Monday, March 9, 2015

Apply now for the 2015 High School Workshop



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Apply Now for the June 21-24, 2015 High School Journalism Workshop
Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Tuition and living expenses will be covered by contributions from The Herald-Dispatch and Marshall School of Journalism and Mass Communications. We seek students with at least B grades, but you should explain your circumstances if your grades are lower than that. We also seek applications from students who will be in positions to improve their high school publications and support incoming, first-year journalists who want to jump-start their first semester at Marshall.

Deadline
Postmark by May 15, 2015

Instructions for Application

Please follow the steps below. Print your documents on standard business paper. You may not FAX your application, but feel free to SCAN and send your materials as a Microsoft Word attachment. There is no separate form to complete. Send questions to Professor Burnis Morris at morrisb@marshall.edu:
 
1. Write a letter of application indicating your interest in the workshop. There is no required length, but you should write enough to showcase your communication skills. Each of the sections below may constitute a paragraph.
            A. The application should begin with a salutation (Dear Professor Morris or Dear Selection Committee Members, etc.). The first paragraph should be a sentence stating that you are applying for one of the positions available in the high school journalism workshop. Include the name of your high school, your age and current year in school (such as sophomore, junior or senior).
            B. Paragraph 2: The next section of the essay should describe the level of your interest in the journalism workshop and how you would use the workshop experience to improve your high school publication. Indicate whether you are interested in journalism as a writer, photographer, editor or page designer.
              C. Paragraph 3: State your qualifications. Cite grades, awards and any experience you have working on a high school newspaper, yearbook staff or other work experience. If your experience is limited, explain how your strengths and abilities will lead you to success in the workshop.
              D. Paragraph 4: Discuss your maturity and personal responsibility. Can you handle living in a college dormitory for four days?

2. Provide one or more articles or photographs you have published anywhere. Include the publication’s name and publication date. You also may provide links to online material. If you have no published article or photograph to submit, include an essay you wrote for class as an example of your writing skills. If you publish a blog, include photocopies from your best posts and your blog address. (In this section of the application, you should state that you are enclosing such items.)

3. Indicate the best time to contact you to discuss your application. Include your e-mail address, home phone number and cell phone number.

4. Write a statement indicating you have the approval of your parent or guardian to attend the workshop. Saying “My parent approves this application” would work.

5.  Sign your application and date it. Ask your parent or guardian to sign and date your application -- next to your signature.  

6.  Please attach the following items.
A. Letter of support from a high school teacher (journalism, English, or other person who know you well).
            B. High school transcript.


Mail your documents to the following address
with a postmark of no later than May 15, 2015:

Selection Committee for Journalism Workshop
c/o Professor Burnis Morris
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
         

W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Diversity Statement

This statement affirms the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ commitment to an environment of teaching and learning, which recognizes and welcomes diversity of race, color, culture, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status and economic, political and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with Marshall University’s dedication to this principle, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to developing the potential of all students by creating and maintaining an environment that promotes and fosters understanding in a multicultural, global community. The dean and faculty believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student population value differences and similarities among people and supports the mission of the organization.

Sponsored by The Herald-Dispatch and W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Workshop Schedule


Daily Workshop Schedule
Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Journalism Workshop
June 22-25, 2014
(Some sessions may be recorded.)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

 
Hour
Topic
Instructor and/or staff
Comments
10 a.m.
Registration – residence hall check-in
Sarah McIntyre, Burnis Morris, Hunter Morrison, Courtney Sealey
Lobby, Wellman Hall—see campus map.
11 a.m.
Tour
Counselors – Sealey and Morrison will conduct a walking campus tour.
Please conclude the tour by 11:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Welcome, lunch
introductions, review of workshop rules
Director Janet Dooley, Professor Morris, Ms. McIntyre
Harless Dining Hall/Grose Room
12:45-2 p.m.
Writing I
Dr. George Arnold, professor emeritus
Harless Dining Hall/Grose Room
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Using computers, blogging, tweeting
McIntyre/Sealey/Morrison/

Smith Hall 331
3:30- 4:20 p.m.
Information-gathering
Dr. Rabe
SH 331
4:30- 5:15 p.m.
Dinner
w/Sealey, Morrison, faculty, staff
Harless Dining Hall/Grose Room
5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Future of Journalism
Professor Dan Hollis
SH 331
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Interviewing, Ethics
Dr. Swindell
SH 331
7:30-8:45 p.m.
WMUL – On the air
WMUL staff – TBA (Dr. Bailey)
Students record CDs
9 p.m.
Free time, getting acquainted with counselors
With counselors

10 p.m.
Lockdown!
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out!
With counselors







Monday, June 23, 2014
Hour
Topic
Instructors and/or Staff
Comments
7- 8 a.m.
Breakfast
w/counselors
Harless Dining Hall; students will be escorted to Smith Hall for 8:10 session
8:10 a.m.
Reading Dispatch; blogging; news quiz
Professor Morris
SH 331
8:30- 10:30 a.m.
Photography
Professor Rebecca Johnson
SH 331
10:45- 11:59 a.m.
Writing II
Dr. George Arnold
SH 331
Noon- 1 p.m.
Lunch
With counselors, available staff
Students will be escorted to Harless/Grose Room and back.
1:15- 2:45 p.m.
Law
Professor Dan Hollis
SH 331
3- 4 p.m.
Interviewing
Morris
SH 331
4-4:29 p.m.
Personal Time

Students may use the phone, email, relax
4:30-5:15
Dinner
With counselors, available staff, faculty
Students will be escorted to Harless/Grose Room and back
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Television & Storytelling
Hanna Francis, graduate student
SH 331
6:30-7:30  p.m.
Personal Time

(Personal time may be shifted to a later hour if counselors take students to an early movie.)
7:30-9:59 p.m.
Evening activities
With counselors
TBA
10 p.m.
Lockdown!
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out!
With counselors



Tuesday, June 24
The Herald-Dispatch

Hour
Topic
Instructor and/or Staff
Comments
7- 8 a.m.
Breakfast
counselors
Harless; students will be escorted to Smith Hall for their 8:10 a.m. session.
8:10-9:15 a.m.
Reading Dispatch; blogging; news quiz/roundtable
Professor Morris
SH 331
9 :15 a.m.
Walk to Dispatch (Weather permitting)
With counselors
Counselors will escort students to HD.
10- 4 p.m.
Sessions at Dispatch, lunch

Herald-Dispatch
4- 4:29 p.m.
Return to campus

W/Counselors
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Layout-Design
Professor York
SH Hall 331
5:30-7 p.m.
Dinner
With counselors, faculty, staff
Dinner at Fat Patty’s
7-9 p.m.
W/Counselors

TBA
9-10 p.m.
Personal time
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out! Lockdown!
With counselors



Wednesday, June 25

Hour
Topic
Instructor and/or staff
Comments
7- 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
counselors
Harless Dining Hall
7:45- 8:20 a.m.
Knowing your personal brand
Professor Sandy York
SH 331
8:30-9:45 a.m.
Sports
Dr. Bailey
SH 331
10- 11:00 a.m.
Writing features
Mrs. Ruby Dyer
SH 331
11- 11:30 a.m.
Evaluation; commencement
counselors, faculty
SH 331- All faculty are invited.

Dorm Eviction—NOON


The Journalism Workshop is funded primarily through a generous grant from The Herald-Dispatch and supported with other contributions from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and Marshall University’s Division of Multicultural Affairs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Apply Now for the 2014 High School Journalism Workshop- Deadline Extended

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Deadline Extended -
Postmark by May 27, 2014
Apply Now for the June 22- 25, 2014 High School Journalism Workshop
Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Marshall University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications has extended the deadline for its sixth High School Journalism Workshop to May 27, 2014 (postmarked). Thanks to generous contributions from The Herald-Dispatch and MU’s Division of Multicultural Affairs and
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, tuition and living expenses will be covered for students selected for participation in the program. Participants will study layout, design, photography, reporting, blogs, ethics and other aspects of journalism from faculty and other experts in the field. They will spend a full day with the staff of The Herald-Dispatch and shadow reporters, photographers and editors.

We seek applications from students with at least B grades, especially those with good communication skills, and those who will be in positions to improve their high school publications. Students with no high school publications but who have keen interest in journalism also are eligible. Applications from incoming, first-year Marshall University journalism students who want to jump-start their college careers also are encouraged. Incoming MU journalism students accepted for admission for the upcoming school year may skip most of the application process and submit only letters discussing their interest in the workshop (because their documents already are on file). 

The application procedure is explained at www.unitedhighschoolmedia.blogspot.com. Please contact Burnis Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, for additional information, at morrisb@marshall.edu:
Burnis Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755





Instructions for Application

Please follow the steps below. Print your documents on standard business paper. You may not FAX your application, but feel free to SCAN and send your materials as a Microsoft Word attachment. There is no separate form to complete. (Incoming MU journalism students accepted for admission for the upcoming school year may skip most of the application process and submit letters of interest.) Send questions to Professor Burnis Morris -- morrisb@marshall.edu:

1. Write a letter of application indicating your interest in the workshop. There is no required length, but you should write enough to showcase your communication skills. Each of the sections below may constitute a paragraph.
            A. The application should begin with a salutation (Dear Professor Morris or Dear Selection Committee Members, etc.). The first paragraph should be a sentence stating that you are applying for one of the positions available in the high school journalism workshop. Include the name of your high school, your age and current year in school (such as sophomore, junior or senior).
            B. Paragraph 2: The next section of the essay should describe the level of your interest in the journalism workshop and how you would use the workshop experience to improve your high school publication. Indicate whether you are interested in journalism as a writer, photographer, editor or page designer.
            C. Paragraph 3: State your qualifications. Cite grades, awards and any experience you have working on a high school newspaper, yearbook staff or other work experience. If your experience is limited, explain how your strengths and abilities will lead you to success in the workshop.
             D. Paragraph 4: Discuss your maturity and personal responsibility. Can you handle living in a college dormitory for four days?

2. Provide one or more articles or photographs you have published anywhere. Include the publication’s name and publication date. You also may provide links to online material. If you have no published article or photograph to submit, include an essay you wrote for class as an example of your writing skills. If you publish a blog, include photocopies from your best posts and your blog address. (In this section of the application, you should state that you are enclosing such items.)

3. Indicate the best time to contact you to discuss your application. Include your e-mail address, home phone number and cell phone number.

4. Write a statement indicating you have the approval of your parent or guardian to attend the workshop. Saying “My parent approves this application” would work.

5. Sign your application and date it. Ask your parent or guardian to sign and date your application -- next to your signature.
6. Please attach the following items.
             A. Letter of support from a high school teacher (journalism, English, or other person who know you well).
             B. High school transcript.

Mail your documents to the following address
with a postmark of no later than May 27, 2014:
Selection Committee for Journalism Workshop
c/o Professor Burnis Morris
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755