“Futurizing the News” Workshop Brings High School and University Journalism Programs Together

(Ashland, Ore.) –  Tim Harrower, nationally recognized author, award-winning designer, and journalism educator, will present “Futurizing the News” a daylong workshop at Southern Oregon University. The workshop will be on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Churchill Hall, Room 230.

More than 70 high school and college students will participate in the workshop, which explores changes in journalistic practice in a digital age. The “Futurizing the News” workshop is part of a long-term collaboration between Ashland High School’s Rogue News and the Journalism program at Southern Oregon University.  Since 2006, SOU has provided mentors, guest speakers, and hands-on digital skills training for high school students.

Harrower will talk about the future of journalism and how to make newspapers and websites more reader-friendly.

Contact: Dennis Dunleavy, Ph.D. for more information at 541.778.6271or Bill Gabriel at 541.261.5225

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