Noon–3:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $30 fee.
Both beginning and experienced advisers and staffs can benefit from an on-site critique. 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.
You do not need to mail your publication to a judge before the start of the convention. Bring your publication/URL with you to your appointed critique time. Sign up during convention registration. You will receive a critique ticket in your registration packet with your assigned critique time.
Schools scheduled for critiques should bring up to three different issues of newspapers/magazines, or the most recent literary magazine or yearbook. Some staffs also choose to bring mock-ups of the current yearbook. For broadcast critiques, consider a thumb drive, DVD or YouTube link/upload. For online critiques, exchange a URL.