Southern Media Showcase Day

October 29, 2012

Judy Stiles

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – More than 350 area high school students representing 12 regional media programs will gather at Missouri Southern State University on Thursday, Nov. 8 for the 16th annual Southern Media Showcase Day.  The program begins at 9:15 a.m. in Corley Auditorium at MSSU.  Schools attending will come from throughout the region.

A highlight of each year is the student media competition.  This year, eleven schools submitted more than 300 entries in the video and print competition.  Eight schools submitted video entries and six schools submitted print items.  The program will feature highlights of the finalists and presentation of awards to winners.

Guest speakers will also make presentations for the students, focusing on various aspects of the media. The day begins with Tulsa World sports writer Jimmie Trammel sharing his experiences and insights.  It will also include a panel presentation from graduates from the MSSU Department of Communication sharing their real world media experiences.

In addition to the presentations, students in attendance receive a Showcase t-shirt, have an opportunity to win door prizes and have lunch on campus.

Media Showcase Day is made possible thanks to the generous support of contributors. They include the Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Missouri Press Association, the MSSU Admissions office, and the Society of Professional Journalists local chapter.   

Public school students from Carthage, Joplin, East Newton, Lamar, Springfield (Central, Glendale and Parkview), Webb City and Cherokee, Kan. (Southeast) will take part.  Also participating will be students from McAuley Catholic High School in Joplin.

The program is presented as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.