NKU Journalism and Digital Media Summer Academy

Registration Open for NKU Journalism and Digital Media Summer Academy.
High school students have the chance to explore Northern Kentucky University with cameras, microphones and keyboards this summer during the Journalism and Digital Media Academy, sponsored by NKU’s College of Informatics.

Students will learn the art and technology of multimedia storytelling under the guidance of faculty and student mentors from the journalism, electronic media and broadcasting and media informatics programs in the College of Informatics. And they’ll publish their work on the academy website and social media.

The academy will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22-26 in Griffin Hall, the College of Informatics’ state-of-the-art media and technology facility.

A closing program on July 26 will feature the work of the high school participants and NKU student mentors. Academy registration includes lunch on campus all week.  Due to the hands-on nature of the academy, participation is limited. Register now at nku.edu/digitalage.  If you have questions, contact Michele Day at daymi@nku.edu or 859-572-1921. Michele Day

For more details please click on the link here NKU Digital Media Summer.


  1. I think this is really cool that NKU is putting this on for high school students. It is a great experience to get your hands wet and see if this is something they really want to do as a career. Even if it’s not something they think they would want to do as a career, it’s still cool! This is a great way to get out and meet new people and to keep themselves busy a bit for part of the summer. If I had known about something similar but closer to my field of choice, I would have been right on top of it. It’s a great experience NKU is putting on for students, and what better way than to give them as idea of NKU as a choice of college.

  2. I think this is an amazing opportunity for young Students trying to figure out whats next in life. I almost wish more colleges or even programs offered more hands on experience to High School students. This is also a great resume builder for young people if this is the field they choose to go into. I also feel that this is a great marketing tacked to get more people interested to go to NKU. Great job NKU!

  3. I love this idea! It helps students potentially meet other students with the same career in mind and it can help them make friends. It can also help guide the high school students in terms of what they want to do in the future. As Erin said, this activity will be a nice touch on the students resume, which can help them excel in their career faster. NKU is doing an amazing job by reaching out younger kids to increase their enrollment rates! Way to go NKU!!

  4. It is cool that NKU is putting this on for the high schoolers. It would be a resume builder that I wish I had coming in. I realized that NKU is opening up more and more doors for the young students out there. Things I wish I was able to attend to and I just graduated last year. I’m glad that they are allowing kids these opportunities, I just hope the kids are responsible enough to know what it is all worth to their careers.

  5. I love that NKU offers this for students, and I wish it was something that I knew about earlier in my college education. I think it’s incredibly helpful for students who may be majoring in journalism or video or informatics to get a hands-on experience in a free, fun, and interactive way. Even if it isn’t you major, it still is an exciting opportunity to experience and possibly put on a resume someday.

  6. I think that it is awesome that NKU is giving students the opportunity to learn something like this! The Journalism and Digital Media Academy gives students an opportunity that they would not have in another place or at school. I think this is also an opportunity for students to dive in and see if this might be something that they would like to study in college or even spend the rest of your life doing. If this is something that they are really interested in, this gives them the chance to meet people who are interested in the same things they are as well as students they may be going to school with in the future. I think that this is something other departments should look into as well for other students.

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