May 13, 2011

Save the Date: Journalism Conference is June 4

Source: NYSUT Communications

UPDATE 5/13: Sample entries and judges' comments are available for download.

UPDATE 5/10: Online registration is now available.

About the conference

Greetings! We're gearing up for the second annual NYSUT United Journalism Conference and have several interesting and informative workshops planned, from editing to photography to page design and tips for new editors. Of special note is a workshop on Messaging in Difficult Times, and a general session on Using the Power of Social Media. And, of course, the highlight of the day is the awards celebration and luncheon.

We hope you can join us for this exciting program!


Online registration is now available. Please look over the tentative program and decide which workshops you would like to attend. A hot breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. The cost for the whole day is $45. If you would like to bring a guest, the cost for the awards luncheon only (12:30-2:30 p.m.) is $25.

The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, May 31.


If you plan to stay overnight before or after the Journalism Conference, you may call The Desmond and ask for the special NYSUT rate of $129 + tax. You must mention "NYSUT" when you make the reservation in order to get our special price.

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100
Fax (518) 869-7659

Comments and Samples

The judges comments and copies of award winning articles and newsletters will be posted by Thursday, May 12.  We will send an e-blast to everyone to let them know when the comments are finalized.


You may also contact Therese Swota at with questions or to make reservations by phone.

Please share this information with all of your newsletter staff including writers, designers, photographers and webmasters.

We sure hope you'll be able to attend this information-packed conference and celebrate our 2011 winners.  We have some great surprises in store for you.


Tentative Program

2011 NYSUT United Journalism Conference
Saturday, June 4
NYSUT Headquarters
800 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, N.Y.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast

9:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Workshops

  • Photography
  • Feeding the beast
  • Getting started: Tips for new editors
  • Managing your website

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -Workshops

  • Video 101
  • Editing and Proofing
  • Page Design/Layout
  • Messaging in difficult times

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Awards luncheon

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - General Session: Using the Power of Social Media



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