Samford Communications Workshop for High School Journalists is Sept. 13
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-08-28
Samford University will hold its annual High School Communications Workshop for students and advisors Thursday, Sept. 13. The event is sponsored by Samford's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Brett Blackledge, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Birmingham News, will give the keynote address at 9:15 a.m. His topic will be "Investigating Corruption in a New Media Age."
The day's program w ill include how-to writing, editing and production workshops for students, and separate sessions for teachers.
Morning sessions will cover writing for newspaper, magazine, Web, sports and television. Speakers are: Tiffany Ray, The Birmingham News; Billy Simms, Cooking Light; Garrett Lane, Southern Progress Digital; Ray Melick, The Birmingham News; and Chris Pollone, WVTM TV.
Afternoon sessions will cover newspaper and magazine layout, Web design, photojournalism and television production. Speakers are Napo Monasterio, The Birmingham News; Donovan Harris, The Progressive Farmer; Andy Evans, Man in the Maze Marketing; Tamika Moore, The Birmingham News; and Scarlet Thompson, former Fox 6 producer.
Several sessions are designed for advisors. Topics and speakers are: legal issues, Samford journalism and mass communication chair Dr. Bernie Ankney; newspaper review, Samford media relations director Bill Nunnelley and Associated Press Managing Editors projects director Carol Nunnelley; and television review, Samford JMC professor Dr. Jon Clemmensen.
Cost is $4 per student. Teachers attend free. Registration check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Brock Recital Hall. The program will end at 2 p.m. Lunch can be purchased on campus. Advance registration is requested by Monday, Sept. 10. For information, call the Samford JMC 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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.