The 43rd Annual FSPA Journalism Day: The Harbinger Wins Awards & Learns A Whole Lot More

The Harbinger

By Maria Vasquez

This past Saturday, October 17th, the Florida Scholastic Press Association held their 43rd Annual South Florida Journalism Day at Florida International University. Every year they have a different theme and this year’s theme was Star Wars. “The Media Awakens” included several seminars with titles that were a play on words to the movie.

IMG_20151020_215920 Daylin Delgado (left) and Carolina Espinal (right) ask Mr. DeFede questions about his journey as a journalist.

“Help Me iPhone, You’re My Only Hope” was one of the creative classes featured. Yearbook representatives spoke about how to advance a publication with a smart phone. Other classes taught student journalists about how to become a marketing “yoda” to sell yearbooks or how to “bring the galaxy home” and write stories about the local community.

Several Harbinger reporters attended Journalism Day. Our staff writers, Carolina Espinal and Daylin Delgado, wrote about the Keynote Speaker, Jim DeFede and a struggle he…

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