10 On-The-Job Social Media Commandments: Almost everyone uses Instagram and Twitter, but *how* you use social media can make all the difference in your career. This session will explore how to use social media to boost your chances of success -- along with highlighting common mistakes many people make.  Annie Tomlin, freelance editor          

10 Ways to Land the Perfect Internship (and Five Things That Will Kill Your Chances): You need internships to get a job. In fact, you need internships to get better internships. But many students apply for dozens -- or even hundreds -- of internships and never get a call back. This session will reveal what omissions and mistakes applicants make that employers say keep them from rising to the top of the interview -- and hiring pile.  Steven Chappell, Northwest Missouri State University                                            

50 Sites For Journalists: A rapid-fire list of 50 web tools and apps for journalists: From Doodle to Storyful, you'll find tools to help share and discover content, find sources and create interactive stories plus spend a few minutes wasting time with some good old-fashioned fun on the interwebs. Andrew Seaman, Thompson Reuters; Victoria Reitano, Telepictures           

A Documentary Storytelling Skillset: Learn how a strong multimedia documentary skillset translates into work across several fields, including academia, nonprofits and advertising. The speaker, a multimedia producer and strategist, will explain the role of storytelling in her work, including experiences as a writer, radio news intern and production intern with StoryCorps. Allegra Oxborough, Design & Acquisition

A Jew, a Pagan and a Mormon Walk Into a Newsroom: In our postmodern world, newsrooms are more diverse than ever. Can people from different religious backgrounds get along? Should newspeople practice a "don't ask, don't tell" policy, or could dialogue be healthy? This panel of journalists with varied religious backgrounds will discuss their experiences of being a person of a certain faith in a newsroom that perhaps tries to pretend faith doesn't exist. Then students will work on guidelines for religious tolerance in their own newsrooms.     Michael R. Finch, Lee University      

A National Student Media Initiative on Rape: Some college-media students have done great work investigating issues about rape. How do we help more journalists do this important work and share training and resources? Do we need a loose coalition, a reporting project or a national conference? Hear about our progress and help us brainstorm the next steps. David Simpson, Georgia Southern University; Susan Zake, Kent State University; Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center                 

Audio for Video: You have a great story and video, but distorted, muddy or nonexistent audio. This is bad. Learn some tips for planning audio recording, gathering good audio in production and preventing a disaster in postproduction. Paul Glover, Henderson State University  

Boom Goes the Dynamite: Learning from On-Air Disasters: Anyone who has been behind a mic or in front of a camera in a live broadcast has had at least one moment they wish they could take back, and if you haven't had that moment yet, you will. Whether you've had cottonmouth and flop sweat, a raging case of the giggles or the world caught you cursing into a live mic, the key is to learn from the mistakes you (and others) make to become a polished on-air presence. Jim Hayes, Vanderbilt University and College Media Association

Breaking in as a Woman: How Today's Female Journalists are Defying Odds and Taking Names: How do you break into the industry as a woman? Find out how to overcome very real obstacles, with anecdotes from female professionals in the news industry. And everyone can benefit from learning how to use skills and assets, how to be persistent and how to value personal perspective if it is unique, instead of seeing what makes you different as a disadvantage. Rebecca White, Narratively                                           

Broadcast News Basics in the Digital Age: 10 Essential Tips for Students and Teachers: Learn web-based audio and video techniques to help make your newscast stand out in the crowded information world.  A broadcast news professor and CBS Radio News Network writer will share valuable tips for broadcast news in the digital era. Tom Moore, CUNY York College                                                            

But I Thought it was OK ... Copyright and Fair Use in the Internet Era: So what is "fair use"? And how can you know what material is copyrighted and what isn't? Is "royalty free" really free? Here's what you need to know about using materials you find on the Web, without a lot of legal gobbledygook. Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center                                   

Covering Business for a Busy Newsroom: The market for business news grows every day. And in a busy newsroom, everyone needs business savvy. Hear from a pro how to find and cover business stories now and make yourself a better job candidate later. Meena Thiruvengadam, Digital First Media

Covering Campus Disciplinary Systems: Federal law requires campuses to disclose statistics about who's getting disciplined for what, but those reports are wildly unreliable and almost never audited. The SPLC is putting together a nationwide project to spotlight the inadequacy of disclosure of campus disciplinary statistics. Let's talk about how you can be part of it. Frank LoMonte and Casey McDermott, Student Press Law Center

Covering Crisis: When mass shootings, natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other tragedies strike, readers need the news media more than ever. College students are no exception. Come learn from an award-winning international journalist how to best prepare for and manage coverage in a crisis, big or small.  Stephen Handelman, director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice     

Creating a Marketing Team for Student Media: Let's renovate the way we generate revenue. Does it only come through print ads, online ads or underwriting? And let's renovate the way we operate. Could student media consist of more than just editorial, broadcast, and advertising teams? And create opportunities for students to gain experience in administration, marketing, design, sales and more? Hear what's been working at Kennesaw State, and walk away with ideas of your own! Amie Mowrey, Kennesaw State University            

Death on Campus: A Primer for Ethical and Responsive Coverage: Every news staff will, at some point, face covering a death on campus. If you're not ready, your coverage will seem weak, insensitive or simply irrelevant. Learn to plan how deaths are covered, from what records to seek and how to interview friends and family members to ways to deal with criticism. The emphasis will be on fair and ethical coverage, while keeping an eye out for public safety issues that might need investigating. Max McCoy, Emporia State University  

Diversity Roundtable: Students only. Moderators of various races/ethnic origins will have two minutes each (time them!) to suggest topics. (Are minority journalists always given "minority" stories? Is the newsroom environment welcoming to all?) Then jump in to discuss whatever you feel is most important. Trey Williams, Northwest Missouri State University; Aaron J. Montes, University of Texas at El Paso; Meagan Williams,  Southern University and A&M College; Francesca Stokes, Bloomsburg University         

Double Session: College Radio and the FCC: Every college radio station faces serious issues involving FCC rules and regulations. From the complex -- license renewal, maintaining the public file and rules for station fundraising and underwriting -- to the (seemingly) simple task of station ID's and everyday compliance, there are legal hoops to jump through for collegiate broadcasters. The man behind Broadcast Law Blog will offer invaluable expertise on all matters FCC as they relate to college radio.        David Oxenford, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP          

Double Session: Final Cut Pro X Tutorial: Whether you love it, hate it or don't know much about it, Apple's Final Cut Pro X is here to stay. The platform's amazing features allow you to maintain creativity but speed up the process. A professional editor and FCPX educator will demonstrate tips and tricks to help first-time or relatively new users and users transitioning from FCP 7 or Adobe Premiere. We'll have plenty of time to get into specifics and answer questions. Gaby Román, Meltzer Media Productions    

Double Session: Royalties and Licensing for Streaming Radio: Let's clear up the confusion about the requirements of streaming your station's signal on the net. Learn copyright 101 for webcasting and specific issues that relate to SoundExchange royalties, forms and payments for college radio webcasters. And of course there'll be time for Q&A. Whether you have a terrestrial station or a web-only operation, this is a must-attend session for any college radio station streaming their signal on the web.  Travis Ploeger, SoundExchange 

Drones, Wearable Tech and Who Knows What Else: The folks at the "Thunderdome" are actually playing with (OK, studying) drones, wearable tech and anything else that might affect how we gather or share news. Hear some actual research and get excited about the very near future. Tom Meaghe and Patrick Hogan, Digital First Media                                            

Five Ways to Play with Time Effectively: If "Procrastination" is your middle name, join this interactive session to share your excuses for putting things off (there's a prize for the most creative TRUE story). Learn how to put a plan in place BEFORE you are tempted and then design a set of rules about time that will see you getting it all done with plenty to spare. Marcia Meskiel-Macy, MyMediaSeminars           

From Passion to Profession: Turn Your College Media Experience into a Job: Wondering how you can turn your love for television sports into a career at ESPN? Maybe you've produced a great sitcom for your campus station and hope to parlay that into a job in Hollywood. Rachel Abeshouse did just that, combining her passion for children's programming and her experiences in college TV into a career at Nickelodeon. Learn tips on maximizing internships, networking, continuing education and more that can help you transfer your college media love into a profession. Rachel Abeshouse, Dora the Explorer/Dora & Friends, Nickelodeon    

Get B-Roll: Not enough footage to intercut your stories? No cutaways? Learn a cinema technique that will help you quickly gather footage and enhance your news features through visual storytelling. Paul Glover, Henderson State University                   

Getting the Shot Without Getting Arrested: Access Law for Broadcasters: With prosecutors filing criminal charges against people for nothing more than videotaping police on duty, broadcast reporters and producers need to know their legal rights to gather news -- and where those rights end. We'll provide updates on the latest court rulings involving "wiretapping" of police in public places and answer your legal questions about anything from copyright law to the regulation of promotional spots on noncommercial stations. Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center                      

How to Get an Internship: Tips From Top Journalism Pros: Pros in journalism -- the very people who hire and supervise interns -- tell you what it would take to get an internship with their news organizations. Walk away with tips you can use when applying for yours. Michelle Hord-White, NBCUniversal; Don Hecker, The New York Times; Jody Beck, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire 

How to Use SmartWatches and Google Glasses for News Reporting: From the pages of comic book icon Dick Tracy, meet the smart watch. Participants will get a crash course in how this and other now-available technology can help journalists do their jobs and see examples of good use. Markus Pfeiffer, Regent University                                           

I Am Not An Oompa Loompa: Why You Need Diversity in the Newsroom: Overall newsroom employment is dropping, but it's dropping even faster for minority journalists. Newsroom diversity has been treated as an afterthought -- if it's even a thought at all -- as newsrooms struggle with the digital transition. Why is diversity in the newsroom important, and how do you ensure you're doing all you can to be inclusive? This session will help you answer both questions, and likely others, for your newsroom.   Sheena Louise Roetman, Georgia State University

iHeartRadio Shares the Benefits of Going Digital: Learn from an industry leader about radio trends, the state of digital delivery and how your college station could benefit from a relationship with a digital radio platform. Also featured will be info about how radio can leverage its natural advantages -- enduring brands, popular talent and huge existing audiences - to successfully increase its foothold in the world of online audio entertainment. Larry Linietsky, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, iHeartRadio                                                                                     

Introduction to Non-Linear Video Editing: Does it seem as though everyone was born knowing how to edit video?  If you feel lost when the discussion turns to Final Cut Pro or how to "cut" up a video for YouTube, fear no more. A professional editor and former college media producer will guide you through the basics, including discussion of  multiple platforms, how to get started and how skills in video editing can get you a job.  Gaby Román, Meltzer Media Productions                 

Legal Issues and Digital Media: Anyone with a website, social-media presence or an app should know the legal issues involved in producing media for digital platforms. Copyright, licensing, advertising, contracts: There's a lot of information you need to know so your digital operation doesn't get you into legal hot water. The man behind Broadcast Law Blog will offer invaluable expertise on many of the issues that arise for digital media operations. David Oxenford, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP                      

Libel Law: What Not to Say: Learn the fundamentals of libel law and best practices to avoid liability in the industry, a must for anyone creating content for multiple platforms. The speaker, a former broadcast journalist and lawyer, teaches journalism and communications law. Rebecca Taylor, Siena College                                                                         

Lost in Transition: What You Missed in Journalism's Metamorphosis: The segue from print to multimedia has been so rapid that many rising journalists don't know the traditions that built the industry. Through slides, video and narration, we'll examine and deconstruct seminal events in American journalism and look for parallels among eras, including our digital age. Warren Baker, Champlain College                                         

Making the Most of Opportunities: How to Stay Busy Between Media Gigs: Use your skills, expertise and background to stay busy (and happy) while searching for your full-time media job. Learn how to build and leverage a network to create jobs and opportunities that may not even currently exist. Explore ways to be your own advocate while enjoying yourself at the same time. Maggie Mullikin, Elon University    

Making The Most Out Of Your Internship: In such a competitive field, an internship is no longer optional -- it's essential. But once you've landed your internship, how can you make it about more than just grabbing coffee and schlepping samples? Get real-world advice on maximizing your time as an intern, including how to work with and learn from editors and how to score a byline, too. Annie Tomlin, freelance editor

Making Your BEST First Impression: Whether the interview is for a story an internship or a job, in this session, attendees will learn how to get a call back, get remembered and go to the head of the class. This interactive session will give you skills that you will use right now -- not notes that you will file away and soon forget. Marcia Meskiel-Macy, MyMediaSeminars

Media Ethics: How to Expect the Unexpected: Reporters on the job and under deadline often encounter ethical dilemmas that require them to make -- and live with -- split-second decisions. Young journalists are armed with significant power and discretion early in their careers. Join us to explore common dilemmas you may encounter on the job.  Rebecca Taylor, Siena College      

Multimedia Storytelling: The digital age gives filmmakers, documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary, unprecedented ways to tell stories. With this new ability, you can also exercise a greater level of authorship. Learn how to disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue and possibly society. See how some of the top photojournalists have redefined their storytelling capabilities to include audio reporting and an eye towards publication in multiple media. Brian Storm, MediaStorm         

Network News: Two CBS News correspondents will share their vast knowledge and insight on what it's like to work in network news and discuss some of their most recent assignments. The two of them have covered just about every major news story -- domestic and internationally -- over the past two decades. Jim Axelrod, CBS News;        Michelle Miller, CBS News                                                    

Old vs. New News    News is ever-changing, and so is its mode of presentation. The Boston Marathon Timeline (http://vimeo.com/65430449) video combined writing, broadcast and crowdsourcing, reached more than 75,000 views in two weeks and was a Vimeo staff pick ... and it was created by a student. We'll discuss how and why the video was made and the reactions to it. Emily Tolan, Cutters Studios     

Online Video Editing: the Latest YouTube Tool for Journalists: Imagine you are reporting in the field with only a smartphone. Learn how you can work quick and dirty -- upload the video to YouTube and edit the clip using only your YouTube account. This approach could save the day when a backpack reporter is on deadline without all her equipment..  Markus Pfeiffer, Regent University                        

Producing Morning Radio: Want to know what it takes to produce an energetic morning radio show in one of the largest media markets in the world? Learn the techniques the pros use daily -- and then take them back to your campus station to create a professional show that informs and entertains your community and can land you a job in the industry. Carla Marie, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show     

Programming, On-Air, Music, News: Everything You Wanted to Know About Professional Radio But Were Afraid to Ask The assistant program director, music director and on-air talent for New York City's 103.5 WKTU will pull back the curtain for a fun and engaging hour of war stories, tips and insights into the magic that is professional radio. Learn how to get noticed and start on your road to success in the industry.  Bartel, WKTU 103.5 FM                               

Radio Engineering: Ask An Expert & Facility Tour: An essential Q&A session with an engineering expert who will discuss the current and future state of radio technical operations, studio design and other critical technological issues facing college radio stations. After the session, attendees are invited to walk to the Clear Channel facilities for a guided tour. Jeff Smith, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment   

Shoot Professional-Looking Videos With Your Smartphone: Learn, hands-on and in real time, to use your smartphone to capture clear sound and entertaining video to produce compelling, short Web stories. You'll also review examples of stories that make use of both A and B roll and how to combine sound and pictures to build a video that grabs viewers and holds them to the end of the story. Bring your phone and earbuds! Ken Kobré, San Francisco State University      

Student Radio Critiques: You've listened, your adviser has listened, your friends have listened ... even your Aunt Sue tuned in once. But you still want an unbiased opinion on how you can make your radio show better.  Bring your aircheck on a flash drive in MP3 format and have a New York radio professional give you a quick and constructive critique. Bartel, WKTU 103.5 FM                 

Student Radio Roundtable: Bring your ideas, your questions and your complaints to discuss the joys and challenges of college radio in this students-only roundtable discussion. Get together with colleagues from around the country to discuss recruiting new DJs, programming, promotions and much more.                                                          

Student Television Critiques: Your TV show has been seen by your adviser or professor, your friends and even your mom. But you still want an unbiased opinion on what you're doing well and what you can do better. Bring your show on a flash drive in QuickTime format and have a former television producer turned veteran media adviser give you a quick and constructive critique. Jim Hayes, Vanderbilt University and College Media Association              

Student Television Roundtable: Bring your ideas, your questions and your complaints to discuss the joys and challenges of college television in this students-only roundtable discussion.  Get together with your college TV colleagues from around the country to discuss programming, promotions, equipment, technology and much more.  Sarah Violette, Quinnipiac University                         

Swag Swap: You've got cool stickers, buttons, ping pong balls, stadium cups, pens, canteens, pith helmets, throw pillows ... you get the idea. Bring your best promo stuff and swap it out for cool stuff from other college media outlets. We'll also share stories about which promotional items work and why, compare vendor success and horror stories and discuss how your swag is, or should be, a reflection of your media outlet.  Jim Hayes, Vanderbilt University and College Media Association                                              

Television Show Development: Learn how to get your idea from concept to production, tailor a show for your campus audience and create evaluation techniques for new and existing shows. A professional who has been a studio and network executive, media consultant and producer and helped developed such shows as Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, The Shield and Murphy Brown will lead you through this condensed master class on TV programming and concepts. Gerard Bocaccio, New York University                                     

The Danger of Covering News: How to Protect Your Physical and Mental Health: Increasingly younger journalists are being hired to replace experienced reporters, but are these eager rookies prepared to protect their physical and mental health while in dangerous, major metropolitan news situations? An experienced broadcast journalist badly beaten in a riot offers pointers on preparing for dangerous situations and ideas for staying physically and mentally healthy through it all. Julia Sandidge, Oregon State University

The Fruit That Ate Itself: You have a great media outlet but for some reason, a couple of your best staffers start to bash it -- to the public! Discuss strategies for dealing with staff members who air the station's or paper's dirty laundry through the very medium that employs them. Paul Glover and Michael Ray Taylor, Henderson State University; Kelley Callaway, Rice University        

The Revolution Won't Be Televised: Redefining Minorities In Media: The American mainstream media often offer slanted depictions of minorities or marginalized peoples. How do alternate media combat these biases? Learn ways to reappropriate these depictions by establishing your own media platforms and ultimately rewriting the rules of media ... and learn about revolutionaries who are paving the way. Elise Peterson and      Adeshola Adigun, SaintHeron.com        

The Science of Video: Basics and Beyond: Proficiency in videography, editing, lighting and design are key components in producing that TV look. It is important to know which tools, terminology and techniques result in quality work. This session highlights the science of video production, providing strategy that will aid you in taking your productions to the next level. Herbert Jay Dunmore, Loyola University Maryland

The Venn Diagram of Teacher/Producer: Want to tell the world's stories? Do you have your tools (camera, audio recorder, notepad) nearby at all times? Molly Haley lives like this, and it has translated into a career as someone who teaches young people these skills and ways. Learn how to find the balance between producer and teacher. Molly Haley, The Telling Room           

Things We Swear By, Gen J Edition:  Generation J is you: the generation of journalists getting ready to set the world on fire. It's also a Society of Professional Journalists community, a home for all journalists in their first 10 years of "real life." Learn from two Gen J'ers about the tools you have and how to use them, digital branding, how to keep your identities professional (and fun) and what things you need to do to get hired in this job climate. Victoria Reitano, Telepictures; Andrew Seaman, Thompson Reuters                                          

Tweet Talk: How Your Social Media Skills Can Help You Get a Job: Your broadcast journalism and social media skills can help you land a job in the digital world. Learn how from a former news director who made the leap into digital after spending more than 25 years in local television. Tom Loebig, AccuWeather; Carrie Moniot, Robert Morris University      

Tweeting, Posting and Sharing, OH MY! This hands-on session will show you how to hold on to your most valuable asset -- your reputation. You will learn how to not only preserve your online reputation from here on out, but also how to clean up the bad stuff that may already be out there. Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College                                            

Using Improv Comedy to Make Your Staff a Better Team: Building a functional, cohesive team is difficult, especially under the pressure of deadlines. But you can have fun while becoming a strong team. Learn easy and fun improvisational comedy games and techniques that you can incorporate into training and staff meetings, led by a journalist who's also a professional improviser. Andy Dehnart, Stetson University  

Video Editing: Creating the "Wow Factor": A great video editor can be the difference between a boring story with bland and basic visuals and an engaging award-winning quality video. Watch and learn how it's done from a professional video editor. Gaby Román, Meltzer Media Productions                                                                           

What to Expect Working at a Television Network: Being a valuable TV network employee requires a variety of skills, because networks have a variety of departments. Whether you land in production, sales, marketing or programming, you'll need to know what's expected of you to move up the ladder. From breaking into the industry to climbing to the top, this informal session will cover the skills you need and answer your questions about what it's like to work in television at the network level. Andrew Kirkman, Turner Networks

Writing for Television and Film 101: You've got an amazing idea for a TV show or student film but have no idea how to begin writing the script. Learn the basics of screenwriting from a pro who has had a variety of films in development, including a project produced by Martin Scorsese, and television writing credits that include work for CBS, Fox and Columbia Tri-Star. He will share the tips you need to get that idea on the page and into production. John Warren, New York University                                              

You're Hired! Wanna know what employers are looking for from your resume? Your reels? Your college media experiences? Get the inside scoop on how to land that internship or entry-level job after college from a network news producer who works with interns and new hires. Dianne Cherry, The Ed Show, MSNBC