Program Highlights

  • Take a story from idea development and reporting, to editing and publishing.
  • Gain hands on experience in citizen reporting by shooting and editing video on your phone.
  • Develop skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes and quotes for feature stories.
  • Shoot and produce a portfolio of stories on relevant and timely topics.

Program Highlights

  • Take a story from idea development and reporting, to editing and publishing.
  • Gain hands on experience in citizen reporting by shooting and editing video on your phone.
  • Develop skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes and quotes for feature stories.
  • Shoot and produce a portfolio of stories on relevant and timely topics.
  • W H E N
    • Session 1: June 24-July 7, 2018
    • Session 2: July 8-July 21, 2018

Overview

Journalism plays a vital role in a democratic society. Journalists are the truth seekers who keep our leaders accountable, and they share the stories that affect us all. Dive into this vital field, learn about news, and become a citizen journalist who can produce news on the go.

Hands-On Learning

Unlock your talent for storytelling. Utilize your smartphone and the latest apps to capture and create news stories in the local community. Learn and apply journalistic methodology that begins with formulating a story and a hypothesis, and continues with mapping the narrative, interviewing sources, and detailed copywriting. Improve your ability to communicate effectively and concisely through different mediums: blogs, video, social media, and photography.

Real World Insights

Learn how to think like a reporter: ask thoughtful questions, decipher facts from fake news, research sources, conduct interviews, and create informative and entertaining content for the digital age. Gain insight from real world storytellers to answer pressing questions: What is news? Where the line between advocacy and journalism?

College Planning

The rapidly changing field of digital journalism means that jobs are being created that never existed before. Explore a wide range of careers in journalism and social media and consider how industry requirements align with college planning. Our True You curriculum will engage students in a series of personality assessments, interest inventories, and reflection sessions to learn more about who they are and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices.

About the Course

This program is designed for students who wish to become better writers and editors for online media. Study journalism with professionals who will share their techniques and thoughts about the future of media. Regardless of what you major in, all students benefit from becoming a more organized, coherent and persuasive communicator. This curriculum was designed by an Emmy-winning news producer.