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2022 NEWSPA Multimedia Journalism In-Person Conference

In-Person Conference Information

The 2022 NEWSPA in-person conference features select multimedia journalism sessions presented by media professionals at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The conference will be held within the Department of Journalism, located on the third floor of Sage Hall on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus.

Please note live and full conference experiences may be modified  or cancelled based on COVID protocols at the time of the event. 


Registration Information

    • There is no cost to attend the conference but all schools must register using the conference registration form.
    • Schools registering for the in-person conference sessions on April 13 must register by February 28.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Presentation: Click here to watch the video

Life after high school offers many unique opportunities to explore your passions and find your path. Join our panel of young professionals as they share their own journey, offer advice on the college experience and talk about how to use your student media skills to discover new possibilities.

Conference Sessions

10 Tips for Improving Student Media Design  

Barb Benish, adviser, The Advance-Titan  

Make your projects look polished and ready for a national publication. Learn basic and advanced design principles that will inspire you to try something different and take your graphic design skills to the next level.

Behind the Scenes at the Advance-Titan   

Advance-Titan Staff, Department of Journalism, UW Oshkosh 

Tour the University of Wisconsin student newspaper, the Advance-Titan. Join A-T staff to learn what it’s like to work on the student newspaper and how this experience can prepare you for a creative career.

Creative Careers in Media: Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising     

Dr. Sara Steffes Hansen, Department of Journalism, UW Oshkosh 

What does a creative career in media look like? Explore how UWO prepares students for careers in multimedia journalism, public relations and advertising. Explore the possibilities and find a career you’ll love.

Journalism Smackdown  

Department of Journalism, UW Oshkosh 

Bring your A-game and battle other schools to earn the title of Journalism Smackdown Champion!

Multimedia Storytelling Across Platforms 

Dr. Vince Filak, Department of Journalism, UW Oshkosh 

Explore how to convey your story across multiple platforms. Learn best practices and tips and tricks to leverage different platforms and story formats.

Social Media Tips and Tricks     

Trevor Clementi, director of digital marketing, UW Oshkosh 

You already know how to use social media to tell your own story. Now use those same channels to reach your school community, expand interactive coverage and promote your publications.

Conference Schedule


7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Journalism Smackdown
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. Keynote Session
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Session 1
11 – 11:30 a.m. Session 2
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Adviser lunch
12:30 – 2 p.m. Awards