Offers Communication Workshops for Minority
Marquette University 's College of Communication will offer its
Urban Journalism and Communication Exploration workshops this
summer for high school minority students. Both workshops are residential
and are free of cost to the students who are selected. Students
may apply to one or both workshops.
The Urbran Journalism workshop to be held June 20- July 2 immerses
students in writing, photography and page design. Editors, reporters
and photographers from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the
Wisconsin Black Media Association will join Marquette faculty
and students for this workshop. The Urban Journalism workshop
has been offered since the summer of 1986.
Communication Exploration to be held July 6-9 offers students
the opportunity to work with area professionals from the fields
of advertising and public relations, broadcast communication and
communication studies to design and present a communication campaign
around a relevant and controversial issue facing today's youth.
Working in teams throughout the workshop, students will learn
about and implement advertising and public relations strategies
to further their message, and present their campaigns on camera
in Marquette 's Studio 7. Volunteers from the advertising and
public relations community will work with Marquette faculty and
students in Communication Exploration. The Communication Exploration
workshop is currently in its third year.
“This is a great learning experience for high
school students interested communication as a career goal,” said
Sheena Carey, Communication Exploration workshop coordinator.
“Not only will students live and breathe a variety of communication
disciplines, this workshop provides the perfect context for developing
and honing presentation skills so necessary to professional success.”
In cooperation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dow Jones
Newspaper Fund, Wisconsin Black Media Association and Marquette
's College of Communication , both workshops meet the communication
industry's growing demand for communicators from diverse backgrounds.
"The need for minority communicators has never been stronger.
Newsrooms and agencies around the country are looking for minority
communicators to reach a multicultural audience," said Rose
Richard, workshop director. "Managers realize that hiring
minorities makes good business sense."
The application deadline is May 7 or until the workshops are
Students and parents can request applications and get information
from Rose Richard at 414-288-3448, Rose.Richard@Marquette.edu
, or Sheena Carey at 414-288-7026, Sheena.Carey@Marquette.edu
; or visit the College of Communication website at www.marquette.edu/comm.