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Students to Cover NAA Annual Convention, Produces Special Magazine

Press release from the issuing company

VIENNA, Va., April 22 -- Students from universities in New Orleans will work with writers and editors of Presstime, the Newspaper Association of America's monthly flagship magazine, to produce the magazine's annual Convention Report covering the NAA Annual Convention, which runs from April 28-May 1 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The students will work closely with NAA and Presstime staff to report, write and edit stories; help with the design and layout of the issue; take event photos; and post daily updates on NAA's Web site, http://www.naa.org . "Attracting the talent for tomorrow is the goal of this program," said Presstime Publisher Judith A. Burrell, NAA senior vice president of communications. "These students get not only the real-world experience of reporting, editing and producing the Convention Report, but also the chance to attend the convention and hear about the newspaper business from the industry's top leaders." * Students participating this year are: * From Dillard University: Jocquise Robinson * From Loyola University: Crystal Bolner, Maggie Crawford, Adriana Valdez * From Xavier University: Letita Aaron, Shani Smothers. More information about NAA's Annual Convention can be found on the Association's Web site at http://www.naa.org/conferences/annual02 . Sponsors of NAA's 2002 Annual Convention are DynAccSys, Goss GraphicSystems Inc., MAN Roland Inc., Media Command, Mutual Insurance, Parade Publications, USA Weekend and Veronis Suhler Stevenson. NAA is a nonprofit organization representing the $59 billion newspaper industry and more than 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Most NAA members are daily newspapers, accounting for 87 percent of the U.S. daily circulation. Headquartered in Tysons Corner (Vienna, Va.), the Association focuses on six key strategic priorities that affect the newspaper industry collectively: marketing, public policy, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership. Information about NAA and the industry may also be found at the Association's World Wide Web site on the Internet (http://www.naa.org ).