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A lighter moment

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Michael Laney, a professor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., shares a laugh with students and faculty gathered at the 2002 Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference, Oct. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn. Pictured to Laney's right is fellow SJC faculty member and Baptist Press correspondent Karen Willoughby. Laney led a discussion of a civil rights documentary, "We Shall Not Be Moved," produced by the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. Click here for related stories and an updated gallery of photos from the event.

Journalists worship

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      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Drummer Joel Scoggins and fellow members of the Christian band Never Abandoned lead worship during the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference, attended by 150 collegiate media students Oct. 10-12 in Nashville.
      Also performing at the conference were Rocketown Recording artist Ginny Owens, Franklin, Tenn. based artist Brian Robison, and Downhere, a Christian band from Canada.
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Through the light

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Gary Fong, director of editorial graphics technology for the San Francisco Chronicle, left, critiques the photography of Rocky Pugh, a student at William Carey College. Fong, a Pulitizer Prize jurist and a keynote speaker at the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference, spent one-on-one time working with the young photographers. Student photographers were assigned to shoot portraits of people in downtown Nashville, Tenn., during the Oct. 10-12 conference. See related stories below.

Praises to God

More than 150 students and faculty worshipped corporately during the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference. Never Abandoned, a praise band from Cleveland, Tenn., led the young journalists as they sang praises to Jesus.

Taking notes

Sue Lester, from Whitesburg Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., takes notes as William Perkins, editor of the Baptist Record, leads a workshop session during the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference.

Sharing a laugh

Morris H. Chapman, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, shares a light moment with Peggy Wehmeyer, former ABC News religion reporter. Wehmeyer was the keynote speaker for the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference banquet on Oct. 12. Pictured above, from left to right, are Chapman, Jodi Chapman; Bill Merrell, vice president for convention relations, and Wehmeyer.

Panelists discuss

Colleen Rudy, press secretary for the mayor of San Diego, makes a point during an Oct. 11 panel discussion at the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference. Also pictured are Don Boykin, deputy managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Michael Chute, professor at William Carey College.

Radio news

Fred Jackson, news director of American Family Radio, right, leads a discussion on radio broadcasting with students at the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference.

Students worship

Students attending the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference worship together during a conference session.

Making a point

In addition to being a keynote speaker, former ABC News religion reporter Peggy Wehmeyer also led a workshop for students interested in broadcasting.