2023 Bonus Classes

The NSPA Gloria Shields Media Workshop offers bonus classes on Sunday, June 25, with additional in-depth instruction going into the workshop.

Bonus classes are from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, following early registration at the hotel, from 4-6 p.m.

Workshop registration is $140 per student or adviser, and the Sunday bonus class is an additional $20 per person.


Instructors Mark Murray, Wade Kennedy

The bonus class will be split between Beginning and Advanced Photoshop groups for students and advisers.

We’ll start the evening with a quick overview of the basic tools in Photoshop before going through a workflow for making sure that photos look their best in your publication.

Once we complete workflow we’ll break up into beginning and advanced sections. In the beginning section students will learn additional editing techniques for cleaning up photos along with some simple methods for creating cutouts. In the advanced section students will do a deeper dive into creating cutouts before looking at more advanced techniques like adjustment layers, type effects and the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop, along with other editing tools.

Students need to bring a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop to participate, but two students from the same school can share a computer as long as they are in the same section. This bonus class is designed for students that want to improve their image-editing skills, not use Photoshop as an illustrative tool.


Instructor Jennifer de la Fuente

This three-hour tour of Illustrator is designed for those who haven’t used the program before or feel a little rusty. Don’t worry if you feel like you can’t draw. We’ll cover the basic drawing tools, techniques to combine shapes and simple ways to make fun text-based art.

You’ll walk away with skills to create custom icons or emojis, logos, or graphic elements to use across newspaper and yearbook spreads.

Premiere Pro

Instructor Grant Johnson

This class will provide an overview of Adobe Premiere as well as best practices in video editing for journalistic video storytelling. Students will each need their own computer with Adobe Premiere already downloaded. Please log in to Adobe Creative Cloud before the workshop and ensure that each student will be able to access the software through a personal or school Adobe account.

Instagram Storytelling

Instructors Margie Raper and Mike McLean

The power of your smartphone puts a broadcast newsroom in your pocket. Produce videos and social media content from start to finish using just your mobile device.

Sportswriting and editing

Instructor Corey Hale

Whether you are a rookie reporter or a seasoned editor of your sports section (or even if you ARE the sports section), there will be tips for all as we talk all things sports coverage from ideas and interviewing to game coverage, features, planning, multimedia, and more.

Alternative design — when there’s no photo

Instructor Rebecca Pollard

Making visuals to tell a story or accompany one doesn’t have to be an elaborate process. We’ll learn what web-based design tools can be a solution to creating visuals quick. Visual design, fair use, and copyright basics will also be touched on. We’ll also have time to swap tips and tricks.

Gloria Shields NSPA Media Workshop
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