On Saturday, October 24, the University of Oregon (UO) School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) and The Northwest Scholastic Press Association will be hosting the annual Fall Press Day, a daylong event for young aspiring journalists. Fall Press Day is one of the largest events of the year, bringing in up to 600 students and advisers. Fall Press Day will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the UO campus.
At Fall Press Day, middle school and high school journalists will have the opportunity to interact with writers, university professors, advisors and media professionals. The day will include workshops, panel discussions and forums aimed to enrich the skills of the attendees. Students will have more than 30 workshops to choose from and the option to compete in write-off and best of show contests. There will be hands-on workshop options, an on-site newspaper design critique and a keynote address by The Oakland Tribune’s senior editor, Martin G. Reynolds.
“Fall Press Day is one of our best events because of everything it offers,” says Simone Myers, the education program assistant at Northwest Scholastic Press Association. “Not only are students surrounded by their peers who share the same interests, they also get to experience the University of Oregon and our amazing facilities and professors. When students are in these types of spaces, it’s incredibly beneficial in their decision to not only attend college, but also pursue a career in journalism.”
The University of Oregon is excited to provide these young journalists with a space where they can learn about the industry, improve their craft and further their journalistic interests.
For more information about this event, please contact Simone Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story by Nicole Rideout ’16