TROY’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication to host annual high school J-Day

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

TROY - Nearly 400 high school students from throughout the state are expected to take part in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s annual journalism workshop on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Troy University.

J-Day, as the event is known, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. J-Day provides high school students the opportunity to experience the journalism and communication world through a series of informative and practical workshops and provide a better understanding of the career field.

“Dating back more than 20 years, J-Day provides the opportunity for high school students and advisers to learn more about various aspects within the fields of journalism and communication,” said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, Director of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication. “It gives students interested in pursuing careers in the field exposure to the faculty and programs available here at Troy University.”

The students will be able to take advantage of workshops on topics such as layout and design, public relations, reporting, interviewing, blogging, feature writing, radio, sports reporting, ad design, live field reporting and TV newscast production, among others.

Jay Hare, chief photographer for the Dothan Eagle, will lead the photography workshop, while Tyler Melton of Jostens will lead workshops on design, reader engagement and story starters for yearbooks. Other workshops will be led by faculty members from the Hall School of Journalism and Communication.