2014 Lionel Linder Journalism Camp
Fifty students representing 15 Memphis-area schools took part in the 2014 Lionel Linder Journalism Camp at the University of Memphis Department of Journalism.
During the week the students learned journalism basics from journalism professors on topics such as interviewing, writing with style and developing their stories. The professors and Teen Appeal alumni worked with the students on their stories which will appear in the September issue of the paper.
Guests included Daarel Burnette II, Bureau Chief of Chalkbeat Tennessee (an urban education startup news organization); Tom Jones, a political writer and consultant (and founder of his high school newspaper); Teen Appeal alumna Melissa Kimble, who owns a social media and communications firm in Chicago; filmmaker Emmanuel Amido (Orange Mound: Tennessee), and LaKeisha Harrison of the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy (a local nonprofit that works with teens).
At the close of camp Teen Appeal students toured the Commercial Appeal newsroom with Editorial Page Editor Jerome Wright and heard from the Managing Editor and Editor and Chief, as well as heard presentations from photographer and multimedia journalist Yoshi James and Sports Editor David Williams.
The camp kicks off the 17th year of the Teen Appeal.