Professional development opportunities can be just as beneficial for students as they are for adults. At the end of April, 17 yearbook students from Richland High School attended the Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Journalism Conference in San Francisco.
The students heard from keynote speakers and attended workshops on writing, interviewing, photography, ethics in journalism, design and leadership–all skills that make for a great yearbook editor!
“I learned so much about journalism and how many opportunities there are in the industry,” RHS Senior Student Life Editor ElliAnn Somes said. “Not only was it useful information to learn for future journalists, but also for working with a team in general.”
More than 3,000 media students from around the U.S. attended the conference. Attendees also had the opportunity to receive media critiques of their yearbooks and learn design tips from industry professionals.