AU to offer summer journalism workshop for high school students

AUBURN – The Auburn University Department of Communication and Journalism will host up to 20 high school students from Georgia and Alabama June 10-15 at its fifth annual summer workshop in journalism and communications.

During the week-long workshop the students will work closely with communication professionals and professors, take field trips and interact with staff members from the university’s campus newspaper and radio station.

Applications for the workshop will be accepted through April 30 and student selections will be announced by May 15. Housing for students attending the workshop will be provided in a supervised campus residence hall.

The workshop and room and board are free for selected applicants, with financial support for the workshop provided by The Alabama Press Association Foundation, the AU College of Liberal Arts and The Mobile Register.

“To get the very best high school students to select journalism as a career, we need to fuel a passion for journalism in those students,” said workshop co-director Jennifer Adams. “We hope through this journalism institute that we are able to help spark that passion in the next generation of newspaper reporters and editors.”

“Our faculty are looking forward to working with top students in the region,” said associate professor and workshop co-director Nan Fairley. “It will be a fun-filled program that will put students in direct contact with leading professionals in the media.”

For application forms and information, contact Fairley by phone at (334) 844-4593 or by email at fairlln@auburn.edu, or visit the Web site at http://media.cla.auburn.edu/cmjn.

Contact: Nan Fairley, (334) 844-4593 (fairlln@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)