A group of Texas State University students is attending the National Writers Workshop in San Antonio May 19-20 as the focal point of a class: A Seminar in Journalism. During the workshop, the students will offer their impressions of the sessions and the multitude of media professionals they meet.
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At the conference
Thomas, Carrie, Lindsey, Charlotte, Nick, Kelsey and Karen (from the back).
Who we are
We come together representing the mass communication majors of journalism, advertising and public relations at the School of Journalism & Mass Communicationat Texas State University. Seven of us are taking an experiential mini-session course designed to cram an entire semester’s worth of work into three weeks. For us, that means we’re attending the National Writers Workshop, where we’re blogging on the workshop sessions and offering a student’s perspective on what the pros have to say. The class is led by Prof. Kym Fox, a former editor at the San Antonio Express-News and now the coordinator of print journalism at Texas State. As part of the class, each of us is also working on a research paper on an issue involving the mass communication industry (so if we come up and ask you for a quote or for your perspective on an issue, please help us out – our grades are depending on it!)
Blogging at the conference
Thomas and Lindsey had to sit at the back of the room near an outlet to keep their computer going after a day of blogging.
Kelsey got good at typing in low light as she blogged in the Fiesta Ballroom sessions.