Advanced Design

Advanced Design participants will gain hands-on experiences in visual storytelling, designing in-depth feature pages and producing interactive graphics for Web-based and print publications. Students also will explore advanced features of the Adobe Creative Suite software. Conceptual topics will include how to use design elements to engage readers and create effective visual messages. Students in the Advanced Design concentration will collaborate with other HSJI Newsroom students to publish projects in the HSJI Newsroom Gallery. Although students must select a concentration (reporting, design, photo/video, or social media) when registering, they will have opportunities to practice multiple forms of journalism.
Students enrolled in Advanced Design must be comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite software, such as InDesign and Photoshop.
2018 Session: July 15-19
Typical daily schedule for students in the HSJI Newsroom workshop: While no two days are alike, they are designed to give you the best journalistic experience you can have while at IU.

  • Day 1
    • Noon-2:30 p.m. Check-in at residence hall
    • 3-5 p.m.  Introductions and newsroom meetings
    • 5-7 p.m. Dinner and tours of facilities
    • 7 -9 p.m. Instructional sessions and residence hall orientation
    • 11:30 p.m. Lights out
  • Days 2, 3, 4
    • 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. Newsroom budget meetings, instructional break-out sessions
    • 11:30-1:30 Lunch
    • 1:30-5 p.m. Field work: news gathering, writing and editing, production work, publishing on the Web; coaching sessions with professional journalists, college journalists and experienced advisers
    • 5-7 p.m. Dinner
    • 7-9 p.m. Open lab; recreation programs led by counselors
  • Day 5
    • 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
    • 8:30-10:30 a.m. Final newsroom meetings — time to debrief and reflect
    • 11 a.m.-noon Awards ceremony
    • Noon Check out of residence hall and depart



  • Contact HSJI Administrative Services Coordinator Linda J. Johnson at 812-855-0895 or e-mail her.