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.

Keynote Speaker

Jason Lederman
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The Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies is proud to announce its keynote address for 2017 High School Media Day:

"How to Make Social Media Your Career"
by Jason Lederman

Jason Lederman is an associate producer at Popular Science and created the role of social media editor for the magazine. From September 2015 to February 2017, he was tasked with developing and implementing social media strategies for the 145-year-old brand and grew its combined audience to 12 million people, doubling its Twitter followers to over one million, tripling its Instagram following to over 21,000 and surpassing the 3 million likes threshold on Facebook. He created editorial partnerships with Albert Einstein (Greenlight Rights) and Food Network star Alton Brown, has written more than 120 articles and has produced more than 180 videos for Popular Science. You can find Jason Lederman on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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