SPJ Georgia spotlight: Bill Phelps on inspiring journalism students

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Bill Phelps, Harrison High School teacher

KENNESAW, GEORGIA — Bill Phelps recently joined SPJ Georgia because he works as a journalism instructor at Harrison High School in Kennesaw and wants to make the best use of local resources available. The chapter is hopeful its college journalism students will work to mentor and encourage Georgia high school students interested in journalism.



He answered two questions for this mini-feature:

  1. What inspired you to pursue journalism? I have two reasons why I am pursuing journalism.  First, I teach Audio-Video Technology & Film and advise the Harrison HoyaVision Broadcast program.  I’m always looking for ways to improve our story-telling and teaching my students the proper way to effectively tell their story – no matter the medium.  As the lines blur for hard-copy and broadcast journalists, it is important I teach all styles of journalism. To read more link HERE.