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72nd Annual High School Journalism
and Broadcasting Day set for March 13
reporters and radio and television broadcasters will be on the Arkansas
State University campus Saturday, March 13, when high schools compete in
the 72nd Annual Invitational High School Journalism and
A sweepstakes plaque will be awarded to the school scoring the most
points in the various contests with plaques going to schools winning
second, third and fourth places in the sweepstakes competition.
First-place winners in individual contests will receive medals, with
certificates of merit given to other individual contest winners and to
winning papers in the newspaper contest and news video competition.
Competition in the broadcasting area includes contests for television
commercial or public service announcements, music video, documentary
short, pre-designed web pages and sporting events.
All onsite contests will be held in the Communications Building. The
contests include: News Writing, Photography, TV Anchoring, Video
Promotion and Public Relations (all at 9 a.m.); Feature Writing,
Advertising Copy and Layout and Broadcast News Writing (all at 10 a.m.);
Sports Writing, Editorial Writing and Radio Announcing (all at 11 a.m.);
Headline Writing, Editorial Cartooning and Newspaper Copy Reading (all
at noon). Following a noon lunch, an awards ceremony will be held at
2:30 p.m. in the Radio-TV Studio.
To be eligible to win any contest, the high school must have entries in
at least three contests and no more than five students from one high
school may enter any one contest. No more than one student from the same
school may enter the radio-television contests. Entrants in the
photography contest should bring digital cameras, and students entered
in editorial cartooning need to bring sketchpads and drawing implements.
Every high school may enter students in all contests.
For more information, contact Dr. Joel Gambill, at (870) 972-3075.
Journalism and Broadcasting Day is sponsored by the ASU College of
Communications, Society of Professional Journalists, Public Relations
Student Society of America, American Advertising Federation, National
Broadcasting Society, Association of Women in Communications, National
Press Photographers Association, Undergraduate Research Club and the
National Association of Black Journalists.
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