The annual Samford University communications workshop for high school journalists and their advisors will be Thursday, Sept. 11. The program is sponsored by the Samford Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Alabama Press Association.
The program will include a careers panel and sessions for students working with newspapers, magazines, photojournalism and broadcasting. Sessions will be led by educators and area professionals. Topics include staff organization and management, feature writing, layout and design, advertising, sports coverage, television weather and literary magazines.
Panelists who will discuss various journalism careers are Ross Mitchell, director, Creative Marketing Group, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Fran Curry, anchor/news reporter, NBC-13; Steve Millburg, senior editor, Coastal Living magazine; and Felicia Mason, executive director, Alabama Press Association.
Registration check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. in Dwight Beeson Hall lobby at Samford. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 1:50 p.m. Lunch will be available on campus.
Cost is $3 per student. Advisors attend for free. For information and advance registration, call the Samford journalism department at 726-2465.