Journalism Camp

2020 Power Your Story Journalism Camp (and Summer Arts Academy) Canceled due to Morehead State Covid-19 Policy

Power Your Story

Do you know a high school student interested in learning more about journalism and convergent media and/or interested in an opportunity to learn important professional and critical thinking skills?

Read about the 2019 Power Your Story Journalism Camp.

The Morehead Writing Project will once again offer a Summer Journalism Camp June 7-13, 2020, on the campus of Morehead State University. High school students, rising 9th-12th grade, will live on the campus of Morehead State University and work with a variety of convergent media professionals to:

  • Create a multi-media profile including multiple published pieces
  • Research, write, and publish an overlooked and misunderstood story about your community
  • Experience the life of a working journalist
  • Develop relationships with journalist-mentors

Complete this online form to apply today!

Offered in cooperation with WMKY Morehead Public Radio,  Morehead State’s Convergent Media program, and the Trail Blazer, the camp is sponsored by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media Program offered through the National Writing Project.

Featured journalists include:

  • Leeann Akers – WMKY News Director
  • John Flavell – Instructor of Convergent Media at Morehead State and working journalist

In addition, MWP teacher leaders Dr. Deanna Mascle and Sarah Webster will organize the camp and support the teen journalists. Mascle is the MWP site director and a writing instructor at Morehead State University. She worked as a journalist in both New York State and Kentucky before becoming a full-time educator. Webster is a Returning Fellow with the Morehead Writing Project and teaches journalism and yearbook at Gallatin County High School.

For more information contact Dr. Mascle ( and read the following news stories written about the camp:

The Summer Journalism Camp will be offered as part of the Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy where students will live on campus, attend classes focused on their chosen area of interest, and participate in a variety of social and recreational activities with other Arts Academy participants. However, thanks to the MacArthur Foundation grant, those attending the Journalism Camp will have the opportunity to earn a $250 scholarship if they complete a pre-camp program. Students will need to complete both our scholarship application and the Summer Arts Academy application.