J-Day Registrations On Hold

Interest in the Maryland-D.C. Scholastic Press Association’s J-Day at the University of Maryland event hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism has far exceeded our expectations.

On Wednesday, September 30, MDCSPA passed the number of registrations we can currently accomodate for J-Day. We were forced to suspend the registration form on our website. We will be working with the College of Journalism and the university over the coming days to try to add sessions to the event and to open up additional slots for students to attend the event.

For the time being, if you would like to bring students to the event, please send an email to that effect to organization President Gary Clites at gclites@comcast.net. Include your name, the name of your school, and the number of students you would like to register. If we can open up additional registration slots for the event, we will let as many of you as we can know that space for your students is available.

We appreciate your patience in this matter and hope that you understand that the amount of space available for this event is not entirely within the control of MDCSPA. We sincerely hope that we will be able to expand the event, and we promise that we are working to do so.

J-Day Registration Now Open

knight-hall2-croppedRegistration is now open for J-Day at the University of Maryland on November 6. Sponsored by the Maryland-D.C. Scholastic Press Association and hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, J-Day offers teachers and students an immersive day of journalism experiences on the Maryland campus.

For a detailed description of the day, click here. Detailed pages on the information you need to plan your field trip to the Merrill College of Journalism are available under the J-Day 2015 tab on the menu above or by clicking here.

The early registration cost for the event is $12 per participant until October 2. Late registration is available October 3-16 for $15. To register, fill out our online form by clicking here. Space is limited to only 175 participants. Register now to make sure your space is saved.

We look forward to seeing the best young journalists in the area on the Maryland campus on November 6.

Come to J-Day at The University of Maryland on November 6

Knight Hall, the home of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at Maryland.

Knight Hall, the home of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at Maryland.

The MDCSPA will hold J-Day hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland on Friday, November 6. Students and teachers are invited to the campus for a day of journalism education and networking.

The day will start with a panel of young professionals in the field who will talk about starting careers in the field of journalism in the 21st Century. Three concurrent sessions led by professional journalists and educators will follow during which you and your students can choose from sessions on yearbook, print, online and social media journalism, and more.

During lunch (not included – students can eat at the Stamp Student Union food court), students and advisers can take a tour of the Merrill College of Journalism, the Diamondback student newspaper and the WMUC student radio station, or the Capital News Service broadcast facility. Advisers will have a chance to meet to network and discuss press freedom in Maryland and D.C. with Student Press Law Center Executive Director Frank LoMonte during one of the concurrent sessions.

Presenters from The Philip Merrill College of Journalism, The Baltimore Sun, Big Ten Network, CNN, Education Week, McClatchy News Service, News Channel 8, The Student Press Law Center, Terp Magazine, and WMUC Sports will be among the speakers.

Registration information for the event will be released in late August. Check back here or watch your school mail for details. Space at the event is limited, so sign up early.