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19th Publication Workshop

Lainey S. Cronk, September 14, 2009
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The 19th annual Publication Workshop brought 165 academy students and sponsors from 26 schools to the Pacific Union College campus. For these staff and sponsors of school yearbooks, newspapers, and video yearbooks, the September 8-10 Publication Workshop offered hands-on presentations from college educators and industry professionals.

In addition to the practical information gleaned in over 50 presentations and labs, schools earned awards, prizes, and scholarships, had the chance to interact with students and sponsors from other schools, and enjoyed the beautiful campus and Christian learning environment of PUC.

"Schools who self-publish yearbooks and newspapers have found the workshop to be an invaluable tool for gathering ideas, receiving hands-on training with publication software, and networking with other schools," explains co-director Milbert Mariano, who is also chair of PUC's visual arts department.

The presentations are grouped in focused tracks for editors, designers, photographers, writers and video production staff. Students (with input from their school advisor) select the sessions they want to attend based on their staff positions. This year's workshop sported, by popular demand, a new pre-session workshop in Adobe Illustrator. Other courses ranged from "Headlines & Captions" and "Self-Critique" to "Journalistic Layouts."

At the conclusion of the workshop, 11 publication awards were presented to Lodi Academy, Redlands Adventist Academy, Thunderbird Academy, Loma Linda Academy, South Bay Junior Academy, and Escondido Adventist Academy. You can read more about the awards and other program elements at the Publication Workshop page.