Features — 03 October 2013

Nearly 300 students and their media advisers attended the 41st annual High School Media Workshop at Murray State University Sept. 20, which was hosted by the faculty and staff of the Department of journalism and mass communications housed in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

Twelve high schools from Kentucky and Tennessee were represented: Ballard Memorial, Calloway County, Fulton County, Ft. Campbell, Graves County, McKenzie (Tenn), Murray, Paducah Tilghman, Clarksville (Tenn.) Rossview, St. Mary, Trigg County and Union City (Tenn.).

Journalism faculty and staff, as well as JMC students and regional media professionals, conducted 22 classes over three 45-minute sessions.

In addition, there were two sessions on TV production techniques in the MSU TV-11 studios and representatives from Jostens and Herff-Jones conducted sessions on yearbook design and production.

In the television production competition, Calloway County won first place for news/feature package, sports package and news feature program.

In the yearbook competition, the Falcon of Ft. Campbell High School won first place for sports feature, for non-sports feature and school-life section. The Unionaire of Union County High School took first place for best sports section.

Graves County High School was selected for the best website design.

In the newspaper competition, the Laker Review of Calloway County High School had six first-place awards. The Laker Review was first for news writing, feature writing, illustrations and graphics, editorial cartoon, column and advertising design.

The Tilghman Bell of Paducah Tilghman High School won first place for reviews, personality profiles and page-one design.

Workshop sponsors were the office of regional outreach, the Arthur J. Baurnfeind College of Business and the office of recruitment.

For more information, contact workshop director Leigh Wright at 270.809.4741 or by email at ewright@murraystate.edu.

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