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? Find out how to apply here.

  • Alabama

    Multicultural Journalism Workshop
    June 5, 2020 - June 14, 2020 The University of Alabama - Dept. of Journalism and Creative Media Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

    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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    The Long Weekend Summer Camp
    June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020 The University of Alabama - Dept. of Journalism and Creative Media Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 30, 2020

    The Long Weekend is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and digital media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media.

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  • Arizona

    Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop
    June 14, 2020 - June 20, 2020 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Andy Harvey Workshop is an intensive training in journalism and broadcast media. The program is also an immersive bridge to college. For one week, workshop participants live and learn on NAU’s campus. They are instructed by faculty in the School of Communication and Native American mentors – many of whom are workshop graduates who have successfully transitioned to college. They learn to feel at ease on campus as they eat and sleep in residence halls, mingle with other aspiring students and succeed in the workshop’s experiential settings.

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    Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute
    May 31, 2020 - June 12, 2020 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: March 20, 2020

    For two weeks every summer, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication brings top-performing high school students to ASU for two weeks of intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. The 2020 institute will take place May 31 - June 12, 2020. The SJI Experience includes: living in a college residence hall on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; getting to know student journalists from other high schools in Arizona and around the country;  getting hands-on experience in reporting, social media, web production, shooting and editing video and photos, and producing and directing a student newscast; learning from award-winning Cronkite faculty and staff; interacting with journalism professionals from around the Valley who serve as guest teachers and speakers; visiting television, radio and print newsrooms around the Valley; working in state-of-the-art Cronkite newsrooms, studios and labs; being mentored by Cronkite students; students report and produce original stories and create an SJI website or news broadcast. Participants are housed in an ASU Downtown Phoenix campus residence hall under the supervision of ASU students who serve as counselors.

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    High School Media Innovation Camp
    June 14, 2020 - June 26, 2020 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 10, 2020

    The High School Media Innovation Camp at the Cronkite School offers future journalists, game developers and other students interested in media and technology the chance to experiment with cutting-edge tools, including 360-degree and virtual-reality technology, news games and apps. In partnership with The Arizona Republic/ and the USA Today Network, the highly interactive residential summer camp pairs high school students with entrepreneurs, technologists, journalists and professors to create compelling content for digital audiences. Campers will develop projects and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at the end of the two-week camp. The winners will get an opportunity to continue to work with professionals at ASU, The Arizona Republic/ or the USA Today Network. The camp is free to selected participants. Students provide only their transportation to and from the camp. Housing, food and programming are provided by The Arizona Republic's Media in Education program, which is funded by subscribers who donate the value of their subscription during vacations or other temporary stoppages. Students will be based at the state-of-the-art Cronkite School on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus and will have access to the latest digital equipment. Students are housed in a residence hall just steps from the Cronkite building and are supervised by Cronkite faculty and senior students. The camp is open to high school students throughout the state of Arizona who have completed at least their freshman year by the time the program starts. Students must complete an application form and provide a transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or adviser. All materials may be submitted online.

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    Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp
    July 19, 2020 - August 1, 2020 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: May 1, 2020

    Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp is a special summer camp exclusively for students currently in high school interested in sports journalism. This on-campus journalism summer camp puts participants in the middle of the action covering professional sports teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Rising FC Soccer and Phoenix Mercury.

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    Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students
    May 31, 2020 - June 6, 2020 University of Arizona School of Journalism Tuscon, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 15, 2020

    The School of Journalism hosts students from around the Arizona at a week-long workshop where participants learn the facets of journalism, from reporting and writing to editing and publication design. Students receive instruction from school faculty as well as working reporters from the community. At the end of the workshop, participants have their work published in a newspaper, The Chronicle, and on The Chronicle website.

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  • Arkansas

    Arkansas Soul Minority Travel Writing Program
    June 16, 2019 - June 30, 2019 University of Arkansas: School of Journalism and Strategic Media Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Application deadline: March 15, 2019

    Arkansas Soul is a two-week summer travel writing program for minority high school students (Juniors and Seniors only) with interests in digital writing, videography, social media, and photography. The Arkansas Soul project serves two purposes: to train young, aspiring media makers and to reach diverse audiences interested in traveling to Arkansas to experience the natural state. The program is structured to introduce high school students to core journalism and PR skills including digital content and promotion, photography, video production, interviewing and story development for diverse audiences. The program is a prime opportunity to present real-world challenges to motivated students in their home state, generate diverse content and assets, and provide service through a partnership with the state of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas. Participants for this project will be recruited primarily from the East Arkansas/Delta region but we will accept applications from any high school junior or senior with a demonstrated interest and background in digital media. We can only accept 8 - 10 student participants to explore select destinations, cultural landmarks and attractions across Arkansas to produce original content and digital stories that will attract African American and Latinx tourists to our state. Journalism training and workshops will take place at the Sue Walk Burnett Student Media Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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  • California

    Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement
    June 15, 2020 - July 10, 2020 USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 20, 2020

    AYA is a FREE 4-week summer intensive academy hosted at USC for high school students (rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders) currently studying in Los Angeles County. Students who are accepted to AYA have the opportunity to learn alongside other passionate high school students from Los Angeles. Moreover, they will be trained by professional journalists, have access to USC's Media Center, and learn about video-journalism, podcasting, and more!

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    California Scholastic Press Association Workshop
    July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California
    Application deadline: July 1, 2019

    The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its 68th-annual high school journalism workshop on the campus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, from July 7-19, 2019. CSPA Workshop graduates do more in 13 days than most people do all summer. Whether you’re an experienced student journalist, a beginner or simply a student interested in improving your writing skills, you’ll find the CSPA Workshop beneficial. Our curriculum covers a wide variety of journalism-related areas, including writing, editing, photography, blogging, newspaper and television production, and social media. Students will also tour the local television station and government center and enjoy an afternoon at the beach. Tuition is $1,975 and includes lodging and all meals.  The CSPA Workshop has a rolling application deadline. Priority deadline is March 31, 2019.

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    GRAMMY Camp (Music Journalism track)
    July 14, 2020 - July 18, 2020 University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California
    Application deadline: March 31, 2020

    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 9, 2019 - June 21, 2019 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: March 17, 2019

    The Mosaic summer journalism workshop at San Jose State University offers high school students an introduction to reporting, newswriting, opinion writing, photography, web posting and blogging. We target students in underserved communities in Santa Clara County, including schools that do not offer journalism classes. With a 4-to-1 student-instructor ratio, and with a 2-to-1 student-adult ratio, Mosaic offers intense instruction and guidance from news media professionals. In two weeks students produce a print and online newspaper. San Jose Mercury News reporters, photographers and Mosaic alumni make up the teaching staff.

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    Newsroom By The Bay
    June 28, 2020 - July 11, 2020 Stanford University Stanford, California
    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

    One of the nation’s leading digital journalism camps for high school students, Newsroom by the Bay helps students learn and practice journalism basics using the latest tools in online publishing, digital and social media. NBTB students attend morning classes and work in news teams every afternoon to create and publish stories, photos, videos and social media via their own websites. They are taught by award-winning journalism educators, meet working journalists for master classes and lectures, design a team reporting trip to San Francisco and stay on campus where they enjoy Stanford’s world-class museums and athletic facilities. Summer 2020 program is $4,750 for residential students ($500 discount for alumni OR students paying by Feb. 15). Commuters pay $2,500. Fees cover housing (if residential), meals (commuters receive lunches), field trips, equipment and materials. Admissions are rolling. All students must pay by April 1.

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    Ignite Yearbook University
    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020 Pepperdine University Malibu, California
    Application deadline: June 27, 2020

    Ignite Yearbook University takes place annually on the campus of Pepperdine University in sunny Malibu, California. Each summer we provide the most comprehensive educational experience in scholastic media. Curated and instructed by industry-leading professionals. Offers programs on  storytelling, photography, design, software and marketing.

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  • Colorado

    Summer Adviser Workshop
    June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019 Rock Canyon High School Highlands Ranch, Colorado
    Application deadline: May 27, 2019

    SAW, the workshop that has provided insights, feedback and pragmatic advice for hundreds of Colorado media advisers over the years, returns June 5-7, 2019. The workshop is again at Rock Canyon HS in Highlands Ranch. This is a commuter camp, but beverages, lunches, and snacks are provided all three days. This workshop runs concurrently with the reTHINK workshop. Sessions will be led by some of the state’s most successful and inspiring advisers, including opportunities to work with the faculty of the reTHINK workshop. SAW will provide instruction in class organization, advising philosophy, grading methods, professional support options, multimedia basics and hands-on training, and teaching writing & reporting. There is one registration fee for everyone: $150 per person. Please register using this online form, and you will have a chance to pay registration fees by credit card at the end of the form. We also accept checks, either mailed or delivered the first day of the workshop.

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    June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019 Rock Canyon High School Highlands Ranch, Colorado
    Application deadline: May 27, 2019

    reTHINK is back for its 14th year, returning to Rock Canyon HS in Highlands Ranch, and again is paired with the CSMA Summer Adviser Workshop. The workshop is condensed to three intense days this year, Wednesday through Friday, and is a commuter camp. Lunch and snacks are included each day with your registration.  Our experienced instructors will meet you and your students wherever you are, whether the students are ready to take their publications to the next level or whether they are starting from scratch, whether they have had three years on staff or no time on staff. We begin each day at 9 a.m., and end about 4 p.m. Snacks and lunches are provided to maximize available learning time. Everything is included in our per person cost of $150. You even get to take home copies of PowerPoints and handouts shared during the workshop. Students may attend without their advisers, but we highly recommend advisers attend so they will be part of the discussion, part of the instruction, and part of the decision making that tends to come out of these three intense days. reTHINK is sponsored by the Colorado Student Media Association, and runs concurrently with the CSMA Summer Adviser Workshop, which focuses on management, leadership and instruction issues that support advisers.

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  • Connecticut

    Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program
    August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019 Yale Daily News New Haven, Connecticut
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is a one-week intensive course in journalism for high-school students. The program is run entirely by undergraduate staff members of the Yale Daily News. During the course of the week, the high-school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by guest speakers from major national publications, and work hands-on reporting a story. The week culminates with the production of an issue of the Yale Daily News. While any high-school students with an interest in journalism, writing or photography may apply to the Summer Journalism Program, we are not able to provide housing for the program. Students are expected to return to their own lodgings, be it home or otherwise, each evening. Students must provide their own lunches and transportation to and from campus. As a result, we generally encourage Connecticut residents who can easily travel to the Yale Daily News every day to apply to the program. But we also welcome any high school student who can find housing within commuting distance of the Yale Daily News building in New Haven to apply. The program lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is free to all participants from New Haven public schools. We ask that all other participants pay $200 for their week spent with the Yale Daily News in the program. The Yale Daily News uses this money to help keep the Yale Daily News free for all readers and fund various initiatives within the Yale Daily News, such as reporting fellowships, financial stipends for low-income students on the Yale Daily News and events like the Summer Journalism Program.

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    Connecticut Health I-Team's Multimedia Journalism Workshop
    July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020 Connecticut Health Investigative Team Storrs, Connecticut
    Application deadline: May 20, 2020

    C-HIT's Multimedia Journalism Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Students will focus on multimedia storytelling, including how to report and write news stories, use social media to report and promote stories, and produce video stories. High school students, ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism or sharpening their research and writing skills should apply. Come join us, spend a week on a college campus, meet top pros in the field and make lasting friendships.

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  • District Of Columbia

    Discover the World of Communication
    June 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019 American University Washington, D.C.
    Application deadline: May 1, 2019

    Welcome to Discover the World of Communication, where you will learn to build a digital portfolio, write a script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate, and entertain. Our professional, hands-on workshops-open to students entering grades 9 through 12-are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals. During class and after hours, you can explore the city from a variety from a variety of angles. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios such as NBC4, WTTG Fox 5, NPR, and ESPN Radio, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions including the National Zoo, the Newseum, National Cathedral, Georgetown, and the Smithsonian museums. Upcoming sessions are June 18-28; July 1-12; and July 15-20.

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    Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
    June 19, 2020 - June 24, 2020 Freedom Forum Institute Washington, DC
    Application deadline: February 1, 2020

    One high school junior (scheduled to graduate in 2021) 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. Students will also receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Online applications can be found on our website at Application to apply is February 1, 2020 -- but the Freedom Forum Institute will accept applications beyond this deadline.

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    AAJA JCamp
    July 5, 2020 - July 10, 2020 Asian American Journalists Association Washington, DC
    Application deadline: March 30, 2020

    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.

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  • Florida

    University of Florida Summer Media Institute
    June 21, 2020 - June 26, 2020 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
    Application deadline: May 22, 2020

    The 2020 Summer Media Institute will be held June 21 to 26 in Gainesville. Take part in an assortment of electives and specializations, and learn from award-winning University of Florida 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. The fee is $850 for those who register before Feb. 29, and then increases to $950 until registration closes May 22. The fee covers all lodging, meals and programming, however, participants are responsible for their travel to and from Gainesville.

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    Peace Sullivan-James Ansin High School Journalism & New Media Workshop
    June 16, 2019 - July 6, 2019 University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida
    Application deadline: April 15, 2019

    The James Ansin/Peace Sullivan High School Journalism and New Media Workshop at the University of Miami is a fully-funded, incredible summer educational opportunity for up to 20 high school students interested in journalism and new media. Accepted students live in the UM residence halls, work with experienced faculty and professionals. They produce both a printed newspaper and a website on a topic of interest to South Florida. In past years, the publication (Montage) has been a national award winner and the program has been a transformative experience for the students. Encourage your finest students to apply.

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    Poynter High School Journalism Program
    June 14, 2020 - June 19, 2020 Poynter Institute for Media Studies St. Petersburg, Florida
    Application deadline: April 13, 2020

    Be a better writer, photographer and multimedia ninja. Learn about the news business from the inside, from local journalists and Poynter’s expert faculty. Understand why journalism matters and how you can be a part of it, whether or not you plan to pursue it as a career. Apply to be one of a prestigious group of high school students in the Tampa Bay area selected to participate in this intensive Poynter program. This one-week workshop will improve your writing and photography, teach you new ways to use social media and digital storytelling tools, and hone your understanding of journalism’s role in a democracy. No prior journalism experience required — just an interest in the world around you. Tuition for the week-long training is $375 per student and includes supplies, a workshop T-shirt and lunch each day.

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  • Georgia

    Digital Media Summer Camp
    June 13, 2020 - June 20, 2020 Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University Macon, Georgia
    Application deadline: April 12, 2020

    Each summer, top high school students from some of the top journalism, yearbook and media programs from around the United States travel to Mercer University to learn the latest tools for digital storytelling. Working with CCJ's university faculty, journalists in residents and partner journalists, you will: create content for a web-based publication; learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript; hone your writing & photography skills; improve your social media usage; try your hand at radio & video and work with professional editors & reporters. If you are a high school student interested in telling compelling stories through photo, video, audio, and the written word this camp is for you. You won't spend your time cooped up in a classroom; you'll get out into the community, practicing new skills with professionals guiding you. We'll also have many fun activities (this is camp, after all). In eight days, campers learn or improve their knowledge of, and skills in, DSLR cameras, Premiere, Photoshop, Audition, writing for the web and more. Many students will receive full scholarships to attend for FREE, thanks to a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For 2020 the cost of camp is $400, but scholarships are available.

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    Youth Media Institute
    June 21, 2020 - June 26, 2020 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Georgia
    Application deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Youth Media Institute is a week-long intensive “All Things WarnerMedia” program focused on leadership and media career development held the last week in June on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Ever wanted to go behind the scenes during a newscast or learn the ins and outs at any WarnerMedia 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 WarnerMedia, Youth Media Institute takes you through a jam-packed week of workshops and roundtables led by & WarnerMedia executives, in-depth tours of CNN or WarnerMedia Studios and dynamic networking events with WarnerMedia employees. Plus, you’ll “make the pitch” to WarnerMedia executives at week’s end in a competitive, team-based media challenge. All cost for room, board and program materials are covered by WarnerMedia. Students will reside in the college dorms at Georgia Tech, supervised by 21CL staff.

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    UGA Grady College Media & Leadership Academy
    June 7, 2020 - June 12, 2020 University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Athens, Georgia
    Application deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Media & Leadership Academy at Grady College is an intensive residential one-week program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to rising high school sophomores to seniors from across the United States and U.S. territories interested in the mass communication field. Incoming UGA freshmen who intend to study at Grady College are also eligible to attend. Participants will choose from one of the three offered tracks: Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations or Entertainment. Participants will spend the first half of the week learning about their chosen track. In the second half of the week, they will develop more specific skill sets based on their interests by working on teams to complete a class project. Academy participants will stay in a residence hall during the week. Nightly activities throughout the week will provide opportunities for participants to network and have fun.

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  • Illinois

    360° Sports & Entertainment Camp
    July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois
    Application deadline: April 21, 2019

    The 360° Entertainment Camp is a 6-day residential program for all students who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2019. Students get hands-on experience about entertainment media from every angle for $499 with some scholarships available. Learn from College of Media faculty and pros in the field: create multimedia content, including blogging and podcasts; operate drones and GoPros for video production; write first-person commentary and film reviews; discover how to brand yourself and your ideas. Attendees will have plenty of time to attend evening activities, field trips and explore the Urbana-Champaign campus. Space is limited, so sign up early!

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    Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
    June 28, 2020 - July 31, 2020 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
    Application deadline: March 16, 2020

    The Institute, also known as “Medill Cherubs,” is a five-week journalism program for up to 84 rising high school seniors at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Students learn from accomplished journalists and university professors while gaining practical experience in the field. It covers various aspects of journalism including reporting, writing and editing for print, broadcast and digital media; editorials, columns and blogs; news and feature photography; audio and video. By the end of the summer, students create a body of work, build connections and meet aspiring journalists from around the world. The cost is $6,100, which includes tuition, room and board, and health service fees. The Institute has nearly $100,000 in scholarships and financial aid available for 2020 students.

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  • Indiana

    BSU Journalism Workshops
    June 14, 2020 - June 18, 2020 Ball State University Muncie, Indiana
    Application deadline: May 13, 2020

    Located at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, this uniquely-structured workshop offers cutting edge courses for staffs and advisers in our state-of-the-art facilities on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation.  Journalists and advisers will attend a five-day workshop to hone the skills necessary to hit the ground running when school resumes in the fall. Of course, the fun factor of BSU Journalism Workshops is off the charts! With a volleyball tournament and game nights, free time is filled with activities. For more than 50 years, BSU Journalism Workshops has set trends and trained staff members, student leaders and advisers in broadcast, web, news, yearbook, social media, mobile journalism and more in our innovative programs using cutting-edge technology.

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    High School Journalism Institute
    July 6, 2020 - July 16, 2020 Indiana University, The Media School Bloomington, Indiana
    Application deadline: June 15, 2020

    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. The 2020 workshops are July 6-10 and July 12-16.

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  • Iowa

    Media Now Iowa
    July 6, 2020 - July 9, 2020 Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
    Application deadline: June 29, 2020

    Join us at Drake University for our third summer in Des Moines, where students and advisers choose a single-track to immerse themselves in for the four days they are with us. Participate in hands-on projects and showcase them in a campus-wide awards ceremony to cap off our time together. It’s an awesome opportunity to deep dive into that area of interest and hone your skills. No matter what level you arrive with, we’ll push you, encourage and train you to move to the next. Classes include: Editorial Leadership, Beginning Writing, Advanced Writing, Photography, Video, Design, Yearbook, Political Communication, Sports Journalism, Entrepreneurship, Advising Publications and School Newspapers Online (SNO) will be there to help staffs with their online news sites.

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    Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 19, 2020 - July 23, 2020 University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication Iowa City, Iowa
    Application deadline: June 12, 2020

    For 67 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. There are also two online for credit classes for instructions offered.

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  • Kansas

    Flint Hills Publications Workshop
    July 12, 2020 - July 14, 2020 Collegian Media Group at Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas
    Application deadline: June 26, 2020

    A tradition dating back to 1961 at Kansas State University, The Flint Hills Publications Workshop has maintained the same goal throughout it’s more than 50 year history — to prepare publications staffs for the new school year by imparting critical journalistic skills. After this workshop you should feel excited to get the year started off right. You’ll have the tools you’ll need to motivate your staff, take better photos, write better stories and design better publications. We also want to provide a platform for you to start producing your publication over the summer.  If you are a yearbook staff, arrive with ideas and leave with a fully developed theme, cover design, opening and inside spread design and all ready for finishing touches once you’re back in school. If you work on a newspaper staff, imagine a redesign that will catch the attention of your entire school and have it finished before you even step back on campus.

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    Jayhawk Media Workshop
    June 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
    Application deadline: May 22, 2020

    Our 2020 theme for the Jayhawk Media Workshop is "What We're Made Of." 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. Come find out “What We’re Made Of” at the Jayhawk Media Workshop 2020.

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  • Kentucky

    WKU Summer Media Workshops
    June 7, 2020 - June 13, 2020 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: April 30, 2020

    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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    Xposure High School Journalism Workshop
    June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: April 26, 2019

    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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  • Maine

    Institute for Environmental Journalism - Maine Session
    July 5, 2020 - July 17, 2020 InsideClimate News & College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, Maine
    Application deadline: May 1, 2020

    Come to InsideClimate News' and the College of the Atlantic's Institute for Environmental Journalism this summer. Learn from award-winning journalists and instructors, immerse yourself in climate science, go off-site on reporting trips, hear from guest speakers, and most importantly spend the afternoons reporting and producing an original piece of publishable journalism they will complete by the end of the Institute.

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  • Massachusetts

    Sports Broadcasting Pre-College Program
    July 5, 2020 - August 18, 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: June 15, 2020

    Love sports? Love broadcast journalism? You’ll love this 2-week hands-on sports broadcasting program at UMass Journalism. Learn the basics of sports broadcasting in a new state-of-the-art broadcast studio with experienced UMass Journalism faculty as your teachers. You will: learn about story idea generation, game preparation, interviewing, script writing, camera work, video/audio editing and on-air presentation; cover actual sports stories in the Amherst area to gain experience in the field; learn how to use our cutting-edge cameras and equipment; have a great time with new friends in the process. Program fees include on-campus housing and meals with UMass Dining, ranked #1 in the U.S. for campus food, plus evening social activities and off-campus excursions.

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    Emerson College Summer Journalism Institute
    July 6, 2020 - July 24, 2020 Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Journalism Institute helps rising sophomores, juniors and seniors explore digital journalism techniques in a variety of multimedia formats. Students move beyond the traditional methods of communicating news and explore using Twitter and other social media through their mobile devices to find and interview sources, take and format pictures, and shoot and edit video. These elements get scripted to create packages online and on the air. The program takes advantage of Emerson College's state-of-the-art journalism labs giving students access to the ultimate multimedia learning environment.

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    How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication
    June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020 New England Scholastic Press Association, Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: May 29, 2020

    The New England Scholastic Press Association hosts this workshop on the Boston University campus. Includes sessions on how to: keep a journalistic balance; deal with legal and ethical considerations; teach the staff to cover the school and its community; teach the staff to write and edit news, features, sports and opinion along with maintaining a lively forum for student opinion; motivate the staff'; teach fundamentals of photojournalism and design; maintain a good relationship with faculty and parents; use special pages, special sections and spreads as training vehicles; plan, set goals and schedule copy flow for print and online; manage the business side; critique the publication; make the most of professional resources.  

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    New England High School Journalism Collaborative Summer Workshop
    June 20, 2020 - June 27, 2020 Regis College, Simmons University, The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: March 1, 2019

    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

    MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 26, 2020 - July 30, 2020 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
    Application deadline: June 10, 2020

    You have the power to shape the world around you through the images you capture, facts you uncover and stories you tell. But first you have to break through the clutter. How can you stand out from all the other messages that surround us? Now is the time to FIND YOUR VOICE. Let us help you at the 2020 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. You’ll spend five days on Michigan State University’s campus working with some of the best instructors in the nation. Then take what you learn back to your school newspaper, yearbook, video production or news website. Don’t work on a student media staff? Our journalism-focused curriculum provides skills and techniques that you can apply in a variety of areas — from class to life. Become a better writer, explore print or digital media creation and build your confidence. You’ll make new friends for life, and we guarantee you’ll leave ready to make an impact on the world.

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  • Minnesota

    ThreeSixty Journalism News Reporter Academy
    July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota
    Application deadline: April 1, 2019

    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! Week one is July 8-12 and week two is July 15-19.

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  • Missouri

    Missouri Advertising & Public Relations Workshop
    June 20, 2020 - June 26, 2020 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: April 24, 2020

    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 20, 2020 - June 26, 2020 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: April 5, 2020

    The MUJW workshop will allow students to investigate and develop packages across many areas of coverage. Students will be immersed in learning The Missouri Method of journalism at the world’s oldest journalism school. Working in The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute as well as having exposure to the Columbia Missourian and KOMU TV-8, mid-Missouri’s local NBC affiliate, students will have the opportunity to learn from teaching professionals in the industry while getting the chance to research and develop original story ideas for the Urban Pioneer, MUJW’s online publication. Original reporting experience will give students real newsroom skills and allow for more creative work. Since not all assignments pan out, visiting journalists and faculty will have information on current issues that can generate more ideas for coverage. We will also focus on accuracy and covering diverse communities that are often left out of the news coverage.

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    Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop
    June 20, 2020 - June 26, 2020 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri
    Application deadline: April 5, 2020

    After a 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.

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    Media Now St. Louis
    June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020 Webster University St. Louis, Missouri
    Application deadline: June 15, 2020

    Join us at Webster University for a day camp experience presented conference-style. We are offering over 100 different topics to fill your schedule and melt your mind. Choose from a variety of critique sessions, leadership trainings and best practices for storytelling to round out your three-day experience with us. Workshop sessions span in topics from design, writing, photography and video to web design, social media and iPhone storytelling. You’ll have an opportunity to deep dive into illustrations, infographics, video stand-ups, interviewing techniques, photo essays and mobile video editing. Special tracks and hands-on workshops will also be available. This Media Now Day Camp format at Webster will be offered June 22 – 24, 2020 running 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Learn from professional journalists, collegiate faculty and high school advisers. Lunch is provided.

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  • New Jersey

    Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019 Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey
    Application deadline: April 15, 2019

    A program for high school students designed to prepare them for college and potential fields of study within journalism and communications. Students will engage in hands-on training with various forms of communication media and will learn reporting skills across multiple platforms.

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    Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop
    July 19, 2019 - July 28, 2019 Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Application deadline: April 15, 2019

    The Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop for New Jersey High School Students at Rutgers University is a 10-day journalism boot camp dedicated to inspiring a diverse group of talented high school students to pursue careers in journalism, and developing and improving skills in writing and editing as well as digital media skills. Admission is competitive. Students attend on full scholarship and all expenses, including room and board, are covered by the program.

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    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
    July 31, 2020 - August 10, 2020 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
    Application deadline: February 17, 2020

    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 Mexico

    High School Journalism Workshop
    June 2, 2019 - June 5, 2019 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Application deadline: May 25, 2019

    New Mexico high school students are invited to come to the University of New Mexico on June 2-5 to learn the ins and outs of newspapers and journalism. The 2019 version of the workshop will include the same three-day program that gives students a taste of all aspects of print and digital newspaper production. The students will learn from top professionals and educators in New Mexico how to report and write articles for print and online newspapers. They will learn the basics of photojournalism, copy editing,page design and journalism ethics over the course of the workshop. Cost for the workshop is $150, but scholarships are available and no student will be turned away. For the price of admission, students will stay at the University of New Mexico dorms. Meals will be provided. At the end of the workshop, the students will have produced a print and online version of The Future Press.

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  • New York

    NYU Precollege
    May 26, 2020 - August 16, 2020 New York University New York, New York
    Application deadline: March 15, 2020

    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 26 – July 5, 2020; Session 2: July 6 – August 16, 2020. Tuition and fees for a four-credit class is approximately $6,500.

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    NYC Summer Academy
    June 7, 2020 - July 31, 2020 The New York Times New York, New York
    Application deadline: February 10, 2020

    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.

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    Broadcast Journalism Camp
    July 26, 2020 - August 15, 2020 New York Film Academy New York, New York
    Application deadline: July 1, 2020

    Several years ago, NBC approached the New York Film Academy to start an education program where aspiring broadcast journalists could acquire the real-world skill set necessary to thrive in broadcast TV, cable, and internet news. Now, we extend that same caliber of training to teens in our 3-Week Broadcast Journalism Camp, located in the international news capital of New York City. Through study and hands-on practice, camp students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of broadcast journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, hands-on production, and the students’ own work. Students study under our world-class faculty, whose work has been seen on local and national television as well as cable and digital platforms. Each student produces two projects, shot with single-camera setups and edited on industry-standard editing software. This intensive workshop provides a strong introduction to necessary digital and journalism skills. Many of our camp graduates have gone on to further study or internships, which were greatly helped by the foundational skills they learned at the Academy. Tuition and fees is $ 3,335, room and board is additional.

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    Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalism
    July 26, 2020 - August 1, 2020 Stony Brook University School of Journalism Stony Brook, New York
    Application deadline: March 13, 2020

    This intensive, seven-day residential summer workshop is designed for current Long Island and NYC high school sophomores and juniors considering careers in journalism. The workshop introduces students to basic skills in news reporting, writing and editing and the use of video and still photography. Classes are taught by professional journalists. Students will live at the University and work in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom. As a culminating activity, students will produce original work across several media platforms. There is a fee of $500 to be paid upon acceptance into the program which covers room and board, but all other expenses including tuition are covered by charitable contributions. Scholarships are available in cases of financial hardship.

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    Summer Academy at The King's College
    July 26, 2020 - July 31, 2020 The King's College New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 15, 2020

    Summer Academy at The King’s College is a week-long camp designed for high school students who love ideas and want to understand the moral and intellectual foundations of modern society from a biblical worldview. Through original source readings, lectures, and discussions you will broaden your understanding of the ideas that animate our society. You will experience New York City through visits to newsrooms, museums, historic sites, activities, discussions, and other attractions. Summer Academy offers two journalism tracks from July 26 to 31: sports journalism and arts & culture reporting.

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    CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 21, 2020 - June 26, 2020 Columbia University New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 15, 2020

    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 - all while in "the media capital of the world". The Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites print and online staffs to its 39th annual Summer Journalism Workshop, held on the historic campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. Each student or adviser participant will be required to register for a particular class sequence, focusing on either writing, editing, management or advanced design. Registration for this five-day intensive program is limited to 200 participants, with a waiting list to be maintained once the limit has been reached.

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    NYU Urban Journalism Workshop
    July 20, 2020 - July 29, 2020 NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York, New York
    Application deadline: April 29, 2020

    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 24, 2020 - June 27, 2020 School of Media and Journalism/UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp is now accepting applications. Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply. This four-day residential workshop will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much more. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The camp will feature visiting sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it's like to work on a sports media deadline. Registration fee of $550 for in-state students and $1,100 for out-of-state students covers lodging, meals, instruction, press pass and camp T-shirt.

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    Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media
    July 6, 2020 - July 9, 2020 School of Media and Journalism/UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: March 6, 2020

    The 2020 Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media will be held July 6-9. The fully-funded program is for high school students who will be seniors in the 2020-2021 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 one-week program will learn from classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice and professional mentors. The workshop will consist of 50 hours 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 15, 2020 - June 18, 2020 N.C. Scholastic Media Association/UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    The North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute will be June 15-18 in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. High school journalism students and their advisers are invited to enroll. This intensive four-day workshop teaches innovative and effective ways of communicating through scholastic media. Instructors from across the state and nation offer their expertise in news (online, broadcast and print sequences), yearbook, literary magazine, photojournalism and design. Students have the opportunity to create a news broadcast, develop a workshop newspaper, collaborate on an online news site, participate in a leadership boot camp or register for a creativity boot camp.

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  • Ohio

    CSJ Advanced Advising Workshop
    July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019 Center for Scholastic Journalism Kent, Ohio
    Application deadline: March 1, 2019

    At no cost to attendees, the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State is offering a week-long immersive workshop for advisers with at least five years experience to help them upgrade their skills and expand their knowledge. Topics include digital content management, solutions journalism, data reporting and augmented reality. University creditor CEUs available also available.

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    High School Journalism Workshop
    July 8, 2020 - July 11, 2020 Ohio University Athens, Ohio
    Application deadline: June 7, 2020

    Students will explore journalism from multiple perspectives — all of which reflect the changing nature and growing demands of the craft. The workshop will include faculty from the School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication, as well as staff from WOUB. In addition, several visiting professionals will serve as classroom instructors. Ohio University's 2020 High School Journalism Workshop will include: opportunities to experience the latest journalism techniques, diversity scholarships that cover up to 100 percent of the cost of the workshop for students, an opportunity to spend time on Ohio University's historic Athens campus, and the chance to earn college credit!

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  • Oklahoma

    July 13, 2019 - July 19, 2019 Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
    Application deadline: April 22, 2019

    The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students, scheduled each summer. The program’s goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism. The program is funded by several organizations including the Dow Jones News Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU. Selected students will be given free room and board in a residence hall on the University of Oklahoma campus. Supervision of their stay will be provided at all times by peer counselors and OU staff members. Participants will attend training sessions throughout the day and evening in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Participants will research, report, write, video and edit stories on a variety of topics and news events. Instructors will come from a variety of educational institutions and professional media organizations.

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  • Oregon

    OJEA Summer Adviser Workshop
    July 20, 2020 - July 23, 2020 Oregon Journalism Education Association Ashland, Oregon
    Application deadline: June 15, 2020

    The OJEA Summer Adviser Workshop will be returning to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, July 20-23, 2020. Workshops in Advising Newspaper and Yearbook, Advanced Advising, Digital Photography and Advising Broadcast Journalism will be offered. Whether you are a veteran or beginner, the workshops will have valuable content for you. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills, log PDU or CTE hours and get college credit if you choose. After hours, enjoy the nationally respected Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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    Next Generation Storytelling
    June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon
    Application deadline: May 17, 2019

    Next Generation Storytelling is a summer residential experience at the University of Oregon that will empower high school students to develop their critical thinking, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills while building strong voices as effective communicators. With a focus on emerging technology and media, NGS immerses residents in current and future best practices in journalism, media studies, advertising, and public relations. Students will participate in hands-on, experiential learning through courses that challenge them to explore journalism and media. They will also hear from featured speakers ranging from prominent journalists to executives of major media companies. The program will also offer the opportunity to see modern working media facilities. Program costs $950.

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  • Pennsylvania

    Penn State Digital Journalism Camp
    July 5, 2020 - July 10, 2020 Penn State University College of Communications University Park, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    Digital journalism represents the future of storytelling. Campers will write, produce and edit content while working alongside seasoned journalists. Campers will develop essential storytelling skills using photography, video, writing and social media as well as emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video. Campers will hone their production and writing skills. They'll also learn about interviewing, and practice that vital skill, while covering live events. They will also visit a working newsroom. Sessions provide a focus on a variety of approaches and topics, including: arts and culture; photojournalism; social media; sports; and even weather-related news. Examples of previous camp events include: Central Pa. Festival of the Arts, covering live sporting events, interviewing an astronaut, and visiting the Penn State dairy farm. No experience is necessary. You need only to want to learn. And you'll be able to do that while using professional cameras, including 360-degree cameras, as well as becoming proficient in Adobe Premiere, the industry standard software.

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    The Morning Call Academy Journalism 101
    July 8, 2019 - July 25, 2019 The Morning Call Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: May 24, 2019

    If you are between the ages of 17 and 19 and want to gain experience in the exciting world of journalism, answer the call to enroll in The Morning Call’s newsroom class. The Morning Call Academy offers hands-on instruction in reporting, writing and multimedia.This is a three-week program Monday through Thursday starting July 8, 2019, where the students will spend 5 hours per day (Monday-Thursday) learning from our professional journalists.

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    Point Park University Summer High School Journalism Workshop
    June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019 Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    Get a taste of your career-to-be at Point Park University's Summer High School Journalism Workshop. High school students entering grades 9-12 will meet journalists in their chosen specialty and produce content for a student-created website.  Students will focus on their area of interest (news, sports, entertainment, the environment, politics); learn and apply the aesthetic principles of photography and web design to more effectively tell a story and develop better writing and interviewing skills. Additionally, students will tour Pittsburgh's best venues. In the past, students have visited PNC Park, PPG Paints Arena, Stage AE and attended a live taping at KDKA-TV.  Students will also soak up Point Park University's urban campus participating in activities around the City of Pittsburgh. Cost: $349 (residential); $249 (non-residential)

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    Penn State Broadcast Journalism Camp
    July 5, 2020 - July 10, 2020 Penn State University College of Communications University Park, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    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.
    They'll also gain insight into other areas of TV news/sports from experienced professionals who have worked in the TV 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 those 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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  • South Carolina

    Carolina Journalism Institute
    June 10, 2020 - June 13, 2020 Southern Interscholastic Press Association Columbia, South Carolina
    Application deadline: May 21, 2020

    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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  • Tennessee

    Lipscomb-THSPA J-Camp
    June 2, 2019 - June 6, 2019 Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee

    THSPA partners with Lipscomb University to host J-Camp -- a five-day intensive program to help young journalists hone their journalism skills in writing and other media, meet with professionals in the field, and give students the opportunity to bring their high school publications to a whole new level. Students and advisers from across the state will have the chance to learn and have fun together. Advisers may earn continuing-education credit.

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  • Texas

    Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp
    June 14, 2020 - June 27, 2020 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
    Application deadline: April 30, 2020

    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: $1,900

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    Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop
    June 28, 2020 - July 2, 2020 National Scholastic Press Association Dallas, Texas

    As the face of instructional journalism continues to evolve, there are lots of new areas for students to learn and grow. We hope you will join us in Dallas this summer for the opportunity to sharpen and gain new skills in the areas of photography, graphic design, advertising, writing, leadership and more. This is the third year the Gloria Shields Workshop, which has educated thousands of high school journalists for 39 years, has partnered with National Scholastic Press Association, which has a 99-year history of educating student journalists.

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    ILPC Summer Workshop
    June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020 University of Texas, Austin Austin, Texas
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    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 $240 per person. Registration closes June 1.

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    July 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019 University of Texas, El Paso El Paso, Texas
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    Students participating in the Journalism in July Workshop at the University of Texas, El Paso, take their cameras, audio recorders and notebooks to downtown El Paso to get a look at the stories in the heart of the city. The students begin their training on the UTEP campus with lectures and demonstrations on traditional newsgathering and new multimedia skills taught by professors and area news professionals. Then, they go into the field to apply their new skills in professional news reporting followed by video editing and web posting.

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    July 18, 2019 - July 22, 2019 University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism Denton, Texas
    Application deadline: March 1, 2019

    The Mayborn School of Journalism Multimedia High School Workshop is a week-long residential workshop designed to give students a hands-on experience in storytelling a multimedia world. The first segment of the workshop will be held at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference where students will meet noted authors and aspiring writers. They will also tweet and write blogs. At the UNT campus in Denton students will be challenged even more and will create a multimedia production by the end of the week. Eligible students are incoming high school juniors, seniors and seniors who have graduated just prior to the workshop. The workshop fee is $250, which covers hotel, food and all expenses except for transportation to Grapevine and from Denton before and after the workshop.

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  • Virginia

    The Virginian-Pilot Journalism Workshop
    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019 The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, Virginia
    Application deadline: April 22, 2019

    The Virginian-Pilot Journalism Workshop offers high school and college students the chance to learn about journalism, to meet other students with similar interests in news, and to have fun! Students are immersed into print and online journalism and includes sessions on writing, reporting, photography and how to engage audiences through social media. Classes are taught by staff at The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press. The program is free, though transportation will not be provided to the downtown Norfolk office.

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    Virginia Yearbook Workshop
    June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019 University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 11, 2019

    Attending the Virginia Yearbook Workshop will put you amazingly far ahead. We motivate staffs to create the theme and develop the ladder, as well as begin working on design templates for the entire book.

    This is the perfect opportunity for middle or high school or college yearbook staffs to come together, set goals and walk away with a jump-start for their next yearbook.

    The Virginia Yearbook Workshop is sponsored by the local Jostens Yearbook representatives in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. You do not have to work with Jostens to attend.

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    Washington Journalism and Media Conference
    July 12, 2020 - July 24, 2020 George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia
    Application deadline: May 31, 2020

    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. This summer’s conferences will take place July 12 to 17 and July 19 to 24, 2020. 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. Tuition to attend the Conference is $2,150.

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    jCamp at JMU
    July 12, 2020 - July 16, 2020 James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    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 2020, a five-day 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 in the coming year. This year, we are moving to storytelling strands. Each camper will work with an instructor who will teach them all the basics of journalism. Campers will also get to choose from a wide variety of break-out sessions each day so they get the opportunity to explore all facets of journalism including photography, videography, writing, design, law and ethics, social media/digital journalism and so much more! Advisers can attend with their students or students can come individually. Students stay in the dorms at James Madison University, and meals are included in the registration fee.

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  • West Virginia

    Marshall University H.S. Journalism Workshop
    June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019 Marshall University Huntington, West Virginia
    Application deadline: May 11, 2019

    Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a high school journalism workshop June 23-28. Workshop participants will conduct interviews, write articles for print and online, study layout/design principles and learn to use social media.  Students will also be embedded at The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington’s local newspaper. Students will shadow various Herald-Dispatch beat reporters, participate in news budget meeting and be exposed to various aspects of journalism, including photography, video and page design.  Tuition, housing and living expenses will be covered by Marshall University.

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  • Wisconsin

    KEMPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 26, 2020 - July 29, 2020 Kettle Moraine Press Association and Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Application deadline: July 1, 2020

    The Kettle Moraine Press Association wants you to join us for a summer camp experience that legends are made of and where stories come alive. The 2020 camp will be held from July 26-29. ​The Kettle Moraine Press Association’s Summer Journalism Workshop is rich with tradition and excellence. Our four-day workshop provides students with one of the best educational experiences in the nation, with some of the best instructors. On top of that, we firmly believe the “camp” experience is equally important. Our KEMPA Kampers have a blast getting to know one another in our unique house system and challenges. KEMPA Kampers stay in dorms on Marquette’s campus in the heart of Milwaukee, which provides our camp with access to a number of opportunities for storytelling, team building, and more. It also means that we are a short distance from many forms of transportation if you are coming in from far away. We have some of the best instructors in the country, with one of the strongest curriculums. Our curriculum is tracked and provides students with a variety of learning experiences geared toward each student’s ability level and experience. Our instructors develop the courses to provide for a wide variety of skills and interest levels, all in an effort to make every KEMPA Kamper the most successful he or she can be.

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