Converged Newsroom: Arts and Entertainment

Pop, rap, contemporary, jazz or classical — choose your genre. Home to the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music, an exceptional theater department, the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, various dance ensembles, multiple museums and cultural centers, Indiana University-Bloomington provides the ideal training ground for arts and entertainment reporting.

Equally exciting and diverse is Bloomington’s arts and entertainment scene, which is home to the Bloomington Playwrights Project and Cardinal Stage Company, numerous venues for live music, art galleries, international cuisine and an eclectic mix of independent restaurants.

2017 Session: July 16-20

Typical daily schedule for students in the Converged Newsrooms workshop:

  • Day 1
    • Noon-2:30 p.m. Check-in at residence hall
    • 3-5 p.m.  Introductions and newsroom meetings
    • 5-7 p.m. Dinner and tours of facilities
    • 7 -9 p.m. Instructional sessions and residence hall orientation
    • 11:30 p.m. Lights out
  • Days 2, 3, 4
    • 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Newsroom budget meetings, instructional break-out sessions
    • 11:30-1:30 Lunch
    • 1:30-5 p.m. Field work: news gathering, writing and editing, production work, publishing on the Web; coaching sessions with professional journalists, college journalists and experienced advisers
    • 5-7 p.m. Dinner
    • 7-9 p.m. Open lab; recreation programs led by counselors
  • Day 5
    • 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    • 8:30-10:30 a.m. Final newsroom meetings — time to debrief and reflect
    • 11 a.m.-noon Awards ceremony
    • Noon Check out of residence hall and depart



  • Contact HSJI Administrative Services Coordinator Linda J. Johnson at (812) 855-0895 or e-mail her.