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Teacher programs and workshops

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 programs.




  • The Arkansas Scholastic Press Association sponsors the Summer Publications Workshop for Teachers and Students at Ouachita Baptist University. Contact Beth Shull.


  • The California Scholastic Press Association will hold its summer journalism workshop at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
  • Camp STN Los Angeles is a four-day free video journalism training program for Los Angeles teachers.
  • Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University is a weeklong journalism camp for students and advisers focusing on 21st century journalism skills.
  • Newspapers2 will hold its adviser workshop at California State University, Long Beach. It teaches all the basics an adviser needs to know.
  • digital RENOvation from the Journalism Education Association of Northern California is for both students and advisers. The focus is on convergence journalism.


District of Columbia

  • The Intensive Journalistic Writing Institute will be hosting a workshop to help teachers use journalistic writing in their AP English Language & Composition/journalism classes in Washington, D.C. This year it will be at The Washington Post. If interested, contact Carol Lange.
  • The Journalism Education Association will hold the Advisers Institute. Graduate credit is available. For additional information, go to the JEA Web site.
  • Getting into Multimedia is sponsored by HSBJ and The National Press Club. CEU credits will be available for this three-day, intensive workshop.








  • The New England Scholastic Press Association sponsors a summer workshop, How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication, at Boston University in the College of Communication. 


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


  • The National Scholastic Press Association holds its summer workshop for students and teachers at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • Jostens Adviser University focuses on strategy and methodology for advisers of yearbooks, newspapers and magazines.


  • The Mississippi Workshop for High School Journalism Teachers is held at the University of Mississippi. Contact Beth Fitts for details.


  • The University of Missouri in Columbia offers a Summer Media Workshop for yearbook and newspaper students. It has units for beginners and advanced students with special sections on photography and desktop publishing.


New York

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association will hold its Summer Journalism Workshop, at Columbia University.
  • The Newhouse School at Syracuse University will host Advising 101. Contact Sherri Taylor for more information.
  • Camp STN New York is a four-day free video journalism training program for New York City teachers.
  • Looking for teachers who teach critical thinking to the first generation that lives on social media.
     It's the fifth annual Summer Institute for News Literacy Teachers at Stony Brook University.

North Carolina


  • Kent State University's Scholastic Media Program is offering graduate-credit workshops to guest students OR to those in the 36-credit online master’s degree program


South Carolina

South Dakota

  • South Dakota State University will host the Summer Institute. Contact Doris Giago for more information.


  • The Journalism Education Association holds an adviser retreat at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.


  • Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop will hold several classes for students and advisers on a variety of editorial and advertising subjects. It will take place at the Harvey Hotel DFW near D/FW Airport.
  • Allen (Texas) High School will host the Association of Texas Photography Instructors' Summer Workshop for Instructors Only.
  • 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.
  • Balfour, a yearbook publishing company, offers two workshops for beginning and experienced yearbook advisers: one day of technical training and/or three days of adviser training learn more. Classes are taught by teachers with years of advising experience register online.


  • The Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers puts on its J-Camp at Virginia Tech for students and teachers.


  • The Washington Journalism Education Association hosts its Summer Workshop on the campus of Western Washington University.