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
    May 31, 2024 - June 9, 2024 The University of Alabama - Dept. of Journalism and Creative Media Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 1, 2024

    Since its inception in 1984, the Multicultural Journalism Workshop (MJW) at The University of Alabama has provided experiential learning opportunities for high school students from across the country who are interested in pursuing journalism and student media in college. Students who take part in the 10-day MJW program stay on-campus in UA dorms and develop their skills in reporting, writing, editing, design and photography through field trips to historical sites across Tuscaloosa and other areas of the Black Belt region; lectures and demonstrations from practitioners currently working in the fields of journalism and media; and production of multimedia content on real deadlines.

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  • Arizona

    June 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 1, 2024

    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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    Indigenous Youth Media Workshop
    June 19, 2024 - June 24, 2024 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

    Calling all Indigenous high school trailblazers, aspiring storytellers, and media makers! This 11-day comprehensive, hands-on, immersive media production workshop is your ticket to mastering multimedia broadcast journalism and unleashing your storytelling prowess. Dive into the vibrant world of broadcast media and journalism while you create documentary-style multimedia news stories in our state-of-the-art Media Innovation Center and Television Studio! Collaborate with accomplished Indigenous filmmakers, journalists, and photographers, NAU Film and Journalism student mentors, and NAU Media Arts faculty to amplify the voices of your communities and shape the narratives that define our world! Immerse yourself in college life, dining in the student union and living in residence halls! Learn multimedia journalism skills and produce a live news broadcast using professional broadcast equipment!

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  • California

    June 17, 2024 - June 21, 2024 Asian American Journalists Association and CalMatters Sacramento, California
    Application deadline: February 28, 2024

    JCal is an all-inclusive, expenses-paid journalism program that immerses high school students from across California into the state’s news ecosystem. This partnership will provide students with hands-on journalism experience in the CalMatters Sacramento newsroom. During the course of a five-day program, students will produce publishable stories and network with journalists and professionals from across California. This year’s reporting project theme is California’s Next Workforce. This all-inclusive summer program takes place from June 17 to June 21 in CalMatters' Sacramento newsroom.

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    Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement
    June 17, 2024 - July 19, 2024 USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 22, 2024

    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.

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    California Scholastic Press Association Workshop
    July 14, 2024 - July 26, 2024 California Scholastic Press Association San Luis Obispo, California
    Application deadline: May 15, 2024

    The California Scholastic Press Association is a hands-on summer workshop for high school journalists taught by media professionals. Our 12-day program in California’s Central Coast gives students the chance to build relationships with professional journalists and develop the skills they need to thrive in a competitive media environment. Founded in 1951, CSPA is the longest continually operating workshop of its kind in the country. Three of our recent graduates have been named National High School Journalist of the Year, and we’re proud to have alumni of all ages working in print, digital, television and audio journalism.

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    GRAMMY Camp (Music Journalism track)
    July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024 University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 31, 2024

    GRAMMY Camp is a 7-day non-residential music industry program for high school students interested in careers in music that takes place every July on the campus of the University of Southern California. Students from across the country apply for one of eight career tracks. GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals, as well as guest professionals, provide valuable insight to give 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, electronic 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 3, 2024 - June 21, 2024 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: February 18, 2024

    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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  • District Of Columbia

    PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Summer Academy
    June 19, 2024 - June 27, 2024 PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Washington, D.C.
    Application deadline: March 24, 2024

    Spend an all-expenses paid week with student journalists, producing stories with the SRL team — apply for the 2024 SRL Summer Academy! PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs is excited to announce that this summer’s academy will be held in Washington D.C. June 19-27, in collaboration with WETA. Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and 2024 graduates are invited to apply for a week of journalism training and hands-on story production. All costs are covered for accepted students.

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    Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
    June 22, 2024 - June 27, 2024 Freedom Forum Institute Washington, DC
    Application deadline: March 15, 2024

    One high school junior (scheduled to graduate in 2025) 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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  • Florida

    University of Florida Summer Media Institute
    June 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
    Application deadline: May 15, 2024

    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

    Film & Entertainment Institute
    July 14, 2024 - July 19, 2024 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Georgia
    Application deadline: March 1, 2024

    Twenty-first Century's Film & Entertainment Institute (FEI) takes you through a jam-packed week of hands-on workshops led by production teams and diverse professionals who work in media, providing you with insight into the film industry and dynamic networking events with employees who work in entertainment. Students accepted to attend FEI will spend a week at GA Tech – sleeping in the dormitories, eating in the dining halls, and engaging with peers and professionals in workshops both on campus and at the offices of corporate partners.

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    Entertainment and Media Studies Summer Academy
    June 17, 2024 - June 21, 2024 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia

    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. Financial aid applications due March 15, 2024.

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  • Indiana

    High School Journalism Institute
    July 8, 2024 - July 14, 2024 Indiana University, The Media School Bloomington, Indiana
    Application deadline: June 15, 2024

    Attendees stay in IU residence halls and attend workshops at The Media School in Franklin Hall. Participants can pursue their interests in photojournalism, documentary filmmaking, sports reporting, podcasting, yearbook design and more. Each session provides hands-on experience, interaction with high-grade equipment, and instruction from field professionals. Student who will have completed 8th grade through high school seniors are eligible to apply. The registration fee is $515 and includes instruction, supervision, lodging and meals. Scholarships are available.

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  • Iowa

    Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 14, 2024 - July 18, 2024 University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication Iowa City, Iowa
    Application deadline: June 20, 2024

    The Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop gives students four days of learning from a talented team of instructors, including professional journalists and college professors. Students meet peers who share their interests, explore Iowa City, and experience campus life. Join us for fun events planned with counselors, trips with the instructors, and incredible projects to enjoy a schedule packed with learning and fun! For more than 70 years, one of the world's most prestigious writing universities has served the country's best high school journalists at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops. Financial aid application deadline April 15.

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  • Kansas

    Jayhawk Media Workshop
    June 9, 2024 - June 12, 2024 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
    Application deadline: May 24, 2024

    The Jayhawk Media Workshop is a four-day summer camp for high school students on the KU campus. Through hands-on activities, students have fun producing all types of media: news publications, video, photography, website and yearbook -- all taught by experienced J-School and high school journalism instructors.

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  • Maine

    Maine Media Academy
    June 24, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Maine Media Rockport, Maine

    For over 30 years the Maine Media Academy has been cultivating the next generation of artists through expert learning opportunities. Surrounded by peers who share your passion, be guided by working artists who encourage your creativity as they instruct you in the latest skills and techniques and help you create portfolio-level work. A gateway for the study of lens-based art forms, visual storytelling, and design, the Academy at Maine Media prepares you for deeper personal and academic pursuits as you embark on a career in the media arts. And it all happens on the beautiful coast of Maine.

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  • Massachusetts

    Northeast High School Journalism Institute
    August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024 Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: March 20, 2024

    Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, news writing, video and audio journalism, and multimedia production. They will collaborate to generate news stories, photos, videos, and audio, which will be published on a website created for the program. High school rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) from Maine to eastern Pennsylvania are eligible. Journalism experience is preferred but not required. The cost is $300 per student, which includes housing and meals. Students with limited means may be eligible for tuition waivers and free housing, meals, and transportation assistance. Accepted candidates will be notified by April 20.

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    Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University
    June 24, 2024 - July 12, 2024 Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: April 19, 2024

    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 22, 2024 - July 29, 2024 New England High School Journalism Collaborative Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: April 12, 2024

    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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  • 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 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: May 13, 2024

    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. Using the Missouri Method of learning-by-doing, students will be busy exploring how creative production, copywriting, design, public relations, and project management work to solve the complex communication needs of major modern brands. Students will gain insight and expert knowledge through presentations given by experts working in the field on top brands at top national agencies. Projects will be guided by those same professionals and stress the importance of working together to create a single, clear, and engaging piece of creative communication based on strategic insights.

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    Missouri University Journalism Workshop
    June 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: May 13, 2024

    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 23 – 28, 2024. 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. Students will be immersed in learning The Missouri Method of journalism, hands-on learning by doing. Sessions will include exercises for writing and interviewing, plus opportunities for coaching. Bring story ideas you want to develop for next school year, samples of work you want to enhance, or just come and learn as much as you can to make you a better journalist.

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    Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop
    June 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: May 13, 2024

    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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  • New Jersey

    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
    July 26, 2024 - August 5, 2024 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
    Application deadline: February 27, 2024

    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 15, 2024 - August 15, 2024 New York University New York, New York
    Application deadline: June 15, 2024

    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 20 – July 2, 2024; Session 2: July 3 – August 15, 2024

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    The New York Times NYC Summer Academy
    June 9, 2024 - August 2, 2024 The New York Times New York, New York
    Application deadline: April 1, 2024

    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 9 - June 21; Term 2: June 23 - July 5; Term 3: July 7 - July 19; Term 4: July 21 - August 2.

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    Broadcast Journalism Camp
    July 21, 2024 - August 10, 2024 New York Film Academy New York, New York
    Application deadline: July 1, 2024

    In this hands-on camp, aspiring digital journalists and reporters research, write, direct, and produce their own news stories. Throughout the program, students work on projects such as a 30-second voiceover story and a 90-second news package. Additionally, students may anchor a special edition of the student-produced TV series NYFA News. Students gain technical skills in video production and editing as they learn shot selection, composition, scene exposure, and how to shoot sequences. To edit their work, students learn how to use industry-standard software. At the end of the program, student work is screened in a special presentation open to family and friends. Students receive a digital copy of their final work.

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    CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 24, 2024 - July 26, 2024 Columbia University New York, New York
    Application deadline: June 14, 2024

    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. In-person: June 23-28 | Virtual: July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26

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    NYU Urban Journalism Workshop
    July 15, 2024 - July 24, 2024 NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York, New York
    Application deadline: March 1, 2024

    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 26, 2024 - June 28, 2024 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: May 1, 2024

    Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply to the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp. This three-day residential camp includes instructional sessions in sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports videography and much more. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp also includes classroom study and practice in the field and will feature sports reporters and sports personalities. Students take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it's like to work on a sports media deadline.

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    Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media
    June 23, 2024 - June 26, 2024 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: March 22, 2024

    The 2024 Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media will be held in person on June 23-26. The application process is now officially open. The fully-funded program is for high school students who will be seniors in the 2024-2025 school year. The program welcomes students of varying diversity, including but not limited to religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and gender. The 12 students accepted to the program will learn from classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice and professional mentors. The workshop will consist of multi-platform storytelling and writing in which the participants work together to make a multimedia publication called The Mix.

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    North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute
    June 20, 2024 - June 22, 2024 UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: June 1, 2024

    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 7, 2024 - July 11, 2024 Ohio University Athens, Ohio
    Application deadline: June 21, 2024

    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
    July 20, 2024 - May 27, 2024 The Oregonian/OregonLive and Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon
    Application deadline: May 10, 2024

    With guidance from professional mentors, participants use real journalism skills to report and photograph a 36-page newspaper, as well as blog and produce multimedia pieces. The program is offered at no cost to students, and those who complete the program receive a college credit. Eligibility criteria at

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  • Pennsylvania

    Klein Pre-College News Media Workshops
    June 24, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: June 1, 2024

    Klein College offers a series of commuter and residency workshops over the 2024 summer semester for high school students interested in a news media or communication career. Topics include covering sports, photography, advertising, graphic design, public health and covering a political campaign. Students may select a two-week residency workshop that includes a variety of on campus activities and field trips or opt for a daily commuter workshop on campus. Scholarships are available.

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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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  • Texas

    Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp
    June 2, 2024 - June 14, 2024 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
    Application deadline: June 2, 2024

    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 24, 2024 - June 27, 2024 National Scholastic Press Association Dallas, Texas
    Application deadline: July 14, 2024

    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.

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    ILPC Summer Workshop
    June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024 University of Texas, Austin Austin, Texas
    Application deadline: June 1, 2024

    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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    AAJA JCamp
    August 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024 Asian American Journalists Association Austin, Texas
    Application deadline: March 1, 2024

    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 2024 AAJA JCamp will be held in Austin, Texas.

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  • Vermont

    Filmmaking & Media Production Exploration Academy
    July 8, 2024 - July 19, 2024 Champlain College Burlington, Vermont
    Application deadline: June 15, 2024

    The Filmmaking & Media Production Exploration Academy offers students the opportunity to learn about many of the different jobs available in creating content for film, television, and streaming – including movies, web series, documentaries, commercials, social media, drama, comedy and more. Students work together in a hands-on, supportive environment under the guidance of industry experts with extensive experience working at major film studios and networks. As students are exposed to a wide variety of roles within the world of digital media, they will have the opportunity to meet Champlain alumni currently working in the film and television industries. By the end of the Academy, students will have a greater understanding of what it means to work in film and where their passions lie within the filmmaking process – whether it be in the realm of fiction or non-fiction. Cost of this year's Filmmaking Exploration Academy is $4,500.

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  • Virginia

    Washington Journalism and Media Conference
    July 7, 2024 - July 19, 2024 George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 1, 2024

    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. Choose July 7-12 or July 14-19, 2024.

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    jCamp at JMU
    July 7, 2024 - July 11, 2024 James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 1, 2024

    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 2024—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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