The Northwest Scholastic Press Association and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) will host Fall Press Day on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the UO’s Erb Memorial Union.

More than 700 middle and high school journalists across Oregon will have the opportunity to improve their craft through introduction to young writers, college professors and professional storytellers.

“It’s clearly a great time for high school journalism programs in Oregon,” Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator Karla Kennedy said. “We are happy to see that there are so many students interested in studying and understanding journalism and it all starts with the student press.”

Keynote speakers include Andrew DeVigal, Inaugural Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement and award-winning reporter Barton Howe.

In addition, Fall Press Day will include instruction, practice and skill building, though a variety of workshops covering topics such as interviewing, social media, sports writing, design, photography, and cultural and environmental writing.

The event begins at at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude around 3 p.m.

Written by Jessica Glackin ’15