Students explore journalism at workshop
HUNTINGTON -- High school students from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Maryland spent several days at Marshall University this week learning about journalism.
Students arrived on Marshall's campus Sunday, June 22, and ended the workshop on Wednesday, spending time learning about print, radio, television and online journalism.
The workshop, which is sponsored by The Herald-Dispatch and supported with contributions from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and Marshall University's Division of Multicultural Affairs, also offered the students an opportunity to visit The Herald-Dispatch on Tuesday.
They received a tour of the building, sat in on planning sessions with editors and went on story assignments with reporters.
Other sessions comprised an overview of journalism, including sessions on writing, using social media, journalism ethics, interviewing, photography, law, page design and more.
Sessions were led by Marshall faculty and staff, including Burnis R. Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications; Sarah McIntyre, director of United High School Media; Dr. George Arnold, professor emeritus; Dr. Charles Bailey, professor and faculty manager of WMUL-FM; Dan Hollis, professor; Rebecca Johnson, associate professor; Dr. Chris Swindell; associate professor; Sandy York, assistant professor and faculty adviser of The Parthenon, Marshall's student newspaper; and Ruby Dyer, who recently retired from Wayne High School after 38 years of teaching journalism and English.
The students participating in the workshop were:
Emmalina Adkins, a freshman at Huntington High School; Madison Birchfield, a Shady Spring High School graduate who plans to attend Marshall University in the fall; Evan Blackwood, a senior at Capital High School in Charleston; Danielle Bryant, a freshman at Marshall University; Christopher M. Crank, a senior at Wayne High School; Savannah Falls, a freshman at Calhoun County High School in Mt. Zion, West Virginia; Darla Harrison, a freshman at Calhoun County High School in Mt. Zion, West Virginia; Jana El-Khatib, a senior at Hurricane High School; Megan Malone, a graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy who plans to become a journalism major at Marshall this fall; Bethany McFerrin, who will be a transfer student this fall at Marshall; Kaleb Nicholas, a freshman at Calhoun County High School in Mt. Zion, West Virginia; and Alaina Thornburg, a sophomore at Paul Blazer High School in Ashland.
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