Hall School offers annual J-Day

Posted: Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Troy University's Hall School of Journalism and Communication will have its annual J-Day High School Journalism Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Aimed at giving high school students the chance to experience the journalism and communication world, J-Day provides a workshop-based program that includes reporting, interviewing, an introduction to radio, photography, feature writing, ad sales, design, broadcast news and yearbook design, among others.

“J-Day has been around for more than 20 years," said Dr. Steve Padgett, the school's director. “It provides a series of workshops to help high school students and advisors get education about journalism and communication."

Padgett said the main goal of the event was to give future college students a better understanding of the career fields in a fun, pressure-free environment.

A part of the J-Day experience is the Student Media Competition, where schools may submit up to three newspaper issues, television and/or radio broadcasts and a yearbook from the 2012-2013 school year. Competition categories for the contest are: coverage of the school, photography, writing quality, layout and design, overall outstanding newspaper, best broadcast media radio/TV and best yearbook.

Entries are due, as is registration for J-Day, by Sept. 10.

For more information on J-Day, contact the Hall School at 334-670-3583, or visit the School on the web at jschool.troy.edu.