KHSJA Spring Workshop 2012

Hagit Limor talks to a class during the workshop. She is an Emmy-winning reporter with WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and immediate past president of the national Society of Professional Journalists.

Workshop for high schools attracts 116 students

On March 8, the Department of Mass Communication sponsored a workshop on campus for high school students in conjunction with the Kentucky Press Association and the Kentucky High School Journalism Association.

Attending were 116 high school juniors and seniors from seven high schools who are interested in various forms of mass communication.

Seminars on writing, photography, editing, media law, broadcasting, video editing, sports writing and more were offered. Leading seminars from Mass Communication were Stan McKinney, Dr. Russ Barclay, Rick Wilson, Dr. Thomas Jeffrey, Jeannie Clark and Dr. Keith Spears. Others on campus leading seminars were Joan McKinney, Christina Kern and Linda Waggener from the Office of University Communications; DeWayne Frazier; Chris Megginson and Richard RoBards from Sports Information; and Ed Goble from the Office of Admissions. David Greer, who directs the Kentucky High School Journalism Association for the Kentucky Press Association, was also in attendance as was Jamie Sizemore, publisher of the Kentucky Standard and immediate past president of the Kentucky Press Association.

There were many other speakers from off campus including Hagit Limor, an Emmy-winning reporter with WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and immediate past president of the national Society of Professional Journalists.

Many of the schools were from Lexington and Louisville. Jefferson County is interested in some type of dual enrollment agreement with the Department of Mass Communication. They also would like for the university to offer similar seminars at the Louisville Education Center in conjunction with Jefferson County Schools.

The Kentucky Press Association has invited the department to present seminars during its January winter convention. The convention will be a joint meeting of the Kentucky Press Association, the Kentucky News Photographers Association, the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association and the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. The Department of Mass Communication at CU is a member of all of the organizations.