Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apply Now! High School Journalism Workshop, June 19-22

Sponsored by The Herald-Dispatch and 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 School of Journalism and Mass Communications. We seek students with at least B grades. We also seek applications from students who will be in positions to improve their high school publications, and we use the workshop program to support incoming, first-year student journalists who want to jump-start their first semester at Marshall.

Deadline
Postmark by May 2, 2016

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. Please follow the following steps for a successful application.
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.
                A. The application should begin with a salutation (Dear Professor Morris: or Dear Selection Committee Members:). Don’t forget the colon. Hit the return key and begin the first paragraph. 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 communication skills or improve your high school publication, whether online or print. 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. If your application is accepted, a parent or guardian must provide written consent by signing a form we will send you.

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 knows you well).
                B. High school transcript.


Mail your documents to the following address
Professor Burnis R. 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.



Burnis R. Morris
Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications
Marshall University
304-696-4635 voice
304-638-3322 cell

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hello Everyone!
2016 WORKSHOP SIGNUPS ARE HERE!

Here are the forms to join us at the workshops. Please be sure you send me a 
headcount of the students and adults attending this year. You can do so by
reply to one of the emails I have sent you, and simply tell me the number of 
students and adults and whether you are staying the whole day or only for the
workshops, or you can fill the form below I sent to you via email last week.

FYI:
(I have heard from a few teachers that my emails are sometimes going junk mail.)

Any questions, please contact us and we hope to get you a workshop list at the
beginning of the week of the workshop so students can think about what two 
workshops they would like to sign up for when they get there.

THANKS EVERYONE! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU VERY SOON!!!





Saturday, February 6, 2016

2016 UHSM Online Publication Entry Form

Hello!

Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications would like to welcome everyone to the 2016 Competition Year of UHSM! 

This post is for the schools interested in competing in the UHSM Online Publication Division. If you have competed in the past, you will notice we have updated the forms in each division. You should also receive the forms via email sometime during the week of Feb. 7, 2016. Each form in the email is a clickable PDF, which will allow you to fill it out on your computer and return it to us via email if you so choose. You can also fill it out, print it, and mail it with your submission(s).

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of this site, we cannot load the clickable PDF forms here. However, for your convenience, we have loaded all the forms you need to the site as image files. You will not be able to fill these forms out online, but you can still print the form(s) to accompany your submission(s) in the event you do not receive an email from us.  (Please let us know if you do not receive an email so we can add you to our contacts list.)

The two forms below are the same form, but the second one is a printer "friendly" version, for those who do not have access to color printers. In addition to the new forms, we are now offering a new option for schools to enter their submissions. If you are interested in entering your submissions electronically, please notify us via email so we can accommodate your request.

We look forward to seeing all the great work that has been produced over the past year, as well as welcoming you to our campus! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

GOOD LUCK!!!
















































This is the "printer-friendly" version:


2016 UHSM Best Broadcast Journalism Program Entry Form

Hello!

Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications would like to welcome everyone to the 2016 Competition Year of UHSM! 

This post is for the schools interested in competing in the UHSM Best Broadcast Journalism Program Division. If you have competed in the past, you will notice we have updated the forms in each division. You should also receive the forms via email sometime during the week of Feb. 7, 2016. Each form in the email is a clickable PDF, which will allow you to fill it out on your computer and return it to us via email if you so choose. You can also fill it out, print it, and mail it with your submission(s).

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of this site, we cannot load the clickable PDF forms here. However, for your convenience, we have loaded all the forms you need to the site as image files. You will not be able to fill these forms out online, but you can still print the form(s) to accompany your submission(s) in the event you do not receive an email from us.  (Please let us know if you do not receive an email so we can add you to our contacts list.)

The two forms below are the same form, but the second one is a printer "friendly" version, for those who do not have access to color printers. In addition to the new forms, we are now offering a new option for schools to enter their submissions. If you are interested in entering your submissions electronically, please notify us via email so we can accommodate your request.

We look forward to seeing all the great work that has been produced over the past year, as well as welcoming you to our campus! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

GOOD LUCK!!!
















































This is the "printer-friendly" version:

2016 UHSM Newspaper/Newsmagazine Entry Form

Hello!

Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications would like to welcome everyone to the 2016 Competition Year of UHSM! 

This post is for the schools interested in competing in the UHSM Newspaper/Newsmagazine Division. If you have competed in the past, you will notice we have updated the forms in each division. You should also receive the forms via email sometime during the week of Feb. 7, 2016. Each form in the email is a clickable PDF, which will allow you to fill it out on your computer and return it to us via email if you so choose. You can also fill it out, print it, and mail it with your submission(s).

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of this site, we cannot load the clickable PDF forms here. However, for your convenience, we have loaded all the forms you need to the site as image files. You will not be able to fill these forms out online, but you can still print the form(s) to accompany your submission(s) in the event you do not receive an email from us.  (Please let us know if you do not receive an email so we can add you to our contacts list.)

The two forms below are the same form, but the second one is a printer "friendly" version, for those who do not have access to color printers. In addition to the new forms, we are now offering a new option for schools to enter their submissions. If you are interested in entering your submissions electronically, please notify us via email so we can accommodate your request.

We look forward to seeing all the great work that has been produced over the past year, as well as welcoming you to our campus! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

GOOD LUCK!!!
















































This is the "printer-friendly" version.


2016 UHSM YEARBOOK ENTRY FORM

Hello!

Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications would like to welcome everyone to the 2016 Competition Year of UHSM! 

This post is for the schools interested in competing in the UHSM Yearbook Division. If you have competed in the past, you will notice we have updated the forms in each division. You should also receive the forms via email sometime during the week of Feb. 7, 2016. Each form in the email is a clickable PDF, which will allow you to fill it out on your computer and return it to us via email if you so choose. You can also fill it out, print it, and mail it with your submission(s).

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of this site, we cannot load the clickable PDF forms here. However, for your convenience, we have loaded all the forms you need to the site as image files. You will not be able to fill these forms out online, but you can still print the form(s) to accompany your submission(s) in the event you do not receive an email from us.  (Please let us know if you do not receive an email so we can add you to our contacts list.)

The two forms below are the same form, but the second one is a printer "friendly" version, for those who do not have access to color printers. In addition to the new forms, we are now offering a new option for schools to enter their submissions. If you are interested in entering your submissions electronically, please notify us via email so we can accommodate your request.

We look forward to seeing all the great work that has been produced over the past year, as well as welcoming you to our campus! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

GOOD LUCK!!!



The form below is the printer "friendly" version.

printer-friendly version of yearbook entry form

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Campus Map


Check-in will be in Haymaker Hall, located at #44, Marshall Commons.