Seventeen Mississippi high school students are spending June 5-10 on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi as part of the High School Journalism Workshop.
Under the guidance of journalism faculty and students in the university’s School of Mass
Communication and Journalism, the students will produce a newspaper, Web site, television newsmagazine and daily 5 p.m. newscasts for WUSM-FM (88.5). They’ll also work on a campaign for DREAM of Hattiesburg, a non-profit agency dedicated to preventing the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
“Workshops like this are an excellent way for students to get a taste for what a career in journalism might be like,” said Kim LeDuff, workshop director and assistant director of the school. “The focus of the workshop is on multi-media and multi-culturalism. We think the future of the news industry is journalists who can successfully negotiate both a variety of media and a culturally diverse society.”
Participating students include:
The workshop is sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, the Mississippi Press Association and DREAM of Hattiesburg. The students’ work will be available to view at the workshop’s Web site: http://www.usm.edu/highschooljournalismworkshop/.
For more information, contact Dr. Kim LeDuff at firstname.lastname@example.org 601-266-5461.