The MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop was originally designed for high school students. But over our more than 30 years of hosting camps at MSU, we’ve welcomed hundreds of middle school students who want to learn about journalism and media, too.

So for 2017, we’ve decided to create a fun and inspiring journalism experience just for students in grades 6-8.

Participate in all the fun of MIPA camp while you make new friends with students your own age during MIPA’s Middle School Journalism Experience. You’ll learn the basics of how to be a news reporter, including writing, design, photography and video, from Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame member Betsy Rau, a former middle school teacher.

Please note: Middle school students may participate in recreational and educational activities with high school students, under the supervision of our Middle School Journalism Experience instructor and MIPA staff members. We make every effort to place middle school students of the same gender together as roommates and in adjacent rooms, and we assign special floor counselors to our middle school participants to provide overnight supervision.

Middle school student journalists

Middle School Journalism Experience – Instructor: Betsy Rau  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • An introductory class designed just for students in grades 6-8
  • Work with other middle school and junior high students to explore journalism
  • Learn how to write news stories
  • Experiment with technologies uses to report the news, including photo, video and more
  • No previous experience required