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.

Watch the 2016 keynote address "Whoa! Wait. What?: Can you BELIEVE what I just read on the Internet?" by Erin Gibson, instructor in communications and student publications manager/advisor.

Register to Attend
Registrations are not yet being accepted for High School Media Day 2017.

A $15 participation fee per participant is typically required to attend this event.

Newspaper and Yearbook Contests
High school newspapers and yearbooks published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year are eligible for submission to the awards contest. 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.

Questions may be directed to at 812-465-1048.

Contact Dr. David Black


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