During the Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp at TCU, young aspiring journalists learn to create news stories across multiple media platforms. The intensive program is open to high school students as well as incoming first-year students who have been admitted into TCU and to the journalism major.
The program is designed to be an immersive experience in a college environment. It is directed by members of the journalism faculty, media professionals from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and students in TCU Journalism. It offers high school students the opportunity to produce content for the Web, broadcast and print.
Hands-on experience, top-notch facilities
Schieffer Journalism campers work in the Department of Journalism’s all-digital newsroom and high-definition broadcast news studio. They learn how to generate story ideas, which they then report and develop into news stories. The students fan out across the TCU campus, perhaps writing about peer camps in other disciplines, or other topics of interest, such as college admission.
Students engage with faculty and visiting professionals in both classroom and lab settings, in groups and one-on-one. They have the opportunity to anchor newscasts and produce video packages.
The program is named in honor of legendary CBS News broadcaster Bob Schieffer, a TCU journalism alumnus and also namesake of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU. It has strengthened its focus on digital and broadcast media, while preserving the attention to print skills. It takes advantage of a robust inventory of the latest media equipment and publishing software, such as digital Canon EOS SLR cameras, high-definition digital video cameras and an all-Mac newsroom with Adobe Creative Suite.
For more information about or to register for this year’s camp, click here.
Questions? Contact camp director and Journalism faculty member Jean Marie Brown or call the Department of Journalism at 817-257-7425.