Conference Checklist

Six Months Out

  • Hotel Block
  • Reserve Campus Rooms
  • Get keynote speaker for Friday night and Saturday breakfast/lunch

Four Months Out

  • Determine onsite contests and post the rules to the website along with registration forms

Three Months Out

  • Check with Best of the South coordinator(s) and ensure the contest is on track.

One Month Out

  • Check hotels to ensure there is still availability
  • Check with Educator of the Year group to ensure there are nominees
  • Check with Best of the South coordinator to ensure we don’t need to reach out to faculty for judging assistance

Two Weeks Out

  • Order plaques for Journalism Educator of the Year and College Journalist of the Year

Other duties

Past -President

  • Ensures acknowledgement of current president for hosting the convention

The Journalism Educator of the Year Committee consists of the winners from the last three years. Additionally, nominees from the last three years may be considered.

Conference Supplies

  • Medals for first place winners Best of the South
  • Medals for first place winners Onsite Competition
  • Medals for winning onsite team
  • Pins for all those who place in both competitions (160 for Best of South; [# of competitions] x 4 for onsite)
  • Gold seals
  • Certificate Paper

Promoting Journalism in the Southeast Region