Student participating in journalism contest.

J-Day, an annual journalism conference will offer workshops and competitions on October 15. (Photo courtesy of Cal State Northridge Journalism Department)


Join us for CSUN ‘J-Day’ 2022 on Saturday, October 15

J-Day will offer workshops from professionals and journalism competitions at CSU Northridge on October 15.
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September 2, 2022

L.A. Times High School Insider, CSUN Journalism Department and Southern California Journalism Educators Association (SCJEA) are coming together to host our annual youth journalism conference at CSU Northridge. Learn from workshops led by professionals, test your skills in media contests and meet in small groups for roundtable chats with reporters.

An adviser or parent must register on behalf of their student(s) and register them for contests. Maximum capacity for the event is 200 attendees and registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 5:00 p.m. (PST). Registration is now closed.

Schedule of Events:

October 15: CSUN J-Day

8:30 a.m. Student arrival and registration (breakfast available)

9 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks

9:25 – 10:55 a.m. Writing & Multimedia Contests

9:25 – 10:55 a.m. Adviser session: Supporting Scholastic Journalism

11 – 11:40 a.m. Workshop 1

11:45 – 12:25 p.m. Workshop 2

12:25 – 12:55 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote speaker

1:30 – 2 p.m. Award ceremony and closing remarks

Note: A finalized itinerary will be sent to registrants, including names of speakers.


Competition details and guidelines:

Writing & multimedia competitions will be in the categories below. Registration is limited to 5 students per contest per school:

1. News writing
2. Features writing
3. Opinion writing
4. Sports writing
5. Photography (news, feature, sports) **
6. Video journalism/Broadcast **

Participants in news, features, sports and opinion will attend a live presentation, draft their pieces on Google Docs and submit their entries to their judge via a Google Form.

**These contests require registrants to submit their work by Friday, Oct. 7. Directions will be provided.

**For the photography competition, each student can submit maximum 1 photo per category — 1 news photo, 1 feature photo and 1 sports photo. (Students do not have to submit a photo for all 3 categories.)

Registrants can submit their photos with captions to by October 7 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Photos should be from this semester.

**For the video competition, each student can submit 1 video. Videos must be between 90 seconds to 2 minutes.

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