TROY offers annual high school journalism workshop

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

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 October 1.

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

In all, 16 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, TV or radio broadcasts, or one yearbook from the 2008-2009 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, Best Broadcast Media designations, and Best Yearbook will also be awarded. Deadline for entries is Sept. 11.

“J-Day provides students and teachers help with their publications,” said Dr. Steven Padgett, director of the Hall School of Journalism & Communication.