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Communications Dept Hosts High Schools for Journalism Competition

October 28, 2018 Tags: Academics , Business and Communications

PSPA Journalism Competition at SFUThe Saint Francis University Communications department hosted high school students from State College, Tussey Mountain, and New Day Charter, for the Pennsylvania State Press Association student journalism competition. 

Dr. Kelly Rhodes, Chair of the Communications Department, welcomed the 30+ students and seven advisors to SFU, and introduced keynote speaker Alex Hazard, WTAJ reporter and host of Central PA Live.

Students competed in a variety of areas such as writing stories, captioning photos, laying out yearbook pages, and more. They also participated in a yearbook workshop curated by Mr. Scott Geesey of Jostens Yearbooks, and a panel discussion with SFU Communication students Katie Page, Marina Misitano, Katie Kitchen, Anna Baughman, Liv Ford, Haley Thomas, and Payton Huber. SFU Communications alumni Emma Catalano, a Digital News Producer at WTAJ, and Kevin Valentine, a Technical Media Director at New Hope Charter School, also participated in the event.

In addition to the competition, Dr. Pat Farabaugh gave students a tour of the Saint Francis campus and Communications facilities, such as the state-of-the-art television studio and MAC lab.

Competition winners will be announced after the judging has concluded.


About Communications at SFU

The face of communications is constantly changing. Saint Francis University embraces this change by integrating websites, blogs, social media and state-of-the-art technology into our program. Students who graduate from our Digital Media and Strategic Communications majors are prepared for the diverse landscape of today’s professional world. Learn more >


About PSPA

The Pennsylvania School Press Association Student Journalism Competitions offers high school students the opportunity to learn about the field of journalism and communication through informational sessions and competitions. A variety of college campuses host these events almost weekly throughout the school year. 


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