CSUN Hosts Annual Journalism Day For High School Journalism Students

  • Students take part in a journalism workshop during CSUN's Journalism Day. Photo by Luis Garcia.

  • CSUN Journalism professor Darlene Donloe speaks to high school students about public relations. Photo by Luis Garcia.

  • High school students take notes during AdviserFEST, an annual Journalism event held at CSUN. Photo by Luis Garcia.

  • Students work together on a workshop during Journalism Day. Photo by Luis Garcia

  • CSUN Journalism professor Stephanie Bluestein discusses feature writing with students. Photo by Luis Garcia.

Journalists from the Los Angeles Times and journalism professors from California State University, Northridge were among some of the many who reached out to a record number of high school journalism students, more than 170, during the 23rd-annual “Generation J” Journalism Day and AdviserFEST at CSUN on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The event provided an opportunity for students from 37 high schools from throughout Southern California to take part in workshops that focused on mobile journalism, sports writing, photojournalism, breaking news, layout and design and Spanish-language journalism.

“It’s important to offer opportunities to high school journalists on their way to college, so we can keep the pipeline flowing with new journalists,” said CSUN journalism professor and AdviserFEST event leader Elizabeth Blakey.