Monday, February 10, 2014

Apply for the 2014 High School Journalism Workshop


 Deadline
Postmark by May 1, 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

Tuition and living expenses will be covered by contributions from The Herald-Dispatch and Marshall University Division of Multicultural Affairs Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation 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.


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 -- morrisb@marshall.edu:

1. Write a letter of application indicating your interest in the internship. 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 1, 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
                                                                 
 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, Marshall University Division of Multicultural Affairs, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Friday, January 10, 2014

UHSM 2014

United High School Media at the Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications is on Friday, March 14, 2014. See below for the registration form and entry forms. These deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014. Please contact Sarah McIntyre with questions at 304-696-2360 or sarah.mcintyre@marshall.edu.






Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Campus map and directions


Registration and sign-in/housing assignments are in Haymaker Hall Sunday, June 23 at 10 a.m. On this map, it is labeled #42, Marshall Commons. To view a more specific map, you can visit www.marshall.edu/housing/maps.asp

See posts below for detailed schedule. 

Meet Your Workshop Faculty and Staff








Burnis R. Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, directs the high school workshop. Professor Morris is engaged in research about Woodson, “the Father of African-American history,” and his use of the press to promote black history. In recognition of his research, Professor Morris has received several honors, including being named Marshall University’s 2011-2012 Distinguished John Deaver Drinko Academy Fellow, Emory University’s Carter G. Woodson Fellow (summer 2012) and 2011-2012 West Virginia Humanities Council Fellow. He will present a paper on Woodson in Pittsburgh at the September meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, an organization founded by Woodson in 1915. Professor Morris is known nationally for his work to improve news coverage of tax-exempt organizations, and he has received more than $1 million in grants supporting that work and other programs he created at Marshall University and the University of Mississippi to attract the best and brightest students to careers in journalism.




Sarah McIntyre is the director of United High School Media and assistant director of the high school workshop. She earned a B.A. in public relations from the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University in 2009. She has been at the University since 2012. 





Dr. George Arnold, professor emeritus in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University, has 47 years' experience as a journalist and journalism educator. He worked as a news and sports reporter for eight years in Beckley and Huntington, taught high school English for three years, and taught journalism at Marshall for 36 years. A Ph.D. journalism graduate of Ohio University, Dr. Arnold has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, social studies and journalism and a Master of Arts degree in American and European history, both from Marshall. He is author of more than 50 articles for professional and academic publications and his textbook/resource book -- Media Writer's Handbook, a Guide to Common Writing and Editing Problems, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill -- has been purchased by students and faculty at more than 300 colleges and universities. Dr. Arnold is the first recipient of Marshall University's Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award (1987) and was runner-up in 1995 for West Virginia professor of the year in the Faculty Merit Foundation competition. In 2008, Dr. Arnold was selected by the Marshall alumni as one of 11 top professors in the history of the university.

Two workshop sessions Writing I, Writing II.




 Dr. Charles Bailey, professor of journalism and mass communications, is faculty manager of WMUL-FM (88.1 MHz). Under Dr. Bailey’s guidance Marshall University’s radio station and its student broadcasters have won 989 awards since 1985. Dr. Bailey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association (WVAPBA) during the WVAPBA Convention at Pullman Plaza Hotel, Huntington, West Virginia, Saturday, April 21, 2007, and was recognized by the College Media Advisers, Inc. with the 1995 Distinguished 4-Year Broadcast Adviser Award.

Workshop session Covering Sports



 
Dan Hollis is an associate professor and interim assistant dean in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University. Among the courses Hollis teaches at Marshall are Media Literacy and Law of Mass Communications. Professor Hollis has won many awards for both his professional creative work and his teaching, including National Broadcasting Society’s Best Video News Story for six out of the past seven years. He was chosen as the 2012 West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has been with the university since 1999.

Workshop session Interpretation of the law surrounding student press


 


Associate Professor Rebecca Johnson is a Kentucky native who joined the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University in 1976. She attended Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Ohio State University before completing both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at Marshall. In addition, Professor Johnson attended Ohio University where she completed doctoral course work in law and responsibility, international journalism, and history with a minor in sociology. Twice named a “Fabulous Faculty Member” by PHI ETA SIGMA, The National Honor Society, Professor Johnson has taught a variety of courses including photojournalism, news reporting, fundamentals of writing and editing, computer-assisted reporting, research and information gathering, magazine writing, magazine editing and production, and international communication. Currently her teaching focus includes digital imaging, web strategies, web design and multimedia reporting. A magazine writer, photographer and consultant, she worked as a newspaper copy editor, resort photographer, horse trainer and riding instructor. When not on campus, Professor Johnson hangs out with my husband, J.P. (not Johnson), their pack of dogs and a couple aged pet horses. “I love the southwest desert and the Outer Banks, read lots of books, do a little stained glass and never watch TV,” she said.

Workshop Session Photography
 

 

Dr. Chris Swindell is an associate professor of journalism and a veteran television reporter and anchor who teaches television, ethics, history and graduate classes for what will be a seventh year at Marshall. Swindell earned his Ph.D. in 2006 in communication at the University of Kentucky. He has had teaching stints at four other institutions of higher learning, all in Kentucky from 1992 to 2006. Dr. Swindell lives in Teays Valley with wife Kim, workshop participant Kelly, and best dog, Skittles.

Workshop Session Ethics and photo manipulation




Sandy York is an assistant professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University and faculty adviser of The Parthenon, Marshall’s student newspaper. She teaches news reporting, editing and design and media sales. She has been at Marshall University since 1998.

Workshop Session Design I









Ruby Dyer recently retired from Wayne High School after 38 years teaching journalism and English. She has a B.A. and a M.A.J. from Marshall University. She was the adviser of the award-winning Pioneer newspaper and yearbook. Dyer has been named a distinguished alumna of the School of Journalism and was inducted into its Hall of Fame. She was Wayne County Teacher of the Year in 2009 and was one of six state finalists for state Teacher of the Year. She has also been named a finalist in the Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She was the West Virginia Journalism Teacher of the Year in 1985. She is married to Kenneth Dyer, who works for Chapman Printing, and is the mother of two sons, Caleb, who teaches at Wayne High School; and Kyle, the 2008 W. Page Pitt Journalist of the Year. 

Workshop Session  Writing Features

  





 Tammy Reynolds manages the office of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She has worked at Marshall University for 12 years and has a masters degree in Adult and Technical Education.










Workshop Schedule

The following is the schedule for the High School Journalism Workshop.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone!




Daily Course Schedule
Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications
High School Journalism Workshop
June 23-26, 2013

REVISED JUNE 14
Sunday, June 23, 2013



Hour
Topic
Instructor and/or staff
Comments
10 a.m.
Registration- Residence Hall check-in
Sarah McIntyre, Burnis Morris, Hunter Morrison, Laura Hatfield
Lobby, Haymaker Hall- see campus map
11 a.m.
Tour
Counselors- Laura and Hunter will conduct the tour
Please conclude the tour by 11:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Welcome- Lunch
Introductions, review of workshop rules
Interim Dean Janet Dooley, Professor Morris, Ms. McIntyre
Harless Dining Hall/Grose Room
12:45-2 p.m.
Writing I
Dr. George Arnold, professor emeritus
Marvin Stone Library or SH 331
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Using computers, blogging, tweeting
Morris/McIntyre
Marvin Stone Library or SH 331
3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Blogging, tweeting assignments
Professor Morris
SH 331
4:30- 5 p.m.
Dinner

Harless Dining Hall/Grose Room
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Lecture
Professor Dan Hollis
Marvin Stone Library or SH 331
6:30- 7:45 p.m.
Interviewing, Writing
Professor Morris; other faculty encouraged to assist
SH 331; students will interview, write stories for their blogs
8- 9 p.m.
WMUL- On the Air
Laura Hatfield, counselor
Students record CDs
Break
Free time, getting acquainted with counselors
Counselors

10 p.m.
Lockdown!
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out!
With counselors





Monday, June 24, 2013

Hour
Topic
Instructors and/or Staff
Comments
7- 8 a.m.
Breakfast
Counselors
Harless Dining Hall; students will be escorted to Smith Hall for 8:10 session
8:10 a.m.
Reading Dispatch; News Quiz
Professor Morris
Smith 331
8:30- 10:30 a.m.
Photography
Professor Rebecca Johnson
Smith 331
10:45- 11:59 a.m.
Writing II
Dr. George Arnold
Smith 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
Smith 331
3- 4:15 p.m.
Sports Writing/Broadcasting
Dr. Chuck Bailey
Marvin Stone Library or SH 331
4:30-5:15
Dinner
With counselors, available staff
Students will be escorted to Harless/Grose Room and back
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Ethics
Dr. Chris Swindell, professor Morris
Marvin Stone Library or SH 331
6:30- 9:59 p.m.
Evening Activities
With counselors
TBA
10 p.m.
Lockdown!
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out!
With counselors

 


Tuesday, June 25
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 a.m.
Reading Dispatch; News Quiz/Roundtable Discussion
Professor Morris
Smith 331
9 a.m.
Walk to Dispatch

Counselors will escort students to HD
10- 4 p.m.
Sessions at Dispatch, lunch

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

Counselors will escort students back to campus
5- 9 p.m.
Dinner, evening activities
Counselors
Dinner at Fat Patty’s
10 p.m.
Lockdown!
With counselors

11 p.m.
Lights Out!
With counselors




Wednesday, June 26

Hour
Topic
Instructor and/or staff
Comments
7- 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Counselors
Harless Dining Hall
7:45- 9:45 a.m.
Layout/Design
Professor Sandy York
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