At KEMPA's Summer Journalism Workshop we believe that all attendees come in with different skills and skill levels. In order to accommodate all of our KEMPA Kampers we developed a number of classes for students to register. Each class will offer opportunities for success at different skill levels and appeal to a variety of interests. Kampers will enroll in one strand upon registration. Registration also includes a "skill level scale." We ask that you answer the questions about your skills honestly so that your course placement is a perfect fit.
WRITERS WORKSHOP: The Things that Make Us Care
If you are new to journalism or want to work a little more on your personal and feature writing skills, this class is for you. Students will work to refine and polish their personal and feature writing skills, develop story ideas, analyze news content, improve interviewing skills, and seek unique angles. Students will also learn how to write effective, clear, and concise columns that will build readership. This class will help you to define topics, write persuasively, and prepare materials in advance.
Taught by Evelyn Lauer
ORIGINALITY: SPECIAL FEATURES, SECTIONS, AND MAGAZINES: The Things that Make Us Originals
This advanced-level class is meant to teach seasoned journalists how to find inspiration in everything and to think critically about issues related to their schools and communities. Campers will learn how to theme content, develop special sections, draw from the world around them, and package all of this content into special features, sections, and magazines. By the end of SJW, these students will have a special section ready for the school year--brainstormed, planned, a feature written, and a proposed design.
*Advisers looking to enroll at camp should enroll in this class.
Taught by Patrick Johnson
EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP: The Things that Make Us Work as a Team
One of the hardest part about being part of a team is motivating others. Learn strategies to create a positive work environment that not only motivates, but supports and respects everyone others. All students will get an opportunity to be a good leader, and a good leader knows how to follow. This leader also understands how to manage, motivate, plan, and grow. Students in this class should be editors of their publications going into the 2017-18 school year.
Taught by Carolyn Wagner
YEARBOOK KICKSTART: The Things that Make Us Remember
The ultimate goal of this class is to get your book moving in the right direction before school has even started. Students will work on developing skills related to all aspects of yearbook planning production (theme development, reporting and writing, coverage, advertising, staff strategies, and more). Whether you’re brand-new to staff or a veteran editor, this class will help you to shape your 2017 book from start to finish.
Taught by Shari Adwers
YEARBOOK DESIGN: The Things that Make Us Beautiful
Yearbook designers will focus their attention of design principles and trends in yearbooks, while planning out the look and feel of their book for the 2017-18 school year. Visual elements will be emphasized in this class, as students will be looking through quality photography, developing exceptional designs, and creating a variety of alternative story forms to make their books beautiful.
Taught by Renee Burke
GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES: The Things that Make Us Creative
In this class, you will work to redesign and redevelop your student publication by examining color, typography, meaning, purpose, inspiration, and more. Students will leave the class with a design stylebook and templates for the upcoming school year. Special attention will be paid to learning the foundations of design technologies and trends. This course is for beginner-level designers and students wanting to learn more about the Adobe Creative Suite.
Taught by Jennifer Harpham
DIGITAL AND SOCIAL JOURNALISM: The Things that Make Us Immediate
In this class, students will develop and produce content using digital and social media. Additionally, students will learn how to develop, manage, and maintain a student media website and social media for their individual programs. Principles of video production, particularly mobile, will also be emphasized. Students will also learn about equipment needs to use video with their student media.
Taught by Jon Rogers and Don Goble
PHOTOJOURNALISM: The Things that Make Us Feel
In this class, students will learn how to prepare photos for publication and the web, as well as understand how to create an effective digital workflow. Students will also practice photographing challenging situations and work on caption writing. A point and shoot or DSLR camera with manual controls and a card reader are required for this class.
Taught by Joe Koshollek