Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021
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.
Excursions may include visits to the Newseum and Washington Post.
Topics you'll explore
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.
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.