SPJ Student Journalist Boot Camp is Jan. 30

The Society of Professional Journalists invites college students to a day-long boot camp to reacquaint them with the fundamentals of great journalism and give them the pros’ insider secrets to getting great stories, writing spectacular headlines, shooting stunning photos, copy-editing like a demon, and covering a beat like nobody else.

The boot camp is a great opportunity for student reporters, editors and photographers to brush up on skills, learn vital new ones and make great professional contacts that will be important launching pads for future job searches.

Seminars offered during the boot camp include:
•    Covering Higher Education (Kavita Kumar—St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
•    Writing Killer Editorials (Gilbert Bailon—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Editor)
•    Investigative Journalism, especially crime (Jeremy Kohler—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Investigative Reporter)
•    Amazing Photos
•    Headlines That Rock, Design that Dazzle
•    One-on-one editing sessions that pair you with a pro who will edit your photos or stories
•    Covering Entertainment and other specialty beats

The boot camp is free and open to any college student in the St. Louis metro area. Lunch will be provided. Street parking or Laclede Garage available. Space is limited and the last day to register is Jan. 27. Reserve your place by emailing: Shera Dalin – shera@carismedia.com or 314-223-8743 or
Tammy Merrett-Murry – tmerret@siue.edu or 618-650-3597

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