High school student media visits campus

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications welcomed more than 250 high school students and media advisers to campus on Sept. 28 for the annual High School Media Workshop.

This event provided learning opportunities for students working in a variety of high school media.

Sessions included: evaluating news, advertising sales, sports still photography, latest trends in memory books, InDesign basics, Facebook Live, careers in the media, social media, crafting an effective ad, looking good in print, asking better questions, and crafting a solid news story.

Two super sessions were offered. One featured Murray State television production students and faculty. The session looked at the winners of this year’s video category. Tips and in¬sights for strengthening news, sports and features were provided in the session.

Newspaper and multimedia students could participate in a super session in the newsroom of The Murray State News. Attendees learned about the sections of a college newspaper and how to use AP style. The students recorded a segment of the “Murray State Minute” webcast. The session was taught by the adviser and students of The Murray State News.

High school media advisers were able to participate in a curriculum swapshop, best practices, and group discussion sessions.

An AP style competition was offered as part of the Workshop.

JMC faculty/staff teaching sessions included: Robert Valentine, Wm. Gross Magee, Brent Norsworthy, Dr. Melony Shemberger, Chris Haynes, Dr. Kevin Qualls, Dr. Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Debbie Owens, Elizabeth Thomas, Gill Welsch, Dr. Tim Vance, Orville Herndon, Dr. Marcie Hinton, Leigh Wright.

Sessions led by professionals outside the JMC department included: Dana Statton, University Libraries; Jeremy McKeel, MSU Digital Media Services; Valerie Ezell and Amey Graybeal, Jostens; and Shelley Street Byrne, The Mayfield Messenger.

Leigh Wright served as the director of the High School Workshop. She was assisted by Marion Hale.

Winners of the High School Media Competition were announced prior to the beginning of the workshop. A complete list of winners can be found on JMCJournal.org.

The 2019 High School Media Workshop is scheduled for Sept. 27.

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Posted on 20 December 2018 by jmcjournal

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