Journalism Workshop

Two students learn about audio journalism on LMU's campus

Summer 2023

Session Dates: June 25 - July 8, 2023

Location: On-Campus

A two-week workshop examining the fundamentals of journalism. 

Course Description

Journalism is so fundamental to the United States that freedom of the press is among the rights enshrined in the First Amendment along with freedom of speech and religion. For most of American history, the journalism industry was operated by the limited number of companies and wealthy people who owned newspapers and magazines and radio and television stations.

Today, anyone can set up a website and work with words, pictures, and sound on their smartphone.  But that does not mean anyone can be a journalist.  In this course, students will be introduced to how stories are discovered and written, the best ways to capture images on a phone, and using audio in stories and podcasts.  Students will learn the ethics of journalism and explore the journalism industry.

  • Journalism Workshop is a residential program on LMU's Los Angeles-area campus. There are no commuter options at this time - all participants are required to live on campus for the duration of their program.

  • In addition to their work in the classroom, students will visit with Los Angeles area journalists and media.

    • Gain an important understanding of the journalism industry
    • Learn best practices in producing written stories, photojournalism, and podcast news.
    • Engage in mature reflection and active discussion on the ethics of journalism
  • Application Fee: $65

    2023 Program Cost: $5,400

    The program cost includes:

    • Tuition for two-week, non-credit course
    • Housing and meals for two weeks
    • Course materials
    • Use of campus recreation facilities
    • Class field trips
    • Two weekend social trips off campus

    For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Fees Page


  • This class is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.


    • Online Application
    • Personal Essay: Read the Prompt Now
    • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
    • High School Transcripts
    • $65 Application Fee
    • TOEFL Scores (for International applicants whose primary language is not English)



Expand Your Horizons at LMU

Applications are currently closed for Summer 2023's Journalism Workshop, but we welcome any questions you may have about future programming. Pre-college courses for 2024 will be available online in October 2023. Please check back soon for additional details!