Steven Black and Dustin Morrison, editor-in-chief and assistant editor, respectively, for UIS’ student newspaper, The Journal
, attended a seminar presented by the Mid-America Press Institute September 14 through 16 in St. Louis. This is the third year in a row that Journal
staff members have received scholarships to attend weekend seminars sponsored by the MPI.
At the seminar, professional journalists presented workshops focusing on in-depth reporting to college journalists from around the region.
UIS Student Publications Adviser Debra Chandler Landis said, "I am grateful to the Mid-America Press Institute, which serves college and professional newspapers, for providing assistance that makes it possible for college journalists to attend such programs. Participation aids the students' future career goals and helps improve their respective student papers.
"Of course, I am also very pleased that Journal
staff members are willing to devote a full weekend to journalism," she said.
Landis also noted that The Journal
has been selected as an at-large representative to the Illinois College Press Association board of directors. This fall, staff from The Journal
will attend a planning meeting at the Illinois Press Association headquarters in Springfield to organize the February 2008 ICPA convention.
For more information, contact Landis at 6-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org