During their time at OIDJ, students will build a blog if they do not already have one, and be encouraged to blog about their experiences. At the end of every day, students will be recognized for their work in certain categories, including best blog post and best blog design.

In journalism, blogging can be a way to further engage with the audience and can play an important role in supplementing the story told in an article, radio show, broadcast piece or other form of storytelling. Keep up with student blogs throughout camp below!

  • Sunsets
    It's funny, we all see sunsets differently - yet it's the same sun setting.We are all unique and we all see things differently.It's what makes us human.As a society we loose sight of the fact that we aren't always going to be on the same side of the discussion and ... read more
    Source: Anushka’s BlogPublished on Thu-07-17
    5 months ago
  • OIDJ Comes to a Close
    Today, all of the OIDJ students will once again scatter back to their homes. But they will be bringing along all of the experiences and memories they have made at camp.I really just want to say thank you to everyone that I met this week.To all of my fellow students, ... read more
    Source: Blake’s BlogPublished on Sat-07-17
    5 months ago
  • OIDJ Day 7: Wrapping Up
    The week is coming to its end, and I haven't been as nervous as I am now. It is our last day to finish our stories, and although mine don't cover anything too serious, I still feel the pressure to put something good out. While there are some things that ... read more
    Source: Koal’s BlogPublished on Fri-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Oh Geez
    Having no sources is so fun. deadlines are my fave :))))))) ... read more
    Source: Cat’s BlogPublished on Fri-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Striving for Diversity
    As a journalist it is my responsibility to include all sectors of society. I am the voice of the voiceless. I am the power for the powerless. I am the hope for the hopeless and I will always strive to be diverse in my thinking. ... read more
    Source: Claudia’s BlogPublished on Fri-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Literally the queen
    Seth put me in charge for ten minutes. I felt like a queen. ... read more
    Source: Cat’s BlogPublished on Fri-06-17
    5 months ago
  • OIDJ Day 6: Finally Finished Interviews!
    Today is a glorious day, as it marks the end of going outside. Outside of campus for interviews, that is. I am done interviewing subjects for my stories as far as I know, and now I get to spend the next day and a half writing/editing my stories. Even better ... read more
    Source: Koal’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Day 5&6…Better Late than Never
    In the last blog post, I promised a longer, more elaborate post for the following day. Well... we see what happened there.So, I will be making up for the last 2 days in this post.Yesterday, I actually did not attend our field trip because I had my first interview. I went ... read more
    Source: Blake’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    5 months ago
  • The Thoughts of An OIDJ Student
    OIDJ has been an amazing camp so far. I've already finished both of my stories, so there isn't much for me to do but write this blog post. I really enjoy the OU campus, especially the LGBT+ lounge. I feel like I can be myself there. ... read more
    Source: Haley’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Newspaper still most effective in spying from park bench
    Media is an ever changing landscape. From the loss of physical-newspaper readership to the emergence of social media, the last few years alone have seen a stunning transformation in the field. But along with all the positive changes brought by the modern age, negative ramifications persist. Though hard news will ... read more
    Source: Gabi’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Misleading Coolgreens fork actually just plastic
    Following the OIDJ tour of the Oklahoman on Monday, students ate an assortments of wraps, salads, and sandwiches from health food restaurant, Coolgreens.  While, at first glance, the food containers did not appear to include cutlery, the bottom of the boxes contained a hidden surprise. Upon lifting her sandwich out of the box, incoming ... read more
    Source: Gabi’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    5 months ago
  • Journalism student unable to meet deadline seriously considers starting new life in Cuba
    As the OIDJ deadline for stories approaches, high school senior Gabi Merchen weighs her options should she be unable to complete her stories on time.  Despite still having 2 business days to complete her final drafts, Merchen has already developed a contingency plan to be put in place in the ... read more
    Source: Gabi’s BlogPublished on Thu-06-17
    6 months ago
  • Bell Ringer
    "Of course, as long as man lives someone will have to do the bell ringer's work. Someone will have to tell the story of the day's news and the year's happenings. A reporter is perennial under many names and will persist, I don't know. I seriously doubt it. I think ... read more
    Source: Claudia’s BlogPublished on Wed-06-17
    6 months ago
  • Tour of Channel 9 includes place David Payne goes to unwind
    OIDJ's tour of the channel 9 news station gave young journalists a preview of what their careers in broadcast could potentially look like. But more importantly, it provided insight into the mind of Oklahoma's chief meteorologist, David Payne.At the beginning of the day, OIDJ students watch from behind the scenes ... read more
    Source: Gabi’s BlogPublished on Wed-06-17
    6 months ago
  • Why?
    How can you find someone guilty for 2nd degree murder if they do not have any physical evidence? If you haven't listened to the podcast called serial I would highly recommend it. Since there is a lot of people that haven't i'll just do a little recap.Hae min lee is the ... read more
    Source: Katelynn’s BlogPublished on Tue-06-17
    6 months ago