Students attend National Journalism Conference

On April 17 and 18, the Heritage High School students from the yearbook and newspaper classes traveled downtown for the National Journalism Convention.

One of the design sessions was lead by a designer of a professional newspaper production. 

“I decided to go because I would like to expand my journalism career,” said Connor Mudd ’17, a designer for the yearbook.

At this convention, over 200 schools from all over the nation came to the Sheraton Downtown to watch and listen to speakers from different universities around the country.

“There was a leadership session facilitated by Editors-in-Chief of the Regis magazine and they reminded me that I have to be passionate to get others passionate too,” said Emma Kasahara ’17, an editor of the yearbook. “If you don’t love what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be leading.”

Everything from live sports broadcasting and iPhoto technology to interviewing and caption writing were offered to the students that attended.

“My favorite session was ‘Oh Caption, My Caption.’ I learned how to write a caption well,” said Mudd.

There were also multiple sessions on fonts and design led by editors of award-winning newspapers and magazines around the nation.

“There’s a lot of cool things you can do with fonts in terms of design; they gave me a lot of cool tips,” said Kasahara.

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