In Writing and Packaging the News, instructor Cammie Hall said she hopes her students leave the MIPA summer workshop with new skills and a passion for journalism.
Hall said, “I hope that the students in my class go back to their schools more confident and feeling more prepared to be participants on the staff they’re on or feel empowered to start programs at schools that don’t have publications, or perhaps create (an) online presence on blogs and other forums.”
Throughout the week, Hall said her students will explore different journalistic forms, aspects and skills.
“We culminate it with looking at how to package a story topic,” Hall said. “So we’ll take some of the top issues students might be dealing with and decide how best we convey those in their publications or online.”
Student Chloe Moore, a junior from Cass Tech High School, said she is excited to learn more about journalism and explore it as a possible career down the road.
She said, “I’d be happy if I can go away with getting some more background in journalism and seeing if (journalism) may be
a path I want to take in the future and become a journalist.”