2020 Statewide Youth Media Conference


Saturday, February 8, 2020

11:30-12noonRegistrationSpinnaker Lobby
12:00 – 12:30 PMLUNCHLunch will be available until 1:30pm.Spinnaker
12:30 – 1:10 PMOPENING SESSIONYouth Advisors WelcomeSpinnaker
1:10 – 1:15 PMCOMMUNITY GROUNDINGBreathing ExcercisePaulina Rojas, Coachella UnincorporatedSpinnaker
1:15 – 2:30 PMGUEST SPEAKERKeynote Address & Q&AElizabeth Campos, Digital Editor – NBC Bay AreaSpinnaker
2:30 – 2:45 PMBREAKCheck into your Hotel Room
WORKSHOPS (Choose one)
2:45 – 4:00 PMPODCASTINGThis workshop will dive into how Blake and Delency got their start in podcasting, how they’ve grown both Hella Black’s brand and audience. Attendees will leave with the understanding of how they can start, develop, and monetize a podcast of their own.Delency Parham and Blake Simons, Hella Black PodcastSpinnaker
2:45 – 4:00 PMVISUAL STORIES: GRAPHIC JOURNALISM & ILLUSTRATIONLearn different techniques and theories of telling visual, immersive stories through illustration and comics journalism, and experiment by creating and workshopping a short interview piece.Andy Warner, Illustrator (Managing Editor for The Nib)Chart
2:45 – 4:00 PMSHORT FORM VIDEOThe workshop will cover tools, tips, and tricks to make videos quickly with everyday equipment.Isaac Gonzalez and Maria Hernandez, Access Local TV (Sacramento)Compass


4pm: Meet at Plank for the group picture

4:30-6pm: Bowling and Dinner at Plank

6pm- 9pm: 3 Options (San Francisco by ferry, movies or stay at arcade)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

9:00 – 9:25 AMBREAKFASTSpinnaker
9:25 – 9:30 AMCOMMUNITY GROUNDINGBreathing ExcercisePaulina Rojas, Coachella UnincorporatedSpinnaker
9:30 – 10:15 AMMEET THE MAKERS: YOUTH PANELYouth journalists Share Their WorkHalima Musa, Melissa Franco, Olivia Teforlack, Rachel Livinal, Zofia TrexlerSpinnaker
10:15 – 10:45 AMBREAK Check out of hotel
WORKSHOPS (Choose one)
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMFLIPPING THE LENS: A Photography workshopAttendees will use photography as a tool to reflect around one’s personal and social landscape in the field of photojournalism.Christina Chomut, AjA ProjectChart Room
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMLET’S TALK ABOUT NARRATIVEWhat can scary stories tell us about narrative podcasts and radio? Come ready to learn, interact, and interview each other as we find stories, build scenes and develop arches.Annie Nguyen, Snap JudgementSpinnaker 1
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMMY EARS ARE FOR INTERVIEWINGListening during an interview is just as important as what questions you’re asking. Learn tips about body language that Erika has come to rely on for capturing emotional and authentic tape.Erika Aguilar, KQEDCompass
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMADULT SESSION // BRAINSTORMAdult Leaders only: Brainstorm ideas for communication, collaboration and support for the network in 2020.Rebecca Martin, Lauren Rascoe, Nancy DeVille, YR MediaSpinnaker 2
12:00 – 12:30 PMLUNCHSpinnaker
12:30 – 12:35 PMCOMMUNITY GROUNDINGStretching ExcercisePaulina Rojas, Coachella UnincorporatedSpinnaker
12:35 – 1:50 PMGUEST SPEAKERKeynote Address & Q&AJeff Valenzuela, Photographer – AjA ProjectSpinnaker
1:50 – 2:00 PMBREAK
2:00 – 3:15 PMTHE BREAKDOWN OF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTINGAre there things that happen in your community that bother youand you think are worth uncovering? Attendees will learn how to think like an investigative journalist. Come ready to learn how to unpack your concerns with precision and accountability!Martin Reynolds, The Maynard InstituteChart Room
2:00 – 3:15 PMGRAPHIC DESIGN 101: CANVA TRAININGLearn how to use graphics to get your stories out to your community and attract a new audience. This workshop will explore how to use design software Canva for campaigns and graphic design to enhance your storytelling.Kody Stoebig, The kNOwSpinnaker 1
2:00 – 3:15 PMTELLING STORIES ON INSTAGRAMIn this Instagram Storytelling workshop, you will learn how to convert print stories into Instagram Stories, and how to cover events using Instagram Stories. This workshop will challenge you to think visually, outline your Stories, maximize audience reach, and more. All you need for this workshop is a smartphone and the Instagram app.Crystal Niebla, VoiceWavesCompass Room
2:00 – 3:15 PMADULT SESSION // FUNDRAISINGAdults Leaders onlyJodi Ravel, CARESTAR FoundationSpinnaker 2
3:15 – 3:30 PMBREAK

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