Journalism Camp

Power Your Story

Do you know a high school student interested in learning more about journalism and convergent media?

The Morehead Writing Project will offer a Summer Journalism Camp June 9-15 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 a locally important journalistic topic
  • Experience the life of a working journalist
  • Develop relationships with journalist-mentors

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:

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.

High school students hoping to attend Power Your Story: Summer Journalism Camp must submit an electronic application (including a letter of recommendation and the $15* application fee) by March 15 deadline extended to March 29. After a review of applications, selected students will engage in a round table interview session by mid-April. Finalists should receive notice by the end of April and sign a commitment to attend by May 15.

Camp participants will receive food and housing for June 9-15, instruction and production support, t-shirts, and Student ID card for $100*.

* Students eligible for free lunch and unable to pay the application or registration fee should have a teacher or their family resource center contact Dr. Mascle ( for a fee waiver.