UCHS students participate in media workshop at MSU
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 11.14.12
MURRAY, Ky. — More than 340 students and their media advisers — including those from Union City High School — participated in the annual High School Media Workshop recently at the Curris Center and in the Murray (Ky.) State University TV studios.
The event was sponsored by the department of journalism and mass communications in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State.
Eleven high schools from west Kentucky and West Tennessee participated, including UCHS and Kenwood High School of Clarksville from Tennessee; and Paducah Tilghman, Fulton County, Murray, Dawson Springs, Livingston Central, Russellville, Fort Campbell, Ballard Memorial and Calloway County from Kentucky.
The workshop consisted of 22 classes over three sessions of 75 minutes each. Faculty and staff from the department of journalism and mass communications who taught in the sessions included Dr. Bob Lochte, Dr. Bob McGaughey, Leigh Wright, Dr. Allen White, Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah, Gill Welsch, Joe Hedges, Orville Herndon, Robin Orvino, Gross Magee, Dr. Kevin Qualls, Chris Haynes, Jeremy McKeel and Tyler Reardon.
In addition, Dave Winder of MSU’s sports information office taught a class on athletic media relations and Andrew Buhler Jr. and Susan Lowell of Jostens covered three sessions on producing yearbooks.
In the newspaper competition, The Tilghman Bell and The Black and Gold of Murray High School each won four first-place awards, while The Laker Review of Calloway County High School won three.
The Chevalier of Kenwood High School and The Falcon of Fort Campbell High School each had one first-place award. The Black and Gold of Murray High School won first place overall, while the Tilghman Bell finished second.
In the yearbook competition, The Chevalier from Kenwood received first place in the overall category and The Tornado of Union City finished second. The Falcon of Fort Campbell high school placed third and the Bomb of Ballard Memorial High School was fourth, according to results recently provided by Murray State.
Next year’s workshop at Murray State University is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20, 2013.