Summer Workshops

High School Summer Workshops

At the world’s school of journalism, real-world media experience is part of the curriculum.

The Missouri Method provides hands-on, real experience in five professional community newsrooms – including an NBC affiliate, an NPR-member station, a morning newspaper – and two advertising agencies with national paid clients.

High School Students:
Come experience the Missouri Method for yourself!

Attend a Summer Workshop at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Mo.


Missouri Investigative Journalism Workshop

  • When: June 24-28, 2018
  • Where: Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
  • Cost: $700. Includes workshop activities, on-campus lodging, meals and local transportation. Scholarships available.
  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2018

Learn how investigative journalists find information, track people down, conduct better interviews, analyze data and find great stories. You’ll leave with skills you need to do your own investigations. The workshop is taught by investigative reporters who have worked at top news organizations such as The New York Times and by experienced MU faculty.

Highlights include:

  • How to use the web and social media to find information and background people.
  • How to conduct better interviews that get people talking to you.
  • How to analyze data to pull meaning from numbers and lists.
  • How to tell better stories.
  • How to find better story ideas.

For more information contact Mark Horvit, horvitm@missouri.edu.


Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop

  • When: July 7-13, 2018
  • Where: Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
  • Cost: $675. Includes workshop activities, on-campus lodging, meals and local transportation. Scholarships available.
  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2018
Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop

Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop participants may have their work published on the MUJW Urban Pioneer website and in the School’s professional, award-winning news outlets.

Discover the fast-paced world of professional journalism! Learn how to cover issues, news and current events. Your instruction will be guided by faculty experts at the Missouri School of Journalism and industry professionals.

Skills you will work on include:

  • Mobile Technologies: Learn how to interview sources, shoot video, take photos – do everything you need for your story – while you’re on location. In today’s world, journalists can work from anywhere.
  • Social Media: Use Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and other social platforms to engage with the public, gather information and more for all stages of your reporting.
  • Documentary Journalism: Go beyond day-turn reporting and try your hand at long-form storytelling. You’ll learn new investigative and technical skills in this exercise.
  • Data Journalism: Dig deep into publicly available information in government databases to discover facts and statistics. Learn how to produce graphics that visualize the information for the public.
  • Lots More: Web design and production, narrative writing and story structure, other timely and current topics.

Your work may be published on the MUJW Urban Pioneer website and in the School’s professional, award-winning news outlets:

For more information, contact mujw@missouri.edu or call 573-882-6031.