2021 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop
July 19, 2021 – July 30, 2021
When a group of student editors met in fall 1921 to form the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, they declared the new organization’s motto as “A Better Press for a Better World.” That phrase remains at the heart of nearly everything we do today. So to kick off our centennial year, we’re celebrating that motto and the important role journalism plays in a democracy at the 2021 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a writer, photographer, designer, yearbook editor or news anchor — the work you do makes an impact in big and small ways. You help us better understand ourselves and our community, hold the powerful accountable, entertain us, shine a light on important issues and celebrate our accomplishments. Those are just some the important roles journalists play in making the world better, and why MIPA has spent the last century making better journalists.
Our 2021 program is online. Expect to meet with the instructor live via a video conferencing platform for sessions in the morning and afternoon. Instructors may also run lab periods, group work sessions or student meetings throughout the day. Check workshop course descriptions for specific schedules.
Enroll in up to one week-long course in each of our two sessions, or participate in one of a two-week MIPA Master Class in Photography or Broadcast.
MIPA accepts participants entering grades 7-12 (for the upcoming fall) for any of our workshop courses, and 2021 high school graduates may also participate