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Saturday, November 16
 

8:00am PST

Speaker check-in
Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am PST
DBH 117

8:00am PST

Continental Breakfast
Pick up breakfast and take it to DBH 133 or 209 (newsroom)

Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
DBH 117

8:00am PST

Registration
Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
DBH 117

8:00am PST

Tables: Four-year colleges
Four-year college information

Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Hallway near DBH 133

9:00am PST

Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to JACC and keynote introduction

Speakers
avatar for Judy Menezes

Judy Menezes

JACC Faculty President, College of the Sequoias
Professor of JournalismStudent news media adviserCollege of the SequoiasVisalia, California@HeyJudeCOS


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am PST
YUH 124

9:15am PST

Keynote: Tell the Story; Don't Chase the News
Nearly seven years ago and freshly out of college, Alexander Shebanow undertook directing his first feature-length documentary. What was originally planned to be a two-year project on the student loan debt crisis, Fail State took on a life of its own when Alex and his team uncovered a massive predatory for-profit college industry in American higher education. In his keynote address, Alex discusses his journey making Fail State, what it was like crafting a political exposé in his mid-20s, what he learned about documentary filmmaking, and his drive to make a film that would do justice by the victims of predatory for-profit colleges.

NOTE: The keynote will be the contest material for the News Writing, Editorial Cartoon and Opinion Writing Contests (see schedule).

Speakers
avatar for Alex Shebanow

Alex Shebanow

Filmmaker
Alexander Shebanow is an award-winning filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2013, he began work on his directorial debut feature, Fail State, an expansive documentary exposé on predatory for-profit colleges and worsening inequality in American higher education. Executive... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
YUH 124

10:15am PST

Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am PST

10:30am PST

Contest: Editorial Cartoon
Contest is based on the keynote speech, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Bring your own drawing materials. Two entries per college.

Faculty Proctors:
Proctors please turn in contest sheets and entries to judging headquarters in DBH 213.

Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 209B

10:30am PST

Contest: News Story
Contest is based on the keynote speech, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in YUH 124. Two entries per college.
You can write in Room DBH 209 (newsroom), DBH 228, or another location of your choosing. Entries are due on a thumb drive - saved as a Word document or a PDF - at 11:30 in DBH 109 by 11:30 a.m.

Faculty Proctors:
Proctors please turn in contest sheets and printed entries to judging headquarters in DBH 213.

Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 209 or 228

10:30am PST

Capture and Edit Video
Learn how to capture, edit, and share your videos on the go with Adobe Premiere Rush. You will learn how to capture footage on your phone then edit and share from your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Speakers
TK

Tina Korani

Professor, San Jose State University
Tina Korani is an assistant professor of media design at San Jose State University, co-founder and faculty advisor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Immersive Storytelling Lab, and Adobe Education Leader. She conducts research in the areas of educational technology... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 209I

10:30am PST

Copy Editing -- with Humor!
Copy editing is important whether you're a reporter, photographer, editor, multimedia storyteller or student in your first journalism or mass communication class. Thoughtful copy editing helps make all kinds of stories, captions and headlines shine. Let's talk about your favorite -- and most frustrating -- experiences with copy editing. How to improve? How to combat auto-correct on our devices? How can we more effectively learn AP style? Hypothetically, how might you feel if you spotted a snafu after your work was already coffee edited? We will tackle editing and profreading exercises to learn from each other. See what happens when coy editing is inconsistent. Oops!

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Lum

Lydia Lum

Freelance journalist and part-time journalism educator
Lydia Lum is a longtime Bay Area freelance journalist working for magazines and college websites whose career began as a full-time reporter for Texas daily newspapers. Currently, Lydia is pursuing a master's degree in mass communication alongside her freelance work. She has taught... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 222

10:30am PST

Finding Feature Photos
Feature photos capture moments or slices of life, showing aesthetic qualities of a subjects with a strong emphasis on composition. This workshop will provide tips on finding and taking those shots and writing  cutlines. Pick up instructions for the photo contest at the end of the workshop or right afterwards in the hallway near DBH 133.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Komenich

Kim Komenich

Photojournalism Professor, San Francisco State University
Kim Komenich heads the photojournalism sequence in the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University. In 2016 he published “Revolution Revisited: A Look Back at the 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution,” which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning images he took... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 133

10:30am PST

Why Internships Are Important
Students who represent journalism, advertising and public relations  will talk about their internship experiences and why internships are so valuable. Speakers include Taylor Lupetti, Kelly Valle, Valerie Brundt and Mauricio LaPlante.



Speakers
avatar for Taylor Lupetti

Taylor Lupetti

Production Assistant, NBC Bay Area
Taylor Lupetti is a recent San Jose State JMC graduate. She is currently  a production assistant at NBC Bay Area and also works in media relations for the San Jose Sharks. While at SJSU, Lupetti was the assistant executive editor of The Spear.
avatar for Christine Di Salvo

Christine Di Salvo

Adjunct-Lecturer, San Jose State University
Christine Di Salvo has owned and operated Professional Effects, a public relations consulting firm since 1984.  She specializes in public relations strategy, media relations and event planning.  Currently she is the associate producer for the Unique Lives and Experiences lecture... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
DBH 225

11:30am PST

Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am PST
TBA

11:30am PST

Pick up Photo Contest Instructions
Photo Contest - pick up instructions here or at the end of the 10:30 a.m. photo workshop.

Entries are due by 2:15 in Room 109.

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:30am - 11:45pm PST
Hallway near DBH 133

11:45am PST

Contest Lab: Copy Editing
This is a 100-question quiz based on AP Style, English grammar and current events.



Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 133

11:45am PST

Contest: Opinion Writing
Contest is based on the keynote speech, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in YUH 124. Two entries per college.
You can write in Room DBH 209 (newsroom), DBH 228, or another location of your choosing. Entries are due on a thumb drive - saved as a Word document or a PDF - at 11:30 in DBH 109 by 12:45 p.m.

Faculty Proctors:
Proctors please turn in contests sheets and printed entries to judging headquarters in DBH 213.

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 209 or 228

11:45am PST

Judging - Editorial Cartoon
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 213

11:45am PST

Judging - News Story
Speakers
avatar for Richard Craig

Richard Craig

Journalism Professor, San Jose State University
Richard Craig is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He is the author of three books and numerous academic articles in the areas of journalism, media and politics, digital media and related subjects. He has been an advisor... Read More →
avatar for Rachele Kanigel

Rachele Kanigel

Chair, Journalism Department, SFSU
Rachele is a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where she teaches writing, reporting and media entrepreneurship classes and advises the award-winning student newspaper. She was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and has written for magazines and websites... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 213

11:45am PST

Covering Police: Truth-telling vs. Biases and Personal Agendas
On both sides, getting the facts right is always essential. Giving each side a chance to do their job, and meet very demanding job expectations can result in  predictably tense, stressful, and sometimes hostile interactions. Understanding the public expects professional accountability from both journalists and police is essential. Relying on professional critical thinking, and mutual respect for each other's job can, over time build up trust, and work to defuse tensions and conflicts.that predictably arise between police and the news media.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

Officer, San Jose Police Department
Andrew Watson is currently a member of the San Jose Police Department who works on community outreach, and recruiting talented individuals from Bay Area diverse cultural communities. Officer Watson was seriously injured on the job while performing his police duties, and talks candidly... Read More →
avatar for Robert Rucker

Robert Rucker

Digital Television Productions Coordinator, San Jose State University
Bob Rucker has been a journalism professor at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. He is a former Director of the SJSU Journalism School, has worked as the CNN Correspondent in San Francisco, a weekend news anchor and medical reporter in Philadelphia, PA, a national news... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 222

11:45am PST

Journalism 2020-2040: The Technological Revolution is Here
This workshop will discuss and demonstrate how journalism & communications will rapidly shift over the next five to 10 years.

Speakers
avatar for Phylis West Johnson

Phylis West Johnson

Dean of Journalism, San Jose State University
Dr. Phylis West Johnson is author of several books, with an emphasis in future media and diversity studies. She has presented internationally, and has more than 20 years of media industry experience.


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 202

11:45am PST

Visual Storytelling in Online Journalism
When it comes to online storytelling, most publishers rely on standard conventions of presentation. However, the web offers wide-ranging possibilities for engaging audiences in story. This session gives attendees a fresh take on visual storytelling today, with guidance for how attendees can begin to explore new practices and methods.  How can we be more strategic in our approach to highly engaging storytelling? How can we user-test new ideas and measure meaningful engagement? What experiments are too big, or too small, and how do we determine a scope that's just right? This session encourages journalists of all levels and in all corners of the newsroom to embrace their inner critical thinker (you don't have to be creative at all) in the journey and process of story exploration.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab
Micheal Grant is a veteran journalist who specializes in editorial experience design. He recently joined the News Lab as Teaching Fellow training newsrooms in the use of Google Products. Before joining the News Lab, Grant was UX design editor at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 225

11:45am PST

Writing Better Sports Profiles
Speakers
avatar for Marcus Thompson

Marcus Thompson

Sports Columnist, The Athletic
Marcus Thompson is a columnist for The Athletic, a new subscription-based online sports platform providing premium sports coverage. He is also the author of two books: "KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest" and the best-selling biography "GOLDEN: The Miraculous... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 224

12:45pm PST

Lunch
Pick up lunch and take it to DBH 133 or 209 (newsroom/Editor Roundtable)

Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm PST
DBH 117

12:45pm PST

Daily Spartan Newsroom Open House and News, Feature, Design and Photo Critiques
Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab
Micheal Grant is a veteran journalist who specializes in editorial experience design. He recently joined the News Lab as Teaching Fellow training newsrooms in the use of Google Products. Before joining the News Lab, Grant was UX design editor at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative... Read More →
avatar for Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson

Reporter, Santa Monica Daily Press
Brennon Dixson currently covers a variety of topics for the Santa Monica Daily Press. The young reporter previously worked in Santa Clarita, where he was responsible for beats related to education, politics and business. Brennon graduated from CSU Long Beach in 2017 and also has work... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cheers

Michael Cheers

Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Dr. D. Michael Cheers teaches visual journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. Dr. Cheers also teaches master photo classes in Ghana and South Africa. His research interests include examining the slave dungeons along Cape Coast, Ghana... Read More →
avatar for Richard Craig

Richard Craig

Journalism Professor, San Jose State University
Richard Craig is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He is the author of three books and numerous academic articles in the areas of journalism, media and politics, digital media and related subjects. He has been an advisor... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm PST
DBH 209

12:45pm PST

The Spear/ San Jose State Sports Journalism Open House and Sport Critiques
Speakers
avatar for C.J. Peterson

C.J. Peterson

Contributor, Bay Area Newsgroup
C.J. Peterson is graduating senior at San Jose State University as well as a Bay Area journalist and sports correspondent. A former editor in chief for the Las Positas Express at Las Positas Community College, Peterson serves as a contributing writer to the San Jose Mercury News and... Read More →
avatar for Mark Purdy

Mark Purdy

Journalist and Professor, San Jose State University
Mark Purdy, a Bay Area journalist, covered 14 Olympic Games and 32 Super Bowls during a newspaper career that spanned five decades. He was a member of the San Jose Mercury News staff that received a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta "World Series Earthquake." Purdy... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm PST
DBH 209

12:45pm PST

1:00pm PST

JACC Faculty Meeting
Grab your lunch in DBH 117, and join us for this important meeting.

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST
DBH 225

1:15pm PST

Movie: "Fail State"
Producer Alex Shebanow will show excerpts from his award-winning documentary "Fail State"

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
YUH 124

1:15pm PST

Editor Roundtable
Grab your lunch in DBH 117, and join JACC NorCal Student President Matthew Cardoza to discuss the issues and insights of student editors.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Cardoza

Matthew Cardoza

NorCal President, JACC
I’m a City College of San Francisco student reporter and editor ready to give a voice to my fellow journalists.


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST
DBH 228

1:45pm PST

Photo submissions due
Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:25pm PST
DBH 109

2:30pm PST

Judging - Opinion Writing
Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 209B

2:30pm PST

Judging - Photo
Speakers
avatar for Kim Komenich

Kim Komenich

Photojournalism Professor, San Francisco State University
Kim Komenich heads the photojournalism sequence in the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University. In 2016 he published “Revolution Revisited: A Look Back at the 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution,” which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning images he took... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 213

2:30pm PST

Arts Journalism
From the nuts and bolts of writing reviews to the opportunities for covering the news of the burgeoning entertainment industry.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Fosdick

Scott Fosdick

San Jose State University
Scott FScott Fosdick worked as a drama critic and/or entertainment editor in Chicago, New Jersey, and Baltimore before earning his doctorate in theater at Northwestern University. His articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including American Theatre, Stagebill... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 222

2:30pm PST

Finding Stories in Documents and at Meetings
How can you craft stories from meetings and documents? A daily news reporter explains.


Speakers
avatar for Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson

Reporter, Santa Monica Daily Press
Brennon Dixson currently covers a variety of topics for the Santa Monica Daily Press. The young reporter previously worked in Santa Clarita, where he was responsible for beats related to education, politics and business. Brennon graduated from CSU Long Beach in 2017 and also has work... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 228

2:30pm PST

Fundamental Tools for Journalists
Google has developed a wide range of tools to help people thrive in all industries. I will share tools and tricks to help journalists find, verify and tell news stories in the digital world. At the end of the session I’ll send a PDF with all the tools mentioned. We'll cover Advanced search, Verification, Google Trends, Visualization, Geo and Mapping.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Teaching Fellow, Google News Lab
Micheal Grant is a veteran journalist who specializes in editorial experience design. He recently joined the News Lab as Teaching Fellow training newsrooms in the use of Google Products. Before joining the News Lab, Grant was UX design editor at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 133

2:30pm PST

Reporting on Human Rights and Social Justice
Reporting on critical issues today requires knowledge about human rights conventions and social justice campaigns. Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the immigration struggles of dreamers are national and local human rights issues that journalists report on. Understanding human rights conventions, language and debates will strengthen journalists reporting on these issues. In this workshop student journalists will learn how to apply human rights standards to stories in their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Halima Kazem-Stojanovic

Halima Kazem-Stojanovic

Lecturer, San Jose State University
Halima Kazem-Stojanovic is an investigative journalist and filmmaker who specializes in reporting on human rights and social justice issues. Halima teaches journalism and human rights at San Jose State University and is finishing her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies and Social Documentary... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 225

2:30pm PST

When Everyone’s an Expert, No One Is: Real vs. Fake News in the Digital Age
We live in a time when there is an ocean of information and a scarcity of context and fact checking. How can audiences know what to believe, and how can journalists establish credibility? This workshop will discuss ways in which young journalists can earn the trust of readers, identify questionable material and avoid publishing false or misleading information.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Craig

Richard Craig

Journalism Professor, San Jose State University
Richard Craig is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He is the author of three books and numerous academic articles in the areas of journalism, media and politics, digital media and related subjects. He has been an advisor... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
DBH 224

3:30pm PST

Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm PST

3:45pm PST

Art of the Interview
Beyond interviewing basics for professional journalists.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Nichols

Ralph Nichols

Journalism Instructor, San Jose State University
Ralph Nichols brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to his feature writing workshop. He currently teaches journalism and media studies at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and at San Jose State University. Features are Nichols' passion. He is an award-winning feature... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 225

3:45pm PST

Covering a News Conference
Hands on experience with covering a news conference and making a quick turnaround for a newscast.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Guerrazzi

Diane Guerrazzi

Journalist and Professor, San Jose State University
Diane Guerrazzi is a former Emmy-award winning journalist with 30 years' experience in TV news in California and Florida. She advises Update News, the SJSU student-run news broadcast. She holds a M.A. in Print Journalism from USC, and a B.A. from UC Berkeley with double majors in... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
209I

3:45pm PST

Creating a Portfolio in Adobe Spark
Learn how to create a professional and interactive portfolio using Adobe Spark.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Turner

Austin Turner

Executive Editor, The Spear
Austin is a senior at San Jose State serving as Executive Editor of The Spear for the Fall 2019 semester. He previously wrote for the Viewpoints student newspaper at Riverside City College where he earned two JACC awards in the state-wide conference. He transferred to SJSU in Fall... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 224

3:45pm PST

How To Cover And Write About A Game--In Any Sport
Invaluable tips on how to watch and cover a game, then produce the best coverage of the result from a 40-year veteran of sports journalism

Speakers
avatar for Mark Purdy

Mark Purdy

Journalist and Professor, San Jose State University
Mark Purdy, a Bay Area journalist, covered 14 Olympic Games and 32 Super Bowls during a newspaper career that spanned five decades. He was a member of the San Jose Mercury News staff that received a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta "World Series Earthquake." Purdy... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 133

3:45pm PST

Watch Your Language
Wheelchair-bound. Same-sex marriage. All Lives Matter. It's easy for campus media to offend people, even when they're trying to be more inclusive in their coverage. In this interactive session the editor of The Diversity Style Guide will help you write with accuracy and sensitivity about a diverse world.

Speakers
avatar for Rachele Kanigel

Rachele Kanigel

Chair, Journalism Department, SFSU
Rachele is a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where she teaches writing, reporting and media entrepreneurship classes and advises the award-winning student newspaper. She was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and has written for magazines and websites... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
DBH 222

4:45pm PST

Cookie Break
Stop by and pick up a cookie and some hydration!


Saturday November 16, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm PST
DBH 117

5:00pm PST

Closing and Award Ceremony
Saturday November 16, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
YUH 124