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Publication Workshop Gives Hands-on Training

Julie Z. Lee & Lainey S. Cronk, September 11, 2008

This year's Publication Workshop at Pacific Union College drew about 200 participants from 23 schools in the Pacific Union (California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona). Academy students and sponsors gathered for targeted, practical training for jump-starting yearbooks, newspapers, and video yearbooks.

With 20 presenters teaching over 40 sessions on vital publication skills, the 17th annual Publication Workshop provided students and sponsors with an abundance of resources and practice. Carly Hubbard, the newspaper editor for Redlands Adventist Academy, was at the workshop for the first time. "I learned a lot and I became better informed on the subject of publication in general," she said. She left determined to implement what she'd learned: "I'm going to try to improve the writing quality of our paper and follow the AP style that is more traditional with publication writing. I also want to get more staff involved with the paper."

Amy Hill, the yearbook sponsor for Redlands Adventist Academy, has been to the workshop multiple times and loves it. "It's a fantastic experience for us as a group. We always leave Publication Workshop with a plan, and it's a perfect way to start a new school year."

At the end of the two-day session, awards were presented for such categories as best year book writing, video yearbook of the year, and newspaper photo of the year. Thunderbird Academy received three of the ten prizes, Redlands Adventist Academy received five, and Loma Linda Academy earned two.