SNDu : one thing I wish I knew when I was in college

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A presentation from the student sessions preceding the Society for News Design annual workshop in Louisville, KY. Nov. 7, 2013

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  • You either make an effort or you dont. ... Youre a musician: You play. Thats what you do. LOU REED 1942-2013 R.I.P. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • welc me. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU
  • Steve Dorsey @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13
  • Prepare in School to be Ready for the Job Market STEVE DORSEY Thursday, November 7, 13
  • Q: Whats the ONE THING you wish someone told you when you were in college? STEVE DORSEY + FRIENDS *(More than 2 centuries of collected experience) Thursday, November 7, 13
  • Ground rules... @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU
  • GROUND RULES Whats our hashtag? #Whatstheonethingyouwishsomeonetoldyouwhenyouwereincollege? @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU
  • GROUND RULES Whats our hashtag? #Wt1tUwstUwUwic? @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU
  • GROUND RULES Whats our hashtag? #onething @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU
  • GROUND RULES Whats our hashtag? #SNDU #onething @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES Pace? Were going to move fast. Lots of ground to cover. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES Say my name... Just Steve. Unless on @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething : @Dorsey
  • GROUND RULES Quote-free zone! No Steve Jobs quotes! @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES Quote-free zone! No Henry Ford quotes! @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES This session is NOT... Basics. Fundamentals. Design 101. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES For design theory + basics: TimHarrower.com Lynda.com @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • Side projects and hobbies are important. AUSTIN KLEON @austinkleon Writer, artist, speaker, innovator Steal Like An Artist Newspaper Blackout NEW: Show Your Work! Austin, TX @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
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  • http://austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/ TEDx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oww7oB9rjgw Creative Mornings/Austin: http://vimeo.com/65988589 @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • GROUND RULES Bonus! There will be PRIZES! (Sorry, there will NOT be Daniel Day Lewis. Youre stuck with me.) @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething PRIZES !
  • GROUND RULES #ThereWillBeSwag Q: First student to arrive this morning? Q: Student who traveled the farthest? Q: First question asked? Q: First student business card given? @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • Q: Whats the ONE THING you wish someone told you when you were in college? STEVE DORSEY + FRIENDS *(More than 2 centuries of collected experience) Thursday, November 7, 13
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  • Practice your pitch! Why you should hire me in 90 second... Ready. Set. GO! JOY MAYER @mayerjoy University of Missouri-Columbia Director of community outreach at the Columbia Missourian Associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething JoyMayer.com
  • http://joymayer.com/2012/10/16/marketing-yourself-whatsthe-story-of-your-journalism/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTiz5zBa7GA#t=41 JOY MAYER @mayerjoy University of Missouri-Columbia Director of community outreach at the Columbia Missourian Associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething JoyMayer.com
  • Listen well. Speak up. Try new things. JOE GRIMM @newsrecruiter U-M (although he bleeds MSU green now) Visiting editor in residents, Michigan State University @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
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  • Taking French 101 and 102 doesnt make you ready to translate at the U.N. Classes just introduce studentsto technique and theory and its up to thestudentto take that and run with it. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething KARL GUDE @karlgude Graphics Editor in Residence at Michigan State University (and former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek and the AP)
  • Stop worrying about what it is that you think you can and cant do. Very few people are truly qualified for the jobs they have (apologies in advance to everyone at this conference that Ive just offended). They were just the ones brave enough to raise their hands and say I can do that. You can always figure it out as you go. EMMET SMITH @emmetsmith Ball State University Curation Lead, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • In college, dont strive to be like the big paper nearby. Strive to be better than the big paper at the things they dont know yet. Ask yourself, whats that look like now? Answer that with your work, and youll improve your chances of getting hired. KEVIN WEDNT @kwendt Northern Illinois University. GO HUSKIES! Director of News and Opinion, Advance Digital @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • I wish I had taken a course on the highs and lows of the human condition. DR. MARIO GARCIA @DrMarioRGarcia University of South Florida (1969) CEO/Founder, Garcia Media Blog: The Mario Blog (garciamedia.com/blog) eBook: iPad Design Lab @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • Do whatever you can to get an internship. DARREN SANEFSKI @dsanefski Syracuse University grad Assistant Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism, University of Mississippi @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething SND education director
  • Get. An. Internship. DARREN SANEFSKI @dsanefski Syracuse University grad Assistant Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism, University of Mississippi @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething SND education director
  • That nobody cares what you think. They only care what you can do or show them. Newsrooms, when they function well, are meritocracies and if you have a great idea, great design, great story, that will get you farther than your opinion. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething STEVE CAVENDISH @scavendish Belmont College grad News editor, critic at Nashville Scene and Nashville Post
  • This is the time to explore every boundary. Once you get there go farther. Dont respect the institution if you know its flawed - find a way to improve it. @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething CARLOS AYULO @ayulo University of New Mexico Assistant Managing Editor / Presentation St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • I wish somebody had told me to be open-minded about where good design was coming from. When I was astudent, we let the SND annuals dictate the best designs to us, and consequently, our paper often looked like a bunch of college hacks were trying to recreate the best work in the world. And even if we HAD been able to do that (we werent), we still would have been limiting our influences to whatever made the annuals... JOSH CRUTCHMER @jcrutchmer Oklahoma State University (BA, Journalism, 2001) Deputy Design Director, Buffalo News @Dorsey Thursday, November 7, 13 #SNDU #onething
  • You probably really dont need to go to college for journalism if you hustle and can teach yourself technology. Your professors are learning things 2 weeks before they teach it to you. (I say this having taught and having a lot of friends who now teach.) ... Go to college for something else, and do journalism at the college paper or other local media outlets. Its more of a trade than an academic craft. WILL SULLIVAN @journerdism University of Toledo