USI's 21st Annual High School - Media Day Set for March 1, 2013
The University of Southern Indiana, the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies, the Evansville Courier & Press and the Young Readers Services are co-sponsors of the 21st annual High School Media Day, involving hundreds of area high school students and their teachers.
This year, in addition to the traditional yearbook and newspaper contests, students will have the opportunity to compete in an on-site competition for news writing, feature writing, sports writing and editorial writing. Access registration materials and entry forms by clicking here.
This year, students will hear keynote speakers discuss "Live-Tweeting a Kidney Transplant: Preparing for a play-by-play social media event." Imagine entering into an operating room to find that your surgery is about to be live-tweeted to the world! That's what happened last June 13 to kidney donor Colin Newton and recipient Caleb Johnson. IU Health staff provided a play-by-play of commentary from the surgical team and family members while also sharing photos. Attend High School Media Day on March 1 to hear from Kristofer Karol and Gene Ford, as they explain how they prepared for such an exciting event.
"During the past two decades, we have been pleased to host the Media Day at USI and to serve as a resource for area high school students and educators," said Dr. J. Wayne Rinks, chairman of the USI Department of Communications. "Journalism education in this era of high-technology 'citizen journalists' is even more important than before because of the easy access people have to media."
High school journalists will begin sessions at 9 a.m., offered by USI faculty and area media professionals. Workshops include such topics as Social Media, Digital Audio Editing, Digital Storytelling, Digital Video Editing, Feature Writing, Journalism Ethics, Advertising in Newspapers & Yearbooks, Communication Careers, Interviewing Basics, and Writing Newspaper Leads. There also will be tours of the USI campus and an opportunity to meet with USI communications students.
Media Day also includes an on-site, live writing contest, newspaper and yearbook contests, publication critiques, and an awards luncheon.
"Without the continuing support of the Evansville Courier & Press, the workshop would not be possible," said Dr. Gael L. Cooper, director of the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies. "We want to continue as a quality resource for the area high school journalism and publications programs."
Persons interested in the program should contact Cooper at USI's Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies, at (812) 465-7136 or by email at email@example.com.
Dr. J. Wayne Rinks
Dr. Gael L. Cooper
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