Kansas Journalism Institute – Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas Journalism Institute – Lawrence, Kansas – June 22-26, 2014

The Kansas Journalism Institute is in its 51st year of helping students and advisers become better journalists and journalism instructors. The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas is one of the premier schools of journalism in the United States. Please visit kansasjournalisminstitute.org for more information on the wide selection of courses available. Get It Together this summer at KJI.

KJI will offer five courses developed around digital media:

Web Production and Management
–Either you’re already online or you’re thinking about it, and you want to make your news site even better. This course is for students who want to take their news publication’s website and build it into one that features stunning multimedia and stellar news coverage.

Advising Student Publications in a Digital World
–Learn about classroom management in a multimedia world, how to work within new CTE course outlines, how to teach effective design and writing, and how to work through sticky legal and ethical situations with students, parents and administrators.

Digital Photojournalism (Beginning and Advanced)
–Student photographers from all levels are invited to work on everything from capturing the perfect moment to Photoshop techniques. We cover the basics of photojournalism and Photoshop. You will learn how to master your digital camera, how to capture motion, and how to prepare those photos for publication, in print or on the Web. Students will need to bring their own digital cameras.

Storytelling: Feature and Sports Writing for Print and Digital Media
–Students will explore different types of stories, generate story ideas, refine writing skills and learn to be storytellers for their school. We will look at examples of effective features — in sports, news and entertainment — and write some of our own. Whether students plan to write for yearbook, newspaper and/or the Web site, this class will help them become great storytellers.

Digital Media: Video and Audio Production
–Do you want to produce great video stories for your broadcast program or website? Come to this session to learn how to produce great digital stories — particularly audio and video — that will look and sound great no matter the platform.

Other courses offered are:

News Magazine and Newspaper Design Fundamentals
Yearbook Design Fundamentals
Advanced Media Seminars in News Publications and Yearbook
Editorial Leadership Seminar


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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