Publications students to attend Boston conference

Sacha Lin

A total of 42 students from Chronicle, Vox Populi and Spectrum will attend the fall convention of the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association Nov. 14-17 in Boston.

It will be announced at the convention if the 2012-2013 volume of the Spectrum will win the National Pacemaker and Chronicle managing editor Sarah Novicoff ’14 the award for Story of the Year in the diversity category for her feature on financial aid last year.

The Chronicle, Vox Populi, the Spectrum, the Chronicle website and Big Red will also be submitted for Best of Show.

Students will take journalism workshops and attend lectures about journalism at the convention.

In addition, the program includes a keynote address by Juliette N. Kayyem ’87, Pulitzer Prize finalist and columnist for the Boston Globe.

“I hope the kids can learn a lot from the classes they are taking and also from interacting with older students,” Spectrum adviser Steve Chae said.

Chae and science teacher Alex Ras will chaperone members of the Spectrum while Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer, Vox adviser Jen Bladen and Chief Advancement Officer Ed Hu will accompany the upper school students.

“I’m looking forward to participating in a number of journalism seminars, and I hope to learn different things I can use to improve both my abilities and the Chronicle,” Noa Yadidi ’14, one of the editors in chief of the Chronicle, said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and a great learning experience, and I’m excited to spend a few days learning about journalism and exploring Boston with my fellow staffers.”