March 01, 2018

Media Advisory - College of Mass Communications and Media Arts 'Mediawerks Day'

About 60 students from Brehm Preparatory School in Carbondale and Woodlawn High School will participate in a “Mediawerks Day” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. March 2 at locations throughout Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Communications Building. Faculty and SIU students will provide insight into potential programs and careers throughout the morning.

The event, the second of its kind this academic year, offers the faculty and students from regional high schools an opportunity to see what the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts has for students.

A preview of careers in media
It also allows SIU faculty an opportunity to gain “a better sense of how students see the world, and how they understand and use media,” Deborah Tudor, interim dean, said. “And it is a really enjoyable day for us and for the students.

“The high school students can immerse themselves in a variety of media specializations. This can benefit a student by providing insight about possible media careers,” Tudor added. “Participants also get to work with our globally recognized faculty and benefit from their knowledge and understanding of media.”

Variety of workshops available

There are two separate workshop sessions, each lasting 45 minutes. The workshops begin at 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. There are seven workshops during the first hour and eight workshops in the second hour.

The sessions with subject, instructor and location, are:

  • 360 Filmmaking – Reid Perkins-Buzo; Room 1017
  • Adobe Creative Suite – Rich Strong; Room 9A
  • News Production – Joey Helleny, Abby Hargrave, Mark St. George; Studio B
  • Photo Lighting – Dan Overturf; Photo Studio
  • Being a Journalist – William Babcock; Room 1201 (Only offered at 9:15 a.m.)
  • Telling Stories in Ads – Bridge Lescellius; Room 1213
  • Newsroom – William Recktenwald and Eric Fidler; Daily Egyptian and River Region Evening Edition converged newsroom (Only offered at 10:15 a.m.)
  • Typefate – Vicki Kreher; Room 1250

For more information, contact the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts dean’s office at or 618/453-4308.