Business Horizons Media Track

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is pleased to partner with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation’s Business Horizons program to offer an in-depth media experience for Iowa high school students (9-12 graders). The Business Horizons (BH) program is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on, action-oriented weeklong summer program for high school students who want to learn about the world of business and what the future holds for them. Business Horizons will offer a media track for students interested in a career in the newspaper industry.

The goal of the media track is to develop the next generation of Iowa newspaper professionals and has been designed to spark students’ understanding of the media industry as a viable career opportunity in Iowa.

2019 Session

The 2019 Business Horizons Media Camp was held July 14-18 on the campus of Central College in Pella. The students produced a website to keep fellow campgoers and others abreast of the session at

Over the course of the week, students heard from professional journalists in the areas of media basics, photography, social media, digital media, design, circulation and professional expectations. The students also had the opportunity to visit the Des Moines Register. Throughout the week, the media students covered Business Horizons activities through a website, Facebook page and Twitter. The final project for the week was a print edition of the newspaper.

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