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High School Journalism Day

 Bernstein The 34th annual SCSU High School Journalism Day will be held on Oct. 27, 2016 at the Michael Adanti Student Center.

More than 400 students attended the event last year, and similar numbers are expected this year.

Keynote speaker is Laura Hutchinson, who is co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH.

The SCSU Journalism Department hosts High School Journalism Day each year to help educate high school students and high school journalism teachers and advisers. 

Students asked questions of WFSB anchor Dennis House Oct. 30.Workshop topics included finding story ideas, public relations, source selection, digital media tools, high school press freedom, sports journalism, reporting on racially sensitive topics and social media reporting. 

For more information on how to bring students to the event, please contact the SCSU Journalism Department at (203) 392-5800 or visit our department website.


 Other events

Journalism Capstone Presentation

Remembering WWI LogoStudents in the Journalism Capstone course will present their research projects to the public on Monday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Adanti Student Center Theater.

The students worked with the Connecticut State Library to tell stories of Connecticut residents' connection to World War I, as part of the state's Remembering World War I project.

 The presentation of work is open to the public. Please RSVP to Lisa Curley at by Dec. 8.

Summer Journalism Workshops

TeacherWorkshopSCSUHigh school journalism teachers, advisers and students can attend workshops at Southern this summer to learn more about the journalism industry.

The teacher workshops were held from June 26-29, and the student workshops ran from July 10-13.

Click here for more details.

Cindy Simoneau, chair of the Southern Connecticut State University Journalism Department, organized the workshops. The department hosted the workshops for the first time in 2016.

During the workshops, high school teachers and students attended sessions on story planning, editing, AP Style, shooting videos and photos, page planning and design, and social media. See more details here.

Journalism Alumni Night

Photo by Jodie Mozdzer GilThe SCSU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosts its annual Journalism Alumni Night each year. Alumni gather to reunite and give undergrads some advice about the current state of the business.

The 2016 Alumni Night was held on Nov. 30 at the Michael J. Adanti Student center. Details about the next alumni night will be posted soon.

Click here to read a recap of the event. At left, Aaron Johnson, a reporter at the Connecticut Post, talks with other alumni and Journalism students during the annual Alumni Night in 2016.

For more information, contact Jerry Dunklee at

Making Connections: A regional journalism conference

John Dahl speaks at SCSU

The Southern Connecticut State University Journalism Department hosted Making CONNections, a regional journalism conference, April 8-9, 2016 at the Michael J. Adanti Student Center. The event, supported by the SCSU SPJ and Connecticut Pro Chapter of SPJ, brought more than 200 professional journalists and students from across New England to campus for two days of workshops and networking. 

Above, John Dahl, vice president and executive producer for ESPN Films and Original Content, addresses conference attendees during the lunch on April 9.

Read more about the conference and the panels here.

Contest Committee members:

Cindy Simoneau, Journalism Department Chair
Jodie Mozdzer Gil, assistant professor of Journalism
Vern Williams, assistant professor of Journalism
Liz Glagowski, Journalism Department adjunct faculty
Cara Rosner, freelance journalist

All photos by Vern Williams.