The workshop will provide high school journalism teachers with the following:
— Basic instruction and material on how to teach web journalism;
— A content management system, server space and maintenance for their news web sites – all at no cost;
— An introduction to Digital Journalism 101, a new web-based journalism instruction program;
— Information about the Interscholastic Online News Network (ISONN), an association of high school web sites that will connect your school’s site to many others around the nation.
The workshop is sponsored by the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) and is supported by Edgenics, a broadband service company based in New Jersey.
Cost of the workshop is $15 per teacher.
The workshop will be in the Scripps Convergence Lab of the College of Communication and Information at UT. It will begin at 9 a.m. and last until about 3 p.m. Lunch and parking are included in the registration fee.
More information about the workshop is at http://www.jprof.com/iconn/events/goingonline10.html.
Participants can register for the workshop at
“If you are a high school journalism teacher and feel the need to change the direction of your journalism program, we want to help,” Jim Stovall, a UT journalism professor and director of the workshop, said.
Stovall said the workshop is designed for those who want to shift from print to the web in their approach to journalism education.
“That shift can seem daunting,” he said. “We want to make it easy.”
The Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) is a set of individuals, academic programs and professional organizations dedicated connecting student web journalists and campus news websites and to advancing education in web and online journalism. It is based at the University of Tennessee. Its web site is http://intercollegiatenews.com.
Edgenics is a broadband and value added service provider that focuses on innovative broadband technology based, e-learning solutions and telemedicine services, especially for underserved markets.