Public Relations Team


More than a workshop


HSJI is a journalism workshop, yes, but also a time and space to sample college life and make friends with student journalists from across the country and even a few from across the world.

Students check in at the main lobby of Spruce.

Bautista sits at a piano and listens to the sign on it that reads “Do Not Touch!”
“I really didn’t like the process at first but now every time I see a piano I want to play it,” Bautista said.

Dean Hume teaches the importance of communication to the sports broadcasting students. They were challenged to find the most interesting information about their peers’ lives.

“Birthday Girl” Ashley Johnson takes her newly acquired equipment back to the Documentary Film Class.

Marshall runs up to it to swing around on it. Marshall loved being outdoors to see animals, especially while …
Read More »



HSJI Day Five


Students reflected on the work that they finished on Wednesday, while some scrambled to finish with last-minute touches. The classes that produced video projects, such as documentary film, got to have a viewing session in the Media School’s screening room. During this, the TV Newscasting class got to finish their broadcast and watch it on the big screen in Franklin Halls’ Commons.

TV Newscasting did a live broadcast in the studio.

Lily Spagnolo on the TV News set.

Lars Lonnroth on the TV news set.

Leila Byers on the TV News set.

HSJI News anchors listen for instructions.

Lars Lonnroth on the TV news set.

Kaitlyn O’Conner on the TV News set.

Lars Lonnroth on the TV news set.

Lily Spagnolo works on the HSJI News set.

HSJI News anchors listen for instructions.

The students read off of the teleprompters when filming.

Lars Lonnroth …
Read More »



HSJI Day Four


The fourth day of HSJI was the most stressful. It was crunch time for all different classes to get editing, audio, and photographs finished. Deadlines were met, despite the hours on end of efforts.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.

Students bust out their singing skills during Wednesday Night’s karaoke.



Ready for Quieter Quarters


Brian Garcia considers himself to be more quiet and reserved. “It’s easier for me to talk to people once I really get to know them,” he says when describing his personality. He currently goes to Noble Street College Prep. “Chicago is home,” he says. He is familiar with living in a big city, and in a diverse neighborhood with many unique shops. Despite being used to urban life, he says he prefers exploring smaller, quieter towns. “It really is a reflection of my personality,” says Brian.

His time here at IU has made Brian excited for his future. He is ready to venture away from home and explore new places. He plans on studying criminal justice and then either becoming a police officer or working in the CIA. “I definitely want to go to college out of state,” says Brian …
Read More »



HSJI Day Two


Students woke up early Monday morning in order to make it to their classes at Franklin Hall. The larger classes such as Documentary Film and TV News got to check out the necessary equipment for the week. many students are excited to begin filming tomorrow for their package story or documentary. The other classes have been assigned projects of a smaller scale to begin working on journalistic skills like interviewing or working a DSLR camera.

HSJI Sports Broadcasting students learn the basics of photoshop in a media library.

Students learn the basics of camera and microphone usage in the commons of Franklin Hall.

“Birthday Girl” Ashley Johnson takes her newly acquired equipment back to the Documentary Film Class.

Lawson McAteer waits in line to get his equipment for TV newscasting.

Emma Long jumps right in to using the camera during class time.

Arts & Entertainment student …
Read More »



Zack Villere releases fantastic debut album “Little World”


By Morgan Taylor, Crown Point HS

Opinion Writing

In a world where just about anything can be called music, it can be difficult to find new and interesting arrangements. Sub genres like cosmic disco, folk punk, and liquid funk exist so that everyone can find something they enjoy. There has been a recent growing popularity in the sub genre psychedelic R&B. An artist formerly known as “Fro-yo Ma” released his first official album, “Little World”, on June 16 under his government name, Zack Villere.

Villere is known for making mainly electronic beats on Soundcloud under the alias “Fro-yo Ma.” His new album is a fantastic mix of original psychedelic beats and soft, beautiful vocals. “Little World” is an amazing representation of Villere’s character– an awkward aspiring cartoonist who is simply trying to come to terms with himself.

The 21-year-old from Covington, Louisiana, …
Read More »



IU Overseas Study Puts Student Safety First


By Trinity Tunstall, Father Ryan High School

Opinion Writing

Indiana University is sending students to countries with travel warnings for overseas study – but it’s okay. IU has decided to continue  to send students to nations with travel warnings in an effort to mitigate reduced opportunities for student. Yet, I believe this decision is well justified in the University’s intentions and precautions. Not banning travel to such countries only demonstrates a commitment to education and signifies the IU’s trust in the capabilities and responsibility of its student body.

In the presentation by the Senior Advisor from the IU Office of Overseas Study Danielle Samek and Peer Counselor Jaedon Wilson at the HSJI on Tuesday, students were persuaded not only of the benefits but of the safety and availability of studying internationally at IU. With overseas study participation increasing 66 percent in the past …
Read More »



Snapchat’s Bitmoji Snap Map Shows Kids Are Social Media Smart


With one simple pinch you can know exactly where your kids are if they have Snapchat. The new Bitmoji snap map created by Snapchat allows others to see young adult’s whereabouts, according Snap Inc. the news director of Snapchat updates.

From before birth parents worry about what is acceptable for kids and what isn’t. They invest their time making sure the peas you eat are not poisonous and dangerous for your health. Parents are internally worried and scared about whatever could or will happen you.

But in fact generation Z children are outsmarting their parents. What parents don’t realize behind closed doors is that in reality, kids are smart online. Although parents may think that their children have learned nothing, parents don’t give enough credit for them, especially while having many more risks than ever before. Snapchat acquired over …
Read More »



HSJI Day One


Students arrived this afternoon from all over the country to check-in for a week at Indiana University to study journalism of all platforms. To begin the second full session of the summer program, high school students attended their first group classes and learned the basics of their specialty.

Holly Hays, IndyStar breaking news reporter, guest-teaches for the yearbook class. Hays had formerly been the editor of the Arbutus yearbook during her time at Indiana University.

Each student is given a folder containing crucial information about the week.

Students check in at the main lobby of Spruce.

Students receive room keys during check-in time.

Dean Hume teaches the importance of communication to the sports broadcasting students. They were challenged to find the most interesting information about their peers’ lives.

Photojournalism students participate in a class game of charades as an icebreaker. …
Read More »



Online scholarship application


HSJI students who are rising seniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend IU. Please complete the online application by the Wednesday, July 19, 7:45 a.m. deadline.

2017 Scholarship Application