Jayhawk Media Workshop Courses

Ready, Set, Workshop!

We are excited to introduce you to the courses for the 2024 Jayhawk Media Workshop at the University of Kansas. Students can select one course from the following topics and instructors. That “course” will be the majority of the learning for the week.

However, there will be some team work with other “courses,” students will gather as an entire camp each day and meals will be at common times. So, don’t worry about seeing friends from your school who are enrolled in other courses. You will get the chance to spend lots of fun time together during the workshop!

Multimedia Storytelling

For the student who is ready to try every possible form of storytelling, we offer this class. Video? Yes. Writing? Yes. Social media? Yes. Photography? Yes. If you want to return to your staff as an invaluable journalist who says “yes” to every kind of assignment, this course is for you.

Designing Amazing Stuff

Your audience hungers for design that is wonderfully designed, from illustrations to typography, from color choices to special effects. This software-intensive class will help you blend those graphic design skills with storytelling that will blow your audience away!

Reporting with Video

You won’t believe the video skills that you can learn in five days when you have access to instruction and facilities like this. Our Media Crossroads instructors at KU will teach you how to create video stories, learn how to anchor a broadcast show and how to work behind the scenes.

Yearbook Theme & Planning

The endless possibilities of starting a new yearbook are in front of you — and this week of planning will shape your book into something extraordinary. Make goals for your staff and choose the direction for your yearbook next year while getting expert feedback and coaching.

Leading a News Team

This class will help any leader of a student news team become a stronger leader for next year. Whether you are leading a student news website, newspaper or magazine, being an editor means inspiring your staff to do great work. This course will show you how.

Writing & Editing

Students will learn the entire writing process for journalists: from pitching to interviewing, from writing to editing. This course will strengthen your ability to report on vital issues and write stories that speak to your readers.

Yearbook Design & Copy

This class will teach students how to create vibrant and original yearbook pages, rather than the standard coverage that readers see every year. Learn how to think about the entire story — from story to photos, from headlines to design — during this week of yearbook journalism. Students will learn by using InDesign software and more in our advanced computer labs in Stauffer-Flint Hall.

Photographic Awesomeness

Students will learn how to use digital cameras to capture storytelling moments, whether from portraits, action photography or events. Unleash the technical side of photography too — we will cover camera settings and software that will supercharge your images.