Tuesday, March 3, 2009

June 22-26 High School Journalism Workshop Information

Apply Now for the June 22-26, 2009 High School Journalism Workshop
Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Application Deadline: April 10, 2009

Instructions for Application – Please follow the steps below. Print your documents on standard business paper. There is no separate form. Send questions to morrisb@marshall.edu.
1. Write a letter of application (in essay format) indicating your interest in the internship.
A. Section 1: The essay/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 junior or senior).
B. Section 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. Use as few words or as many paragraphs as you would like.
C. Section 3: State your qualifications for the internship. 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. Section 4: Discuss your level of maturity and personal responsibility that would allow you to live in a college dormitory for five days.
E. Section 5: Provide an article or photograph you have published anywhere. Include the publication’s name and publication date. If you have no published article or photograph to submit, include an essay you wrote for class as an example of your writing skills. (In this section of the essay/application, you should state that you are enclosing such items.)
F. Section 6: Indicate the best time to contact you to discuss your application. Include your e-mail address, home phone number and cell phone number.
G. Section 7: Write a statement indicating you have the approval of your parent or guardian to attend the workshop.
H. Section 8: Sign your essay/application and date it. Ask your parent or guardian to sign and date your application/essay -- next to your signature.

2. Please attach the following items.
A. Letter of support from a high school teacher (journalism, English, or other).
B. High school transcript.
C. Article, photograph or essay described in Section 1E, Section 5. If you are attaching a published photograph, include the cutline and credit line and describe what the picture is about.

3. Mail your application and attached documents to the following address with a postmark of no later than April 10, 2009:

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