Aug. 4, 2004

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Contact: John Hudnall, Kansas Journalism Institute, (785) 864-7625.

Kansas Journalism Institute draws 155 high school journalists to KU

LAWRENCE -- In its 41st year, the Kansas Journalism Institute drew 155 high school students from seven states to the University of Kansas June 20 through 24 for workshops that focused on improving publication and broadcasting skills.

John Hudnall, institute director, coordinated classes held at the KU William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, which sponsors Kansas Journalism Institute. Students stayed at Ellsworth Residence Hall at KU. The program costs $310 per student. This year 25 minority scholarships were awarded.

Participants chose to enroll in one of 12 sections led by 13 high school journalism instructors who came from eight states. Areas of study were for broadcasting, newspaper design, yearbook design, feature writing, page editing, section editing, photojournalism, advertising design and sales, journalistic writing, sports writing, publications and leadership.

For more information on the Kansas Journalism Institute, visit www.journalism.ku.edu/kji/.

Names of the Kansas Journalism Institute student participants, their hometowns and high schools are listed by home county or state at www.ur.ku.edu/News/04N/AugNews/Aug4/directory.html.

Hometowns in Kansas: Clearwater, DeSoto, Goddard, Hays, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Stilwell, Topeka and Wichita.

Other states: Denver, Colo.; Alton and Evanston, Ill.; Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa; Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Rolla, St. Louis and Webster Groves, Mo.; Omaha and Waverly, Neb.; and Addison, Houston and Sherman, Texas.

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