Klein Offers Summer Virtual High School Media Workshops

Klein College of Media and Communication is offering a virtual summer High School Media Workshop program to prepare the next generation of digitally and urban-trained journalists through hands-on training and field reporting in Philadelphia.

Two-week summer workshops, accessed through personal computers, laptops and even a mobile phone, have been designed for students entering grades 11 and 12. Special consideration will be given to students in the Philadelphia public and parochial schools. The fee is $600. Scholarships are available. Workshop descriptions and schedules can be found online and at the bottom of the page.

The workshops, which will be limited to 25 students per event, are designed to engage, inspire and educate high school students who are interested in a media career.  Klein offers a variety of programs, including majors and minors in journalism, media studies, production, advertising, public relations, communication for social influence and communication studies. Students can augment their academic program by adding a certificate specializing in a variety of communication areas, including a new Sports Media Certificate that prepares students for a range of careers in sports.

Working closely with Klein faculty, summer workshops will offer the basics in reporting, writing, broadcasting, communication methods and sports through assignments in basic journalism techniques, podcasting, strategic communication and mediation methods, and sports.

Program Information

Basic Journalism Techniques
June 28 - July 9, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This is a fundamental journalism course. Students will learn how to write news articles, learn about workflow inside the newsroom, and explore the business and industrial pressures news organizations face. The course offers a window into the way news is produced, while giving students skills and experience with writing, editing, photography, podcasting, and producing news for a publication. Students receive reporting and production assignments for news stories alongside readings and assignments that cover legal, ethical, and sociological issues in the news industry. 

Beyond Rage to Riots and Reconciliation: Journalists Covering Conflict in Philadelphia
July 12 – July 23, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What is the role of a journalist in understanding and covering the conflicts of our city? This course allows you to explore how journalists can better understand what escalates a conflict and how coverage of a conflict may create greater tension or provide a potential for reconciliation and repair. You’ll consider how journalistic bias may color the coverage of a conflict and whether journalism prevents people who should have voice from raising that voice for social change. Your focus will be on working in groups to understand three major Philadelphia conflicts in the past year – COVID and vaccination struggles in Philadelphia, “To Open or Not To Open”—What Should the School District Do?, and Police Reform in the City of Brotherly Love – Making Up for What We Saw This Summer. You will have a chance to analyze journalistic coverage in these three pertinent issues through the lens of models of conflict management and escalation. Your team will produce a piece of journalistic coverage in a medium (or media) of your choice.

The Fundamentals of Sports Reporting
July 26 – August 6, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The course is designed to cover a variety of sports topics, both at Temple and in the Philadelphia region. Students will learn traditional game play-by-play and locker room interviewing as well as features about sports figures in the area. Students will take field trips to various neighborhoods to unearth and report on under-reported sports stories.

  • For a full list of Klein’s summer programs along with the registration form, consult Temple’s Pre-College High School website.
  • For information specific to the Klein summer program, please contact Professor Saleem Ahmed.
  • Students interested in Klein majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs should visit klein.temple.edu. Klein recruiters Frank Bowman and Marnice Charles are available for one-on-one information sessions.
  • Information on other Temple workshops including registration can be accessed at the Temple Pre-College site at https://summer.temple.edu/highschool.