Directory of High School Workshops

Workshops are available nationwide for high school students and educators to develop the latest reporting, publishing and teaching skills. Please browse the directory. To list your workshop in the directory or update a current listing, please complete this online form. Interested in hosting a News Fund Workshop? Email for more information.

  • Alabama

    Multicultural Journalism Workshop
    June 3, 2022 - June 12, 2022 The University of Alabama - Dept. of Journalism and Creative Media Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 1, 2022

    While still in high school, 10 to 15 students are selected to attend an intensive workshop held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama each summer. The workshop emphasizes multimedia reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and basic communication skills, and participants produce the MJP Journal to showcase what they've learned.

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  • Arizona

    June 11, 2023 - June 17, 2023 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 9, 2023

    Camp Cronkite is where high schoolers from across the country come to grow their media skills—and get a taste of college! Students leave with real media skills and work to bolster (or kickstart!) their professional portfolios. Students choose their own Camp Cronkite adventure by selecting one of the following tracks: digital journalism (focuses on writing, photography, graphics and multimedia journalism); broadcast journalism (focuses on video, TV, audio and immersive journalism); sports media (focuses on sports journalism and team storytelling) At Camp Cronkite, students learn approaches to reporting, pitching, storytelling and editing, and get hands-on experience across a variety of media techniques—video editing, photography, reporting and writing, script development, AR/VR media and more.

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    Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop
    June 19, 2022 - June 25, 2022 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

    For ten years, the Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop has been bringing Native American and other high school students from across Arizona & the Southwest to the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus for a week each summer to learn the “ins and outs” of broadcast media and journalism. This year’s workshop will be held June 19 to 25. We are planning for an in-person workshop. Workshop participants will live in residence halls on the NAU campus in Flagstaff and work in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom and HD television studio. Working alongside NAU students, Native American mentors, journalism faculty and media professionals, the students will learn about college living and media jobs and careers. Students will produce multimedia stories, learn how to conduct interviews, work in television, radio, photography and more, and produce a live-to-tape news broadcast. This workshop encourages Native American and other high school students to work together to tell the stories that are important to them and their communities. We give you the tools to take that first step. This was the vision of the late Andy Harvey, NAU Journalism alumnus and multi-media reporter. Andy worked to tell the stories important to him at KPNX 12 News in Phoenix. His dream was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities. The primary goals of the workshop are to enable Native American students to use the tools and the skills learned at the workshop to tell their own stories and promote aspirations to attend college. This workshop empowers Indigenous youth to be agents of positive change in their communities by giving voice to Native American experience. Cost: $50 tuition. Students are provided room & all meals during the week. Full scholarships are available.

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    Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop
    June 4, 2023 - June 10, 2023 University of Arizona School of Journalism Tuscon, Arizona
    Application deadline: May 1, 2023

    The Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop is a high school summer program held on the University of Arizona campus. Arizona high school students learn about reporting, photography, multimedia and media ethics from seasoned journalists and professors. There is no cost for students to attend this workshop. Students live on campus in dorms and work together in the week-long program to produce stories and photos for The Chronicle newspaper, websites and multimedia projects. We encourage all Arizona high school students interested in learning journalism to apply to the workshop. No journalism experience is required.

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  • California

    Young Voices Media Project
    July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022 Voices of Monterey Bay Monterey, California

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    Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement
    June 19, 2023 - July 14, 2023 USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 31, 2023

    The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a four-week summer intensive academy for 26 talented high school students from the communities surrounding the USC University Park and Health Science Campuses. Students are exposed to the equivalent of first-year college-level courses and develop a rich conceptual understanding and practice of the necessary role that media communications and journalism play in fashioning civic-minded thought leaders and innovators. AYA strengthens students’ skills in writing, critical thought, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography — all essential competencies required for excellence in and out of the classroom in the 21st century. The students are introduced to USC Annenberg’s undergraduate programs and services, as well as possible careers in media and journalism. They have opportunities to meet the school's innovative scholars who are advancing issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in communication and journalism communities of practice. Students must reside and attend high school in Los Angeles County to be eligible to apply. Applications for the 2023 Annenberg Youth Academy program are due by March 31.

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    California Scholastic Press Association Workshop
    July 16, 2022 - July 24, 2022 California Scholastic Press Association San Luis Obispo, California
    Application deadline: May 15, 2022

    After two years of moving to a remote experience due to the pandemic, the California Scholastic Press Association high school journalism workshop is returning in person to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in summer 2022 to welcome its 71st class. For five days, students learn from the best in the industry in the areas of news, entertainment, broadcast, digital and public relations. The cost of the workshop is $1,250. Need-based financial support is available for accepted students. However, it is recommended to apply early if you are interested.

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    GRAMMY Camp (Music Journalism track)
    University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 31, 2023

    GRAMMY Camp is a 5-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted on the campus of USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, students from across the country apply for one of the eight offered career tracks. GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career. Music Journalism Campers will be reporting on and telling the story of GRAMMY Camp. There will be instruction in effective writing and communication techniques in both traditional and new media outlets including but not limited to online blogging, photo journalism, and journalism practices and ethics.

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    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 12, 2023 - June 23, 2023 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: February 6, 2023

    The Mosaic journalism program is a reporting, writing, photography and blogging workshop taught by journalism professionals. The program is open to current high school students. We will have sessions on identifying news, reporting, interviewing, news writing, shooting photos, opinion writing and advanced writing. The program is free to attend. Student work appears in a print newspaper, on the Mosaic website and on the Mercury News website.

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  • Connecticut

    C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshop
    July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022 Connecticut Health Investigative Team Storrs, Connecticut
    Application deadline: May 10, 2022

    The C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism and communication skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Students live in the dorms with program faculty and get the chance to experience life on the University of Connecticut campus for the week. Cost: Tuition is $900 per student. Some full and partial scholarships are available.

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  • District Of Columbia

    Howard University Multicultural Media Academy
    June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022 Howard University Washington, D.C.
    Application deadline: June 10, 2022

    Spend two weeks with us, and we will teach you how to use the power of multimedia journalism to cover health and wellness in underserved communities. You will learn how to write news stories, capture audio, shoot and edit video, take photos and incorporate social media. You will also develop an understanding of interrelated social issues — such as housing and hunger — that contribute to making communities unhealthy. It is open to U.S. high school students of all backgrounds in ninth through 12th grades, including 2022 graduates who will be entering their first year in college. Your work will appear on Voices of Tomorrow, and it will be distributed by the award-winning Howard University News Service. As a bonus, the best work by seniors and recent graduates will be eligible for the Dow Jones News Fund's scholarship competition. That could be you!

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    Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
    June 24, 2023 - June 29, 2023 Freedom Forum Institute Washington, DC
    Application deadline: March 1, 2023

    One high school junior (scheduled to graduate in 2024) from each state and the District of Columbia are selected to attend an all-expenses-paid journalism conference in downtown Washington, D.C. Students who serve on their high school publications -- newspapers, yearbooks, broadcast stations, websites -- are encouraged to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Visit website to see which states they are still taking applicants from.

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    AAJA JCamp
    July 15, 2023 - July 21, 2023 Asian American Journalists Association Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 17, 2023

    JCamp brings a multicultural group of high school students together for six days of intensive journalism training. Students will learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, photography, television broadcasting, online media, and reporting. Sessions and workshops will be led by experienced journalists from some of the top media companies in the industry. Students with a strong interest in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism or online media are encouraged to apply. The program is designed for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; since 2001, over 700 high school students have graduated from JCamp. Every year, AAJA receives hundreds of applications from all regions of the country. Students selected for the program have all costs covered including airfare, campus housing and meals. The 2023 AAJA JCamp will be held in Washington, D.C.

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  • Florida

    Journalism Jumpstart
    June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022 Florida International University Miami, Florida
    Application deadline: June 10, 2022

    Journalism Jumpstart is a free three-week intensive summer journalism program for Miami-Dade and Broward County high school students, hosted by the FIU Communication, Architecture + The Arts department. This program focuses on reporting and writing skills. Participants will work with a writing coach and professional journalists.

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    University of Florida Summer Media Institute
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
    Application deadline: June 5, 2023

    The University of Florida Summer Media Institute is a five-night, six-day workshop in which high school students are immersed in journalism and communications. Take part in an assortment of electives and specializations, and learn from award-winning UF instructors and industry stalwarts. Seize the hands-on opportunity to spend time in state-of-the-art university facilities – and to begin preparing for careers in the rapidly changing media environment – at the home of one of the largest and most comprehensive journalism and communications programs in the nation. Students with a passion and talent for storytelling and communication are especially invited.

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  • Georgia

    The Links Media Institute
    June 11, 2022 - July 16, 2022 The Links, Incorporated Savannah, Georgia

    The Links Media Institute is a program to teach media competency to high school students.

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    Future Leaders Institute
    July 10, 2022 - July 15, 2022 21st Century Leaders Virtual
    Application deadline: March 1, 2022

    Our Future Leaders Institute, presented by Warner Bros. Discovery, is a week-long intensive “All Things Warner Bros. Discovery” program focused on leadership and media career development to be held virtually from Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 15, 2022. Ever wanted to go behind the scenes during a newscast or learn the ins and outs at any Warner Bros. Discovery network? Here’s your chance to learn more about the media industry, the wide array of career opportunities available and the leadership skills it takes to make it in any business. Sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery, the Future Leaders Institute takes you through a jam-packed week of virtual workshops led by Warner Bros. executives, insight into the media brand, and dynamic networking events with Warner Bros. employees.

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    Entertainment and Media Studies Summer Academy
    June 19, 2023 - June 23, 2023 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
    Application deadline: June 9, 2023

    Are you interested in careers in the film, television, radio, online, mobile and other new media industries? In this virtual camp, participants will be introduced to the exciting entertainment field and what it encompasses. They will gain valuable skills for conceiving what stories are worth telling while also gaining an understanding of the implications of visual storytelling in society. They will learn the basics of content production, from screenwriting to digital editing. Over the course of the week, they will work on a project to showcase in their portfolios.

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  • Illinois

    Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
    June 25, 2023 - July 21, 2023 Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism Virtual
    Application deadline: March 13, 2023

    The Institute, also known as “Medill cherubs,” is a summer journalism program for up to 84 rising high school seniors conducted on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois. It is sponsored by Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Students learn from accomplished journalists and university professors while gaining practical experience in the field. By the end of the program, students create a body of work, build connections and meet aspiring journalists from around the world.

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  • Indiana

    High School Journalism Institute
    July 10, 2023 - July 20, 2023 Indiana University, The Media School Bloomington, Indiana
    Application deadline: May 12, 2023

    Join The Media School for an immersive learning experience at Indiana University Bloomington, where high school students participate in hands-on workshops to practice and improve their skills, and high school advisers take advantage of collaboration with seasoned pros or develop independent projects. Attendees stay in IU residence halls and attend workshops at The Media School in Franklin Hall, and they have all of campus and the city as a backdrop to their projects. There are two five-day workshops, July 10-14, July 16-20, 2023. Each week is $490. This fee includes instruction, lodging, supervision and a $110 meal card.

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  • Iowa

    Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 23, 2023 - July 27, 2023 University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication Iowa City, Iowa
    Application deadline: July 1, 2023

    For 70 years, the world’s most prestigious writing university has served the country’s best high school journalists at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops. Workshoppers are divided by topic such as photo, design, yearbook, investigative reporter, editorial leadership, personal writing. Students live on campus.

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  • Kansas

    Jayhawk Media Workshop
    June 12, 2022 - June 16, 2022 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
    Application deadline: May 24, 2022

    Visit the University of Kansas and our renovated journalism building for a new twist on a trusted summer workshop. A newly renovated Stauffer-Flint Hall means incredible technology, fresh gear and continued great instruction.

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  • Kentucky

    Xposure High School Journalism Workshop
    June 11, 2022 - June 19, 2022 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: March 31, 2022

    The Western Kentucky University School of Journalism & Broadcasting is looking for outstanding students — especially those from backgrounds under-represented in U.S. newsrooms or who might lack financial resources — to participate in its Xposure Journalism Workshop. The program seeks students with interests in news writing, editing, photography and journalism as a career. During the workshop, students gain important skills through classes, seminars, educational field trips and work with WKU journalism professors and other professional journalists in a learn-by-doing environment. Students report, write, edit and shoot photos for stories published in a newspaper and posted on the workshop’s website.

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    WKU Summer Media Workshops
    June 4, 2023 - June 10, 2023 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: May 31, 2023

    Western Kentucky University School of Media offers three dynamic workshops where students can spend five days immersed in their passion: broadcasting, film or photojournalism. Each course is taught by an experienced professional from the award-winning School of Media and will broaden the students’ awareness of their field in a fun, intensive and hands-on workshop.

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  • Maine

    Maine Media Workshops
    June 27, 2022 - August 5, 2022 Maine Media Rockport. Maine

    The Maine Media pre-college workshops for high school students are often described by participants as “Best. Summer. Ever.” Young Artists (who call themselves “YOs”) are surrounded by friends who share their passion, and are guided by professional instructors who connect them to their creative spark. The Young Artists learn useful media skills, develop confidence, and find their unique artistic voice. And, on Friday nights when YOs and adults gather in the Sound Stage to see student work, the Young Artists always steal the show! Workshops are offered in: Photography, Photojournalism, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Writing, Graphic Storytelling, Screenwriting, and more! Programs range from one to four weeks.

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  • Massachusetts

    Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University
    June 26, 2023 - July 14, 2023 Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: March 24, 2023

    The Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University provides high school students the opportunity to expand their skills and prepare for college through a residential experience on campus in the heart of Boston. (A shorter, learn-from-home option is also available.) Each academy instructor is also a working journalist, so what’s taught is grounded in real-life experience. Each lesson is tied to its practical application, by giving students actual reporting assignments. Each day is a sample of life as a news reporter. Over three weeks, students learn in morning Classroom sessions working from a university-level textbook and assignments, before applying those lesson in our midday Newsroom, covering real stories on campus and in the city. Guest speakers from the Boston Globe, WBUR and other news outlets augment the experience, and students get a chance to explore Boston through visits to Fenway Park, museums, parks and shopping areas.

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    New England High School Journalism Collaborative Summer Workshop
    June 24, 2023 - July 1, 2023 New England High School Journalism Collaborative Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: April 3, 2023

    Students work with professional reporters, photographers, editors and designers from New England news organizations in the all-expenses-paid summer workshop. Students learn to report, write and edit for their own newspaper and produce multimedia projects for the website.

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  • Michigan

    Coaching Detroit Forward's Journalism Camp
    August 1, 2022 - August 12, 2022 Coaching Detroit Forward Detroit, Michigan
    Application deadline: June 1, 2022

    A two-week camp taught by Detroit Writing Room and New York Writing Room coaches. Each day, students will learn a different topic from a Writing Room coach. Over the two weeks, students will report and write their own story on a topic of their choice. They will also be paired with an Editing Coach to receive feedback and editing. On the last day, students will share their stories with the group. Their stories will be published on The Detroit Writing Room’s website and in the second edition of Perspectives Magazine, a print publication produced by students in our journalism and photography camps. Students will also have opportunities to pitch their stories to local publications, including Detour Detroit and Model D.

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  • Minnesota

    ThreeSixty Journalism News Reporter Academy
    June 21, 2022 - July 1, 2022 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota
    Application deadline: March 31, 2022

    ThreeSixty Journalism, an intensive multimedia program for high school students, is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. ThreeSixty trains and supports the next generation of diverse thinkers, communicators and leaders. At ThreeSixty’s two-week News Reporter Academy you’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, hear from experienced journalists and communicators, and set the stage for writing a reported story that will be published in both the print and digital versions of ThreeSixty Magazine!

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  • Missouri

    Missouri Advertising & Public Relations Workshop
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

    This intensive workshop is meant to give students a taste of modern advertising agency life, the roles they may pursue within the field in the future, the challenges professional communicators face creating effective and meaningful campaign work for modern clients, and the fun that can be had solving those challenges. In one short, action-packed week, students will learn the ins-and-outs of a career path in strategic communication through hands-on projects led by industry experts and thought leaders.

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    Missouri University Journalism Workshop
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

    Are you interested in expanding your journalism skills and learn from top journalism educators and professionals? The Missouri School of Journalism invites you to join us for an exciting in-person, on campus, experience June 25 – 30, 2023. During the workshop, you will learn from the School of Journalism faculty and leading journalism professionals on how to improve your writing, interviewing and storytelling skills. The workshop will also cover techniques for audio, podcasting and video along with learning the tools for being a good investigative reporter.

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    Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

    During the week-long Investigative Journalism Workshop, students will leave with the skills they need to do their own investigations and be inspired with ideas to take back to their schools. The workshop is taught by investigative reporters who have worked at top news organizations such as The New York Times or ESPN and by experienced Mizzou faculty. During the workshop, participants stay in a Mizzou residence hall which is staffed with residence hall counselors.

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    Missouri School of Journalism Summer Workshops
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: May 26, 2023

    The Missouri School of Journalism invites you to join us for an exciting in-person experience June 25-30, 2023. Build your skills, get a better understanding of what it takes to be a journalist or strategic communicator, network with industry professionals and meet Mizzou journalism students, alumni and faculty. Three workshops to choose from: Journalism, Investigative Journalism and Advertising & Public Relations.

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  • New Jersey

    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
    August 1, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
    Application deadline: February 27, 2023

    The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is one of the only programs of its kind offering a free, innovative residential journalism and college prep institute for high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Over ten days every summer, up to 40 students from across the country explore current events and world affairs and learn about the field of journalism through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni on campus. The summer program culminates in the publication of the Princeton Summer Journal, the student-produced newspaper. During their senior year, students are matched with a personal college adviser, who will work with them on their college admissions process. In our history, PSJP has graduated over 400 students who have gone on to attend some of the best colleges and universities and produce content for the most respected publications in the nation.

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  • New York

    NYU Precollege
    May 22, 2023 - August 16, 2023 New York University New York, New York
    Application deadline: June 22, 2023

    Rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. This summer NYU Precollege will be offering classes on covering the fashion industry, food reporting and writing, podcasting, reporting, writing pop culture and travel writing. Session 1: May 22 – July 5, 2023; Session 2: July 6 – August 16, 2023

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    NYC Summer Academy
    June 4, 2023 - July 28, 2023 The New York Times New York, New York
    Application deadline: April 3, 2023

    The New York Times NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science and more. Students can enroll in two and four-week programs throughout June and July. The program is open to rising high school students (grades 10-12) and graduating seniors. Students must be 15 years old by the first day of the program. Faculty includes award-winning New York Times journalists, industry experts and recognized thought leaders across a wide range of disciplines. Term 1: June 4 - June 16; Term 2: June 18 - June 30; Term 3: July 2 - July 14; Term 4: July 16 - July 28.

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    Broadcast Journalism Camp
    July 23, 2023 - August 12, 2023 New York Film Academy New York, New York
    Application deadline: July 1, 2023

    Founded in collaboration with NBC News, NYFA’s Broadcast Journalism School is designed to introduce aspiring digital journalists to the modern era of evidence-based digital journalism. In our 3-Week Broadcast Journalism Camp, held in the media capital of New York City, students aged 14-17 learn how the news expands across television, web, and social platforms. In this intensive program, students produce a newscast and gain real-world skills by creating their own news projects, learning the digital news production process from start-to-finish. Tuition and fees is $3,425.

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    Summer Academy at The King's College
    July 16, 2023 - July 28, 2023 The King's College New York, New York
    Application deadline: July 1, 2023

    Summer Academy is back in person in 2022! The program will be hosted both in-person and virtually to allow students from around the country (and beyond) maximum flexibility in participating. Your studies will include lectures, discussion, museum visits, exploration of NYC, and more, all taking place real-time in person in NYC. A personalized online week will also be hosted using conferencing software for students who are unable to attend in person. Week 1: July 16–21 (Introduction to Constitutional Law: The First Amendment); Week 2: July 23-28 (Arts and Culture Journalism)

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    CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 Columbia University New York, New York
    Application deadline: June 15, 2023

    Take part in a learning experience like no other, where you will improve your skills, rethink your publishing strategies and take your media game to the next level. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites print and online staffs to take part in its 40th annual Summer Journalism Workshop - offered this year with both in-person and virtual options. Each participant, whether student or adviser, will have access to content focusing on either writing, editing, management or advanced design. A virtual option will also be available for those who are unable to meet on campus.

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    NYU Urban Journalism Workshop
    July 17, 2023 - July 26, 2023 NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York, New York
    Application deadline: April 24, 2023

    The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of 20 high school juniors and seniors attending schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City or in nearby suburbs of the Tri-State metropolitan region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut only) will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism “boot-camp” held at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

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  • North Carolina

    Carolina Sports Journalism Camp
    June 28, 2023 - June 30, 2023 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: May 1, 2023

    Rising high school juniors and seniors interested in sports and media are encouraged to apply to the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp, to be held at UNC-Chapel Hill June 28-30. The workshop will instruct students on sports play-by-play, sports writing, sports photography and more through classroom study and newsroom practice. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities and cover a press conference. Registration fee is $600 for in-state students and $1,200 for out-of-state students.

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    Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media
    June 25, 2023 - June 28, 2023 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: March 3, 2023

    The Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media invites rising high school seniors with a career interest in journalism to apply for the 2023 summer workshop, to be held in person at UNC-Chapel Hill June 25-28. The 12 students accepted to the fully-funded program will learn from classroom study, real-world reporting and professional mentors. Application deadline is March 3.

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    North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute
    June 20, 2023 - June 22, 2023 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: June 1, 2023

    The North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute will be June 20-22 at the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media. High school journalism students and their teachers/student media advisers are invited to enroll. Instructors from across the state will lend their expertise in broadcast news, online news, yearbook, literary magazine, photojournalism, newspaper and design. Three boot camps -- leadership, creativity and investigative reporting -- will be offered free of charge to student participants. A sequence specifically for advisers will also be offered. Registration fee will be $300 ($200 early bird if received by May 1).

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  • Ohio

    High School Journalism Workshop
    July 11, 2023 - July 15, 2023 Ohio University Athens, Ohio
    Application deadline: June 30, 2023

    The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s annual workshop for high school journalism students and advisers is one of the oldest such programs in the nation — perhaps in the world! Every summer since 1946, the school has offered high school students and teachers the opportunity to interact with our faculty and professional journalists while learning the latest techniques for doing journalism in a school setting. The $400 fee includes food and lodging in University dining and residence halls, instruction and technical equipment, and all workshop programming and activities.

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  • Oregon

    High School Journalism Institute
    Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon

    High School Journalism Institute is a unique opportunity for students to get actual hands-on experience in journalism. Over nearly three decades, it has helped inspire hundreds of aspiring young journalists. With guidance from professional mentors, participants use real journalism skills to report and photograph a 32-page newspaper, as well as blog and produce multimedia pieces for The Oregonian’s website,

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  • Pennsylvania

    February 11, 2023 - March 4, 2023 The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: January 30, 2023

    The Acel Moore High School Journalism Workshop is an annual project sponsored by The Philadelphia Inquirer. The hands-on program seeks to introduce Philadelphia-area high school students to the fields of print, digital journalism, and photography. With an assist from staff volunteers, participants write their news articles and produce visuals projects, which appear on the workshop’s site, Named for its founder, Acel Moore, a former editor and columnist at The Inquirer and a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, the program offers three $1,000 college scholarships to the top three students who plan to pursue a career in print or digital journalism.

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    Point Park University Radio/TV Broadcast Camp
    Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Evolve your media skills and understand the business of broadcast for a career in Radio and TV. Students will examine, interpret, and study the highest standards of broadcast media including radio, television, sales, and promotion. Structured, experiential work will occur during the first part of the day and on-location tours/field trips will occur in the afternoon. Classroom learning will be utilized at our award-winning, student-operated radio station, WPPJ (AM-670), in our 4,000 square-foot Center for Media Innovation and in our Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center. This program is in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

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    Penn State Broadcast Journalism Camp
    July 9, 2023 - July 14, 2023 Penn State University College of Communications University Park, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: April 30, 2023

    Penn State's state-of-the-art television studio provides a home for campers who choose this option. Students will work in the same newsroom and studio used by award-winning Penn State students as they learn about TV news and sports productions. It's an opportunity to explore essential broadcast journalism skills, newsgathering techniques, storytelling and more. The hands-on sessions led by full-time faculty and staff members will allow campers to produce their own news or sports video story from start to finish. Students will have an opportunity to record their video and interviews, as well as write and edit their story. Campers will also gain insight into other areas of TV news/sports from experienced professionals who have worked in the industry for years. Along with faculty, students in the broadcast journalism major at Penn State will serve as counselors, providing an additional resource for those interested in the field. This camp is a good option for students considering a career in either on-air or off-air television news and sports (including reporting, anchoring, producing and videography).

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  • Rhode Island

    Northeast High School Journalism Institute
    July 13, 2023 - July 16, 2023 Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Bristol, Rhode Island
    Application deadline: March 15, 2023

    The Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a high school weekend journalism workshop this summer. The SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 14-16. Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots. Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, video and audio journalism, and multimedia production. Because Roger Williams is a coastal university, students will cover stories related to the area’s environment, economy and infrastructure. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This work will be published on a website created for the program. High school juniors and seniors from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont and the eastern half of Pennsylvania are eligible. Journalism experience is preferred but not required. Students with limited means will be eligible for tuition waivers and free housing, meals and transportation assistance. “Collaborating with SPJ leaders who care deeply about nurturing the next generation of great storytellers will be a great experience for the students,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, SPJ Northeast Coordinator. “We are looking forward to guiding these students on their journey and are grateful for the partnership with Roger Williams University.” The cost is $150 per student, which includes housing and meals.

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  • South Carolina

    Carolina Journalism Institute
    June 7, 2023 - June 10, 2023 Southern Interscholastic Press Association Columbia, South Carolina
    Application deadline: May 18, 2023

    ** The Carolina Journalism Institute will return in 2023. Exact dates TBD** The Carolina Journalism Institute at the University of South Carolina is a four-day summer institute devoted to helping high school students and advisers enhance their knowledge of cutting-edge journalism techniques and standards for their publications and productions. You will connect with other media students and advisers, develop collaborative journalism tactics and learn how to implement your skills across platforms and in your production room through a team-based project. At CJI, you will be placed in a group with three or four other students, and your group will be assigned a beat to cover for a final project. Each group member should take a different angle or approach to covering the assigned beat. By the end of the week, each person should have one written, one visual and one social media element. After CJI, you will be able to take these projects back with you to your media production class, no matter what type of publication or production you work on. Literary magazine, yearbook, newsprint, broadcast and online media students alike can benefit and learn from sessions, and the project teaches all students how to work in a group and to use programs and resources they can use in their journalism classrooms.

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  • Texas

    Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp
    June 4, 2023 - June 16, 2023 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
    Application deadline: June 3, 2023

    The journalism program at Texas Christian University is looking for high school students interested in an intensive college readiness program. TCU faculty introduce students to the fundamentals of digital reporting in a two-week residential program housed on the Fort Worth campus. They are guided by college students enrolled in the journalism program. Media professionals from Fort Worth and Dallas volunteer their time and come in to share their expertise and experiences with students. They talk about changes in media and discuss media careers with students. Students develop their critical thinking and writing skills while generating story ideas, which they then report and develop into news stories. They find sources on campus, perhaps at peer camps taking place at TCU or university departments such as the office of admission or the library. Students produce content for a newscast and write for a website. While in Fort Worth, students get to experience cultural attractions such as the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and the museum district. They also visit professional newsrooms. Tuition and Room & Board: $2,000

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    Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop
    June 25, 2023 - June 29, 2023 National Scholastic Press Association Dallas, Texas
    Application deadline: June 14, 2023

    The Gloria Shields NSPA Media Workshop brings together the nation’s top workshop faculty and scholastic-journalism experts to propel you and your staff into the year ahead. Workshop registration fee: $140

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    ILPC Summer Workshop
    June 16, 2023 - June 18, 2023 University of Texas, Austin Austin, Texas
    Application deadline: June 1, 2023

    Since 1980, ILPC summer publications workshops have set the standards for excellence. Our workshop prepares students for the upcoming school year. Whether the students are honing their writing skills or developing the yearbook theme, they all focus on the future. For three days, our instructors push your students in intensive learning environments, headed by many of the nation’s finest journalism instructors. These instructors are dedicated to one goal: helping others create the finest journalism in the nation. Students and advisers alike return to school in August ready to tackle their jobs, whether they’re beginning reporters or veteran advisers. We offer classes in UIL writing contests, new media and video editing, various newspaper and yearbook strands, photojournalism, design, sports media and journalism boot camp, which allows students to have one  day of instruction in design, writing and photojournalism. Tuition, room (double room/community bath) and board is $250 per person.

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  • Vermont

    Digital Media Production Academy
    July 24, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Champlain College Burlington, Vermont
    Application deadline: June 15, 2023

    The Digital Media Production Academy is for rising high school juniors and seniors, and recent high school graduates interested in exploring the professional methods of visual storytelling used in the broadcast industry. Students learn hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art production stage, sound studio, and radio station while taking a deeper dive into media literacy and exploring the role of broadcast media in American culture. By the end of the Digital Media Production pre-college program, students will have created news stories, personal video essays, podcasts, and a studio-based short program, and worked with professional livestream techniques. The program includes field trips to local media outlets such as television and radio stations, newspapers, and commercial production houses. The culmination of this experience will be the creation of an entertainment-style program featuring the work students created over the course of the Academy. Costs $4,500.00

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  • Virginia

    Washington Journalism and Media Conference
    July 9, 2023 - July 21, 2023 George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 1, 2023

    George Mason University is the host of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) and each summer welcomes high school student leaders from all over the country as National Youth Correspondents. National Youth Correspondents join the Mason community which includes students and faculty from all over the world. Mason is both the largest public university in Virginia and one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation. Mason attracts proven and innovative leaders in communications, media research, new media, and electronic journalism. Faculty members have developed the WJMC curriculum to suit the needs and potential of the nation’s most talented future leaders in the field. The conference curriculum includes hands-on learning with industry leaders from the Mason faculty as well as international media outlets and Washington insiders. National Youth Correspondents will experience an integrated and forward-thinking approach to journalism and media, while acquiring valuable “in-the-trenches” knowledge. The 2022 sessions are July 9 - 14 or July 16 - 21, 2023. Tuition to attend the conference is $2,450.

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    jCamp at JMU
    July 16, 2023 - July 20, 2023 James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 1, 2023

    Are you a journalism student or adviser that would love to learn about your craft from some of the best instructors in the nation? Then register today for jCamp 2023—a five-day, in-person workshop like nothing else in the state. While at camp, you won’t just sit in a classroom hearing about journalism. You will do it! Located at James Madison University, home of The Breeze, jCamp is all about giving you the tools to create a dynamic, successful publication. jCamp is an excellent opportunity for beginners who want to learn the basics, students aiming to refine their skills and publication staffs looking to plan for the coming year together. Advisers are invited (but not required) to attend as well to learn alongside their students! Regardless of experience level, campers will be able to choose from a variety of break-out sessions each day exploring all facets of journalism, such as photography, videography, writing, design, law and ethics, social media/digital journalism and so much more!

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