Both beginning and experienced advisers and staff can benefit from the on-site critique, which is available to all convention registrants for $30. Staff members and advisers will sit down with an experienced adviser or professional journalist and go over the school’s most recent publications or broadcasts. This one-on-one opportunity allows staffs to ask questions and get clarifications as needed. Each critique will last 30 minutes.
Preregistration is required for all media for purpose of scheduling judges and times. To request a critique, complete the form at this link by Oct. 15, 2013.
Critique assignments with critiquer’s addresses will be emailed to each adviser before the convention, and the adviser will be responsible for mailing the publication or emailing the website address to the critiquer by Oct. 31. All information will also be available at the critique check-in desk. Advisers and critiquers will be given each other’s email addresses and cell phone numbers to enable them to work out a meeting time if the assigned time does not work. Registrants should check the schedule at the critique desk before 8 a.m. Friday to verify their appointments and see if changes have been made. Critiques are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Schools should send up to three different issues of their newspapers/newsmagazines or one copy of their most recent literary magazine, yearbook or DVD. Online publications will be critiqued on site. Advisers will be asked to send the publication’s website URL prior to the convention. Because of concerns of Internet reliability, online publications should bring screenshots of the website. Yearbook staffs may submit either CDs or DVDs with PDFs of their current books if they’d like a more up-to-date critique.
Please mail payment to Brian Baron, 28 Blake St., Newton, MA 02460. Checks should be made payable to JEA Massachusetts.