2014 JACC Mid-Winter Faculty Conference

The JACC pre-conference hands-on seminar that will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 from 2-7 p.m. at the Inn at Morro Bay.

The JACC Mid-winter Journalism faculty conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, 2014.

The cost of the Morro Bay Conference is $165 for Saturday-Sunday, or a special $240 rate to include the Blue Heron workshop on Friday. The cost for Blue Heron only is $140. There is a $25 late fee for any registration after Jan. 13, 2014.

Register today!

Make room reservations directly with the Inn at Morro Bay. The special JACC room rate is $119. Call (800) 321-9566 x 1703 or (805) 772-5651 to make a reservation. Be sure to mention JACC in order to receive the special rate. The JACC rate ends Jan. 3, 2014.

A special JACC Town Hall meeting with the JACC board will take place on Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The goal of the town hall meeting is to gather members’ input regarding JACC’s mission statement as well as its short-term and long-term goals.

Blue Heron

The hands-on pre-conference seminar also known as the ” Blue Heron” will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Inn at Morro Bay.

Greg Cooper who teaches at Brooks Institute in Ventura, Calif. will be the instructor.

The session “Mobile Journalism Best Practices” will focus on the fact that
more and more newspapers are outfitting their journalists with smart phones with
the expectation that they can transmit images/video from the scene to be published
right away on the Web. In this session you will learn how to use mobile devices, apps and equipment with a minimal amount of cost. This hands-on workshop will explore how to use your mobile devices as a mobile journalist. Emphasis will be placed on content gathering.

Required Equipment:

• Smart phone capable of shooting still images and HD video

• KV Connection: iPhone 1/4 inch line-level audio input adapter

• Case Star Octopus Portable and adjustable Tripod for iPhone, Cellphone (or similar
smart phone compatible tripod)

Optional Equipment:

Any professional microphone with stereo mini connector (or XLR but you would need
the XLR to stereo mini adapter). Examples include shotgun mic, dynamic mic or lavalier mic.

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