TROY offers annual high school journalism workshop

Posted: Friday, 05 September 2008

TROY – Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication will host high school journalists at its annual Southeast Regional High School Journalism Workshop on Sept. 25.

“J-Day,” as it’s referred to is designed for student who are planning careers in print journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, photojournalism and sports information. Students will have the opportunity to examine reporting basics in a wireless generation, how to design and write advertisements and learn about video blogging, a new trend in journalism.

In all, ten workshops will be offered, including those directed at high school journalism teachers, publications advisors and editors.

In addition, participating schools can submit three different newspaper issues and/or TV or radio broadcasts from the 2007-2008 school year for the Student Media Competition. Awards will be given in the categories of coverage of school news, photography, writing quality, and layout and design. Overall Outstanding Newspaper and Best Broadcast Media designations will also be awarded. Deadline for entries is Sept. 17.

“J-Day is a great opportunity for students to get a feel for the competitive world of journalism,” said Dr. Steven Padgett, director of the Hall School of Journalism.