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High School Journalism Workshop

2020 Virtual High School Journalism Workshop logo large

July 7-8, 2021

Sign up for Summer 2021 now!

Registration closes on Friday, June 25th at 11:00pm.
$15.00 participation fee. Scholarship option is available.

For any questions, please contact Tim Sharp, workshop director, at 304-206-5981 or by email at sharpt@ohio.edu.

The 2020 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 2020 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"