Register for Northern Illinois University's Journalism Camp if you'd like to:
Northern Illinois University's Journalism camp for high school students provides working experience for students interested in online and print journalism. You will learn what it takes to be a working journalist by generating story ideas, assigning stories, reporting, writing stories, shooting photos, editing, writing headlines and laying out the stories in an in-camp newspaper and website. You also learn the responsibility of a free press in a democracy and will leave the camp a more sophisticated news consumer.
Camp Director: Shelley Hendricks is adviser of Northern Illinois University's student-run newspaper, the Northern Star. Before joining NIU in July, Shelley worked from 1996 to 2009 at the Rockford Registar Star, where she was a copy editor, assistant news editor, assistant business editor, community news editor, metro editor and editor of Rockford Woman magazine. Shelley was a copy editor at the Kane County Chronicle and was on the staff of The Spectator, the student-run newspaper at the University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire.
Shelley has a bachelor of arts degree in political science with an English minor from the University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire.
Summer Camp Fees: Residential campers $595 ($650 after June 24, 2016); returning LA&S Academic Summer campers, multiple campers from the same household, or NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.
For more information contact College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming: call (815) 753-5200 or email LASEP@niu.edu