Two newspapermen from Marshall County have been elected to the Alabama Press Association’s Journalism Foundation Board.
They are Shannon Allen, publisher of the Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, and Anthony Campbell, the editor of the Advertiser-Gleam in Guntersville.
The Journalism Foundation Board is the educational wing of the Alabama Press Association. It has been in existence since 1968. It supports journalism education programs, particularly in college and high school.
The Foundation provides grants to various journalism programs for things like community newspaper classes, minority student programs, summer programs for high school editors and advisers, student legislative coverage programs, editor-in-residence programs and field trips to newspapers. Workshops for journalists, which have been taught or coordinated by college faculty, have included newspaper design, newswriting, feature writing and media law. (See notes below.)
Universities that have received grants have included the University of Alabama, Miles College, Auburn University, Troy University, Alabama State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of South Alabama, University of West Alabama, Jacksonville State University, Samford University and the University of Montevallo.
The program also supports a summer internship program for emerging journalists.