Something for high schoolers interested in a career in photojournalism

Some information from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (Steve’s alma mater) in case you or a high schooler you know is interested in a career in photography, reporting, design or advertising . . .

An exciting new opportunity is being offered by the College of Media at the University of Illinois. Media University – a two-week overnight summer camp (June 17 – 28, 2013) – will kick off for the first time this summer.


Media University will introduce high school students to the many facets of advertising, journalism, and media/cinema studies as viable college major and career choices through hands-on learning activities. It will allow students the opportunity to work on a real project; interact with University of Illinois faculty, ad agency and client personnel, journalists, and media personnel; and learn from current University of Illinois students.

But don’t think Media University students will spend all day in the classroom. They will explore all that the Urbana – Champaign campus has to offer, visit some of the top companies in the industry in Chicago, Indianapolis or St. Louis, and most importantly, learn all about the media industry. Whether students decide to pursue an education in advertising, journalism or media studies, workshops in leadership, diversity, ethics, and teambuilding will prepare Media University graduates for any professional situation. In addition, Media University will allow participants to meet other area students with similar interests who may become future classmates and colleagues!

Do you have or know a high school student that should apply? We hope that you’ll encourage them to explore the Media University website for details, application, scholarship and tuition information and more. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2013. Diversity scholarships are available.

Posted by Steve, who can wear orange all he wants because he’s a UofI alumnus. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Studio 301 E. Court Street Suite B, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650, hours by appointment, first floor of Hamilton Catering’s 110 North East.