Thursday, April 5, 2007

Golden Leaf Awards/NPA Convention

The Golden Leaf Awards will be presented at noon April 21 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln as part of the spring conventions of the Nebraska Press Association and the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association.

Lunch for students costs $5. Tuna salad or chicken salad croissants will be served. Lunch for advisers and others costs $13.

Newspaper Golden Leaf awards will be announced during the luncheon. Awards for radio, television, Web sites and yearbook will be announed in a separate room after the luncheon.
In addition, students will participate in the Tom Allan Live Writing Contest begining at 1:30 p.m. April 20.

The convention also will offer educational sessions for students and advisers. A legal workshop will be offered on April 20. On April 21, workshops will be offered on feature writing, advertising, Photoshop, writing, editorial writing and introducing local video to the Internet.

Speakers include Associated Press writing coach Bruce DeSilva and Steve Buttry of the American Press Institute, who will lead the Newspaper Next workshop, providing strategites newpspaers can use to become masters of innovation.

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