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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.