High School Students to Learn About Journalism Nov. 3

Oct. 27, 1998

High school students from throughout Central Texas will explore the ins and outs of journalism on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Baylor University. Journalism Day, sponsored by Baylor's department of journalism, will feature workshops presented by professionals working in the media and members of the journalism faculty.

Session topics include "Beyond the Inverted Pyramid" presented by Bobby Hawthorne, director of Interscholastic League Press; "Using Type to Improve Yearbooks" presented by Jim Anderson of Taylor Publishing Co.; and "The Writing and Editing Process" presented by Barbara Elmore, managing editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Other workshops will cover photojournalism, crisis communication, publication and design, and public relations. Randy Preddy, former publisher of the Waco Tribune-Herald, will deliver the keynote speech during a luncheon.

"The mission of Journalism Day is twofold," said Lyndia Washington, Radford Visiting Professor of Journalism and coordinator of Journalism Day. "We hope to strengthen high schools' journalism curriculum, and we want to introduce students to Baylor and its programs."

Journalism Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. All workshops will take place on the second and third floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

For more information, contact Washington at 710-6347.

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