HU J-School Welcomes AP Sports Editors
For the third consecutive year, the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomed members of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) for a Day of Diversity on Nov. 9.
Student had the opportunity to share information and tips with reporters and editors from ESPN.com, USA Today, Daily Press, the Washington Post, Boston Globe and AOL Fanhouse.com. Such an experience will aid students as they prepare for careers in the challenging and evolving world of mass communications and journalism.
The day kicked off with a two-hour panel discussion with APSE journalists and moderated by Lynn Hoppes, senior director of ESPN.com. The panel answered questions about the future of journalism, internship opportunities and career advice.
Afterwards, students participated in a news conference with HU football coach Donovan Rose and then headed to the mock newsroom to write, edit and file their stories, videos and photos. Working under deadline, the students had the opportunity to work hands-on with 15 professionals, receiving feedback and advice along the way. The Daily Press website features several of the students stories.
Also for the third year, HU students competed for two $3,000 internship stipends and a $500 summer scholarship on behalf of the APSE.
-Alison L. Phillips