South Florida Journalism Day
The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center co-sponsors the annual South Florida Journalism Day in conjunction with District 6 of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. The year 2019 marked the 47th year of this event, a day-long program of speakers, seminars and workshops and on-the-spot competitions that brings media experts to campus to help the nearly 600 middle and high school editors, staff members and their advisers from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties learn more about how to produce better campus media. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic but is scheduled to resume in Fall 2021.
Past speakers have included Calvin Hughes, anchor, Local 10 WPLG; Lauren Pastrana, anchor, CBS4 News; Zakari Koster, journalism student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Sr. High School; Alex de Armas, award-winning anchor for 7News WSVN.