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Next workshop set for July 9-12, 2014

Every summer, the school offers high school students and teachers the opportunity to interact with our faculty while learning the latest techniques for doing journalism in a school setting. The 2014 workshop will include faculty from the School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication, two of the premier institutions in the nation.

Speakers scheduled for the 2014 workshop:

Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Chicago Tribune
Tim Burke, Deadspin
Dean Linke, U.S. National Soccer Team
Meghan Louttit, multimedia producer for The New York Times
Jim Schaefer, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Detroit Free Press

Come back to this page every few weeks to see other speakers as we confirm them!

Ohio University's 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 (advisers earn graduate credit)!

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.

In this video, participants in the 2013 workshop discuss stories they
wish their school's papers would cover.

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.
Advisers will:

  • 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).

One teacher talks about her experience during the 2013 workshop.

Students and advisers must choose their classes on the workshop registration form before registration is considered complete. The workshop fee is $250, which includes room and board for program, attendance at the sessions, and all materials. Discounted rates are available for students and advisers who commute. There are no additional university fees for the optional one hour of credit, although students and advisers seeking credit must complete an Ohio University application form.

Information for the 2014 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 noon-2:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 9), with the opening assembly scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Workshop sessions and converged newsroom activities run until 10 p.m. each night. The workshop ends Saturday, July 12, following a closing assembly. Dorm check-out is at 2 p.m.

For those traveling long distances, dorm rooms are available Tuesday evening (July 8) for an additional fee. Check-in time for early arrivers is 6-8:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact Robert Stewart, workshop director, at 740/593-2601, or by email at info@scrippsjschool.org.

* Diversity scholarships are available to students through support from the Scripps Howard Foundation.