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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.