The Sword & Shield Invites YOU to the 2nd Annual J-CON! 

The Sword & Shield is proud to present the second annual J-CON! What is J-CON you ask? Well, it is a journalism convention open to all Madison Metropolitan School District students! It is a mind-blowingly fun opportunity if you are interested in communications, writing, photography, videography, and journalism in general. We will be discussing journalism in high school, middle school, college, and careers in journalism. There will be guest speakers from local publications like the Cap Times, Wisconsin State Journal, UW Madison publications, and representatives from the school district communications department. These speakers will be sharing their experiences in journalism, and giving students advice for creating better publications. We will be having roundtable discussions, panels, and other fun activities so we can garner skills for writing, photography, and videography. There will also be a free lunch provided! J-CON will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the James Madison Memorial High School Library. Make sure to RSVP on our website, or through our Instagram @jmmnews. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at We can’t wait to see you there!


By Maggie Di Sanza & Jessica Jiang

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