Summer workshop directory

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June workshops

Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp

Fort Worth, Texas
June 2-14
$2,000. Register by May 31.

Texas Christian University faculty introduce students to the fundamentals of digital reporting in a two-week residency program. Media professionals from Fort Worth and Dallas share their expertise and experiences, discussing changes in media and potential 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 will produce content for the website.

UGA Summer Media Academy

Athens, Georgia
June 10-21
$500 (commuter), $1,175 (residential)
Register by May 10.

Do you feel passionate about telling true stories that make the news? Are you interested in careers in the film, television, radio, online, mobile and other new media industries? Or do you want to learn how to become a creative problem solver, writer, decision-maker and persuasive communicator? Gain hands-on experience in these areas during the Summer Media Academy at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Choose from Advertising and Public Relations; Broadcast Journalism; Entertainment and Media Studies; or Multimedia Journalism. Each weeklong program is open to ages 13-17. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

Leonard’s Press Pass
Summer Workshop

Orlando, Florida
June 19-20
$200-$225. Register by June 219.

Join yearbook advisers and students from across the states of Florida and Georgia at the 2024 Leonard’s Press Pass Summer Workshop! 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 goals. Leonard’s is a photography and yearbook company based in St. Augustine, Florida, serving over 700 schools in Florida and Georgia.

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Washington, D.C.
June 22-27
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 in the nation’s capital June 22-27, 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.

Camp Cronkite

Phoenix, Arizona
June 23-28
$699, scholarships available
Register by April 1

Camp Cronkite is a five-day media camp at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. High school students dive head-first into media. By day, Cronkite faculty, staff and student guides lead campers in hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art building on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; then, campers retreat across the street to Gordon Commons, our residential hall, for supervised R&R.

Campers come from across the country to grow their media skills—and get a taste of college life! Learn a variety of topics and skills within journalism and mass communication including digital journalism, broadcast journalism, sports journalism, digital marketing and so much more.

University of Florida
Summer Media Institute

Gainesville, Florida
June 23-28
$850-$1,050. Register by May 15.

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

Gloria Shields
NSPA Media Workshop

June 24-27
$140-$160. Register by June 14

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. Whether you’re part of a group or flying solo, you can pick the approach to match your situation, your staff and your schedule. Students will enroll in one workshop course, based on experience level and offering a combination of instruction and hands-on work. Optional Sunday bonus classes are offered on June 23, for those arriving early. The popular auction and dance are held on the last night followed by an awards ceremony on the last day.

Boston University
Summer Journalism Academy

June 24 to July 12
$6,200. Register by April 19.

Boston University’s Summer Journalism Academy offers an on-campus, three-week residential program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors with journalism experience:  

  • Learn from award-winning, working journalists – including two Pulitzer Prize recipients;
  • Report on actual events around campus and Boston;
  • Publish stories with the Daily Free Press, one of the country’s top college newspapers; 
  • Improve your writing, interviewing and research skills – applicable for any major and career; 
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Fenway Park, Newbury Street, museums and more;
  • Tour nearby colleges: Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Emerson, Brandeis, Tufts and, of course, Boston University.

July workshops

Media Now

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
July 8-11
$450-$550 (students), $350-$550 (advisers)
Register by July 3.

Media Now at Drake University offers up a journalism camp like no other. From fieldwork to field trips, team building to skill building, the instructors of award-winning professional journalists and advisers make this a stand-out experience all the way around. Students deep dive into a single class. Campers have a blast, make new friends from across the country and leave with a showcase portfolio piece in hand. Advisers can join a class or spend time focusing on their own areas of development to get ahead for the next school year. It’s intense. It’s fun. It’s the intensely fun Media Now camp at Drake University, July 8-11.

Indiana University High School Journalism Institute

July 8-12 and
July 14-18
$515-$575 students, $25-$250 advisers
Register by June 15.

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.

E.W. Scripps

Athens, Ohio
July 7-11
$400. Register by June 21.

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s annual workshop for high school journalism students and advisers started in 1946 and is one of the oldest programs in the nation. The School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens offers the opportunity to interact with our faculty and professional journalists while learning journalism’s latest innovations and established practices in a campus setting. The workshop tracks include News Reporting and Writing, Magazine, Broadcast, Podcasting, Visual Storytelling, Sports, Public and Media Relations, and Publication Design. Students can also earn one hour of college credit.

Flint Hills Publications Workshop

Manhattan, Kansas
July 14-16
$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.

Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop

Iowa City, Iowa
July 14-18
$535-$635. Register by June 14.

Immerse yourself in an exciting journalism experience at one of the world’s most prestigious writing universities. You’ll sharpen your skills with expert instructors in the topic of your choice. Tracks include Advanced Graphic Design; Broadcast Journalism; Investigative Reporting; Personal Writing: Writing for Change; and Personal Writing: Writing Opinion and Self Expression; Photojournalism; and Publication Leadership. Get a taste of college life as you live, work and have fun experiencing campus with other students who share your talents and interests. For 70 years, the country’s best high school journalists have converged for intensive learning at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop. Join us July 14-18.

Adviser-only workshops

JEA Advisers Institute

July 15-18
Providence, Rhode Island
JEA member (includes T-shirt) — $199
Nonmember (includes T-shirt) — $229

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 the nation's capital 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. 

ASB Workshop

Springfield, Missouri
June 23-28
$695-$895. Register by May 31.

The original broadcast journalism bootcamp for high school teachers. Join us this summer for our 24th year of memorable training, hands-on exercises and one-of-a-kind networking.


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