Sunday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Journalists may not be able to leap a tall building in a single bound, but they certainly have the power to make the world a better place.
Explore your journalism superpowers at the 2018 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. You’ll spend five days on Michigan State University’s campus working with some of the best instructors in the nation. Then take what you learn back to your school newspaper, yearbook, video production or news website.
Don’t work on a student media staff? Our journalism-focused curriculum provides skills and techniques that you can apply in a variety of areas — from class to life. Become a better writer, explore print or digital media creation and find your voice.
You’ll make new friends for life, and we guarantee you’ll leave more energized than ever.
Small class sizes
We keep our classes small so you’ll get all the individual help you need. Learn the latest trends and innovations, plus get motivated and return home ready to make your student media the best it has ever been! Don’t work on the student media staff at your school? That’s OK, too. We’ll help you build your skills in writing, design, photography, video, business and more!
We have more than 20 classes designed to meet your needs. You’ll be immersed in the class of your choice for the week.
There’s No Better Setting Than MSU
Held on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop is the place you’ll want to be this summer. You’ll be able to sit on the banks of the Red Cedar River and visit all the cool spots on campus, including Beaumont Tower, the MSU Dairy Store and the International Center, where you’ll find a food court and the Spartan Bookstore.
Live On Campus
You’ll live on campus while attending the workshop, and you’ll be supervised by workshop personnel. We’ve got lots of activities for you. For those wishing to room with a friend, include his or her name on the registration form. Special dietary or housing needs? Let us know ASAP.
Easy to get to, from wherever you are
Get directions and maps of campus. You should be dropped off at the workshop between 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday and picked up on Thursday at noon. We strongly discourage local students from commuting because of limited campus parking and safety concerns. If you’re arriving via train, bus or plane, please make your own arrangements for transportation to and from campus. Lansing’s airport maintains a list of taxi and car services in the East Lansing area. Michigan Flyer provides daily motorcoach service to and from Detroit Metro Airport. Contact us if you have travel questions.
We don’t think you’ll find a better workshop value in the Midwest. The registration fee includes three square meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, a pizza party Sunday night and breakfast on Thursday; housing; tuition and a T-shirt. We offer discounts to MIPA members and for completing registration by our early deadline. Not sure if your school is a member of MIPA? Take a look or call us at 517-353-6761.
We can help you pay for your registration!
Use our crowd-funding system, SponsorMe, to raise money from the people you know toward your workshop registration. Start a campaign today! We’ve also got some other great fundraising ideas and scholarships.
Yeah, we’ve got some fine print, too. Please review our workshop policies. You’ll need to complete our policy form and health form before your registration is complete.
Contact the MIPA office at 517-353-6761 or [email protected]
- $450 for MIPA member
- $475 for non-MIPA member, Michigan resident
- $450 for out-of-state resident
Save $25 if registered and paid in full by June 10
Add $30 late fee if registering or paying after July 10
Not sure if your school is a MIPA member? Check our member list.
Health & Policy Forms
The health and policy forms must be completed and sent to MIPA to complete your registration. Get the forms here
You’ll be immersed in one class during your time at MIPA camp.
Need help choosing the right class? Use our Summer Workshop Class Selection Guide.
Read course descriptions and view videos about each of our classes by selecting from the subject areas below. You’ll be asked to choose a first choice and a second choice when you register. We make every effort to place students in their first choice.
- Writing Classes
- Creative News Design & Graphic Illustration Classes
- Yearbook Theme & Concepts Classes
- Broadcast TV Classes
- Photography Classes
- Digital Media & Web Classes
- Middle School Journalism Experience for students in grades 6-8
- Leadership Classes for newspaper, yearbook, broadcast and news website
- The Upstart: For advanced students and recent grads
Information for Advisers
Download a 1-page handout for your students.
- For Newspaper
- For Yearbook
- For Broadcast
- For Digital Media
- For Middle Schoolers
- For Photojournalists
- For Designers
- For Writers
Teachers, visit your students on Adviser Day!
Tuesday is Adviser Day at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. Come visit your students, check out their classes and have lunch. Learn more and sign up!
Funding for new advisers & programs
Are you a new adviser or the adviser of a new program? MIPA has opportunities to help you pay to send a student to the workshop. Learn more and apply for a BOMR Grant. Deadline: May 31.
Work at MIPA Camp!
MIPA is looking for adults and college students to work as floor counselors and activity assistants. This is a great opportunity for journalism teachers and students looking to be teachers. All workshop employees undergo a criminal background check by Michigan State University. Learn more and apply