Frost Illustrated, along with Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Jennings Center, conducted the first Jr. Frost Conference, Aug 5-16. The exploratory program, facilitated by Frost Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Director Nikki Tabron-Booker and Camille Curry of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, provided hands on training, instructional lectures and demonstrations of materials by applying them to real life scenarios of the newspaper production process.
The lecture and clinical-based program covered the history of the news industry; basic knowledge and understanding of news production in print and other forms of media; general job searching skills; and enhancing communication skills. During the program, the students researched and wrote about various topics, conducted several interviews and covered press conferences with Denita Washington of Fort Wayne Girls Rock, James Scott of TGFMobile and Courtney Bowles of The Crossing.
This article and the special section originally appeared in the Aug. 21 print edition.