Courses

Sports Reporting

Sporting events are some of the most covered events associated with high schools. Even professional media outlets rigorously cover area sports including your school. Let one of those veteran sports journalists teach you how to fully report on your school’s sports teams. Learn how to build a social media brand for yourself as a sports reporter. This is a new and unique offering at FHPW. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to springboard a possible career in sports journalism.

Leadership and Media Management

This seminar is built to teach you the skills to become a leader on your publication staff. Whether you lead a team of 5 staff members or 50, this session covers leadership skills, staff organization, morale and motivation. By the end of camp, you are fully equipped with materials and skills to return to school and charge into battle.

 

Visual Communications: Graphic Design and Infographics

This design seminar will focus on design trends and InDesign tricks and tips. Whether you are designing for a yearbook, a news magazine or a traditional broadsheet newspaper, this seminar will give you the tools and inspiration to become a graphic designer. Our goal is to have each school fully develop a theme and translate that into cover, endsheets and opening spread for the yearbook. Or  make your mark on your school’s publication and redesign your newspaper/news magazine to catch the attention of your classmates. Start your school year ahead of the game. This is a hands-on class in a Mac computer lab. Bring files with you to work with and bring a flash drive to take files back home.

 

Digital Photography and Imaging

Improve your photography skills by shooting under various conditions and preparing photos for publication. A digital camera is required for students who wish to participate in this course. Learn how to make deeply impactful photographs by taking control of your camera settings and capturing the defining moment. Photographers will also get exposure to studio lighting techniques and photoshop tips and tricks.

 

Storytelling

Become a storyteller for your school. Learn the art of telling stories through effective journalistic principles. Students will explore the concepts of lead writing, interviewing, story structure and much more.  Master techniques to grab the reader’s attention from the first sentence and hold on to them to the last. If you want to become a writer, attend this session.

 

Video Production and Editing

Interested in integrating video into your newspaper or yearbook with Aurasma? This is where it all begins. This track is built for both advanced and beginning videographers. Learn the skills of video production and stretch the boundries of your video editing knowledge.  If you seek a future in broadcast journalism this is the track to choose. You will be introduced to K-State’s cutting-edge broadcast facilities and learn from a faculty member of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

 

Advising in the 21st Century

All advisers attending this session will receive a one-year membership to JEA, which includes access to the JEA journalism curriculum. Advisers will leave this workshop more prepared than ever to tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving scholastic journalism classroom.