Courses

Advising Student Media – Instructor announced soon

All advisers attending this session will receive a one-year membership to JEA, which includes access to the JEA journalism curriculum.

Advisers will also benefit from tried and true approaches to student media and practical ideas to take their program to the next level.

Regardless if you’re a new adviser or a seasoned veteran, all journalism teachers will leave our workshop more prepared than ever to tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving scholastic journalism classroom.

Leadership and Media Management- Becky Tate -Shawnee Mission North

Learn the keys to great leadership and managing your student publication from Becky Tate, 2019 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year.

This course is designed to teach student leaders the skills to become effective editors on their 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.

Design – Tucker Love – Shawnee Mission South

Tucker Love, a JEA Rising Star, joins us as the workshop’s design guru this summer.

Our design course will provide students with an understanding of design principles, design trends, and design skills to help give your publication a dynamic visual look. This class aims to give you inspiration for your next “theme” for your news magazine/newspaper and/or yearbook. This class is truly hands-on learning; bring a flash/hard drive and 3-5 of your favorite magazines for this strand.

Writing and Reporting – Kristy Nyp – Manhattan High School

After fifteen years in the media industry and now almost a decade of journalism teaching, Kristy Nyp knows how to teach effective storytelling and consistency in writing needed for your high school newspaper, newsmagazine or yearbook. Nyp currently uses her experience to serve journalism advisers and students all across the state as the president of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.

In this course, students will become effective storytellers for their 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 better writer and tell the stories that need to be heard about your community then check out our Writing and Reporting course with the word wizard, Kristy Nyp.

Photojournalism – Cary Conover – Andover High School

Enthusiasm? Check. Photo experience? Plenty. Enthusiasm to teach new photographers? Off the charts!

Cary Conover just happens to be one of the best photography instructors in Kansas. Through our photojournalism course, students will learn how to improve their photo 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.

NEW IN 2021 – Broadcast Bootcamp – Tom Hallaq – K-State Journalism and Mass Comm.

Learn the essentials of live video production in our Broadcast Bootcamp led by Tom Hallaq, associate professor in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  Hallaq is a seasoned broadcast professional who can help your broadcasting program find success.

Learn the basics of editing and producing video as well as the keys to successful live broadcast productions. Students will gain experience in producing their own broadcast and operating a tri-caster in the KKSU-TV Channel 8 broadcasting studio in Dole Hall.

NEW IN 2021 – Social Media Essentials – Jana Thomas – K-State Journalism and Mass Comm.

Social media has become an essential component of student media programs in the 21st Century. Learn how to effectively manage social media in our Social Media Essentials course with Jana Thomas, who brings 17 years of professional experience to our workshop. Thomas is currently an instructor of Strategic Communications in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Students will learn best practices for social media and branding that can immediately be applied to student media. Learn how to create engaging social media content, about new and emerging platforms, and how to grow your audience for breaking news or promoting the yearbook.