Twenty-ninth annual Fall Press Day brings huge crowd

Simone Myers, Education Programs Assistant

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The University of Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union (EMU) bustled with students and advisers early Wednesday morning for the 29th annual Fall Press Day.

With a crowd of over 700 people, the EMU was the place to be on November 12th for young journalists. A day filled of workshops, keynotes, and contests awaited those in attendance.

Andrew DeVigal, newly appointed Inaugural Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement at the University of Oregon, kicked off the morning with “Journalism in the Next Generation.”

“Students can either surf the web or make the waves,” said DeVigal. “In other words, they can really take over the web. I’m motivating them to design the future of media as opposed to consuming it.”

Students and advisers then dispersed to write-off or photography contests and workshops.

A total of 27 workshops were offered this year. Students and advisers attended workshops on newspaper and yearbook design, reporting, news and sports writing, photojournalism, and storytelling.

“My favorite workshop was newspaper design, because I learned so much about how to make a design flow and look great,” Mason Hughes, Gresham High School sophomore, said.

The day concluded with over 20 students winning awards for write-off and photography contests.

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