UM School of Journalism to Host Annual High School Journalism Day

April 12, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Journalism expects to host more than 250 students for its annual High School Journalism Day on Thursday, April 14.

The event begins with a ceremony at 9 a.m. in the University Center Theater and ends with a tour of campus at 3:30 p.m. Students with the highest scores on stories submitted for review to UM journalism faculty will receive certificates during the ceremony. Workshops will be offered in Don Anderson Hall throughout the day.

The turnout will break last year’s record of 180 students, with students coming from schools all across the state. This year, 23 schools will attend and students will have the opportunity to participate in 11 different workshops.

Each spring, high school students from around the region come to the UM School of Journalism for a day of workshops and recognition. The school’s faculty present workshops on a variety of relevant topics ranging from photo editing to news writing to broadcast practices.

Founded in 1914, the School of Journalism is now in its second century of preparing students to think critically, to act ethically and to communicate effectively. The school recently was named one of the top 10 journalism programs in the country by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

To learn more about the UM School of Journalism, visit http://jour.umt.edu/.

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Contact: Alyssa Rabil, UM School of Journalism media and information coordinator, 406-243-4366, alyssa.rabil@mso.umt.edu.