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The first night we arrived in Los Angeles we stayed in Hollywood. We explored the Walk of Fame and had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, where Daya perfomed one of her new songs "Don't Let Me Down."

Elizabeth Cyr and Kaylee Barker
The first night we arrived in Los Angeles we stayed in Hollywood. We explored the Walk of Fame, which was very underwhelming, and had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, where Daya perfomed one of her new songs “Don’t Let Me Down.”

After our first night in Hollywood, we ventured to our new hotel the Westin Bonaventure, where the convention was being held and thousands of other journalism students were also staying.

Brianna Gomez
After our first night in Hollywood, we ventured to our new hotel the Westin Bonaventure, where the convention was being held and thousands of other journalism students were also staying.

 

Once we were settled in our rooms, we made our way down to the keynote in the California Ballroom at 7:30 Thursday night. Diana Mitsu Klos introduced the keynote speaker Jose Vargas, who spoke of changing the views on immigration in America. During the three day convention, we breaked with a pro, attended sessions about branding in multimedia and preparing next years staff.

Elizabeth Cyr
Once we were settled in our rooms, we made our way down to the keynote in the California Ballroom at 7:30 Thursday night. Diana Mitsu Klos introduced the keynote speaker Jose Vargas #emerginUS, who spoke of changing the views on immigration in America. During the  3-day convention we attended a special session “Breaking with a pro,” and sessions about branding in multimedia and preparing next years staff.

At "Breaking with a pro" we learned a few tips and tricks to improve out presence on social media from professionals from both Buzzfeed and LA Times.

At “Breaking with a pro” we learned a few tips and tricks to improve out presence on social media from professionals from both Buzzfeed and LA Times.

With our free time we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and gazed upon pieces created by Jean Frautrier, a French artist, and much more to work on our photography. We also squeezed in a little street reporting.

Elizabeth Cyr
With our free time we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and gazed upon pieces created by Jean Frautrier, a French artist, and much more to work on our photography. We also squeezed in a little street reporting.

At the final ceremony we all dressed up and cheered for all the nominees and the winners. In the end we were Pacemaker Finalists.

At the final ceremony we all dressed up and cheered for all the nominees and the winners. In the end we were Pacemaker Finalists.

As we made our journey to the airport to fly back to Michigan, we passed the famous LAX sign. One last sight to see before heading home.

Elizabeth Cyr
As we made our journey to the airport to fly back to Michigan, we passed the famous LAX sign. One last sight to see before heading home.

 

 

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