High school J-Day at CSU

Thursday will bring more than 1,400 high school journalists and their advisers to campus for the Colorado High School Press Association’s annual Journalism Day at CSU.

The all-day event includes workshops, lectures and presentations designed to encourage students to pursue careers in media.

2009 CSU graduate Ryan Avery is one featured speaker. Avery beat out 30,000 entrants from 116 countries in August to become the youngest-ever Toastmasters International World Champion in public speaking.

Other scheduled speakers include professional journalists, public relations specialists and educators from the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication. Topics range from photography, digital media and yearbook writing/design to advertising, broadcasting and sports writing.

Students applying for the Journalism and Technical Communication major program at CSU must meet additional competitive admission requirements in addition to CSU’s regular requirements.