SUMMER WORKSHOPS • June 9-13th, 2019 • “It’s a Trip”

The 2019 Program will be coming soon.

In the mean time, take a look at last years program! Stay tuned!


SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2018 Information









What is Ball State Journalism Workshop’s Summer Workshops?

Located at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, this uniquely-structured workshop offers cutting edge courses for staffs and advisers in our state-of-the-art facilities on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation.

Our faculty ranks among the best, including national award-winning collegiate and faculty instructors whose media have earned the highest honors as well as digital media professionals who transfer their real-world experience to practical applications for students to take back to their staffs. Journalists and advisers will attend a five-day workshop to hone the skills necessary to hit the ground running when school resumes in the fall.

Of course, the fun factor of BSU Journalism Workshops Summer Workshops is off the charts! With a volleyball tournament and game nights, free time is filled with activities. For more than 50 years, BSU Journalism Workshops has set trends and trained staff members, student leaders and advisers in broadcast, web, news, yearbook, social media, mobile journalism and more in our innovative programs using cutting-edge technology.

2018 Overview:

With our theme, “Journalism Live”, Ball State Journalism Workshops 2018 will focus on the fast-paced, cutting edge aspects of Journalism today. Students should leave Workshops 2018 empowered to tell better stories and work together to create their best publication with the tools and resources available to them. 

Staffs who attended together had dedicated time to collaborate, bond and create tools to prepare them for a successful school year.

Registration for the 2018 Summer Workshops is OPEN. Find more information and materials here! 

Our summer experience includes:

  • 5-day format
  • Affordable tuition (includes air-conditioned housing, all classes, T-shirt)
  • Team-taught, staff-focused and leadership-driven curriculum
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Innovative daily schedule
  • Special Adviser course*
  • Cutting-edge facilities

Who: Middle and high school journalism students & media advisers

When:June 10-14, 2018

Where: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Cost: $400 for students

Local students: $300 for students living within 20 miles of Ball State’s campus, does not include housing (additional parking fees will be incurred)

Why: If you’re looking for the best summer workshop experience, look no further! At Ball State, we put the emphasis on developing the whole staff as well as arming individuals with the latest tools and skills to practice 21st century journalism. With cutting-edge technology and an innovative curriculum, students and advisers alike will have everything in place to start the school year right!


Feb. 14: Registration Opened! Find materials here! 

May 1: Scholarship application deadline

May 14: Registration and payment must be submitted online before this date

June 10: First day of Summer Workshops

June 14: Final day of Summer Workshops


Forms MUST need to be submitted online to our office before May 14, 2018. Students can either pay online with a credit/debit card or can mail in check payments. Check payments must be delivered to the office later than May 21.



Full refunds will not be made after the May 14, 2018 deadline. Cancellations before May 14 will be given a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee.


If you are traveling to Workshops via a flight, you will need to read and comply with the following form. We will provide a shuttle from the Indianapolis Airport to campus on Saturday, June 9. The shuttle will leave the airport at 5 p.m. Please plan flights accordingly. On Thursday, June 14, the shuttle will leave campus at noon and arrive at the Indianapolis Airport at about 1:30 p.m. We suggest planning for flights leaving Indianapolis after 3:30 p.m.

Find the Transportation Form here

Summer Workshops Scholarships

BSU Journalism Workshops offers two need-based scholarships for qualified applicants. Scholarships include tuition costs but not meals or transports. A refundable $70 deposit is required with application.

If you plan to apply for a scholarship, the deadline to turn in your registration form and application materials will be May 1, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your filled-out registration form to: Journalism Workshops 1125 McKinley Ave, Ball State University, 47306

Email with:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three clips of your work or a link to your portfolio website.
  • A one-page narrative explaining why you should receive a scholarship, including your financial need.

All students are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds and diverse schools and those who meet financial need.