Find Your Voice, 2020 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop

Space still available in Session 2 workshop classes!

Late registration fees waived for “Advanced Photography – Shoot Like a Pro” and “Broadcast Boot Camp – Home Edition”

Raise money for your summer workshop experience by creating your own fundraising campaign at


  • Session 1: July 6-17, 2020
  • Session 2: July 20-31, 2020

Now perhaps more than ever, you have the power to shape the world around you through the images you capture, facts you uncover and stories you tell. But first you have to break through the clutter.

How can you stand out from all the other messages that surround us?

Now is the time to FIND YOUR VOICE.

Let us help you at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. We’re going virtual for our 2020 program, bringing some of the best instructors in the nation to you at home! You’ll spend up to two weeks working in-depth with some of the best instructors in the nation.

We’re excited to offer two sessions of workshop courses, from July 6-17 and July 20-31. Register for a course in one or both sessions!


  • $199 per course
  • Deadline to register without a penalty: June 10
Registration notes
  • A $40 nonrefundable deposit is due at registration to hold a seat
  • Registrations after June 10 will be charged a $30 late fee. (Some classes may not be available after the registration deadline.)
  • Courses require students to have their own computers, Internet access and other supplies

Open to students entering grades 7 through 12, and 2020 high school graduates!

  • MIPA accepts participants entering grades 7-12 (for the upcoming fall) for any of our workshop classes.
  • 2020 high school graduates may also participate!

Online course format

Each online summer workshop course runs two weeks. Expect to meet each weekday for either a LIVE session with the instructor and/or recorded lessons. Instructors will also be available to meet with small groups of students during daily office hours. You will have a daily activity to complete and will receive feedback on all assignments.

In addition, MIPA will host opportunities throughout July where participants can connect with each other via speakers, virtual trivia events, a talent show, our workshop awards program and more.

Participants will receive a welcome packet with a full schedule and information on accessing our online platform prior to the start of their course.

Small classes led by expert instructors

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 and more!

Our classes are designed to meet your needs. You’ll be immersed in one class for about two weeks.

Our instructors include leading high school media educators and professional journalists from across the country.


We don’t think you’ll find a better workshop value in. The registration fee includes two weeks of live interaction with an instructor and our expert team, a variety of fun activities and a T-shirt.

We can help you pay for your registration!

Sponsor MeUse 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.

Workshop policies

Yeah, we’ve got some fine print, too. Our workshop policies are being revised to reflect our new online program. Please check back for more information. Participants and parents will need to complete some permission forms in addition to registering.


Contact the MIPA office at 517-353-6761 or [email protected]

Resources for Media Advisers & Teachers

We’ve put together a variety of resources to help you talk to students and parents at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop, including handouts, phone scripts and form letters you can send home. Visit our Teacher Toolbox

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: June 10

Scholarships & Fundraising

MIPA has several scholarships to help students attend the summer workshop. The application deadline for student scholarships is June 10Learn More

You also can use our crowdfunding system, SponsorMe, to raise money from people you know. Just start a campaign and share it!