Summer Kickstart Days

What is a Kickstart Day?

It’s a one-day workshop for students and advisers, with instruction, examples and practice all bundled into one intensive experience. Participants learn and practice skills in the same day, creating a project to share with the group over a dinner showcase the same evening.

(Currently, JEANC is putting more energy into our fall NorCal Media Day event and not offering Summer Kickstart Workshop Days. If you have interest in this kind of thing, contact us to discuss it: [email protected])





Below please find a list of Kickstart workshops JEANC offered in Summer 2015:

San Francisco State University

Design Crash Course

Editorial Leadership


San Jose State University

InDesign Basics and Then Some

Crafting the Short Feature


How does it work?

Participants arrive in the morning, then break into groups by class. Instruction is followed by a reporting and creating period, with a showcase at the very end.


8:30 am – Welcome, light breakfast

9 am – Break into classes, inspiration and instruction

11:30 am – Lunch

12:30 – Groups depart for reporting

3 pm – Groups return, work in lab, additional instruction as needed and/or in-time teaching

6 pm – Dinner and showcase

7 pm – Program concludes


What does it cost?

Registration for the course is $65 before June 1, $70 up to and on the day of the event. That fee includes:

  • instruction
  • course materials
  • morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and a pizza dinner 

Full refunds are available if registration is cancelled before June 1. Partial refunds are available up to two weeks before the workshop date. No refunds within two weeks prior to workshop, however name changes are accepted.


Looking for more? 

Here are a few of the stories and packages developed by students last year:

“Weary youth face unemployment on a national scale” — 24/7 Reporting workshop

“Catching Life: Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier” — Starter Kit of Web Tools workshop

” Shoaib Jawaid: Making a change from the cradle to the grave” — Crafting the Short Feature

To read more, check out the archive of stories.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

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