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.

Register to Attend
Register to attend High School Media Day by completing the online registration form or printing and mailing the PDF registration form to:

Dr. David Black
College of Liberal Arts
University of Southern Indiana

8600 University Boulevard

Evansville, IN 47712

Registration forms also may be faxed to 812-465-7152 or emailed to Dr. David Black (dblack).

The participation fee of $15 per participant should be submitted upon registration in the form of a check made payable to the University of Southern Indiana and mailed to the address above. 

Newspaper and Yearbook Contests
Newspaper and yearbook submissions published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 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 24, 2017.

Download and print the complete rules and contest entry form. Entries should be sent to the registration address above.

Or, email digital copies to Dr. David Black (dblack). Questions may be directed to Dr. Black at 812-465-1048.

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