The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops are moving online!

Monday, July 20, 2020 to Thursday, July 23, 2020

Investigative Reporting
A transformational week working with a professional award-winning investigative journalist. By the end of this hands-on week, you will be ready to produce your own investigative work. This program will help students find the perfect intersection of data, human interest, and public impact.

Personal Writing
Don’t just write. Express yourself and have fun.
Editorials are the lifeblood of any publication. Reviews take you into the world of culture and sports. Columns let you put your personality into the story. Here’s your chance to stand out, to find your voice and return to your publication next fall as the writer everyone is talking about.


Photojournalism/Shoot Your Quarantine
In this class we’ll use photography to explore our lives in quarantine, or possibly as we come out of quarantine. Who knows where we’ll be in July? That's what makes it exciting! The only things you will need for this workshop are a computer that can run Zoom and a cell phone with a camera. That's right, a cell phone! This summer we’re going to step away from the traditional camera and focus on how to make better images with those little devices we carry around with us everywhere. I’ll be asking you to photograph your world, whatever that world may be—your house, your family or friends, your street, your neighborhood—with the goal of capturing your experience of these strange and difficult times. We’ll share out photographs, give each other constructive critique, and develop our skills and techniques. By the end of this course, you’ll be a more confident photographer and a closer observer of your surroundings.  


For students who will begin their sophomore year in the fall of 2020 through students who will finish their senior year in spring 2020.

Registration fees are $90.

The deadline to register is July 6, 2020. 

Thanks to a generous grant from Marshall Journalism Incentive Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, a limited number of scholarships are available to students who attend school in Linn County, Iowa. If you attend school in Linn County, IA, please select the corresponding code when registering. 

Cancellation policy: 

Cancellations prior to July 6, 2020 will be assessed a $25.00 processing fee. 

No refunds will be available after July 6. Exceptions will be made only in the cases of medical or family emergencies, and documentation will be required for the refund