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News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee 401-874-5862

Come get the scoop at URI’s
High School Journalism Day

Friday, May 30, 9 a.m.
Memorial Union, Kingston

KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 27, 2003 -- A career in journalism can take you from the streets of Baghdad to the New England Patriots’ locker room. From your backyard to the front lawn of the White House, the options are limitless. Join the University of Rhode Island Journalism Department on Friday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the URI Memorial Union for a high school journalism workshop and learn about all of these exciting career options and more.

The program and lunch are free and open to high school students interested in learning about earning a degree in journalism from URI, the only such degree-granting program in the state. Topics covered will include reporting, ethics, interviewing, photojournalism, design and much more.

Graduates now working in the fields of reporting, broadcasting, photography, public relations, politics, marketing, and publishing will conduct interactive and informative sessions with students who are preparing now to make important decisions about college and careers. "My journalism degree from URI has been a tremendous tool that helped me. My career has been fun, exciting and rewarding. When I was back in high school I never would have imagined this is where I would land," said Steve Greenlee, 1991 URI Journalism graduate and a current Boston Globe editor.

For more information or to register contact the URI Journalism Department at 874-2195 or Dave Lavallee at 874-5862 and talk with your guidance counselor. Deadline to register is Friday, May 16. All Rhode Island high schools, public and private, are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be provided.

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