Friday, May 09, 2008

Summer training opportunities for student journalists

Long time no post. Work and family responsibilities have drawn me away from the blogger's chair, but I'm back with some news.

Summer is a great time for student journalists to take a break from the publishing grind and learn new skills. Several organizations sponsor training opportunities for student journalists. Among them:

National Youth Journalism Conference
July 9, 2008
Washington D.C.
Campus Progress, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing progressive leaders, and The Nation magazine are co-sponsoring a National Youth Journalism Conference.

The daylong conference will offer workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities for young journalists. Confirmed speakers include:
  • Eugene Robinson, columnist and associate editor, The Washington Post
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation
  • Asra Nomani, former reporter, The Wall Street Journal; author, "Standing Alone in Mecca"
  • Chris Hayes, Washington editor, The Nation
  • Mathew Yglesias, associate editor, The Atlantic Monthly

The conference is free, including breakfast and lunch, but attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. A limited number of travel stipends are available to attendees planning to attend the Campus Progress National Conference on July 8. The application procedure for a travel grant is part of the application for the National Conference.

Applications for the journalism conference will be accepted until June 30 or whenever spaces fill up. Applications for the journalism conference will be accepted until June 30, 2008, or until spaces fill up.

People who have already applied for the Campus Progress National Conference can apply for the journalism conference by filling out the short application here. Those who just want to apply for the journalism conference can apply here.

Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors
July 20-26, 2008
The University of Georgia, Athens
Each summer, more than 50 top college editors from the United States and Canada sharpen their leadership and management skills at the Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors, sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management Studies at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The cost for the seminar is $300, which includes six nights lodging for student editors in Athens and Atlanta, most meals, and five full days of intense training at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Applications are available here.

Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers Summer Journalism Workshops
July 31-Aug. 3, 2008
Washington, D.C.
Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers will offer a series of workshops this summer for advisers, editors and other students working in college media. Among them:
  • Advising Today's College Media (July 31-Aug. 1)
  • Student Newspaper Workshop (Aug. 1-3)
  • Student Magazine Workshop (Aug. 1-3)
  • Short Courses in Newsroom Management for Newspaper Editors, Newspaper Ad Sales and Marketing, Print Newspaper Design, Advanced Reporting and Magazine Essentials. (Aug. 1)
You can download a brochure, which includes the registration form, here.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop
June 22-27, 2008
Columbia University, New York City
This annual workshop for high school students and advisers offers sequences in writing, editing, management or advanced design for either newspapers or yearbooks.

Registration for this five-day intensive program is limited to 325 participants, with a waiting list to be maintained once the limit has been reached.

If you know of other summer training opportunities that still have slots available, post a comment here or email collegenewspaper at

1 comment:

Andrea said...

As a journalism student, I just want to say what a wonderful resource this blog has been. Keep up the good work!