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Journalism Education Committee Chair

Butler Cain
Assistant Professor/Mass Communication
West Texas A&M University
Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 269
Canyon, TX
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Bio (click to expand) Butler Cain is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He received a Ph.D. in Media History from the University of Alabama, where he also received degrees in Journalism. He spent a decade as news director of Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, before moving to South Korea to teach English language skills to Korean students.

Butler has been a member of SPJ since 1997. He is a founding member of the Texas Panhandle Pro SPJ chapter in Amarillo, Texas, and has served on the Journalism Education Committee and the International Journalism Committee. Butler blogs about travel and journalism at butlercain.com.


June Nicholson, vice chair
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Mass Communications
Virginia Commonwealth University
901 W. Main Street
Room 1108 Temple Building
Richmond, VA 23284-2034
(804) 827-0251 (office)
Fax: (804) 828-9175
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Bio (click to expand) picture June O. Nicholson, a professor of journalism in the School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., chaired national SPJ’s Journalism Education Committee from 2000-2007. She is former chair of the SPJ's International Journalism Committee and has been a member of other national SPJ committees over the past several decades. She is co-developer of the SPJ newsroom training module on covering diverse communities. Nicholson also is a former president of the Virginia professional chapter of SPJ.

Nicholson is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communications Education Award from Commission on the Status of Women of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2008, she was recipient of the Robert Knight Multicultural Award for promoting diversity in America's newsrooms, given by AEJMC's Scholastic Journalism Division. She was recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of VCU's College of Humanities in 2007 for contributions to VCU and the journalism profession. She is serving a second term as president of the University Faculty Senate through August 2015.

Nicholson teaches senior-level capstone undergraduate government, enterprise and project reporting courses and coverage of specialized areas such as science, health, education, urban affairs and the environment. She also teaches a graduate course on International Journalism in the M.S. program in Mass Communications with a specialization in multimedia journalism. Before joining the VCU faculty, she was a reporter and editor for more than a dozen years in North Carolina and Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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SPJ JournCamp and
Region 12 Spring Conference

April 16, 2016  |  New Orleans

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Details

When: Saturday, April 16

Where: Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, La., 70130
Reserve a room

Reservations
– Single/double: $175
– Triple: $200
– Quad: $225

To make reservations online, go here. To make reservations by phone, call 888-627-7033 and reference SPJ JournCamp/Regional Conference for the SPJ rate. The SPJ room block closes March 15 or when the rooms are sold out — whichever comes first.

Hotel parking
– 0-2 hours: $12
– 2-9 hours: $24
– Overnight: $44

Registration: Click here to register online. Space is limited. Registration closes on Monday, April 11 or when JournCamp fills up, whichever comes first.

Rates* (includes all-day program, continental breakfast, Mark of Excellence Awards lunch and evening reception with drinks):
– Professional SPJ member: $40
– Student SPJ member: $30
– Professional non-member: $60
– Student non-member: $40

*Members of NAHJ, NABJ, NAJA, AAJA, SAJA, and NLGJA receive the SPJ member rate with special coupon code.


Funded by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University.



In New Orleans, SPJ combines its traveling skills program, JournCamp, with the annual regional conference to give you a day of in-depth training and networking to help your career.

In this daylong workshop, you'll get practical, skills-based professional development that will help you be a better journalist.


Schedule

Overall general schedule: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (including evening reception). Detailed schedule and training session information coming soon!


Meet the Trainers

Bios coming soon!

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