Summer Photojournalism Workshop for High School Students | Kent State University

Summer Photojournalism Workshop for High School Students

High school students can spend a day learning about photojournalism from award-winning Kent State faculty and students. 

Join us July 11, 2018, for:

  • Photo shoot around campus and town (weather dependent)

  • Photo editing

  • Lessons in framing, balance and caption writing

  • Conversations with current Kent State students, about what they’ve experienced, thanks to Hagedorn scholarships

  • Exploration of career paths in photojournalism

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Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is home to the prestigious Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photojournalism, which provides tuition scholarships and funds study away, workshop and domestic travel experiences for photojournalism students, to help them build strong portfolios. Furthermore, the Kent State photojournalism program has ranked in the nation’s top 10 for the past five years, according to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. 

Workshop Details


Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (entering fall 2018) who are interested in studying photojournalism at Kent State


Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet in Franklin Hall (550 Hilltop Drive), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Do I need to bring anything?

A camera (smart phone is fine) and a notepad

Does it cost anything?

No, this photojournalism workshop is free, and lunch is included.

Who are the instructors?

David Foster, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Kent State, and award-winning Kent State students

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