College experience — College credit
The workshop gives high school students and student newspaper advisers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn newsgathering skills at one of the nation's premiere journalism schools.
High School Journalism Workshop (June 19-22, 2013)
Ohio University's High School Journalism Workshop will include:
- Opportunities to experience the latest journalism techniques
- The chance to earn college credit (advisers earn graduate credit)
- 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
During the program, students will learn new tricks of the reporting trade that will help them become complete multimedia journalists: print newswriting, blogging, video production, page design, and everything in between. They will explore new trends in social media and convergence journalism.
Finally, students will put their skills to use in the Converged Newsroom, an environment in which students will create professional-quality stories, videos, and other multimedia news products.
High school students will:
- Take part in a flexible multimedia journalism curriculum.
- Attend general session discussions on journalism trends, legal issues, and careers.
- Receive feedback from award-winning faculty and professional journalists on their scholastic publications and productions.
- Work as part of a team to report and produce news as part of a converged newsroom.
- Earn one hour of college credit (eligible students must be juniors or seniors, have at least a B average, and complete an additional application form).
- Develop contacts that last a lifetime.
- Attend sessions of their choosing. Advisers may tag along with their students, or may attend other sessions if they wish.
- Take part in the general sessions, as well as sessions aimed at advisers.
- Participate in the Converged Newsroom, if they wish to do so.
- Earn one hour of graduate credit (optional).
Information for the 2013 Workshop:
Students will stay in a campus dormitory, eat in university dining facilities, and interact with faculty, graduate students, media professionals, and current undergraduate students. The dorms and all activities are supervised. Workshop and dorm check-in are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 19), with the opening session scheduled for 1 p.m. Workshop sessions and converged newsroom activities run until 10 p.m. each night. The workshop ends Saturday, June 22, following a closing assembly. Dorm check-out is at 2 p.m.
For those traveling long distances, dorm rooms are available Tuesday evening (June 18) for an additional fee. Check-in time for early arrivers is 6:30-8 p.m. For any questions, please contact Clay Carey, assistant workshop director, at 740/597-1293, or by email at email@example.com.
NOTE: Registration materials and detailed program will be available in March 2013.
* Diversity scholarships are available to students through support from the Scripps Howard Foundation.