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The workshop will take place from Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon, and students will not only get a chance to get to know other student journalists from across the state, but they also will be educated by the highest quality professionals that the journalism education world has to offer.  Each of the following camp speakers are multi-year camp veterans.

Editorial Leadership:  

  • Scott Winter, instructor from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn.   
    • An incredibly charismatic speaker helps all with leadership potential on staffs building communities and create ownership of publications at the student-level.

Yearbook Production

  • Emily Arnold, CJE:   Hultam High School, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Yearbook adviser at Haltom High School in Haltom City, Texas. She was named a 2015 JEA Rising Star. In her eighth year advising at Haltom, she teaches photography, journalism and yearbook, and also advises Stampede TV and the Stampede online newspaper. Emily’s students have earned awards from NSPA, CSPA, Quill and Scroll, ILPC and ATPI. She fell in love with photography when she was in high school and worked for the Daily Nebraskan when she was not serving as the mascots, Herbie Husker and Lil’ Red in college. Today, Emily enjoys watching her students develop a passion for journalism and teaching at workshops and conventions across the country.

Newspaper Design

  • Jim Streisel, Carmel High School, Ind.
    • Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year for 2013. He and his staffs consistently earn the nation’s top awards. Even the newest staff members can walk in on the first day of school with confidence and enthusiasm because of him. Students of all levels will leave with quality work in their hands.

Digital Photography

  • Bruce Thorson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Photography Professor

Journalistic Writing

  • Rod Satterthwaite, MJE:  Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California
    • Adviser of The Campanile newspaper and thecampanile.org website at Palo Alto High School in California. He is a member of The Student Press Law Center’s Advisory Council Steering Committee and The Journalism Education Association’s Certification Commission. He was named Michigan’s journalism adviser of the year in 2003 and was named a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser in 2012.Video Production

  • Taylor Siebert, of StrivTV
    • Brings aspects of video in journalism to the forefront.  Shows kids how to dive into how video changes the way we communicate as a society.  With tools such as iMovie, Vine, Instagram Video, and live-streaming, everyone is surrounded by video.  Students will be hands-on with all these tools.  

Camp cost:  $325, which includes a camp T-shirt, room, board, and incredible journalism instruction.Register for Camp!  Click here!

Save $25 by registering by Tuesday, May 25.

Scholarship Opportunities:  10–$100 scholarships available.  Application Link is attached.Scholarship Application–Click here  

                1–Full scholarship for winning T-shirt design

                2–Full video scholarships, sponsored by the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association


Camp Dates: Monday July 15th through Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Scholarship Deadline:  Saturday, May 11, 2019

Early Bird Deadline:  Friday, May 24, 2019 (save $25)

Deadline for Registration:  Postmarked by Saturday, June 1, 2019

Deadline for Refund:  Friday, June 15, 2019




Nebraska High School Press Association
NHSPA Summer Workshop