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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – High school students can discover a new age of news at Northern Kentucky University’s eighth “Journalism in the Digital Age” workshop next month.
“The digital age has profoundly affected how news and information are gathered and disseminated,” said Michele Day, journalism lecturer and student media adviser. “In many ways, there has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist. Our hands-on workshop teaches students the skills and technology tools they need to master.”
Area high school students will gain dynamic and valuable instruction from NKU faculty and students, as well as from area media professionals, in the highly competitive world of digital newsgathering, writing, video, photography, and reporting.
The weeklong workshop offers an immersive experience in a range of topics, from interviewing and video editing, to newswriting, photography, journalism ethics and law, and digital media.
Students will conduct interviews on campus, and then write stories and create digital features, including photo slideshows and videos. The experience will be documented in daily blog, video, photo, and social media postings by NKU student mentors. At the end of the week, the high school students’ work will also be published online.
The workshop will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-24 in Griffin Hall on NKU’s Highland Heights campus. It is sponsored by the College of Informatics and the Communication Department.