Summer workshop directory

Listings in the summer workshop directory are sponsored posts. If you would like your summer workshop listed, please contact Porter@jea.org.

June workshops

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

June 20-23
Virtual
No cost to attend.
Must apply by May 31.

Annual national conference for high school journalists in their junior year. Students selected from across the USA will gather (virtually) June 20-23, have an opportunity to meet and learn from one another, share their passion for journalism, learn from the pros  and join a growing network of more than 1,500 Free Spirit alumni. Participants are awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

Media Now
at Webster University

June 22-23
St. Louis
$250-$350
Register by June 17.

Media Now at Webster University is a two-day jam to boost your skills this summer. We offer nine courses to choose from for this 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. day camp. We’ll cover topics from design, writing, photography, leadership, web, photography and video. Join us and our seasoned Media Now instructors as we get you ready to make your publications thrive in the coming school year.

Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

Sessions starting June 20, July 4 and July 18
Boston / Virtual
$1,300-$3,700 
Register by May 13.

The Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University gives students ages 14 to 18 the opportunity to expand their skills and prepare for college, either through a residential experience on campus or through remote instruction from home.  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.  Sessions run two weeks, on-campus or learn-from-home. Choose News Reporting and Writing, or a new Photojournalism option (on-campus only).

Gloria Shields NSPA Media Workshop

June 26-30
Dallas
$125-$145 
Register by June 15.

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. The 2022 workshop, scheduled to return to Dallas, will offer both the training and the flexibility you need. Whether you’re part of a group or flying solo, you can pick the approach to match situation, your staff and your schedule. Instruction is returning to the time-tested format used during the in-person workshop. Students will enroll in one workshop class, based on experience level and offering a combination of instruction and hands-on work.

Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp

June 19 to July 1
Fort Worth, Texas
$2,000
Register by May 1.

Texas Christian University’s Department of Journalism offers an intensive, two-week digital reporting residency program for high school students. Get hands-on experience, learning from and working with journalism students, faculty and staff. Media professionals from Dallas/Fort Worth share their expertise and experiences with students, discussing media careers and changes in the media landscape. Students will develop their critical thinking and writing skills while generating story ideas, which they then report and develop into news stories for the website and an episode of our TCU News Now newscast. 

Summer Media Academy

Sessions starting June 12
and June 26

Athens, Georgia
$440 day. $1,040 overnight.
Register by May 13.

The Summer Media Academy at the University of Georgia is a series of in-person workshops designed for high school students ages 13 to 17. Programs are offered in three subject areas: Advertising and Public Relations, overnight June 12-18 OR day camp June 13-17; Journalism, overnight June 12-18 OR day camp June 13-17; and Entertainment and Media Studies, overnight June 26 -July 2 OR day camp June 27-July 1. Instructors will lead engaging activities and help participants to complete specialized portfolio projects over the course of each week. Limited need-based financial assistance is available and those applications are due March 31. 

Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop

June 19-25
Flagstaff, Arizona
$0-$50.
Register by April 29.

The Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop bring 25 students to live on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Arizona and to work in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom and HD television studio. Students produce multimedia stories, learn how to conduct interviews, work in television, radio, photography and produce a live news broadcast. Students get a taste of college life, learn media skills and are introduced to media industries and jobs. This workshop encourages Native American and other high school students to work together to tell the stories that are important to them and their communities. 

Leonard’s Press Pass Summer Workshop

June 21-23
Orlando, Florida
$200-225.
Register by June 21.

Join yearbook advisers and students from across the states of Florida and Georgia at the 2022 Leonard’s Press Pass Summer Workshop in Universal Orlando! This workshop is designed to help improve the visual and verbal appeal of your school’s publication. Professional photographers, reporters and designers will provide hands-on training that’s tailored to meet your staff and publication goals. Leonard’s is a photography and yearbook company based in St. Augustine, Florida serving over 700 schools in Florida and Georgia.

Missouri School of Journalism High School Workshops

June 25-30
Columbia, Missouri
$675. 
Register by May 27.

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

July workshops

Indiana University, High School Journalism Institute

July 11-15 & July 17-21
Bloomington, Indiana
$425 for students. $25-250 for advisers.
Register by June 20.

Save the Date: July 11-15, July 17-21 
We hope you’ll join us for a summer of endless opportunities: a chance to connect with journalism professionals, other student journalists and award-winning advisers, including HSJI and Indiana University alumni.  Most days at the High School Journalism Institute will include small-group classes, individualized instruction, large-group lectures and evening activities so you can meet others who share your passion for journalism. We hope you will join us in July for a summer experience that will last a lifetime.

Media Now
at Drake University

July 6-9
Des moines, Iowa
$499-$599
Register by July 1.

Join us at Drake University in Des Moines, where students and advisers choose a single-track to immerse themselves in the four days. 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. We’ll have guest speakers, dedicated adviser breakouts and work time, recruitment and retention planning, off-campus tours and team bonding for your students. No matter what level you arrive with, we’ll train you for the next. Great for all skill levels.

Radio / TV Broadcast Camp

July 10-15
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$600-$995
Register by June 12. 

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 and Innovation Center.

Princeton Summer Journalism Program

July 7 to Aug. 5
Princeton, New Jersey
No cost to attend.
Must apply by April 8.

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free, year-long journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for current high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. During the summer, students attend seminars on interdisciplinary topics led by Princeton professors and learn journalism skills from renowned journalists. Participants hold a press conference, write articles about arts and culture, conduct an investigative report and learn multimedia reporting to publish the Princeton Summer Journal, our student newspaper. During their senior year, they'll work 1:1 with a dedicated college prep advisor to complete their college applications. JEA students can apply until April 8.

High School Journalism Workshop

July 6-9
Athens, Ohio
$300.
Register by June 30.

One of the oldest journalism workshops in the country. Held on the beautiful campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Taught by industry professionals and Scripps J School faculty. Select from broadcast, PR, sports, magazine, design, podcasting, photojournalism, news writing. College credit is also available. 

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism

July 9-15
Norman, Oklahoma
No cost to attend. 
Apply by May 8.

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers a summer workshop, at no cost to students, fully grant funded, for promising high school students. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who face barriers to pursuing journalism careers. While experiencing University of Oklahoma dorm and campus life and working in a state-of-the-art digital newsroom in Gaylord College, selected students will learn a variety of skills, such as photography, videography, web publishing, and writing styles including news, opinion and feature. Coached by working journalists, professors and top Gaylord College majors, OIDJ students’ work will be published on the organization’s news website. 

Flint Hills Publications Workshop

July 17-19
Manhattan, Kansas
$200-$485.
Register by June 29.

A tradition dating back to 1961 at Kansas State University, The Flint Hills Publications Workshop has maintained the same goal throughout its more than 60 year history‚ to prepare publications staffs for the new school year by imparting critical journalistic skills.

C-HIT Summer Journalism Workshop

July 18-22
University of Connecticut
$900.
Register by May 31.

The C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism and communication skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Students live in the dorms with program faculty and get the chance to experience life on the University of Connecticut campus for the week.

The Summer Academy at The King’s College IN NYC

July 24-29
New York City
$1,000 commuter. $1,950 residential.
Register by May 15.

Join us for a week at Summer Academy at The King’s College, where you will visit NYC newsrooms and see some of the city’s most treasured landmarks and museums. In the Sports Reporting track, Prof. Clemente Lisi takes you from street basketball to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the World Cup to learn about the history of sports journalism in NYC, ethics in sports media and the faith of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. In the Arts & Culture Reporting track Prof. Paul Glader takes you through NYC’s arts and culture zones, from Broadway musicals to Brooklyn galleries and exhibits at MOMA.

Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops

July 25-28
Virtual
$175-$225.
Register by July 15.

For 70 years, the world’s most prestigious writing university has served the country’s best high school journalists at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops.  Exercising an abundance of caution, the 2022 Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops will be held remotely on Zoom. We have worked hard to prepare an engaging online experience for attendees.  Please join us to explore workshops covering advanced graphic design, investigative reporting, personal writing, photojournalism, leadership, and yearbook. Connect with experienced working media professionals to learn the tools of the trade. 

WJEA Summer Workshop

July 31 to Aug. 3
Seattle
$450-575.
Register by July 8.

WJEA’s Student Journalism Camp (J-Camp) runs concurrently with Adviser workshop, with all food, housing and materials included in the fee. Immersive learning for every experience level on the beautiful campus of Washington State University in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Focus sessions for both experienced and novice students and advisers with plenty of hands-on training in print, broadcast and online media. Please join the WJEA team for a great time at WSU, the home of the Cougers!

Adviser-only workshops

JEA Advisers Institute

July 11-14
New Orleans
JEA member (includes T-shirt) — $170
Nonmember (includes T-shirt) — $199
Registration closes June 10.

JEA Advisers Institute brings journalism teachers from across the country together for a week of adviser-specific training and networking. Regardless of your experience level or the type of publications you advise, the JEA Advisers Institute has programming specifically for you. Explore New Orleans during the Team Storytelling experience while you practice new skills as you work with a team of your peers to create a dynamic story package. 

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