WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 15, 2000
UI to host summer journalism workshops for high school students July 23-28
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass
Communications will host its 48th annual summer journalism workshops for high
school students July 23-28.
The summer workshops offer a week of instruction in seven core workshops
in the areas of yearbook, newspaper/newsmagazine, desktop publishing, photography
I, photography II, broadcast and web site design. A new element to this year's
program will be a number of mini-sessions, in which students will receive
intensive instruction in specialized skills, such as PhotoShop scanning and
photo enhancement; typography; specialized reporting and writing; publication
design; and nameplate redesign.
More than 160 high school editors and staff members from Iowa and surrounding
states are expected to participate, giving students the opportunity to learn
from each other as well as experienced professionals. High school newspaper
and yearbook advisors from Iowa and several other states will be the instructors.
"We're excited about this summer because of the programming changes
being made, which will help our students move into a new publication production
era in an environment of media conversion," said Vanessa Shelton, the
director of the summer workshops. "The intensive mini-sessions will allow
students to learn skills from other areas not in their core workshops, or
this instruction can also enhance work done in their core area."
If registered by June 1, the fees are $330 for the yearbook or newspaper
$340 for the desktop publishing, photography I, photography II, broadcast
or web site design workshops. Cost increases to $350 and $360, respectively,
after June 1. The fee includes tuition, room and board in a UI residential
hall, and some workshop supplies.
The fee for commuting students who register before June 1 is $255 for yearbook
and newspaper workshops, and $270 for the desktop publishing, photography
I, photography II, broadcast or web site design workshops. Cost increases
to $270 and $290, respectively, after June 1.
The registration deadline is June 20. Some scholarships are available to
summer workshop students. For more information, contact the UI Summer Journalism
Workshops office at (319) 335-5833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org