High School Journalism Workshop at Ohio University

Ohio University will host its 71st annual High School Journalism Workshop from July 12-15, 2017.

This workshop highlights innovative technology and storytelling methods as used by students in the Scripps College of Communication, and offers high school students and teachers the opportunity to interact with journalism school faculty and professional journalists.

This year’s workshop will include faculty from the School of Journalism, the School of Visual Communication, and the staff from WOUB, as well as several visiting professionals. Students and advisers will be divided into “tracks” based on preferences specified during registration. The tracks include News, Magazine, Online/Mobile, Broadcast, Sports, Strategic Communication, Design, and Photojournalism.

Over the course of four days, workshop participants will hone their storytelling skills and produce a final product with their fellow track members, which will be shared with the group as a whole on the final day. In addition, students and advisers will have a chance to explore Ohio University’s Athens’ campus and interview influential members of the community. Attendees will also be treated to a Copperheads’ baseball game and the showing of the film Spotlight.

Students will stay in a campus dormitory, eat in university dining facilities, and interact with faculty, graduate students, media professionals, and current undergraduate students.

Diversity scholarships are available to students through support from the Scripps Howard Foundation and discounted rates are available for students and advisers who commute. An option to earn one hour of college credit is available for students who have completed their junior or senior years of high schoo.

The $300 tuition includes all housing, meals, and activities. Attendees may register at www.scrippsjschool.org/hsjw.The deadline is June 2, 2017.

Contact workshop director Tim Sharp at for additional information.