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MediaMate has been hosting educational events for student newspapers since 2010.  This Spring, we are back in the Big Apple at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York City, located within walking distance of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and The Empire State Building. 

Our new event, Learn, Lead, Succeed, will feature hands-on workshops for student editors and business staffs, round table discussions on various media topics, networking with other student newspapers, and industry speakers.  We have a very exciting keynote series this year, "Crisis on Campus," in which the adviser and staff of The Lantern, student newspaper at The Ohio State University, will describe how they reported on campus attacks this past December.  The Ohio State attacks were national news and The Lantern's coverage was picked up by CNN, The Associated Press, and numerous other news outlets.

Hosted at the renowned Harvard Club of New York City, students will be required to present themselves professionally to gain experience networking and collaborating with their peers. Our event aims to inspire confidence and leadership  that is present long after students  depart the event.  The event is limited to 100 attendees to maintain an intimate, intensive training environment where all students can comfortably participate.  All attendees will receive a conference t-shirt and certificate of attendance.

This year’s event is April 7-8, 2017.  The registration price includes all workshops, materials, a conference t-shirt,  lunch, breakfast, and two coffee breaks at The Harvard Club.  Travel accommodations must be booked separately.   The registration deadline is February 28, 2017.

early Registrations (by January 31, 2017)

$595 per person (savings of $100)

late Registrations (after January 31, 2017)

$695 per person

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: The Harvard Club of New York City, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY


The deadline for all registrations is February 28, 2017.

Tentative Conference Schedule (all meals and activities take place at The Harvard Club)

Friday, April 7

12:30-1:00 - Registration

1:00-1:15 - MediaMate Welcome & Conference Schedule

1:30-2:30 - Keynote, "Crisis on Campus," Spencer Hunt, Director of Student Media, The Ohio State University

2:30-3:00 - Coffee & Snack Break

3:00-4:00 - Industry Roundtable Discussions I

4:00-5:00 - Industry Roundtable Discussions II

Saturday, April 8

8:00-9:00 - Hot Breakfast Buffet

9:00-10:00 - Keynote, "Crisis on Campus," Sallee Ann Ruibal, Editor-in-Chief, and Nick Roll, Campus Editor, The Lantern, The Ohio State University

10:00-11:00 - Leading Change at the Newspaper - Will McGuiness, Social Media Strategist at Columbia University, Former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Collegian, UMass Amherst

11:00-12:00 - Dollars and Sense - Financial Responsibility at the Newspaper, Ozi Sander, Trading Associate at Citi, Former Business Manager of The Daily Collegian, UMass Amherst

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

1:00-2:00 - Business & Advertising Session - Opportunity Knocks: Unlocking Your Sales Potential, Henry James, Account Executive at Undertone, Former Business Manager of Pipe Dream, SUNY Binghamton

1:00 - 2:00 - Editorial Session: Managing the Newsroom: Leadership in Action - Jessica Siegel, Professor of Journalism and Education, Brooklyn College

2:00-2:30 - Let’s Get Social! Selling Sponsored Social Media Posts - Nancy Scandura, Partnership Development Associate at MediaMate

2:30-3:00 - Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 - Life after the Newsroom: A Panel Discussion with Student Media Alumni

4:30-5:00 - MediaMate Closing Ceremonies


Kristina Robinson, MediaMate
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Maggie Mullikin is a graduate of James Madison University and for the past nine years she has worked in the School of Communications at Elon University in Elon, NC.  Maggie works with both graduate and undergraduate students on résumés and cover letters, interview prep, job and internship searches. She works with employers, human resource officers, and internship supervisors to learn what is current and what they look for in interns and employees. Maggie loves her job, takes pride in her work, and enjoys sharing all she has learned along the way.

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Your résumé is a marketing tool that needs to be written with clarity and should be tailored to fit the employer's needs. Whether you are searching for an internship or a job you need a content rich document that tells your story.  Join Maggie Mullikin, from Elon University, at a résumé review for help with design, format, and best practices to make your résumé stand out in a crowd. Please bring a copy of your résumé.

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Past Speakers

Please see an example of some of our past speakers below!
Paul Reulbach, Publisher – Boston Magazine
Kim Bolduc, Marketing Director - Peter Pan Bus Lines
Peter Waack, General Manager - The Daily Orange
Katelyn McNamara, Multi-Media Retail Advertising Manager - Lowell Sun
Dan Smullyan, General Manager - Columbia Daily Spectator
John DiCarlo, Student Media Program Director - Temple University
Jessica Siegel, Director of NYC High School Journalism Program and Assistant Professor of Journalism - Brooklyn College