Media Now STL – St. Louis, Missouri

Media Now STL – St. Louis – June 22-25, 2014

Media Now STL is a high school journalism digital media summer camp held June 22-25, 2014, at Lindenwood University in the St. Louis metro area. We’ll be kicking off with our opening session and speaker on Sunday afternoon and leaving out with final product in hand after camp awards on Wednesday at noon.

We expose our campers to the latest media tips and tools available from video or photo editing to social media implementation and promotional tactics through the classroom and large group sessions. Taught by industry leaders – both professional journalists and current high school or collegiate advisers – we introduce new ideas, provide the training and give hands-on assignments to send them out as energized, more confident and curious journalists. It’s designed with the game changers of journalism in mind. We plan to melt their minds during our time together and have a little fun while we’re at it.

The intense four-day journalism boot camp offers courses in:

Web Development – Intro
Web Development – Advanced
Mobile (Smartphone/Tablet) Journalism
Design: Newspaper
Broadcast/Video – Essentials
Broadcast/Video – In-Studio
Photography – Essentials
Photography – Feature
Editorial Leadership – EIC
Editorial Leadership – Section Editors
Advising Publications (advisers only)

The hands-on courses are for for students and advisers alike, aside from the advising course which is for advisers only. Upperclassman can earn college credit and CEUs are available for advisers. Learn more about it at

 Earlybird registration (those paying by April 22) is $265. Price jumps to $280 after that and $300 after June 2. Housing on the Lindenwood campus is available for an additional $75. Food and camp t-shirt is included with registration.

Advisers can attend on their own or with students.

If 5 or more students from a school attend, the adviser’s registration is only $50.

Students are not required to have their adviser attending for them to attend. Seats are limited in each class as part of our philosophy to give the best attention to each camper at the camp so reserve your spot today (pay later) at

Hope you join us this summer.

AARON MANFULL – camp co-director
email: manfull@MediaNowSTL

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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