Jan Shellenbarger

Jan Shellenbarger

Jan Shellenbarger, a freelance writer for The Indiana Gazette, spoke to students Friday as part of the annual high school journalism workshop sponsored by the Gazette and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, held on campus at IUP.

About 70 students from 10 schools participated, learning from journalists and professors about topics such as maintaining credibility and accuracy in newsgathering, identifying bias and writing persuasively.

Shellenbarger spoke about ways writers can find “good news” stories to share with their readers.