NKU workshop introduces students to digital journalism
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Wednesday - June 6, 2012
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics will host its fourth annual Journalism in the Digital Age Workshop for high school students June 18-22.
Participants will experience hands-on instruction with digital media and the fundamentals of journalism and explore ways to take their knowledge back to their schools. Students will learn to navigate cameras, microphones and keyboards under the direction of NKU's electronic media and journalism faculty, media professionals and NKU student mentors.
They'll also meet professionals from the Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and seek out interviews for an online news publication. In addition, they'll learn secrets for producing a high school news publication from Dean Hume, adviser for the nationally recognized Spark Newsmagazine at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township.
The workshop costs $100 per student, which includes lunch on NKU's Highland Heights campus each day. Hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18-22. A closing program, beginning at noon June 22 in Griffin Hall's George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, will feature the work of the high school participants and a documentary of the week produced by NKU students.
Participation is limited to 20 students and only a few spots remain.
Registration information is available at http://journalism.nku.edu/workshop.
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