Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-04

Samford University will host its annual journalism and communication workshop for high school students and advisors Thursday, Sept. 18.

The event is sponsored by Samford's journalism and mass communication department with funding support from the Alabama Press Association Education Foundation. Professional communicators will lead sessions on writing and editing, production and operations.

FOX 6 sports director Rick Karle will present the keynote address at 9:15 a.m. in Samford's Brock Recital Hall.

Morning session topics include writing for newspaper, magazine, Web, sports and television news.

Afternoon topics will cover magazine and newspaper layout, photojournalism, television production, staff organization, advertising sales, story ideas, legal issues, and interviewing for print journalism and television. There will be time for individual publication review and critiquing by Samford faculty members.

Cost is $4 per student. Teachers attend free. Registration check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of Brock Recital Hall. Lunch may be purchased in the Samford food court or cafeteria. The workshop will conclude at 1:50 p.m.

Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 15. For information, call Samford journalism and mass communication department chair Dr. Bernie Ankney at (205) 726-2948 or email

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.