UT to Hold Additional Workshop for High School Journalism Teachers

 

KNOXVILLE — Another session of “Going Online,” the popular one-day workshop for high school journalism teachers who want to start a news website or take their print publications online, will be held Monday, June 14, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“Our first workshop was so successful that we decided to do it again,” said Jim Stovall, UT Knoxville journalism professor and director of the workshop. “Around 30 teachers from Tennessee and surrounding states joined us in April to learn how to switch the focus of high school journalism from print to online. We were impressed by their enthusiasm,” he said.

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 websites — 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 websites 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.

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 websites and to advancing education in Web and online journalism. The network is based at UT Knoxville, and its website is located at http://intercollegiatenews.com.

“ICONN represents high school journalism programs around the country, and offers many advantages to the high school journalism teacher,” Stovall said.

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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