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COVID-19 news

The 2020 Mountain Workshops to go remote

Due to the global health crises brought on by COVID-19, Western Kentucky University officials and the Mountain Workshops administration team agreed that the traditional approach to conducting the workshops that we have taken in the past 44 years needs to be modified to accommodate CDC recommendations and university guidelines to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors and the communities we partner with.

Since 1976, we have continuously offered immersive multiday, in-person visual storytelling experiences in photojournalism, video, picture editing and digital storytelling. Although this year we will not be able to meet face-to-face, we are not going to let that keep us from educating and inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

Our resolve to provide new opportunities involving visual communication is at the core of our 2020 mission statement. Therefore, the Mountain will still be held during our regularly scheduled time period, October 13 - 17, 2020, but it will be conducted in a modified form within an online environment.

More details about what the new Mountain Workshops will look like are coming soon. Stay tuned to our social media channels on Instagram and Facebook and visit this page of our website for updates.

We look forward to seeing where this new path takes us and look forward to your involvement in Mountain Workshops 2020!