Students to Enhance their Skills in Many Areas Including Photography

J-Day (Journalism Day), formerly known as Southeast Missouri Student Press Association Conference, is an organization started by local yearbook and newspaper advisors that felt something needed to be in place promoting journalism at the scholastic high school level.

This event is important for students to know more about different aspects in journalism to enhance their skills.

Jim Dumont, Jostens Yearbook Sales Representative for Southeast Missouri, feels this event is something that could shine light on helping students to get yearbook sales back up.

“The trend we’re beginning to see in some parts of the country is we are seeing a little bit of a downturn in yearbook sales,” Dumont said. “Students just aren’t buying yearbooks like they once did. I think that may have something to do with the connection that they have with the school.”

Students here said this is important to them to help enhance their skills in many areas including sales, photography and editing. Hundreds of high school students take part in J-Day – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff


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