Want to Go to Toronto?

Every year, The Link participates in the Canadian University Press’s annual National Conference, also known as NASH. What does that mean? Well, NASH is a few things: It’s a conference with student journalists from across Canada, where you can have the chance to attend workshops about the media from the pros. It’s also an award ceremony—the JHM Awards, aka the Johnnies—that honor the best in student journalism across Canada.

And, of course, it’s also a bit of a party once the sun goes down.

This year, NASH is in Toronto, and takes place from Jan. 4-7. We decide who’s going, and what gets nominated for The Johnnies, by democratic vote. Here’s how to take part:

If you want to attend NASH as a delegate

The Link sends seven people to NASH every year. One of those spots is for the Editor-in-Chief, but the rest are open. A minimum of one spot is also reserved for staff writers. To be a staff writer, you have to have contributed to The Link at least four times this volume.

If you’d like to nominate yourself, you need to write a letter of intent. The letter should include a few things: What do you intend to do at the conference? Why should we select you, specifically? Do you have any experience with national or regional conferences? How do you hope to contribute to The Link over the rest of the year? How will you bring your newfound knowledge back to The Link once the conference is over?

The letters need to be printed, and posted in our office by Friday, October 27. Elections will be held in the beginning of the following week.

If you’d like to nominate something for a JHM Award

The Johnnies are given out in a wide variety of categories, which are listed here, under the tag “JHM awards.” The Link places one nomination in each category. We decide what gets our nomination by voting on it.

If you’d like to nominate your work (or yourself), or someone else’s, in any of the categories, print out a copy and post it on our office wall before October 16. The vote will take place at the end of the day.

If you have any questions, send an email to managing@thelinknewspaper.ca or editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

See you in Toronto!

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