Program 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

Program 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 23 - July 5, 2019
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,498 USD

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. 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.

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.

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.

Career Exploration

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. You'll get a deeper sense of your unique motivations and aptitudes and how that aligns with potential academic and career choices.

Faculty

Instructor - Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Curriculum Advisor - While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum. This course was designed by Silvio Carrillo. Silvio’s journalism career spans more than 20 years. He is a former producer at CNN, Al Jazeera and the South China Morning Post, among other news outlets. As a producer he has produced breaking news and feature stories from all over the world including the war in Iraq, numerous US presidential and congressional elections, 2009 Coup in Honduras and many more. He has also written editorials for the New York Times.