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Journalism Students Selected For
Poynter Institute Seminar
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MAILED: July 31, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire journalism students will attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute in August.

Junior Emmerson Ward, Woodbury, Minn., a print journalism major, will attend the Ethics and Leadership seminar for college newspaper editors Aug. 10 to 15.

"When I first applied, I was hoping to go to gain professional knowledge," Ward said, adding that his professors told him the Poynter Institute is like no other.

The Poynter Institute, located in St. Petersburg, Fla., is intended is to assist journalists in achieving the highest standards of journalism. It provides several seminars throughout the year for professional journalists and recently began offering seminars for college students.

"What drew me to it was being able to work with people in the cutting edge of journalism," Ward said.

Senior Scott Peterson, Marshall, is a broadcast journalism major and will attend the Reporting and Ethics seminar for college broadcasters at the Poynter Institute Aug. 10 to 15.

"I hope to learn from people in the business," Peterson said, adding that it was an honor to be chosen.

The Institute chooses 16 participants for each seminar and a faculty member works with the students.

"The biggest thing is I'll get a different perspective from people all over the nation," Peterson said.

Tuition for the students is waived, and the Institute will cover travel expenses to and from Florida, hotel expenses and meals.

"This is a golden opportunity for both young men," said Henry Lippold, professor of communication and journalism. "The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is playing a leading role in continuing education of professional journalists and educators and now is extending its expertise to students."


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Updated: July 31, 1997