Join us for CSUN ‘J-Day’ 2022 on Saturday, October 15

LA Times High School Insider, CSUN Journalism Department and Journalism Educators Association of Southern California (SCJEA) come together to host our annual Youth Journalism Conference at CSU Northridge. Learn from professionally-led workshops, test your skills in media competitions, and meet in small groups for panel discussions with journalists.

A counselor or parent must register on behalf of their student(s) and enter them into contests. The maximum capacity of the event is 200 participants and registration closes Friday, October 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).


Event calendar:

October 15: CSUN J-Day

8:30 a.m. Arrival and registration of students (breakfast available)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Writing and multimedia competition

10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Workshop 1

11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshop 2

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)

12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Keynote speaker

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Prize giving and closing speeches

Note: A finalized itinerary will be sent to registrants closer to the date, including the names of the speakers.


Contest Details and Guidelines:

The writing and multimedia competitions will be in the categories below. Registration is limited to 5 students per competition and per school:

Competitions:
1. News writing
2. Writing features
3. Writing reviews
4. Sports Writing
5. Photography (news, reports, sports) **
6. Video Journalism/Broadcast **

News, Features, Sports and Opinion entrants will attend a live presentation, write their articles on Google Docs, and submit their entries to their judge via a Google form.

**These competitions require registrants to submit their work by Friday, October 7. Instructions will be provided.

**For the photography competition, each student can submit maximum 1 photo per category — 1 news photo, 1 reportage photo and 1 sports photo. (Students do not have to submit a photo for all 3 categories.)

Registrants can submit their photos with captions to [email protected] by October 7 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Photos should be from this semester.

**For the video contest, each student can submit 1 video. Videos should be between 90 seconds and 2 minutes long.

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