Workshop schedule

Check back on this page for our updated workshop schedule. We plan to offer sessions that will help students and advisers learn more about writing and production for all media platforms.

This is a tentative schedule as of Aug. 4, 2016:

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Registration: 8:30-9 a.m. Curris Center

Welcome and announcements: 9-9:30 a.m. Curris Center Ballroom

Welcome remarks from Tim Todd, dean of the AJB-COB and Debbie Owens, interim chair, JMC

Session 1 – 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Yearbook and newspaper

Advertising Design and Writing – Gill Welsch, Mississippi Room

Feature writing and interviewing – Dr. Robert H. McGaughey III, Barkley Room

Writing effective headlines – Dr. Melony Shemberger, Tennessee Room

Capturing the Game: Sports Still Photography – Wm. Gross Magee, Ohio Room

Latest Trends in Memory Books – Andrew Buehler and the Jostens staff, small ballroom

Getting Started with Writing – MSU journalism students, Barkley Room

Broadcast and online journalism

Website design and set up – Orville Herndon, Cumberland Room

Field Production – Roundabout U crew, TV studio, 1st floor, Fine Arts

Lighting – Dr. Kevin Qualls – TV Studio, 8th floor, Fine Arts

Shooting from the Sideline: Sports Media Production – Jeremy McKeel,  Theater, Curris Center

Broadcast Super Session -9:45-11:30 a.m.

(Both on 8th floor, Fine Arts)

On-camera interviewing and presentation – Stephanie Elder Anderson

TV Studio Production – Chris Haynes

Break – 10:30-10:45

Session 2 – 10:45-11:30

Yearbook and Newspaper

Advertising Sales – Gill Welsch, Mississippi Room

You can get paid for writing (Careers in the media) – Dr. Debbie Owens, Tennessee Room

Latest Trends in Memory Books – Jostens, Small ballroom

Sports Writing and Reporting – Dr. Robert H. McGaughey III,  Cumberland Room

“Going Social” (media that is) – Elizabeth Thomas, Barkley Room

Finding Stories – Murray State journalism students, Ohio Room

Broadcast and Online Journalism

Shooting from the Sidelines: Sports Media Production – Jeremy McKeel, Theater, Curris Center

Field Production – Roundabout U Crew, 1st floor, Fine Arts

Lighting – Dr. Kevin Qualls, 8th floor, Fine Arts

Advisers only

Informal session for advisers – Leigh Wright, 3rd floor concourse

Session 3 – 11:45-12:30

Yearbook and newspaper

Latest Trends in Memory Books – Jostens, Small ballroom

Evaluating news sources for stories – Stephanie Elder Anderson and Joe Hedges, Cumberland Room

Newspaper design – Orville Herndon, Tennessee Room

Writing columns and editorials – Dr. Marcie Hinton, Mississippi Room

News Flash (Writing on a deadline)  – Murray State journalism students


Broadcast and online journalism

Broadcast announcing – Dr. Kevin Qualls, Barkley Room

Writing effective news leads for print, broadcast and online – Dr. Melony Shemberger, Ohio Room

Workshop ends at 12:30 p.m.

Contest info

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Murray State High School Media Workshop. We offer categories in video, newspapers, online media and yearbooks. Entry forms may be found through the following links to Google Docs. You may either email your entry to Leigh Wright at or mail it to Leigh Wright, High School Media Workshop coordinator, 216A Wilson Hall, Murray, KY 42071.

The 2016 deadline is Aug. 15.