CAMP 2017: Register for pre-conference workshops on podcasting and leadership

By Roxanne Foster, JAWS operations director

You asked, we delivered: we have two exciting pre-conference workshops planned on podcasting and leadership skills.

In 2013, men hosted 70 percent of the 100 most popular podcasts in the world (Bitch Magazine) and the number of women leaders and employees has remained stubbornly flat since the nineties (ASNE).

All you trailblazers out there working to reverse those stats, these are for you.


Leadership Workshop: Finding the Leader in You

Friday, Oct. 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $50

We’re all different people, which makes us different types of leaders. Sometimes, you’ll fall right in line with the team; other times, not so much. This session will help you figure out how you lead, and, more importantly, how others think you lead. This half-day workshop will make you a better, stronger, more effective leader and teach you how to work with people who aren’t anything like you.

About the presenter

Tara Puckey is the associate executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists, helping to bring together each component of the society’s operations into one cohesive brand. She previously worked as chapter coordinator and membership strategist, both roles she continues to be heavily involved in today. Tara holds a journalism degree from IUPUI in addition to an MBA, and was an active SPJ volunteer prior to joining staff in 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, @tpuckey.


Podcasting: Standing Out in a Crowded Market

Friday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $100 (includes a boxed lunch)

Podcasting is the new hot thing in media these days – it seems like everybody from The New York Times to your mom has a podcast. So, how do you get started and, more importantly, WHY get started? This workshop will get you up to speed on the current world of podcasting, including who the big players are and why they’ve been successful. We’ll spend some time on what makes a great concept for a podcast, then we’ll workshop your ideas and give you some clarity on how you can make something that stands out in a crowded marketplace. We’ll cover some quick and dirty basics on audio production and editing, and we’ll also talk marketing, distribution, and sponsorships. Participants will leave with an increased understanding of the podcast ecosystem, an arsenal of digital tools and resources, and a solid start on a concept for their own podcast. It’s gonna be fun.

About the presenter

Tara Anderson is the host, producer, and editor of Five Things, a podcast from Louisville Public Media that explores human stories through the objects we treasure. (It’s like show and tell for grownups.) She also reports on arts & culture and immigrant communities for WFPL. She has been a contributor for NPR, the Gravy podcast from the Southern Foodways Alliance, American Theatre and Louisville Magazine. She is also the producer for the monthly Moth StorySLAM in Louisville, and she’s working on an MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University. She doesn’t sleep enough.

If you’re planning to be at CAMP 2017, don’t forget to request to join the private Facebook group. We’ll be posting regularly as Oct. 27 draws near. You’ll also be able to connect with other attendees there for room sharing, carpooling and excursions.

Stay tuned for more exciting news on CAMP programming, register for CAMP 2017 today!