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High School Journalism Workshop

The 77th High School Journalism Workshop

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July 6-9, 2022

Registration for the Summer 2022 IN PERSON event is OPEN!

Registration closes on Thursday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m.
The $300 fee includes food and lodging in University dining and residence halls, instruction and technical equipment, and all workshop programming and activities. 
Please contact Tim Sharp for information about scholarships. 

Schedule for 2022 Workshop

(Subject to change)

Tuesday, July 5

(Early arrivals will be accommodated for check-in after 6 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 6

Noon to 2 p.m.

Check into dorm (Sowle Hall)

2:30 to 3:25 p.m.

Opening assembly

3:35 to 3:50 p.m.

Group photo (College Gate at College & Union Streets)

4 to 5 p.m.

Introduction Track Meetings, Meet instructors and J Crew

5 to 6 p.m.


6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker - Ugonna Okpalaoka

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Diversity and Diverse Views

8:45 to 9 p.m.

Story assignments

9 to 10 p.m.

Get-acquainted gathering

10:30 p.m.


 Thursday, July 7

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.


8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Campus Tour

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Session 1

Noon to 1:15 p.m.


1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

News Conference

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Session 2

5 to 6:15 p.m.


6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

General Sessions on coding, law, ethics

8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 Movie at Athena Theater

11 p.m.


Friday, July 8

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.


8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Missing Media Coverage Panel

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Session 3

Noon to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Session 4

3:30 to 5 p.m.

Session 5

5 to 6:30 p.m.


7 to 10 p.m.

Copperheads and outdoor games

11 p.m.


Saturday, July 9

8 to 9 a.m.


9:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Closing Program (Schoonover 145)

Noon to 1:30 p.m.


1:15 to 2:15 p.m.


2:30 to 3 p.m.

Packing Time (Sowle Hall)

3 to 4 p.m.

Check out and head home



The 2021 Virtual Workshop

To preserve the health and safety of attendees, last year's High School Journalism Workshop was held in a virtual format.

Watch videos from the virtual workshop

Students who attended the 2021 HSJW:

  • Gained remote experience with any of our seven professional tracks.
  • Interacted with working professionals and faculty of the Scripps School of Journalism via Microsoft Teams.
  • Participated in Q&A call sessions with current Ohio University students.

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Workshop History

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s annual workshop for high school journalism students and advisers is one of the oldest such programs in the nation — perhaps in the world! Every summer since 1946, the school has offered high school students and teachers the opportunity to interact with our faculty and professional journalists while learning the latest techniques for doing journalism in a school setting.

These 1946 Athens Messenger articles from June 20 (left) and June 21 (right) announce the very first program and provide some information about the three-day conference for high school newspaper editors, business managers and advisers.

Old news article that reads, "High School News Clinic Opens Today"
Old news article that reads, "Importance of School Papers is Stressed"









































A copy of the 1947 workshop program:


The student newspaper, The Post, covered 1960s-era workshops as well.

Paper that reads, "Journalism school gets workshop grant"
Paper that reads, "University hosts workshoppers"
Paper that reads, "2000 in Journalism Workshop"