HSJI Newsroom

Operating as a converged newsroom, students in this advanced workshop produce a newsroom gallery. Experienced journalism advisers will guide students in brainstorming stories, devising newsgathering strategies, and assembling and producing their contributions to the gallery. Students will work in reporting teams to cover local newsmakers and events during the week. Register in early 2018 for this workshop if you want to improve your skills as a 21st Century journalist and gain leadership experience in a newsroom setting. Although students must select a concentration (reporting, design, photo/video, or social media) when applying, they will have opportunities to practice multiple forms of journalism.

2018 Session: July 15-19

Typical daily schedule for students in the HSJI Newsroom 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.