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High school students visit Herald-Dispatch, explore journalism at Huntington workshop

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — High school students from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Maryland spent several days at Marshall University this week learning about journalism.

Students arrived on Marshall’s campus Sunday, June 22, and ended the workshop on Wednesday, spending time learning about print, radio, television and online journalism.

The workshop, which is sponsored by The Herald-Dispatch and supported with contributions from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and Marshall University’s Division of Multicultural Affairs, also offered the students an opportunity to visit The Herald-Dispatch on Tuesday.

They received a tour of the building, sat in on planning sessions with editors and went on story assignments with reporters.

Other sessions comprised an overview of journalism, including sessions on writing, using social media, journalism ethics, interviewing, photography, law, page design and more…

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