2022 Sunday Bonus Classes

Schools arriving at the workshop before 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, have the opportunity to attend bonus classes.

These optional classes are technology focused and are helpful for students working on broadcasts, online sites, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks. The cost is $20 per person.

Adobe Photoshop

Instructors: Mark Murray, Wade Kennedy

The bonus class will be split between Beginning and Advanced Photoshop groups for students and advisers.

We’ll start the evening with a quick overview of the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop before going through a workflow for making sure that photos look their best in your publication. Once we complete workflow we’ll break up into beginning and advanced sections.

In the beginning section, students will learn additional editing techniques for cleaning up photos along with some simple methods for creating cutouts.

In the advanced section, students will do a deeper dive into creating cutouts before looking at more advanced techniques like adjustment layers, type effects and the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop, along with other editing tools.

Students need to bring a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop to participate, but two students from the same school can share a computer as long as they are in the same section.

This bonus class is designed for students that want to improve their image-editing skills, not use Photoshop as an illustrative tool.

Adobe Premiere

Instructor: Alyssa Boehringer

This class will provide an overview of Adobe Premiere, as well as best practices in video editing for journalistic video storytelling.

Students will each need their own computer with Premiere already downloaded. Please log in to Adobe Creative Cloud before the workshop and ensure that each student will be able to access the software through a personal or school Adobe account.

Phone-Powered Production

Instructor: Margie Raper

The power of your smartphone puts a broadcast newsroom in your pocket.

Produce videos and social media content from start to finish using just your mobile device.

Visual Journalism for Non-photographers

Instructor: Mike McClean

This class starts with a basic understanding of the key elements needed to take your photo skills from an average mobile photographer to a visual storyteller using an avenge smartphone.

The class will cover effective use of natural light, compositional techniques, simple tricks to build effective visual narrative, which assignments to avoid using a mobile device and what are the essential accessories often used by the pro’s on location.

This class will also include an in class assignment.


Instructor: Samantha Berry

Podcasting has taken the world by storm. From scripted narrative series to roundtable discussions, millions have become loyal listeners and now receive their news through this format. Learn how to create podcasts and use them to amplify your storytelling.

Adobe Illustrator

Instructor: Taylor Mersmann

This course is designed to help students in Adobe Illustrator at any skill level.

We will complete two-to-three projects together to review Illustrator fundamentals, reinforce design skills and learn new creative techniques to apply in any print or online publication.

In addition, students will leave with a bundle of resources to continue growing their expertise, including how to prepare for the Adobe Illustrator Certification exam.

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