Miller gets crash course in journalism
Breanna Miller, a senior this fall at Rockdale High School, got a taste of the world of print journalism at the week-long Auburn University High School Journalism Workshop in Alabama June 14- 19. She joined 14 other high school students from Alabama, Georgia and Florida in the experience.
Attendees particiapated in a w ide -ra nge of jour na lism seminars, had to write stories about their experiences for the workshop newspaper (on a tight deadline), as well as on a musical festival benefiting a local domestic violence center, multimedia journalism, blogging and multicultural issues.
The students also participated in a mock news conference with Auburn Univesity assistant football coaches Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper.
Five of the top participants in the workshop recieved $1,000 scholarship offers funded by the Mobile Press-Register.
Miller was awarded the Mary Helen Brown Texas Legacy Award. Dr. Brown is the chairwoman of Auburn's journalism department.
The workshop was funded by the Alambama Press Assoication Foundation and the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. Co-directors were Professor Nan Fairley, who founded the workshop in 2003, and Dr. Jennifer Wood Adams.
Miller, daughter of Brent and Melissa Miller, was chosen for the workshop through an applications process on the university's website.