In a media world that seems to be constantly changing, and in school environments that challenge all of us to think of ways to make our student media more relevant and cost-effective, there’s pressure to think of new ways to produce great journalism. We all have stories to tell. Whether those stories are told in print, broadcast, photos or design, we want to foster creativity in an encouraging and helpful environment.
Though media are changing, the core values of quality journalism haven’t changed. The mission and integrity of reporting the truth and facts remain the same. So no matter the journalistic aspiration, the Kansas Journalism Institute at the University of Kansas has helped high school students for 49 years make their stories real for the world to see, and in the process they become better storytellers, better watchdogs, better designers — in short, better journalists.
In 2013, KJI will host its 50th annual workshops from June 23-27 on the KU campus in Lawrence. The faculty assembled for the workshop are committed to both of these principles: innovative news presentation coupled with traditional values of journalistic responsibility. Come back to this site throughout this semester, and you’ll see more descriptions of the courses offered as well as all the materials you’ll need to register for one of the nation’s most exciting and well-respected summer journalism workshops.
The courses scheduled for 2013 include:
- Advising Student Publications in a Digital World
- Web Production and Management
- Advanced Seminars in Newspaper and News Magazine
- Advanced Yearbook Seminar
- Editorial Leadership Seminar for editors in chief and experienced section editors
- Storytelling: Feature and Sports Writing for Print and Digital Media
- Digital Photojournalism, both for beginners and veterans
- Yearbook Design Fundamentals
- Newspaper and Magazine Design Fundamentals
- Digital Media: Video and Audio Production
Each course will help students find ways to tell stories — in the best way possible — on their campus and for their news publications.
Finally, KJI is committed to preparing journalists from all backgrounds for the work they do on their campuses and in their careers. As a means of doing that, KJI and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at KU again in 2013 will offer a limited number of multicultural and need-based scholarships.