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Journalism camp

Music City New Media Academy

Program Overview

Program Overview

Join Lipscomb University and the Tennessee High School Press Association this summer for Music City New Media Academy. This five-day intensive program provides opportunities for young journalists to hone crucial media skills, meet with professionals in the field and ultimately prepare for a college journalism degree. 

Through classroom lectures, workshop sessions and hands-on learning, you’ll be trained in the craft of journalism by award-winning faculty. Gain confidence in various writing styles and master the fundamental technical skills required for broadcasting and producing. By the end of the week, you’ll have made an on-site visit to a local television station and produced a newscast covering a mock crisis on Lipscomb’s campus. 

Workshop sessions include:

  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Sports writing
  • Design and layout
  • Editing
  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Podcasting

Review our COVID-19 pre-college program protocols.



Sunday, June 6: Check-in; mixer
Monday, June 7: Sessions in writing, photography and videography
Tuesday, June 8: Coverage of Lipscomb-HCA/TriStar Health Care Academy
Wednesday, June 9: Sessions in podcasting; field trip to local television station
Thursday, June 10: Sessions in social media; workshop "rewind" event, during which we'll play the newscast that students worked on

Our Faculty

  • Dave Donnelly

    Dave Donnelly

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • Aerial Ellis

    Aerial Ellis


    Aerial Ellis is a gifted speaker and strategist who launched her first public relations firm at the age of 22. Since, she has become sought-after for her ability to help...

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  • Sarah Gibson

    Sarah Gibson

    Associate Professor

    Sarah Gibson earned her B.S. in Electronic Media from Abilene Christian University and her MFA in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas...

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  • Paul Gibson

    Paul Gibson

    Radio Assistant

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  • Alan Griggs

    Alan Griggs

    Chair, Communications and Journalism

    Alan Griggs is a senior manager of communications with diverse experience including television news reporting and management, political and corporate communications and teaching. In his role as a media consultant,...

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  • Jimmy McCollum

    Jimmy McCollum


    Jimmy McCollum is a professor in the department, where he has taught since 1989 (after attending Lipscomb kindergarten through college). He earned his M.S. at Tennessee and his Ph.D. at...

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