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:
- Leeann Akers – WMKY News Director
- John Flavell – Instructor of Convergent Media at Morehead State and working journalist
- Chuck Mraz – retired WMKY News Director
- Stephanie Ockerman – Morehead News Editor
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 (email@example.com) for a fee waiver.