Each spring I am afforded the opportunity to spend three days with some of the most passionate, intelligent and motivated journalists in the world - high school students at the FSPA State Convention.
This year, we took over Orlando, Fla. and with over 1,000 students, there was plenty of fun to be had.
Usually, I teach a myriad of classes, from 'How to Freelance' to 'Multimedia Reporting,' the students are eager to learn and even more eager to get to college.
We had a special guest, and one of my best friends, Miles Doran, join us at the convention as a keynote speaker and lecturer for the weekend.
Miles and I combined forces to teach a special session on getting into the business of journalism. It was a fantastic experience to meld the print/online world of journalism I work in and Miles' extensive experience in television with CBS News.
After going through both of our interesting career paths and speculating where our industry is heading, we got to sit down with students and talk about their experiences, classes and what they think journalism is.
Miles and I were able to share some great experiences with the students and give a little dose of reality to what they think they want to enter into.
I always enjoy teaching at FSPA and can't wait until more workshops with some of the best student journalists I've ever worked with.