Campus to recognize talented high school journalists at April 24 event

Penn State Brandywine will host the Communications in the Future Symposium for budding high school journalists in the region on Wednesday, April 24.

The campus received nearly 70 articles written by students and published in their high school newspapers for judging in one of three categories: news, feature writing and sports. Submissions were judged based on value or importance of the story, quality of reporting and quotes and quality of writing for the campus' Pride in Print Competition.

A winner will be announced in each of the three categories during the April 24 Symposium and reception, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Tomezsko Building. Each of the three winners will receive a Nook Color Tablet®.

Students who have submitted articles for the competition are encouraged to attend this exciting event with their parents and newspaper advisers, which will feature a panel of professionals currently working in print journalism, public relations and new media. The community is also invited to attend.

The panel of speakers includes Blair Cardinal, account supervisor at Buchanan Public Relations; Elizabeth Fielder, urban life correspondent for WHYY; Phil Heron, editor at the Delaware County Daily Times; and Lauren Yapalater, associate editor for BuzzFeed. The panelists will share their tips, experiences and thoughts on the future of communications and journalism.

Former Penn State Regional Director of University Relations and retired Instructor in Communications Joe Biscontini will emcee the event, which is sponsored in part by the Brandywine Communications Degree program and the Press Club Serving the Philadelphia Suburbs.

For more information about this event, please contact Gail Wray at 610-892-1472.

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