2022 Journalism Adviser Camp

Exterior view of the CCJ Building

Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and GSPA are hosting a High School Journalism Advisers Workshop June 6-7, 2022 at the CCJ on Mercer’s Macon campus. The workshop itself is free to attend and applications are due no later than June 1. The workshop includes breakfast and lunch for attendees. In addition, we have reserved a block of rooms by campus at the Hilton Garden Inn. We will start at 10 a.m. June 6 and conclude by 3 p.m. June 7. All sessions are led by the CCJ staff and special guest Mark Johnson from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism.  The schedule can be found below. Interested participants should register here.

Monday, June 6

9:30-10 a.m.: Sign-in & Refreshments

10-10:45 OPENING SESSION: Dealing with Burnout

10:45-11:35: MAIN SESSION: Project management for the newsroom 

11:40-12:30: BREAKOUTS

  • Developing writer’s curiosity & making writing easy 
  • Visual planning

12:30-1:30: LUNCH BREAK. 

1:30-2:20: MAIN SESSION: Encouraging newsroom/staff diversity 

2:30-3:20: BREAKOUTS

  • Copyright & fair use
  • Podcasting for high school newspapers & yearbooks

3:30-4:20: BREAKOUTS

  • Using games in class & platforms/apps to help with this and news literacy. 
  • Building experiential workshops

4:30-5 p.m.

  • Open session for teachers to share favorite lessons/activities resources OR
  • Roundtable for papers/magazines for review and discussion. 


Tuesday, June 7

9-9:30: Breakfast at CCJ

9:30-11:30: HANDS-ON (Pick one)

  • Intro to DSLRs & Composition
  • Introduction to Audition/Audio Editing

11:30-12:30: LUNCH BREAK 

12:30-2:30: HANDS ON (Pick one)

  • Intro to video editing & video structure 
  • Intro to After Effects 

2:30-3 p.m. Closing