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Award-winning C-SPAN political editor to keynote Edinboro University’s High School Journalism day

03/14/2012

Award-winning television journalist Steve Scully, a native of Erie, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at Edinboro University’s 4th Annual High School Journalism Day on Thursday, April 12.

Scully, C-SPAN’s senior executive producer and political editor, also serves as the regular Sunday host of “Washington Journal,” a live three-hour news and public affairs program. He was elected by his peers in the White House press corps to serve as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association in 2006-2007, and recently completed a three-year term as a WHCA board member. C-SPAN’s campaign coverage has earned the network an Emmy Award and Cable’s Golden Ace Award, the industry’s highest honor.

Edinboro University’s High School Journalism Day is a day-long event open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as to high school teachers and media advisors interested in journalism.

“We are delighted to have Steve Scully, an Erie native and one of the country’s top political journalists, be a part of  our awards luncheon at this year’s High School Journalism Day,” said Dr. Tony Peyronel, chair of Edinboro University’s Communication & Media Studies Department.

Events on April 12 will be held from 9 a.m.-to-2:30 p.m. in Edinboro’s Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Student and faculty workshops will focus on topics such as sports journalism and broadcast voice and appearance. Teachers who attend will have an opportunity to earn Act 48 hours.

All workshops will be staffed by media professionals, Edinboro University faculty members, and regional high school journalism teachers and advisors. In addition, Vanessa Herring, an Edinboro University graduate, will serve as the day’s opening speaker. Herring is an anchor, reporter and producer for Erie’s WICU-TV and WSEE-TV news.

Media sponsors for the 2012 Journalism Day are Gazette Newspapers, WCTL-FM, and WJET-TV/FOX 66/YourErie.com.

Students and teachers may register for Edinboro University’s High School Journalism Day by visiting www.edinboro.edu and entering the keyword “High School Journalism Day” for registration forms and relevant information. Seats are limited.