The annual gathering of the country’s student journalists is coming to Toronto in 2018. Hosted by The Eyeopener, Ryerson University’s independent student paper, NASH80 will celebrate and continue the tradition of the Canadian University Press for the past 80 years. We are once again bringing university papers together, with one of the most unique and diverse conferences in student press history.
Come join us in January to learn, share and build with other student journalists across the country alongside leaders in the industry. Registrations are now open—buy your tickets today, before prices go up!
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All photography by Annie Arnone.
NASH80 will be holding multiple panels, workshops and creative discussions headed by industry leaders. Evening and afternoon keynotes will also be held throughout the conference. You even have a chance to book one-on-ones with your favourite editors. Come for your opportunity to listen, learn and meet them!
KEYNOTE BY ROBYN DOOLITTLE
investigating the web by jane lytvynenko
humour session with the beaverton
opioid crisis and sensitive communities by allison tierney
equity reporting panel
The John H. McDonald Awards for Excellence in Student Journalism, also known as the Johnnies or JHMs, are presented every year as part of NASH. The JHMs are prestigious national awards that celebrate the achievements of student journalists and their publications.
You can nominate yourself or others at your paper for the following awards (except the Social Media and Website of the Year awards, for which the entire publication is nominated, as opposed to a single student). Any piece submitted more than once or with the incorrect file format will be automatically disqualified.
The Diversity and Labour writing awards come with a $500 prize, sponsored by CWA/CMG.
Submissions will be open from Sept. 18, 2017 until Oct. 23, 2017.
ONLY PIECES PUBLISHED LATER THAN OCT. 31, 2016 WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- CUP-member papers: papers that are members of CUP at the time of submission will receive up to 20 free submissions, after which they must pay $5 an entry.
- Non CUP-member papers: papers that are not members of CUP at the time of submission will pay $10 per entry.
Invoices for JHM submissions will be sent to papers after submissions close, but before finalists are announced in late November. Papers that don't pay the JHM invoice in that month will be automatically disqualified.
Basically, there are a lot of ways to be automatically disqualified. Kindly be the type of journalist who reads the instructions carefully. Reach out to us if you have questions—email@example.com—and don't make us come after you. Happy submitting! Click on the links below.
Want to become a sponsor?
Contact one of our coordinators today to get your company represented at NASH80.
Want to chat? So do we! Let us know your ideas for the conference, and your questions about what you've seen so far. If you want to be a sponsor, if you want to donate or if you want to be a part of NASH80 give us a shout. See you in January.
Farnia Fekri, coordinator
Liane McLarty, general manager
phone: 416-979-5262 ext. 2338
Sierra Bein, coordinator
Sid Drmay, coordinator
55 Gould Street, room 207
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1E9