CIM to sponsor high school J-Camp this summer

J-Camp flyer 2015High school students interested in a journalism career are in luck, thanks to an opportunity provided by the Center for Innovation in Media.

The Center, which is part of the College of Mass Communication, will hold a five-day multi-platform journalism workshop this summer, July 13-17, 2015, in the Bragg Mass Communication building on the MTSU campus.

Christened Innovation J-Camp, the event is open to any high school student who has completed his or her freshman year. Cost for the camp is $150.

“The workshop will teach high school students to be innovative digital journalists able to tell stories for multiple platforms including video, web, mobile and print,” says the Center’s director, Val Hoeppner. “Students will learn digital reporting skills, photojournalism, video storytelling and basic web building and management skills.”

Each day, students will learn about new digital platforms and will be given hands-on assignments to complement classroom instruction. Students will spend the majority of their time in the field gathering stories and working with camp instructors to edit their stories into digital packages.

At the end of Innovation J-Camp, each participant will post a video story, photo story and written story to a WordPress website they will build and learn to manage.

Canon USA is a sponsor of the camp and will provide the latest digital video cameras.

You can find more information about Innovation J-Camp as well as register on online at

If teachers are interested in attending the workshop along with their students, please contact Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media and J-Camp, at

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