine, and El Valedor yearbook at Monta Vista H.S. in Cupertino, Calif. Her students have earned top national and state honors. Satterthwaite serves on the JEA board as the Mentor Program Coordinator and on the JEANC board as digital media chair. She enjoys developing collaborative opportunities, sharing resources and advocating for journalism advisers and their students.

Rod Satterthwaite is the newspaper and video adviser at Palo Alto High School in California. He is president of the Journalism Education Association of Northern California and serves on the Certification Commission for the Journalism Education Association. He has been a teacher in Illinois, Michigan and California for 31 years.

Trevor Shirley is a political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. covering Congress and the White House. Previously, he’s worked as a local news reporter and anchor in several markets including Tampa, Indianapolis and Atlanta. He’s been in the TV news business for almost a decade, during which he’s covered natural disasters, presidential campaigns, the Ebola outbreak and the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Allie Staub, CJE, advises The Scrapbook yearbook at Westfield (Ind.) M.S., where she teaches Art, Media Arts and Yearbook. JEA named Staub a 2015 Rising Star and a 2018 Distinguished Adviser. Her yearbook students have earned numerous state and national honors including multiple CSPA Crowns and NSPA Pacemaker awards. Staub is the JEA JH/MS National Media Contest Chair and the National Journalism Quiz Bowl Director as well as a judge for NSPA, CSPA and state organizations.

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David Studinski is Senior Director of Product at Sailthu, a marketing personalization software used by commerce and media companies around the world. He works with marketers and editorial teams to build software that delivers emails, push notifications and website recommendations. Studinski was also co-chair of NYC Pride for four years, overseeing the production of WorldPride 2019. He previously volunteered at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where he gave tours and interpretations of the memorial and the space’s artifacts. A Ball State journalism grad, he was heavily involved in his high school newspaper, yearbook and radio station.

Gabriel Tait is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism. He is the Visual Communication division head for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Dr. Tait’s research areas include photojournalism, diversity, and media, participatory photography, the role photography plays in constructing and representing cultural identities. He also created his visual research methodology called, “Sight Beyond My Sight” (SBMS). Dr. Tait has published in diverse journals and publications including Visual Communication Quarterly (VCQ), Newspaper Research Journal, On Knowing Humanity (OKH) Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Christianity. Dr. Tait’s tenure as a photojournalist spans nearly 30 years, working at the Detroit Free Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and several other newspapers.

Sarah Verpooten advises publications at Lake Central High School, including the yearbook, magazine, website, social media and broadcast programs. She’s a former Indiana High School Press Association Adviser of the Year and currently serves on the board of the Journalism Education Association.