60th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute Schedule

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) Aspiring Journalists are going to school this week to learn from the pros at Savannah State's 60th Southern Regional Press Institute.

Professional journalists will be sharing their work and secrets to their success to crowds of high school and college students.

This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Glorrious Past: Achieving The Unthinkable." The event will include workshops on radio/television production, advertising, public relations, journalism, graphic design, skill-building and professional development for high school and college students.

Maya Jackson Randall, the daughter of former press insitute director Dr. Harold Jackson, will speak at the opening session, 9 a.m. Thursday at the Kennedy Fine Arts Building.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Tatia Adams Fox, founder and owner of consulting firm BOOPA! Marketing, will speak.  Fox started her firm in January 2010 after leaving her position as vice president of marketing at Universal Motown Records.

Wanda Lloyd, executive editor of the "Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser," will be the keynote speaker at the closing Milledge Owens Award Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the King-Frazier Savannah Ballroom.

Our very own Mike Chila will co-host the session "Writing, Reporting and Anchoring the News: Get It Straight from the Pros" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

At 1:30 p.m. the same day, Susan Catron, executive editor of the Savannah Morning News, Jim Morekis, editor of Connect Savannah and our very own Dawn Baker will serve as panelists in the discussion, "The State of the Mass Media Industry: Job Strategies."

Savannah Morning News photographer Mark Streeter will present the editorial cartooning workshop "Packing a Punch: The Impact of Editorial Cartoons," at 2:45 p.m.

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