Hi. Below you will find the print flyer for J-Day 2017 at the University of Maryland. Feel free to share it with students who are interested in attending and to include it with your field trip paperwork. We hope this helps.
We are planning a great day of journalism education on the UMD campus. Schools are already signing up. Get your registration in soon to reserve your space at J-Day. We look forward to seeing you on campus on October 27.
J-Day 2017, presented by the Maryland-DC Scholastic Press Association and hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, will be held at the University of Maryland on Friday, October 27. We’re planning a great day of journalism education on the Maryland campus and look forward to meeting you and your students there.
Registration is now open and online. You can sign up on our Registration Page. You should find everything you’ll need to plan your field trip to J-Day on our J-Day informational pages, including information on traveling to UMD, parking, the schedule, lunch plans, speakers, tours and more.
For those of you who’ve attended the event in the past, the day will proceed much as it did last year. The only major change will be that we will hold the Opening Ceremony with the keynote speaker in the campus’ Memorial Chapel instead of in the Stamp Student Union as in past years. We have scheduled a terrific line-up of speakers and presenters which you can find on the Speakers, Presenters and Panels page.
If you encounter any difficulties with the website, or any difficulty registering, please email MDCSPA President Gary Clites immediately at email@example.com and we’ll work to solve any problems. If you need any additional information to plan your field trip to J-Day, or if you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Gary.
J-Day 2017 will be another great educational opportunity to develop your students’ interest in and knowledge of the world of scholastic and professional journalism. Space is limited. We encourage you to register early to guarantee space for your students at the event.
The Maryland-DC Scholastic Press Association J-Day at Maryland 2017 hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism will be held on the Maryland Campus on Friday, October 27, 2017. Registration and more information will be available online very soon. For now, mark the date on your calendar and plan to make the event a part of your students’ 2017-2018 school year.
We look forward to seeing you and your students on the Maryland campus for a day of journalism-focussed education and fun!
Come to the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism for J-Day 2016, a day of journalism education on the UM campus. Co-sponsored by the College and the Maryland-DC Scholastic Press Association, the event will include a keynote address from two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Priest, sessions on print, broadcast and online journalism, tours, and panels of current University journalism students.
J-Day 2015 was a blast, and MDCSPA has worked to make this year’s event even better. We’ve added a teacher boxed luncheon in Knight Hall to allow advisers to network and mingle. We’ve added two two-hour computer lab session in In Design to elevate the design of your publication. The event will end earlier for those groups that have to get back to school earlier – and we’ve made the change while still including all the elements teachers and students enjoyed last year.
Space at J-Day 2016 is limited. Last year, the convention filled up incredibly quickly. Make plans and register your group soon to guarantee your space at the event. And come out for a great day at the University of Maryland. Click on the J-Day link in the menu bar to find all the information you’ll need to plan your day and to register. We look forward to seeing you and your students on October 28.
HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM TEACHERS – DAY OF TRAINING AT UMD:
Please join us for a day of training at UMD’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in College Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The cost is $25, which will help to defray costs of the training day. Lunch will be provided.
* A welcome from the college, and donuts and coffee, 9 – 9:30 a.m. – Gene Roberts Room, 3rd floor, Knight Hall.
* A morning mobile apps session, with a focus on collecting, editing and uploading video and photos with smart phones. Students will practice creating a video story using the app Videolicious. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Gene Roberts Room, Knight Hall. Session instructor: Ronald Yaros, associate professor of mobile and multiplatform journalism at UMD.
* A lunch Q&A session on participants’ high school news Web sites (12:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Gene Roberts Room.) Session instructor: Mark W. Smith, a mobile editor at The Washington Post, a former social media manager at USA Today, and a former assistant editor of digital media at the Detroit Free Press.
* An afternoon graphics session: creating print and interactive digital graphics with free tools (1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Room 2103.) Session instructor: Sean Mussenden, UMD’s Capital News Service digital director.
To register: Fill out the form below and email or mail: to Chris Harvey, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you mail the form, you may enclose a check for $25 made out to University of Maryland, or you may bring it with you Sept. 24. Registration deadline: Sept. 23. We can accommodate up to 18 participants.
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Sign me up for the day of teacher training at UMD on Sept. 24!
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Teachers and Students – Save the date! Fall J-Day at the University of Maryland, co-sponsored by the Maryland-DC Scholastic Press Association and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, is scheduled for Friday, October 28.
Make plans now to bring your students to the campus of the University of Maryland for a full day of journalism education and fun. There will be some changes this year – an earlier schedule for those schools that need to leave earlier – and plans to locate sessions more centrally near the Knight Center.
Stay tuned for more information. Registration will open early in September and we will get you more information as soon as plans are solidified.
On Saturday, April 9, The New Voices Maryland Act, designed to reasonably protect the First Amendment rights of high school and college students in Maryland, won final passage with amendments in the Maryland State Senate. This was the last hurdle to passing the bill out of the state legislature. The act now goes to Governor Hogan for his signature.
This passage is the culmination of years of effort to get the legislation before the House and Senate, and a solid year of work by dedicated individuals to find sponsors, create the bill, and shepherd it through the statehouse including representatives from the Student Press Law Center, The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, and the Maryland-DC Scholastic Press Association.
The bill will:
• Protect the First Amendment Rights of Students to report without fear of censorship on their schools and communities.
• Protect students from retaliation for their work as journalists.
• Protect journalism teachers for retaliation over the journalism their students produce.
• Protects student journalists from prior restraint.
School administrators can still prevent the distribution of material that:
• Is libelous or slanderous
• Constitutes an invasion of privacy
• Violates state or federal law
• Incites students to commit an unlawful act
• Incites students to violate county school board policy
• Incites students to materially disrupt the orderly operation of the school
• Is vulgar, lewd, obscene, harassing, threatening or intimidating.
If you support this bill, consider contacting Governor Hogan using one of these methods
100 State Circle
MD Relay 1-800-735-2258
- Email Form:
Steve Piacente presented a session at our J-Day at the University of Maryland. After the experience, he wrote a blog post about the students he encountered during the day. You can read it at: http://www.jenningswire.com/business/talking-journalism-math-building/ . Take a look.
As everyone knows, we at the MDCSPA received far greater response to our J-Day at the University of Maryland event than we expected. We anticipated a high of 175 registrants, but received requests to bring many more than twice that number. We worked with the university to accommodate as many of those attendees as possible. While we couldn’t register everyone who wanted to come, we were able to expand the event to around 300. We sincerely apologize to those advisers who put their groups on the wait list, but who did not get in. Please come back again next year.