School of Media & Strategic Communications

        Registration is open for high school teachers and students to attend the SMSC’s annual High School Journalism Day on Nov. 2 at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU-Stillwater campus.

        Sessions feature professional journalists, publication advisers and SMSC faculty members offering ways to improve yearbooks and newspapers, including the best use of multimedia. 

        Speakers this year include Scott Hines, the “In Your Corner” consumer reporter for KFOR in Oklahoma City, and Kelly Hines, a sports writer for the Tulsa World and former Web content producer for the newspaper. Both Scott and Kelly are graduates of the OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications.

        Session topics include selling and creating ads for newspapers and yearbooks, tips on using InDesign, shooting video and audio for the Web, and how to handle sensitive topics responsibly.

        A program, registration form, driving and parking directions, and other information are available at Or contact the event coordinator, associate professor Joey Senat, at 405-744-8277 or

       More than 500 students and teachers attended the 2010 conference.