FS Journalism Boot Camp

New staffers, returning staffers learn from the pros

Boot Camp: Getting you journalistically FIT

Each person who applied and was accepted to a FS pub staff this past semester is required to attend the FS Journalism Boot Camp Aug 4-6. Contact Mrs Folsom ASAP if you have activities that conflict by texting her at 913.775.0300 or emailing her at fsfreepress@gmail.com.


Each staffer needs to pay $25 to the Free State Finance Office by August 4. The $25 covers your Blue Valley Boot Camp registration and your staff t-shirt. The BV registration fee is donated to Journalism Educators of Metro KC's Mike Dunlap senior scholarship fund. Mike Dunlap was a former journalism adviser at Leavenworth, Lawrence and Blue Valley West High Schools.


Make checks payable to Free State HS Journalism.

Step 1: Save the Dates (Aug 4, 5, 6) & RSVP below

Step 2: Read over the schedule for Monday, Aug 4 (schedule below)

Step 3: Read over the schedule for Tues. and Wed., Aug 5 & 6 (schedule below)

Step 6: Pay $25 in the FS Finance Office by 8 a.m. Monday, August 4. (make checks payable to Free State Journalism)

Monday, FS Journalism Boot Camp

Monday, Aug. 4th, 8am-1pm

4700 Overland Dr

Lawrence, KS

Monday's Agenda


8 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome [rm 106, Folsom]

8:20 - 9 a.m. Split off with pub staff


  • Newspaper [rm 114, Haas, Liston]
  • Yearbook [rm 115, Hoppe)


9 - 9:10 a.m. BREAK

9:10 -10:10 a.m. Setting up your mobile journalism toolbox [rm 114, Hawkins & Baumbach, rm 115, Prestoy & Carrasco]


  • Gmail
  • Symbaloo
  • Trello
  • G Docs
  • G Cal
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Hootsuite


10:10 -10:20 a.m. BREAK

10:20- 11:20- a.m. Split off with skills staff


  • Photos [rm 115, Chavez, Popiel, Willmott]
  • Designers [rm 106A, Travis, Koenig, Foster]
  • Reporters [rm 114, Palmer, McAllister, Moreano, Sampson]
  • Online [rm 108, Liston, Prestoy]


11:20 - 11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ad Sales [rm 106, Foster, Ballenger]

12:30 - 1 p.m. "What's next?" [rm 106, Folsom]

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Tues & Wed, Blue Valley Area Boot Camp

Tuesday, Aug. 5th, 8am-3pm

17600 Quivira Rd

Overland Park, KS

Tuesday & Wednesday's Agenda

8 a.m. Leave FS for Blue Valley Southwest

9 a.m. Arrive at BVSW

9:35 - 10:15 a.m. Session 1

10:20-11:05 Session 2

11:10-11:55 Session 3

12 - 12:45 p.m. Session 4

1 p.m. Depart BVSW

1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. Depart for FS

3 p.m. Arrive at FS

Questions? Email Mrs Folsom ASAP