TROY's Hall School of Journalism and Communication to host annual high school journalism workshop

Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

TROY - More than 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 Sept. 25 at Troy University.

J-Day, as the event is known, provides high school students the opportunity to experience the journalism and communication world through a series of informative and practical workshops. The main goal for J-Day is to give future college students a better understanding of the journalism and communication career field.

"J-Day has been around for more than 20 years," said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, Director of Hall School of Journalism and Communication. "It provides a series of workshops to help high school students and advisers get educated about journalism and communication."

The students will be able to take advantage of workshops on topics such as reporting, interviewing, radio, photography and all-platform journalism, among others.

Gary Cosby, photojournalist, from The Decatur Daily will lead the photography workshop.

In addition, TROY graduates Danielle Wallace, web director/reporter, and Ashton Wright, senior producer, from WTVY-TV in Dothan, will lead a workshop titled "Producing for All Platforms."

Cindy Todd, photojournalism teacher at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas and adviser for the school's yearbook, the El Paisano yearbook, will lead a workshop on "The Secrets of Taking Compelling Action Photos for the Yearbook." Todd was the 2012 Yearbook Adviser of the Year in Texas.

For any additional information about J-Day, please contact Kate Rowinsky in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication at 334-670-3583.