PULLMAN, Wash. — High school and college student journalists, student newspaper advisers, and journalism instructors from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana are invited to take part in “News Day 2000” Oct. 12 on the Washington State University campus.

The first of a planned annual series, News Day 2000 is sponsored by the journalism sequence of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication and the university’s Student Publications.

There is no charge for the event because of financial support from the Spokane Spokesman-Review; The Columbian of Vancouver; Wenatchee World; Tribune Publishing, which publishes the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Lewiston Morning Tribune and Colfax Whitman County Gazette; and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

Keynoting the day will be a 1 p.m. address by Mark Goodman, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Student Press Law Center. His public talk, about the status of today’s student press, will be held in Kimbrough Auditorium.

John Irby, Murrow School faculty member, said those attending News Day 2000 will “not only benefit from Goodman’s expertise concerning student press legal issues, but also may have their student newspaper critiqued.”

During the day, tours of Student Publication’s offices, including the newsroom of the WSU Daily Evergreen student newspaper, the Murrow School, and campus tours will be offered. In addition, students, advisers and instructors may attend and observe communication classes. Classes range from advertising copy writing and creative strategies, to media planning, media writing and advertising copywriting.

To attend News Day 2000, students, advisers and instructors must notify Roberta Kelly of the Murrow School faculty by an Oct. 6 deadline. She may be reached at 509/335-9153, rkelly@mail.wsu.edu, or fax 509/335-1555, or by writing Roberta Kelly, WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, P.O. Box 642520, Pullman, WA 99164-2520.

Directions, lodging and other general visitor information is available at www.wsu.edu/visitor or www.wsu.edu/Parents&Visitors.htm.