Montana Journalism and Media Summer Camp

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Registration Now Open: 2022 Journalism and Media Summer Camp: July 17-22

We have hit the cap on our registration for the 2022 Summer Camp. If you would like to check on the status or be put on our waitlist please email jessica.shaffer@mso.umt.edu 

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The School of Journalism and the College of the Arts and Media at the University of Montana is hosting a week-long summer experience for high school students to explore and build media, storytelling and journalism skills


Who is it for?

High school journalists, yearbookers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, media makers and storytellers of all sorts.

What is it? 

Students will stay in the dorms and study at the scenic University of Montana campus, learn from faculty at the top-ten award-winning School of Journalism, make connections with media professionals and get hands-on experience in writing, reporting, photography, podcasting, social media and more. 

When is it? 

Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22, 2022

Where is it?

Don Anderson Hall, School of Journalism, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

How much is it and how do I sign up?

Thanks to the generous support of Humanities Montana, tuition, room and board is covered for all accepted students but there is a $50 registration fee. As for how to sign up: We have hit the cap on our registration for the 2022 Summer Camp. If you would like to check on the status or be put on our waitlist please email jessica.shaffer@mso.umt.edu 

Email Adjunct Professor Courtney Cowgill with any other questions: courtney.cowgill@umontana.edu

 

Thank you to Humanities Montana for the generous support of this program.

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Montana Media Lab Summer Workshops

The Montana Media Lab at the University of Montana teaches digital storytelling to youth in rural parts of the state and on Montana’s reservations helps empower them to find their voices at a young age. 

We’ve worked with high schools in Seeley-Lake, Ronan, Box Elder and Missoula.In 2022, the Media Lab is scheduled to teach in Harlem, Lodge Grass and Great Falls.

Interested in starting a digital storytelling and news literacy project in your school? Get in touch!

You can check out all the workshops from the Montana Media Lab at the Media Lab website and be sure to check events on Facebook for more details.

 

2021 Summer Camp

When 35 high school students showed up on the University of Montana campus for the first day of journalism summer camp in July, they immediately went on assignment.

And, we didn't give them an easy assignment. They were tasked with spending three days covering one big – and complicated – topic: the future of journalism.

They learned about journalism's role in our democracy, how local news can support and connect communities and how to practice journalism carefully and ethically. They interviewed and photographed leaders in media in Montana and beyond. They also got some great photos, wrote some great stories and created some great designs.

And, they had a bit of fun too. 

Below is a gallery of some of the stories, photos and designs the students produced as well as a peek behind the scenes at camp.

Journalism & Media Summer Camp 2021

Stay tuned for information on the 2022 School of Journalism summer camp. 

Thank you to Humanities Montana for the generous support of this program and the students who attended.

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