University of Southern Indiana

High School Media Day

The University of Southern Indiana, the Communications Department and the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies are co-sponsors of High School Media Day, involving hundreds of area high school students and their teachers.

High school journalists attend sessions 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 and yearbooks, communication careers, interviewing basics and writing newspaper leads.

Campus tours and opportunities to meet with USI communications students also are available.

Media Day also includes newspaper and yearbook contests, publication critiques and an awards luncheon.

Newspaper and Yearbook Contests
Newspaper and yearbook submissions published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible. Awards will be given in multiple categories, with judging done by communications professionals at the University of Southern Indiana.

Plaques and certificates will be presented to the winners at the awards luncheon during High School Media Day on February 27, 2015.

Download and print the complete rules and contest entry form. Entries should be sent to:

Dr. Gael Cooper
Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712

Or, email digital copies to gcooper@usi.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. Cooper at 812-465-7136.


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