Journalism Day, or J-Day, is a one-day workshop for middle and high school students as well as their advisers on Ball State University’s campus in Muncie, Indiana.
The opening act featured Jim Streisel’s highly motivating take on ROCKSTAR JOURNALISM. The Ball State alumnus was named the 2013 Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Streisel teaches at Carmel (Indiana) High School, where he advises both the HiLite newsmagazine and its website, www.hilite.org. When not teaching, Streisel, a singer/songwriter, fronts his band The Dead Squirrels.
After the rockin’ keynote in Emens Auditorium, students moved to the L.A. Pittenger Student Center where they had the chance to learn from multiple speakers. We had numerous Indiana journalism advisers, Ball State journalism education majors, editors from the Ball State Daily News and members of JEA and NSPA. In addition, attendees had the chance to interact with yearbook companies, portrait studios, and BSU student media representatives in the exhibition hall.