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Summer programs


Many programs are held at the state and regional level by state scholastic press associations. Be sure to check with your local association in addition to perusing this list.

The Dow Jones News Fund maintains an extensive list of non-DJNF student journalism programs and DJNF student programs.


  • American University's Discover the World of Communication program includes courses on communication, scriptwriting, journalism, broadcasting, film, video and photography. Classes are taught by faculty and other media professionals.
  • The Asian American Journalists Association will hold its J-Camp in Washington, D.C.. It is open to all high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, not just those who are Asian/Pacific Islander.
  • The Digital Media Academy program at several locations offers hands-on learning for students in the areas of digital photography and Photoshop, Web design, animation and video.
  • Boston University’s New England Center for Investigative Reporting at the School of Communications, is offering two-week programs in July and August. Choosing from three different session dates, students will live and learn on the BU campus, and participate in investigative reporting workshops led by university faculty, as well as award-winning local and national journalists.





  • Rethink 2008 at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch is a commuter workshop for advisers and journalism teams. Contact Jack Kennedy, workshop director, at or
  • The I-News Investigative Journalism Institute gives high school students an opportunity to spend the week of July 15-19 at the University of Colorado at Boulder learning how to think, question, and dig for the truth like an investigative reporter.

District of Columbia

  • The Corcoran College of Art + Design offers a summer two-week residential program for aspiring photojournalists. FOCUS on Photojournalism is taught in conjunction with the White House News Photographers' Association and offers students the opportunity to enhance their photography skills while exploring the world of photojournalism in the nation's capital.
  • George Washington University's photojournalism mini-course focuses on developing basic skills and furthering photographic technique; the photograph as a story-telling document that probes social issues and events. Also, July 9-20, George Washington University is holding a two-week seminar for high school students preparing to tackle college work. More details at 100 Reporters.


  • The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla., is holding its High School Journalism Program for students in the Tampa Bay area.
  • The University of Florida's Summer Journalism Institute is a weeklong progam for students and advisers. It offers student workshops for: newspaper editors, yearbook editors, photographers, broadcasters and Web designers. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may attend; graduating seniors may not. Students participate in daylong classes and live in a campus dorm under the supervision of the SJI staff.
  • Walsworth Publishing Workshop of Camp Orlando is holding a workshop for yearbook and newspaper students. Contact them to recieve a brochure and/or more information.


  • The Georgia Journalism Academy is a weeklong program for students and teachers at the University of Georgia presented by the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. Student courses have included advertising, design, leadership, opinion writing, photojournalism and more.
  • The 21st Century Leaders is sponsoring a one-week program for sophomore and juniors at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This media literacy leadership development program exposes participants to various areas of the media business through interactive workshops, tours, roundtable sessions, team-building exercises, and an etiquette dinner.  Participants learn the practice of “pitching” a story.. 


  • Northwestern University holds its competitive National High School Institute for a month during the summer to teach journalism to about 85 students.
  • Media University is offered by the College of Media at the University of Illinois. The program is for high school students interested in journalism, advertising, or media and cinema studies. Students will work on a real project and interact with University of Illinois faculty, ad agency and client personnel, journalists, and media personnel while learning from current University of Illinois students. June 17-28, 2013.
  • Ball State University in Muncie hosts journalism workshops for secondary teachers and students. Classes are taught by award-winning high school advisers and college professors in university classrooms and computer labs. Courses focus on both traditional and new media and emphasize skill sets pertinent to improving storytelling across multiple media platforms.
  • The Indiana University High School Journalism Institute is for students and teachers. It includes a series of intensive journalistic workshops for high school media staff members with concentrations on yearbook, broadcast news, newspaper and photography.


  • The University of Iowa holds a Summer Youth Program in journalism. It includes sessions on photography, desktop publishing, Web site design and newspaper and yearbook design.


  • The University of Kansas' Kansas Journalism Insitute teaches scholastic journalists to better meet the needs of their school publications. Ten academic sections are offered, including design, writing, digital photography, leadership, electronic journalism and beginning and advanced newspaper.


  • The University of Kentucky will host a Multi-Media Journalism Workshop. Workshop participants will learn basic multi-media reporting skills (writing, photography, videography, editing, basic web design) and produce content for a multi-media web site during this one-week, intensive workshop.
  • The Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics will give high schools students a taste of what's in store for them in the work world through a week long "Journalism in the Digital Age" workshop.


  • The University of Maryland sponsors summer programs at the university for high school students. See this site for details.


  • The Boston/Teens In Print Summer Journalism Program runs over the summer. Click here for an application.
  • The Boston Globe welcomes you to enjoy their facility and meet some Globe writers. In addition to the historic and contemporary journalistic ties to Boston, this IJWI will include the literary connections of American literature and the AP exam. for more information, contact Carol Lange (
  • Emerson College's Summer Journalism Institute for High School Students is a two-week program that provides students with basic journalistic techniques and approaches to produce journalism in a variety of formats.


  • Michigan Interscholastic Press Association and Michigan State University sponsor summer journalism programs for students and advisers.


  • The National Scholastic Press Association offers a summer workshop for students and advisers at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.
  • The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, offers a two-week residential a youth journalism program, ThreeSixty.



  • The Missouri School of Journalism, with the help of the Dow Jones News Fund, created the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop in 1971 to encourage high school students to consider journalism as a career. Each summer, high school students from around the country gather on the University of Missouri campus to work under the guidance of professional journalists to produce stories, photos and broadcasts. The work of the MUJW students is published as an online publication called the Urban Pioneer. For more information about the next Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, contact Barbie Mankey at 573-882-6031.
  • A summer media workshop for high school students is sponsored each year by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association. It is open to students interested in journalism who are entering their freshman year of high school through the summer before their freshman year of college. Students from all across the United States are welcome to attend. Topics covered include sports writing, editorial leadership, convergent media, convergence writing, broadcast, design and digital photography. Sessions also are available for advisers. For more information about the next summer media workshop, contact Barbie Mankey at or 573-882-6031. Applications are available through the MU Conference Office.

  • Media Now STL is a summer high school journalism workshop for high school teachers and students that focuses on digital media. Workshops in web, multimedia, photography, design and editor training can all be found at this camp located in the St. Louis Metro area.


  • The Nebraska High School Press Association's Summer Journalism Workshop in Lincoln hosts about 125 student journalists each summer offering students instruction in yearbook production, newspaper layout and design, photography, graphic design, newswriting and editorial leadership.


  • Digital RENOvation from the Journalism Education Association of Northern California is for both students and advisers. The focus is on convergence journalism.

New Jersey

New York

  • The Columbia Scholastic Press Association will hold its Summer Journalism Workshop a workshop with eight sequences in either newspaper or yearbook.
  • The Greene High School Journalism Institute is a residential workshop at Stony Brook University for current Long Island high school students.
  • Join a free, two-week journalism program this summer at Hofstra High School Journalism Institute for high school students to learn journalism skills.
  • New York Film Academy's 4-Week Broadcast Journalism Camp will take place in New York. Students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of broadcast journalism.
  • New York University Journalism's Hyperlocal Newsroom Summer Academy for junior and senior high school students to learn journalism skills. Based in New York City's East Village.
  • The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to encourage minority students to consider a career in journalism. Twenty high school juniors and seniors from the New York City metropolitan area (the five boroughs of NYC in addition to New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester) will be selected to spend 10 days attending an intensive, rigorous multimedia course at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute's new state of the art facilities in Cooper Square, July 16th – 25th. This workshop is free to selected students.

North Carolina


  • Ohio University holds its High School Journalism Workshop in journalism for student editors and writers.
  • The Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics will give high schools students a taste of what's in store for them in the work world through a week long "Journalism in the Digital Age" workshop.


  • Point Park University is holding Summer High School Jounalism Workshops in Pittsburgh. Students can choose print, broadcast or photojournalism as their concentration. For more information contact Heather Star Fiedler.
  • Penn State's Journalism Camp focuses on journalism for high school students, in print, electronic and multimedia.

South Carolina

  • The Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Investigative Journalism is a one-day workshop with no cost to fellowship winners. Twenty outstanding rising juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to learn basic skills in investigative reporting practices, with an emphasis on database and web-based document searching at the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications.


  • The Tennessee High School Press Association holds its J-Camp at Lipscomb University.
  • Belmont University in Nashville offers a journalism camp for high school students interested in learning more about news writing, newspaper layout, online journalism, blogging, video journalism and more. Contact Bonnie Wagonfield for more information.


  • Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop will hold several classes for students and advisers on a variety of editorial and advertising subjects.
  • The University of Texas at Austin hosts the ILPC Summer Workshop for students and advisers. Students with a variety of skill levels and interests will have a chance to attend specific sequences.


  • The Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers puts on its J-Camp at Virginia Tech for students and teachers.
  • The Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers its summer program at George Mason University for students interested in media careers.
  • Learn from some of the country’s best journalism instructors at jCamp, held on the campus of Washington and Lee University from June 23-27.


  • Seattle University and others will sponsor the Journalism Summer Workshop for high school students in June. All expenses are paid.
  • The Washington Journalism Education Association presents its Summer Journalism Workshop for newspaper, yearbook and broadcast students. It will include sessions in production, leadership, photojournalism, writing and more.


  • The Kettle Moraine Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater gives publication staffs an advantage as they approach the challenge of covering their schools’ activities.
  • Marquette University in Milwaukee presents its Urban Journalism Workshop, developed to encourage high school students to pursue journalism careers.