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Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2018

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Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2018

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WHAT:  Two-day seminar for journalism advisers only.  This year the sessions will focus on skills for all advisers. Download 2018 Winter Seminar brochure final here.

WHO: Presenter Lori Keekley advises at St. Louis Park, (Minnesota) High School. The Echo has been a Gold Crown and Pacemaker recipient, and her students have won individual state and national awards. Keekley is the 2016 DJNF Teacher of the Year and JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee Director and a recipient of CSPA’s Gold Key and NSPA’s Pioneer Award.

WHEN:  March 2-3, 2018

WHERE:  Lakelawn Resort, Delavan, Wis.  Make your room reservations by Feb. 4 for lower rate. Call 800-338-5253 or 262-728-7950 and ask for reservations.  Request the rate for Kettle Moraine Press Association:  $89/night for king bed room; $99/night for two queen beds room, single or double occupancy. Note additional resort fee of $12 per night plus sales tax.

HOW MUCH:  By Feb. 4, $100/KEMPA member or $120/non-member
After Feb. 4, $120/KEMPA member or $140/non-member
Reduced: $50 for JEA mentees

Fri/Sat continental breakfast
Friday lunch
Friday dinner

JEA Certification exams on Saturday at noon. Register in advance with JEA.


  • KNOWING PRESS LAW: During this session, we will discuss the big 5: copyright law, Freedom of Information Act, New Voices legislation, Tinker/Hazelwood and prior review, and prior restraint.
  • HANDLING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES: From pornography to teen homelessness to student fatalities, this session will outline how one school approaches controversial topics in both web and print.
  • LEADERSHIP: HOW TO EMPOWER OTHERS:  This interactive session will explain how student media editors should approach the difficult task of leading peers.  Then, advisers will role play student editors in enacting possible problematic scenarios.
  • COACHING: See how one staff embraces the coaching method in order to not only better train, but also to better cover the issues they tackle. This session will show how to coach story inception to publishing and encompass content, design, photography, social media and writing.

Here is the tentative Seminar tentative schedule 2018.

BRING. Donate items when you check in.
BID. Bid often. Be generous.
BENEFIT. To Student Press Law Center and KEMPA scholarships

SPONSORS:  We thank you for your support:  SNO sites   and Herff-Jones 

REGISTRATION:  Use Registration Form 2018 to print and mail in or to download and attach to email to April van Buren, [email protected].  You may send a check (payable to KEMPA) to April at 3034 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704 or

Pay KEMPA using PayPal here!

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If you pay online, be sure to send or email your Registration Form 2018.

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Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2018