Approximately a dozen high school students from several different states participated in a two-week summer workshop in the IUP Journalism Department from July 13 through July 25, 2009.
These students chose journalism as their concentration as part of IUP’s Robert E. Cook Honors College Summer Program.
From 9 a.m. to noon each day, Dr. Michele Papakie exposed the students to various careers within the journalism field. They participated in an editorial board meeting at the Indiana Gazette, toured the facility, and watched the presses run. They learned basic news writing in the IUP Journalism lab, then visited a mock crime scene on campus and wrote an article about “the crime.” They explored how convergence, social media, blogging, and other multimedia tools have influenced the field. Students also toured IUP’s radio station, WIUP FM, and read from a teleprompter while being filmed in IUP’s TV station, WIUP TV.