Central Michigan University is hosting a one-day conference for high school journalists who are interested in learning about what it takes to work in Michigan media. High school newspaper or yearbook staff and their advisers are invited to attend this exciting, free event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in CMU’s student media center for journalism and broadcasting in Moore Hall.
Students will attend three instruction sessions on topics such as multimedia storytelling, public relations and marketing, and photojournalism with some of CMU’s best journalism faculty. The free event also includes lunch, a tour of the award-winning Central Michigan Life newsroom and an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about CMU’s campus!
Keynote speaker Bobby Hawthorne is a nationally known journalism educator and lecturer. In November 2007, he received the Carl Towley Award, the Journalism Education Association’s highest honor. He will help encourage, educate and inspire the young writers in attendance. Hawthorne is best known as author of “The Radical Write,” a textbook on reporting and writing for student publications that is used nationwide.
While this is an opportunity to let students who love journalism get a late winter dose of learning, it’s also a chance for those of us who love CMU journalism and communications to share our story.
Please encourage students and high school journalism faculty to participate in this great opportunity to learn, explore and meet others with the same interests. Contact Betsy Pollard Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Students and advisers must preregister for the workshop. Registration has been extended to Feb. 24.
Director of Student Publications
Central Michigan University