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High School Journalism Live

Free virtual workshops and panel discussions

New in fall 2020, Medill hosted High School Journalism Live, a series of free virtual workshops and panel discussions to introduce high school students to the exciting world of journalism and media. 

Our goal is to educate and inspire future journalists. Students get a glimpse of how far a career in journalism can take them while learning practical information on different skills and techniques. The workshops also help students see first-hand what it’s like to be a college student studying journalism.

Each workshop featured expert Medill faculty. The panel discussions featured current Medill students as well as alumni working in the industry. 

All sessions were hosted on Zoom and were recorded for on-demand viewing. Click the links below to watch each video on YouTube.

Workshops and panel discussion recordings

Social Media Videos

Social Media Videos

What goes into making some of the video pieces you see on social media by outfits like AJ+, Buzzfeed and Now This? Learn who the major players in this news genre are and how they tell stories specifically tailored to be viewed on mobile devices.

Taught byArionne Nettles

Watch Recording of Social Media Videos


For more information about High School Journalism Live, please contact Director of Marketing, Communications and Special Events Sara Brazeal.

Want to learn more about Medill?

If you would like to learn more about Medill, please contact Associate Director of Student Life Daniel MacKenzie.