Single Schedule

Day One “Intensive” Sessions: TUESDAY, JUNE 22

These sessions would allow students to dive deeper into a specific topic and “spend the day” with that topic. The topics would be very similar to previous sessions at JMW, like editorial leadership, yearbook theme, website redesign, diversity in media, etc.

“Intensive” Sessions last for seven hours total, with four 1-hour blocks of instruction. In between, students have time to work on projects and have lunch.

"Intensive" Session presenters

Pat Gaston

Pat Gaston

“Covering Your Diverse School Community”

CLASS TIMES: Tuesday, June 22, 9:30-10:30 // 11:30-12:30 // 1:30-2:30 // 3:30-4:30

Our world is full of diversity — it is not always race, but it can be economically, politically, culturally. In this class we’ll talk about how to better cover all communities in your school, how to interview people who don’t look like you and brainstorm a few story ideas.


Patricia Gaston teaches writing and reporting at KU. She spent nearly 40 years as an editor most notably at the Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News. At the DMN she was co-editor of a 1994 Pulitzer-prize winning project on violence against women.


 

Chris Heady

Chris Heady

“The Four Pillars of Sportswriting”

CLASS TIMES: Tuesday, June 22, 10:30-11:30 // 12:30-1:30 // 2:30-3:30 // 4:30-5:30

Sports media is a tide pool of hype and bombastic, bad opinions. How do you wade through it? Stick to these four key pillars to guarantee great sports coverage that’ll go beyond the daily recaps, gamers and hot take columns.


Chris Heady is a second-year graduate student at the University of Kansas and former newspaper reporter. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Heady covered Nebraska athletics for four years, primarily at the Omaha World-Herald. His reporting and in-depth writing has been published in USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Lincoln Journal Star.


 

Amy Morgan

Amy Morgan

“News Publication Design with Punch”

CLASS TIMES: Tuesday, June 22, 10:30-11:30 // 12:30-1:30 // 2:30-3:30 // 4:30-5:30

Over four hours, we will look at the design concept and personality of your publication, learn basic design rules and start to create a design style guide, in addition to looking at advanced design for specialty situations. And then we will be tired.


Amy Morgan teaches journalism and advises publications at Shawnee Mission West High School. Morgan has been on the faculty of the Jayhawk Media Workshop (previously known as the Kansas Journalism Institute) since 1997. She has taught workshops all over the country and has presented at national conventions. Her students have won local, state and national awards.

Rebekka Schlichting

Rebekka Schlichting

“Documentary Videos”

CLASS TIMES: Tuesday, June 22, 9:30-10:30 // 11:30-12:30 // 1:30-2:30 // 3:30-4:30

Learn storytelling, research, cinematography and more to prepare to make a short documentary of your passion.


Rebekka Schlichting joined the journalism faculty in fall 2020 as an assistant professor of the practice. Rebekka served as an adjunct professor and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also taught Native leadership workshops and skills at the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, SNYL Academy. Rebekka also served as producer at KUJH-TV and interned at Kansas Public Radio and Vision Maker Media. She is the chair of the powwow committee for the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

Tuesday, June 22: "Intensive" sessions

One-day can make all of the difference when you spend the day with one of our instructors. You will build skills on the topic of your choice.

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