The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

Communications students attend conference in Eugene

Emma Lake
Reporter Heba Kanso gives an energetic lecture about her career. The room is tightly packed with student journalists.

Fall Media Day is an event held at the University of Oregon for young journalism students all around the state. They host seminars and workshops to further knowledge about how to write certain pieces, how to conduct interviews and so on. At the end of the day, critics gave out awards and evaluations for some high school newspapers and yearbooks. 

The Oracle got the opportunity to attend this occasion along with the Intro to Journalism and podcasting classes. 

Sophomore Wanying Liu, an Intro to Journalism student, shared that Fall Media Day was very educational. She said that she learned a lot about the newspaper business and really appreciated her experience at the University of Oregon.

“I really liked session four, ‘Smart Brevity.’ It talked about a style of news writing tailored to appealing to today’s reader,” Liu said. “It was good if you have a short attention span; it was super interesting and the speaker was really nice.”

During the event, a contest was held for whoever made the best story about Fall Media Day. Students had from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to complete a piece for different sections—news, video and so on. Junior Opal Green, column editor and member of The Oracle staff, created a feature story and was congratulated for excellence at the award ceremony. 

 “We all went into this really scary room with a timer set and we wrote for like an hour,” Green said about the experience. “It was an interesting experience.”

Newspaper students had the chance to walk around the campus, as well. The University of Oregon is nearly 400,000 square feet and has more than 20 buildings on school grounds. During the tour, students saw dorm properties and different departments, like the psychology and business buildings. The sessions and workshops were mostly held in the Erb Memorial Union, the center for student activities and involvement. 

There are many young reporters all across Oregon, and this conference gave them a chance to be recognized for their work.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Aria Peters, Associate Editor/Copy Editor
Aria Peters (she/her) is a sophomore who loves going to concerts and playing piano. She enjoys being a journalist because it allows her to express her viewpoints and creativity.
Emma Lake, Photographer/Photographer/Illustrator

Comments (0)

The McDaniel Newspaper is fostering a community for considerate and inclusive dialogue. We welcome your thoughts and perspective, but there are some guidelines that you should follow when making a comment on any of the publications we put out. We moderate comments based on the following criteria. 1. We want you to share your opinion and your background. Your experience and insight is extremely valuable to us as we provide news and other content for the McDaniel community and beyond. 2. The best comments don’t generalize or diminish groups of people. For example if a comment says "everyone on the left" or "everyone on the right" it does a poor job at facilitating productive conversation. 3. Any comments that demean or discredit anyone based on gender, race, class, ethnicity, political beliefs, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, physical and mental ability or other classifications will NOT be posted.
All The Oracle Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *