SSU Media High is a two week camp that allows students to learn more about pursuing a career in journalism. Six high school students, Anthony Butler, Darius Clark, Ariel Daniels, Brielle Oliver, Nicholas Livingston and Destiny Robinson all participated in this rigorous inaugural program and they have come away more equipped and prepared for the world of journalism. On Friday, June 27, 2014, SSU Media High held a closing ceremony and awards luncheon. Dr. Wanda Lloyd, Chairman of SSU’s Department of Mass Communications introduced the guest speaker, Patrick Riley. Riley is a world famous multi-media journalist from Savannah, GA. He is a graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He went on to work with big name celebrities and newsmakers including Harpo Productions, CNN, AT&T, and Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta. He is now an independent producer and writer based in New Jersey. Riley gave an inspiring speech about his beginnings here in Savannah and how hard work got him where he is today. He credited the National Association of Black Journalists for much of his success. During the ceremony Nicholas Livingston, a 10th grade student at Memorial Day School and one of the participating students on the SSU Media High Reporting Team, gave an account of his interview with Mali Music as a part of his reporting assignment. Mali Music is a young, gospel rapper from Savannah.
Tina A. Brown, Director of the SSU Media High Professional Team presented certificates to the students and professionals for their hard work and participation in the program. Destiny Robinson, another participating student has been nominated by the Professional Team to received a $1,000 scholarship from Dow Jones for her dedication and enthusiasm during the program. The SSU Media High Professional Team included Johnny Crawford, Mark Gail, Nichelle Hoskins and Deidre Wilson. The SSU Media High staff assistants included Stasheia Durham, SSU senior; Elijah Jones, SSU junior; and Nicole Wiggins, SSU junior. Plans for SSU Media High 2015 are already in progress.
For more information on the program visit /www.ssumediahigh.net and SSU Media High Digital Magazine on Facebook. or email firstname.lastname@example.org