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Summer Journalism Workshops

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:30 AM
Ball State Journalism Workshops is excited to introduce our new Summer Media Academy! Open to students in grades 6-12, our summer program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing, learn new skills and use software critical in producing news and stories in today's media-savvy culture.

Who: Middle and High School students and teachers
When: July 13-16 and July 17-20 (two separate workshops)
Where: Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Cost: $300 for a 4-day workshop (both students and teachers), which includes housing
Combo discount: $560 to attend all eight days of the workshop, which includes housing
**Local residents can get a cheaper rate if they do not plan to stay in university housing. Please call our office to learn more.

JULY 13-16 COURSE OFFERINGS

Staff Planning & Development:
This course is for students who plan to lead and/or work on their school newspaper, yearbook, magazine or website in the fall. It includes numerous one-hour convention-type sessions throughout the day combined with faculty-guided staff planning & development meetings. This course offering allows students and teachers from the same staff to work together throughout the week planning and preparing for the upcoming school year. Single students from a school staff are welcome to participate as well (we’ll pair you with another single staff member from another school so that you can brainstorm ideas and collaborate, too). Convention-type sessions include: Leadership strategies, fundraising, media writing, editing, design, legal & ethical issues, multimedia storytelling, work flow strategies, online journalism, typography, color theory, polls & surveys, photojournalism, alternative story design, interviewing, social media management, software how-to’s, and much, much more! (Primary workshop offering, unlimited space)
Rockstar Reporting: This intensive workshop session will cover all aspects of journalistic writing and reporting, including story idea generation, research, interviewing, lede writing, story development, organization and editing. (traditional course – limited space)
Yearbook 101: This workshop session will focus on the fundamentals of all aspects of the yearbook including the opening, dividers, headline writing, story development, writing, captions, alternative copy, display type and more! (traditional course – limited space)
Photojournalism: Learn everything you need to know to tell great stories through the lens of a camera in this workshop, including photo composition, editing, news judgment, ethics, action photography and deadline management. Students must bring their own digital camera. (traditional course – limited space)
Beginning InDesign: Never learned the principles of design or created a spread using Adobe Creative Suite? This workshop will teach you the basics of Adobe InDesign pertinent to designing newspapers, magazines and yearbooks. (traditional course – limited space)

JULY 17-20 COURSE OFFERINGS

Staff Planning & Development:
This course is for students who plan to lead and/or work on their school newspaper, yearbook, magazine or website in the fall. It includes numerous one-hour convention-type
sessions throughout the day combined with faculty-guided staff planning & development meetings. This course offering allows students and teachers from the same staff to work together throughout the week
planning and preparing for the upcoming school year. Single students from a school staff are welcome to participate as well (we’ll pair you with another single staff member from another school so that you can
brainstorm ideas and collaborate, too). Convention-type sessions include: Leadership strategies, fundraising, media writing, editing, design, legal & ethical issues, multimedia storytelling, work flow strategies, online journalism, typography, color theory, polls & surveys, photojournalism, alternative story design, interviewing, social media management, software how-to’s, and much, much more! (Primary workshop offering, unlimited space)
Column & Opinion Writing: What makes an opinion story good? Research! Before you can have an opinion on something, you must know what it is and understand it. In this workshop, you’ll focus on column writing, reviews, blogs and editorials. (traditional course – limited space)
Alternative Story Design: Research shows people prefer short, quick bits of information. This workshop will teach you how to research, conceptualize, sketch and design alternative story formats using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. (traditional course – limited space)
Multimedia Storytelling: The web is the preferred method for acquiring news and information. Attend this workshop to learn how to shoot and edit video using emerging media technologies to tell great stories online. (traditional course – limited space)
Web Design and Interactivity: In this workshop you’ll either create or improve an existing website using WordPress in addition to learning web skills such as writing, editing and design. More advanced students will practice using CSS and HTML to enhance the user experience. (traditional course – limited space)

To register and download our FAQ, visit our website at bsujournalismworkshops.com and click Workshops -- Summer Media Academy!

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Journalism Workshops
Department of Journalism
Ball State University
www.bsujournalismworkshops.com
bsuworkshops@bsu.edu
765-285-8900

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