Workshop to Help High School Journalism Teachers ‘Go Online’

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KNOXVILLE — “Going Online,” a one-day workshop for high school journalism teachers who want to start a news Web site or take their print publications online, will be held Monday, April 26, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The workshop will provide teachers with the following:

  • Basic instruction and material on how to teach Web journalism;
  • A content management system, server space and maintenance for their news Web sites — all at no cost;
  • An introduction to Digital Journalism 101, a new Web-based journalism instruction program; and
  • Information about the Interscholastic Online News Network (ISONN), an association of high school Web sites that will connect a school’s site to many others around the nation.

The workshop is sponsored by the UT Knoxville School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) and is supported by Edgenics, a broadband service company based in New Jersey.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per teacher.

The workshop will be in the Scripps Convergence Lab in the College of Communication and Information. It will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. Lunch and parking are included in the registration fee.

More information about the workshop is available by visiting http://www.jprof.com/iconn/events/goingonline10.html.

“If you are a high school journalism teacher and feel the need to change the direction of your journalism program, we want to help,” said Jim Stovall, UT journalism professor and director of the workshop.

The workshop is designed for those who want to shift from print to the Web in their approach to journalism education, Stovall said.

“That shift can seem daunting,” he said. “We want to make it easy.”

The Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) is a set of individuals, academic programs and professional organizations dedicated to connecting student Web journalists and campus news Web sites and to advancing education in Web and online journalism. The network is based at UT Knoxville, and its Web site is located at http://intercollegiatenews.com.

Edgenics is a broadband and value-added service provider that focuses on innovative broadband, technology-based, e-learning solutions and telemedicine services, especially for underserved markets.

C O N T A C T :

Jim Stovall (865-974-5109, stovall@utk.edu)

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, charles.primm@tennessee.edu)

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