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Medill High School Journalism Programs

Medill High School Journalism Day

In the fall, Medill offers high school students and journalism advisers in the Chicago area an opportunity to visit us for a day of workshops. For information about this event, please contact Sara Brazeal.

Medill High School Journalism Live 

We offer Medill High School Journalism Live, free virtual workshops 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 features expert Medill faculty.

Workshops and panel discussion recordings

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Sports Journalism

Identify what makes the top sports reporters and analysts so great at what they do.

Taught byJ.A. Adande

Watch Sports Reporting
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Storytelling on Your Smart Device

Learn the basics of creating a professional video story using your smart device.

Taught by: Caryn Ward

Watch Storytelling on Smart Devices
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Professional Journalist Panel

Get tips and tricks from Medill alumni for in-person and remote reporting.

Watch Professional Journalist Panel
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Medill Student Panel

Hear what it's like to be a college journalism and a Medill student.

Watch Student Panel
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Mastering Sports Reporting

Learn the fundamentals of sports reporting and writing.

Taught by: Melissa Isaacson

Watch Mastering Sports Reporting
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Social Media Videos

Learn what goes into making the video pieces you see on social media.

Taught byArionne Nettles

Watch Social Media Videos
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How to be a better sports journalist

Four tips on how to be a better sports journalist and improve your section.

Taught by: Melissa Isaacson

Watch How to be a better sports journalist
Social Construction Politics of Difference.

Racial Reckoning and Media Responsibility

Learn about the media's approach to covering race relations in the U.S.

Taught by: Christopher Benson

Watch Racial Reckoning and Media Responsibility