Penn State College of Communication sponsoring six outreach programs

The College of Communications at Penn State has announced it will sponsor six outreach programs for middle-school and high-school students and their advisers in 2003. The six programs represent an increase from four during the past year.
“We believe that because communications is so popular among college students that offering younger students an opportunity to learn what communications is about is a good idea,” said Doug Anderson, dean of the College of Communications.
The programs available for the students and their advisors range from journalism to Web casting. Specifically, they include:
*The Penn State Institute for Middle School Journalism (May 10, 2003), and the Penn State Institute for High School Journalist (July 20-24, 2003), which give students interested in journalism the opportunity to work as reporters, editors, photographers and producers and to learn good print, broadcast and photojournalism practices from Penn State faculty members with professional experience.
*The Penn State Institute for High School Yearbook Editors and Advisers (June 7, 2003), a one-day program from that will help yearbook editors and advisers develop plans for their publications.
*The Penn State Institute for High School Filmmakers (two sessions, July 20-24 and July 27-31, 2003), which teaches students to be writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors and to learn the basic techniques necessary to bring their creative visions to the screen. Anderson said the college was offering two film programs because of the demand during the past year. “We actually had more students on the waiting list for this year’s program than we could accommodate,” Anderson said. So we thought we’d offer two workshops.”
*The Penn State Institute for High School Advanced Photojournalists (Aug. 3-7, 2003) is for students who are interested in advancing their photojournalism skills.
*The Penn State Institute for Webcasting (June 22-25, 2003), which will provide students with an understanding and experience using the Internet to broadcast audio and video.
Faculty for the various programs include middle and high school teachers and Penn State faculty and staff. Additional information is available at