A Huntington High School journalism class traveled to Hofstra University for Student Press Day last week, providing the teenagers with an inside glimpse of career possibilities in the shifting field of print, digital and television media.
Accompanied by Huntington English teacher Aimee Antorino, the students listened to editors and reporters from Long Island and New York City, many of whom covered the recent presidential campaign and election and other major stories.
The Huntington contingent learned about a variety of media disciplines, including graphic design, television news, investigative reporting, sports journalism, video journalism, social media and blogging.
About 300 students from across the region participated in the program along with the Huntington journalism students. Reporters and editors from PIX-11, News 12 The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, WABC, the New York Post, MLB Radio, WCBS Radio, and Playbill Books/Playbill Broadcast were among the presenters.
Students were interested to hear from professionals about their experiences running from
online journalism, social media, investigative reporting, entertainment and celebrities to photo journalism, sports writing, broadcast journalism and radio.
A Huntington journalism class
participated in Hofstra's Press Day.
Sponsored by Hofstra University’s School of Communication, the day began with breakfast and networking with media pros. Participating teachers were able to discuss and exchange ideas about trends and issues in the classroom.
Huntington High School offers students an elective journalism course. The one semester, half-credit class is available to those in grades 10-12. Students in the class contribute to The Dispatch, the high school student newspaper, including conducting interviews and feature writing. The course covers problems encountered by the press and a general history of journalism.