Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-01

Samford University will host a mass communication workshop for high school media staff members and advisors Thursday, Sept. 15.

The annual event is sponsored by Samford's journalism/mass communication department with funding support from the Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation.

A panel of professionals will share information about a variety of communication-related careers. Panelists include: Carol Nunnelley, director of the Associated Press Managing Editor's National Credibility Roundtables and former managing editor of The Birmingham News; Fran Curry, NBC-13; Lynn Smelly, O2 Ideas; and Kay Fuston, Coastal Livingmagazine. Caroline Catlett, a Samford journalism/mass communication major, will moderate.

Nunnelley will also lead a workshop session on journalistic ethics. Other workshop topics are newspaper and magazine writing, Web site writing, sports reporting, newspaper design, magazine design, digital photos, broadcast journalism and student media promotion/advertising/management.

Registration check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Dwight Beeson Hall lobby. The careers panel will begin at 9 a.m. in the same building. Lunch will be available in the Samford food court or cafeteria. The program will conclude at 1:50 p.m.

Cost, excluding lunch, is $4 per student. Advisors attend free. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9. For more information, call the Samford journalism department at (205) 726-2465.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.