CNAV 15th Annual Conference

2020 CNAV Conference
Saturday 11 October

Venue to be announced

KEY DATES — Make sure you don’t miss out!

  • Open to CNAV members financial as at TBA September 2020
  • Awards entries in by TBA September 2020
  • Entries published in the period September 2019 to August 2020
  • Conference registrations no later than TBA to assist in catering and organisation

Looking forward to your participation and support,
CNAV Committee

 

Conference Registration

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Awards

Nominate your community newspaper for one or more awards.  We encourage community newspapers to nominate for appropriate awards.

Award winners will be announced at the conference dinner.

Previous Conferences

2019 Lilydale

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Marie Guerin and Katrina Collins from the Victorian Electoral Commission

Discussed engaging readers with the 2020 Municipal Elections

WORKSHOPS

Digital Publishing – James Poyner

James discussed using digital technology in the various stages of news gathering, production and distribution,

Your burning questions Jeanette Severs

Jeanette facilitated a lively Q&A about all manner of topics that delegates had about newspaper production

Illustrating your point – Jock Macneish

Cartoonist Jock Macneish gave a talk about the benefits of using a cartoon to draw readers in to your story.

2019 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2019 Conference photo album on Flickr

2018 Creswick

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Lisa Colquhoun and Felicity GarriganState Library Newspaper Archive

Legal deposit is the responsibility of publishers to submit their papers to the State Library.

WORKSHOPS

Conducting an interviewLisa Dennis, from Castlemaine Mail and Midland Express

Lisa gave some excellent information on interviewing.

Principles of layout and designJeanette Severs

Jeanette gave a thought provoking workshop illustrating the importance of the visual impression of your layout and what it says about what your publication is and is trying to convey.

How to survey your readership—Mick Bourke

Mick talked about how to engage with your community using tools such as Survey Monkey.

2018 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2018 Conference photo album on Flickr

2017 Traralgon

Keynote speaker (was unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances)
Workshops

  • How to write an opinion piece (Jeanette Severs)
  • Interpreting the Census (Rebecca Roberts, ABS)
  • Do you need a website? (An umbrella CNAV website system) (Tony Phelps, Winch Websites)

2017 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2017 Conference photo album on Flickr

2016 Bendigo

Keynote speaker Superintendent Matthew Ryan (Family Violence Command, Victoria Police)
Workshops

  • Developing good headlines
  • Expanding into social media
  • Copyright: understanding your responsibilities

2016 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2016 Conference photo album on Flickr

2015 Mooroolbark

Keynote speaker Peter Wearne (Youth Support and Advocacy Service, Chair of the Yarra Drug and Health Forum and Vice-President of the Trust for Young Australians)
Workshops

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Community engagement

2015 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2015 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2014 Caroline Springs

Keynote speaker Don Watson (Author, public speaker and speech-writer)
Workshops

  • Generating stories and content
  • Digitisation of archives
  • Achieving balance in editing your community newspaper
  • Building and maintaining relationships with other community groups

2014 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2014 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2013 Frankston

Keynote speaker Angela Carey (Head of Content (Features) for Fairfax Media regional division)
Workshops

  • Making a difference
  • What makes a good page
  • Planning
  • Not taking sides

2013 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2013 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2012 Nagambie

Keynote speaker Margaret Simons (Journalist, author, academic and media commentator)
Workshops

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Models of community newspaper ownership
  • Moving online—digital or not?
  • Advertising, policies, pricing, and selling space

2012 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2012 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2011 Geelong

Keynote speaker Andrew Dodd (Journalist and Academic)
Workshops

  • Writing
  • Design and layout
  • Editorial

2011 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2011 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2010 Warragul

Keynote speaker Gerard Callinan (ABC Gippsland General Manager and Breakfast presenter)
Workshops

  • Writing
  • Legal matters
  • Ethics
  • Grants

2010 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2010 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2009 Kinglake/Toolangi

Keynote speaker Karen Kissane (Age journalist and author)
Workshops

  • Survival strategies
  • Governance
  • Websites
  • Desktop publishing
  • Design
  • Writing

2009 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2009 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2008 Castlemaine

Keynote speaker Jonathan Ridnell (ABC Centralvic Station Manager and Breakfast presenter)
Workshops

  • Legal
  • Governance
  • Web site
  • Desktop publishing

2008 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2008 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2007 Lorne

Keynote speaker Eric Beecher (former journalist and editor, owner and publisher of several journalism-based websites including Crikey.com)
Workshops

  • Editorial content and direction
  • Production problems and solutions—why some photos reproduce so poorly
  • Advertising

2007 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2007 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

2006 Ballarat

Keynote speaker John Thwaites, Deputy Premier and Minister for Victorian Communities

Workshops;

  • Legal structures of community newspapers
  • The Fair Trading Act with Consumer Affairs Victoria
  • Production, activities and equipment involved in community newspaper publication
  • Governance — Structure, Volunteers, Policy development

2006 Award Winners – Click Here

See the full 2006 Conference photo album on Flickr

 

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