High School Journalism Workshop

High School journalism students jumoing in the airHIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP 2014

University of Idaho
School of Journalism and Mass Media 
June 25-28, 2014

Three Tracks: Multiple Social Media

High school students and teachers work with media professionals exploring print and electronic journalism plus yearbook June 25-28 at the University of Idaho for high school students. The workshop for high school teachers begins June 24.

Workshop participants select a specific track: journalism, broadcasting or yearbook and will have hands-on experience with the production of stories, writing, new media, ethics, legal issues, covering different cultures. Participants in journalism will create a news site for the Web; broadcast students will develop story packages for TV and radio; and yearbook students will develop pages as well as work with professionals on design and budgeting.

Teachers have the opportunity to learn more about teaching journalism to students who come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as a focus on teaching social media. Teachers are eligible to gain continuing education credits through the University of Idaho.

Who should apply?
High school juniors and seniors (as well as their journalism teachers) from Idaho and Washington who are at least 16 years of age by the workshop. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

What is the cost?
For high school students, the cost is $300 for the week which includes housing, meals and materials for the selected workshop track. Students may apply for a full or partial scholarship. Please contact Dr. Tallent for details.

For teachers, the costs of workshop materials are covered, the $200 fee covers housing and meals. Teachers are responsible for the cost of continuing education credits (if applicable).

How to apply?

Students fill out the application form, plus provide a 200-300 word essay on how technology is changing in today's newsrooms (any specific technology or social media use for print or broadcast), a sample of their writing, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Send application materials to:
Dr. Rebecca J. Tallent
UI School of Journalism and Mass Media
MS 3178  875 Perimeter Dr.
Moscow ID 83844-3178

For more information:
Contact Dr. Rebecca Tallent,