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Sportscaster to give panel at competition

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014 15:02

The 37th Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition for high school journalists will feature a free, public panel by Michael Smith, ESPN sportscaster and Loyola alum. The panel will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Loyola’s School of Mass Communication and the Press Club of New Orleans will co-host the panel and competition. The competition will judge high school journalists on best news story, best news photograph and best newspaper, among other categories.

Professional journalists will be the judges for the categories.

The high school awarded with the most points will win a sweepstakes award.

Jemele Hill, ESPN columnist, and Keith Goralski, ESPN senior director of audio, will co-host the panel with Smith. The panel will discuss multimedia storytelling and producing news for multiple platforms.

The panel will be at 3 p.m. in room 402 of the Communications/Music Complex and will be open to both high school and college students. 

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