Aspiring journalists to camp at Western once again

Mariko Osterberg
WWU Communications and Marketing intern

A hundred and fifty high school students and their journalism advisers are expected to be at Western Washington University for the third year in a row from July 31 to Aug. 3 to take part in the Washington Journalism Education Association’s 2015 summer workshop.

The members of WJEA will be teaching various forms of journalism, including the publishing of newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, television, radio broadcasting and publishing on the Internet.

The following classes will be taught:

  • Graphic Design
  • Digital News Media
  • InDesign
  • Editorial Leadership
  • Journalism Boot Camp
  • Photojournalism
  • Journalistic Story Telling

This year students and staff will be staying in the Ridgeway Highland, the Omega and the Sigma residence halls.

"Most of these kids come into this camp knowing very little or nothing at all about journalism, and they leave with so much knowledge," said summer student workshop chair Kirsten Vesely, a teacher at Inglemoor High School. "They can't wait to start their publications in the fall, applying all that they learned at camp. It gets kids excited."

Vesely also said that she loves watching these eager young journalists learn from one another and share their ideas and their enthusiasm.

"I love that these kids think it's cool to be smart," she said.

For more information on this camp, visit http://wjea.org.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:33am
Western journalism student Hannah Johnson, the lead designer for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, coaches a student in the Klipsun office in the Communications Facility on campus in summer 2014 during WJEA camp. Most of the students in this group a

Western journalism student Hannah Johnson, the lead designer for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, coaches a student in the Klipsun office in the Communications Facility on campus in summer 2014 during WJEA camp. Most of the students in this group a

Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, tells about shooting for Klipsun and The Western Front during the summer 2014 WJEA camp. File photo by Pete Kendall, Centralia High School journalism adviser and Western journalism a

Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, tells about shooting for Klipsun and The Western Front during the summer 2014 WJEA camp. File photo by Pete Kendall, Centralia High School journalism adviser and Western journalism a

Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, tells about shooting for Klipsun and The Western Front during the summer 2014 WJEA camp. File photo by Pete Kendall, Centralia High School journalism adviser and Western journalism a

Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, tells about shooting for Klipsun and The Western Front during the summer 2014 WJEA camp. File photo by Pete Kendall, Centralia High School journalism adviser and Western journalism a

Western journalism student Hannah Johnson, the lead designer for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, describes production to a group of WJEA attendees in the Klipsun office in the Communications Facility on campus during summer quarter 2014. File phot

Western journalism student Hannah Johnson, the lead designer for Klipsun Magazine during summer quarter, describes production to a group of WJEA attendees in the Klipsun office in the Communications Facility on campus during summer quarter 2014. File phot

Journalism student and 2014-15 Associated Students President Annika Wolters demonstrates Western students' work to a group of visitors to the newsroom of The Western Front during the WJEA camp in summer 2014. Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magaz

Journalism student and 2014-15 Associated Students President Annika Wolters demonstrates Western students' work to a group of visitors to the newsroom of The Western Front during the WJEA camp in summer 2014. Evan Abell, the photo editor for Klipsun Magaz