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High school Journalism and Broadcasting Workshop at Murray State set for Sept. 24

 MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s department of journalism and mass communications will conduct its annual Journalism and Broadcasting Workshop Sept. 24 at the Curris Center. Area high school media students and their advisers will be able pick from eight programs in each of the first two sessions that day. 

In the first session (9:30-10:30 a.m.), programs will include sports reporting and sports columns, mining story ideas, digital photography tips, reporting the bad news, advertising sales, designing and selling yearbooks, what’s new in yearbooks and producing programs for television.

The second session (10:45-11:45 a.m.) will offer programs on feature and magazine writing, resources for scholastic media, newspaper design, using social media for sources and story ideas, advertising design and the second parts of designing and selling yearbooks, what’s new in yearbooks and producing programs for television.

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on the third floor of the Curris Center, followed by the announcement of the student media contest winners.

Chip Hutcheson, president of the Kentucky Press Association and the publisher of the twice-weekly Times Leader in Princeton and The Eagle Post in Oak Grove, will be the luncheon speaker. After graduation in 1970 from the University of Kentucky, Hutcheson was the sports editor of The Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville for seven years. In 1976, he became the publisher of The Princeton Leader and taking his current position in 1992. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Newspaper Association and chairman of NNA’s Publisher’s Auxiliary Committee.

After lunch, workshop co-director David Green and Lochte will meet with five schools involved in a special project (Paducah Tilghman, Mayfield, Fulton County, Fulton City and Hopkinsville). Student journalists at these schools will work to produce media-based promotions to call students’ attention to the importance of planning for postsecondary education to prepare for a career.

Funding comes from the Kentucky College Access Network with partners GEAR UP Kentucky, GEAR UP & SOAR, and the MSU offices of regional stewardship and outreach and journalism and mass communications.

At 1:15 p.m., students and advisers may tour the MSU student media facilities—MSU TV-11 and The Murray State News, before the workshop ends at 2 p.m. 

Registration for the one-day workshop is $4 per student with advisers free. Students who register by Sept. 17 will have the $4 fee waived. The workshop fee includes lunch. Registrations may be faxed to the JMC department at (270) 809-2390    (270) 809-2390     or mailed to 114 Wilson Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.

For more information, contact Orville Herndon at (270) 809-4491 (orville.herndon@murraystate.edu) or David Green at (270) 556-7415 (270) 556-7415    (david.green@murraystate.edu).

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