Six student leaders of The Pendulum, Elon University’s weekly student newspaper, will attend the joint Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers conference Oct. 27-31, 2010, in Louisville, Ky., where they will attend educational workshops and network with media professionals.
Students in attendance will be:
- Anna Johnson (managing editor)
- Jack Dodson (news editor)
- Caitlin O’Donnell (news editor)
- Lauren Ramsdell (A&E editor)
- Gabby Szewcow (design chief)
- Melissa Kansky (multimedia editor)
Pendulum adviser Colin Donohue will also be in attendance.
In addition to attending workshops and sessions led by professionals from the media world and faculty members from communications schools nationwide, students will also network, take tours of media organizations around the city and have The Pendulum professionally critiqued.
The awards ceremony, which students will also attend, takes place Saturday afternoon. ACP awards and the prestigious Pacemaker award, which recognizes overall excellence in student newspapers. The Pendulum was named a finalist for a Pacemaker in the non-daily newspaper competition for the second year in a row. The paper won it last year. The issues students submitted were:
Check this blog regularly from Oct. 27-31 for updates from the students on the trip. They will be posting quick summaries/reflections after every session they attend.