Carolina Journalism Institute – Columbia, South Carolina

Carolina Journalism Institute

Where: Columbia, South Carolina

When: June 13-17


Contact: Karen Flowers, director – – 803.777.6146

Digital Media Course Offered:

The class will emphasize both the writing and the technical aspects of publishing online. Class participants will work in teams of four – editor, photographer, videographer and writer. Staffs can send a four-person team to work together or send individuals to be part of another team. As each team creates its own online CJI website, they will either learn how to do the following from the beginning or take their knowledge to the next level: (1) get story ideas for print and web editions; (2) write and design for the web; (3) take pictures and write cutlines for the web; (4) shoot videos for the web; (5) create slideshows for the web; (6) create graphics for the web, and (7) make their site interactive using polls, quizzes, comments and user-generated content. A final, but important part of the class, will be to (8) get tips on how to get traffic to your website.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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