J-Con flyer



WHO: YOU! (and your friends)
WHAT: A free lunch, thought-provoking discussions, famous speakers, and fun activities!
WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd from 10:30am-2:30pm
WHERE: James Madison Memorial High School (201 S Gammon Rd, in the WI center)
WHY: Because you have an interest in media and journalism and like free food!


Something for everyone…

We want to cover a wide range of information at this conference, so no matter what you’re looking to get out of it, you’ll find something that’ll be interesting/useful to you! The conference will be split into the following sections:

Real World Opportunities

You’ll learn about possible career opportunities, from being a writer, to editing and publishing your own publication. You’ll gain valuable insights into how you can create a career in journalism.

Featuring guest speakers Jonathan Gramling (editor and publisher of local HUES magazine), Negassi Tesfamichael (school board journalist at The Capital Times), and Brad Horn (a media expert and former journalist).

College Experiences

You’ll learn how you can continue building on your journalism skills and experiences as you enter college. Get tips for how to find valuable internships and get involved in your school’s newspaper.

Featuring guest speakers Negassi Tesfamichael (a journalist with lots of college internship experience), Sammy Gibbons (editor-in-chief at The Daily Cardinal) and Samantha Nesovanovic (managing editor at The Daily Cardinal).

High School Journalism

We’ll finish the conference by discussing the importance of journalism at the high school level and what we can do to improve our school newspapers.


Got questions? We’ve got answers…

A speaker panel will round out the conference by allowing attendees to ask any remaining questions they have of our guest speakers. Come prepared with what you want to know (we will also have some time for you to talk in groups and come up with questions!).


There is such thing as a free lunch…

Chick-fil-A will be catering our lunch, and there will be vegetarian options available! Please let us know ASAP about your food preferences and requirements by filling out the RSVP form.

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