Course Highlights

  • Experience a journalist’s process from idea development and reporting to editing and publishing
  • Gain hands on experience in citizen reporting and social media, shooting and editing video and photos all from your smartphone
  • Develop skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes, and quotes for feature stories
  • Create a final project exploring different aspects of the field including blog, video, photo, and podcast reporting

Course Highlights

  • Experience a journalist’s process from idea development and reporting to editing and publishing
  • Gain hands on experience in citizen reporting and social media, shooting and editing video and photos all from your smartphone
  • Develop skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes, and quotes for feature stories
  • Create a final project exploring different aspects of the field including blog, video, photo, and podcast reporting
  • W H E N
    • Late June: June 21-July 3, 2020
    • Early July: July 5-July 17, 2020
    • Late July: July 19-July 31, 2020
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,798 USD

Overview

Dive into this vital field, learn about news, and become a citizen journalist who can produce news on the go. 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.

Last year students went to Bloomberg TV. Bloomberg has 2700 journalists in 100 countries writing over 5000 stories a day! Additionally students received a behind the scenes tour of the San Francisco Chronicle, the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast.

 

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.

Career Exploration

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. 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.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.