University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2001
Susan Yugawa, (808) - 974-7571
|"Behind & Beyond the Student Newspaper : A 2001 Symposium on Student Journalism" to be held this month|
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo and the Hawai`i Community College Board of Student Publications are hosting a journalism conference on February 23 and 24, 2001 for Big Island high school students and college students statewide. The conference fee is $25. The deadline to register is February 9.
The purpose of this event is to gather professional journalists, public relations specialists, educators, students and community members to share their journalistic ideas and inspirations. Professional photographers and journalists will give presentations and workshops on various fields in journalism.
Among the noted names in journalism taking part in the conference are: Robert Miller, former United Press International reporter; David Shapiro, former managing editor of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin; PF Bentley, TIME photographer; Eugene Tao, former editor of the Hawai`i Tribune-Herald; and Jay Hartwell, UH Manoa's student newspaper advisor. Many other professionals will share their expertise with conference participants at round table discussions during lunch on Saturday, February 24.
The conference will also include several workshops designed to enhance and enrich the skills of those aspiring to work in the newspaper and journalism field. A workshop on Web publishing for student newspapers will give participants insights into publishing their student newspaper on the World Wide Web. For the avid photographer, Bentley will be sharing his and other journalistic photographer's techniques and information on updated photography equipment. Tao will be focusing on the different styles of managerial leadership and the situations that are both appropriate and inappropriate.
In light of the culturally diverse environment, Arnold Hiura from MBFT Media will address diversity issues in publishing. Examples of publications and articles that have successfully depicted the diversity of Hawai`i and its people will be discussed. Additionally, beginning and advanced newswriting will be presented by Hunter Bishop, general assignment reporter of the Hawai`i Tribune-Herald, and Hugh Clark, the Honolulu Advertiser's Big Island bureau chief. Standards in newswriting, creative writing and other journalism writing will be discussed along with tips on how to successfully develop writing skills.
Jay Hartwell will present techniques and methods on advising, teaching and motivating aspiring student journalists. Jeanine Atebara, advising director of the Hawai`i Tribune-Herald, will explore successful ways of marketing, advertising and distributing publications.
In addition to workshops, participants will have a chance to participate in competitions. Student newspaper organizations are asked to submit publications containing their best stories and features between August 2000 and January 2001. Submissions are limited to two publications and winners will have their story printed in an issue of the Hawai`i Tribune-Herald and UH Hilo's Ke Kalahea student newspaper.
For registration applications and general information, contact Courtney Albin via email (c.o.u.r.t @usa.net) or call Susan Yugawa at (808) 974-7571.
For special accommodations, please contact Ellen Kusano at 974-7499 or
974-7335 (TTY) by February 9, 2001.