YSU Press Day features local, national media presenters


Len Rome and Jim Loboy

About 300 high school journalists and newspaper advisors from throughout the region will participate in Youngstown State University Press Day Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Kilcawley Center.

The day opens with a welcome by YSU head football coach Bo Pelini, followed by a keynote talk by Jim Loboy and Len Rome of WYTV’s Daybreak in the Chestnut Room.

Various sessions will follow between 9:45 and 1:30 p.m. on topics ranging from making short films and sports journalism to censorship and writing a broadcast script. Among the presenters are Todd Franko, editor of The Vindicator; Kyle Brown of ESPN; Dennis Larue of the Youngstown Business Journal; and Trevor Parks, YSU sports information director.

Brown, who has worked for ESPN covering major events like the NBA Finals and Monday Night Football, gives the afternoon keynote talk in the Chestnut Room.