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Whether you’re interested in writing for a newspaper, yearbook or online news site, MIPA’s writing classes will help you polish your reporting and writing skills and help you take your student media outlet to the next level. Don’t work on a student media staff? That’s OK. Our writing courses will give you an introduction to journalistic writing and research. Apply these skills to your other language arts courses and improve your writing for college entrance tests and beyond.

Immerse yourself in one of the following MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop courses for the week:

WRITING & PACKAGING THE NEWS

Writing & Packaging the News – Instructor: Cammie Hall  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • An introductory class: Learn the basics of strong journalistic writing
  • Write and develop story packages for print and online media
  • Learn the elements of photo composition
  • No experience on student media staff

ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE

Entertainment Coverage – Instructor: Jamie Flanagan  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Learn to develop a lively writing style needed for entertainment reviews
  • Write reviews, cover the arts, interview entertainers and write columns
  • Complete a story package
  • Should have some basic journalistic writing skills

 

FEATURE COVERAGE

Feature Coverage – Instructor: Julia Satterthwaite  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Learn to develop a writing style needed for features
  • Explore informative profiles, polish basic journalistic writing skills, seek unique angles
  • Complete a story package
  • Should have some basic journalistic writing skills

 

OPINION COVERAGE

Opinion Coverage – Instructor: Christina Hammitt  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Learn to write columns, bylined opinions, editorials and blogs
  • Learn how to engage readers while still expressing your opinions
  • Develop your voice by writing opinion pieces
  • Should have some basic journalistic writing skills

 

SPORTS COVERAGE

Sports Coverage – Instructor: Rod Satterthwaite  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Learn to develop a lively writing style needed for sports stories
  • Analyze and interpret events, create a list of solid story ideas and interview sports figures
  • Complete a story package
  • Should have some basic journalistic writing skills

 

The Bobby Hawthorne Experience

The Bobby Hawthorne Experience – Instructor: Bobby Hawthorne  |  Learn about MIPA’s instructors

  • Intense writing experience; breaking some rules but understanding why
  • Bring two or three examples of your published stories
  • For seniors, juniors and advanced sophomores
  • Must have a solid journalistic writing background

 

Are you an experienced member of your student media staff or just graduated from high school?

You might be interested in joining the staff of The Upstart, MIPA’s workshop student media outlet. Get great hands-on experience and learn the latest trends in journalism.