Journalism event brings more than 100 high school students to CSU-Pueblo


Journalism event brings more than 100 high school students to CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO – More than 100 high school students from across southern Colorado are expected to attend the third annual Southern Colorado High School Journalism Day on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado High School Press Association and CSU-Pueblo’s Department of Mass Communications and Center for New Media.

This year’s event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center. Workshops will cover basic journalism skills, including journalists’ rights and responsibilities, photojournalism, feature writing and sports reporting. Journalists from The Pueblo Chieftain will lead those workshops. Additional workshops, led by organizers with the Colorado High School Press Association, will cover yearbook skills.

Richard Joyce and Leticia Steffen, associate professors in the Mass Communications Department, organized the first Southern Colorado High School Journalism Day with the state high school press association in fall 2010. About 20 students attended the event the first year. In 2011, more than 30 students attended.

Students attending this year’s event represent several high schools, including Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School, Pueblo County High School, Wiley High School, Edison School, and Pueblo South High School

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