Academy students work as a team to figure out the answers to a journalism and Glee trivia crossword puzzle as part of the camp's orientation.
High School Journalists Attend Grady Camp
Date: June 12, 2012
Author: Joe Dennis
Contact: Joe Dennis, email@example.com
Fifty-seven high school students are getting an in-depth look into journalism this week at the Grady College’s annual Georgia Journalism Academy, themed “Grady Glee.”
“The Academy is an intense journalism training experience,” said Joe Dennis, the College’s director of diversity and high school outreach and the camp’s co-director. “Students get an in-depth experience in a core area of journalism, and get a published piece of work at the end of the week.”
Students are taking in classes in one of six core areas: newswriting, feature writing, editorial writing, graphic design, photojournalism or broadcasting. Working with Grady affiliated teachers, students work together to produce a 12-page newspaper and a15-minute news broadcast while maintaining a daily blog. In addition, students participate in a daily session that focuses on other areas of the College, including advertising and public relations. Nightly activities are planned that expose students to the culture of the University of Georgia and Athens.
“Essentially, they are Grady students for the week,” Dennis said. “By week’s end, they will know if journalism is the right career path for them and if Grady is the right school for them.”
In its 28th year, the Georgia Journalism Academy is a nonprofit camp also supported with scholarship funds from CNN. For more information and highlights from the 2012 camp, visit www.georgiajournalismacademy.com.
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