High School Journalism Workshop and Skills Competition

California State University, Northridge’s Journalism Department faculty and students are gearing up for the annual High School Journalism Workshop and Skills Competition, Saturday, Oct. 17, on the San Fernando Valley campus.

 This “Generation J” event is co-sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and supported by generous donations from SPJ LA and Avid Technology, Inc.

 More than 150 young journalists and their advisers from dozens of Southern California public and private schools and youth media projects are expected at the all-day conference. The “Generation J” project is designed to give the high school journalism students opportunities to connect with newsroom professionals in a wide variety of workshops, and to test their skills in writing and visual communication contests. “Generation J” is an SPJ national project to help young journalists build the newsrooms of tomorrow.

 News, features, opinion, broadcast and multimedia storytelling are among the conference topics, along with sessions designed for the advisers. CSUN Journalism faculty members also participate in the presentations. Students from the campus SPJ chapter are involved in planning and staffing the event, which is held in Manzanita Hall on the Northridge campus.

 For more information, contact Linda Bowen in the CSUN Journalism Department, at linda.s.bowen@csun.edu or at 818-677-3238.

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