Want to be a better high school journalism adviser? Join us this summer at The University of Mississippi for three days of intense instruction. Whether you are advising a school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast, magazine or website, this professional development program will help guide you and your program to new levels of achievement.
Our adviser-in-residence this year is Jon Reese, CJE. Jon has advised student media at Decatur (GA) High School for 25 years. Starting at Decatur right out of college, Reese was given four English classes and a rudimentary "newspaper" that was printed in-house by graphic arts students. He started a separate video production class in the mid-90s and launched a website in 2009. That "newspaper" is now a multi Pacemaker-winning newsmagazine, the website is an online Pacemaker winner in 2017, and the broadcast program has been recognized at the state level by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and national level by the Academy of Scholastic Broadcasting. He was a 2004 "Media and American Democracy" fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Press and Politics and a 2013 ASNE Reynolds Institute fellow at the University of Texas-Austin. He serves Macon University's Center for Collaborative Journalism as a summer instructor and has facilitated retreats for its faculty and staff. Reese has presented at state, regional and national conventions as well as at JEA's national Adviser Institute. He is a state director for JEA and helps judge its national Journalist of the Year contest as well as its broadcast write-off contests. He's currently working with National Scholastic Press Association leaders to brainstorm ways to effectively reach geographically under-represented schools and programs with novice or under-supported advisers.
Jon Reese, Adviser in Residence
SIPA executive director Leslie Dennis, MSPA director R.J. Morgan, Lain Hughes (Jackson Prep), Angela Hobart (Starkville), Mandy Mahan (d'Iberville), Terry Cassreino (St. Joseph), Vicky Williams (Madison Central), Diala Chaney (Oxford), Shari Chumley (Tupelo), Braden Bishop (Tupelo) Jessica Lopez (Gulfport) Loidha Bautista (Lafayette), Ginny Miller (Center Hill) and others.

WHEN: Camp starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 and concludes with a luncheon on Thursday, June 8.

WHERE: All sessions will be held in Farley Hall on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

TUITION: The tuition for this camp is only $200. This includes lodging, all sessions/materials, and most meals. CEUs are available for $20 more.

TUITION WAIVER: All advisers with 5 or less years of experience may come FREE OF CHARGE. The Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation will pay your way.

LODGING: Advisers will have their own private dorm room on the Ole Miss campus. Linens WILL be provided. Rooms during the camp are included in tuition, but rooms are also available on the Monday night *before* camp starts at a cost of $30 per person.

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EXTREMELY AWESOME INSTITUTE: All you need to do is fill out the form below. Then, if you're a tuition-paying attendee, mail us a check (mailing address on the next screen).

DEADLINE: All advisers should register on or before Friday, May 26. Please don't wait until the last minute!

Once you're registered, we'll follow up with a confirmation email and further details. Can't wait to see you here!

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