Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online News Association

Well, I am preparing to attend the Online News Association annual
convention Sept. 11-13 in Washington DC. It is shaping up to be the
best conference in the history of the organization. From the business
of news, monetization, new tech toys, blogging and more, the sessions
will educate, challenge and surely confuse some.

This year, I have the pleasure of leading the student newsroom.
Mentors from the academy and the professional media industry are
paired with students. The students cover the conference and have their
stories edited by their mentors.

It is also an unofficial job interview opportunity. With mentors
from media companies including NPR and the Washington Post, who knows
what talent may be discovered and hired.

Most of the professors were or remain professionals as well. So it
really is a win-win situation.

I am very proud to report that Belmont University New Century
Journalism major Abby Selden is among the students.

So visit www.journalists.org and check out the student newsroom and
one of the most innovative new media conferences in the country.

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