The Connecticut Health I-Team is hosting a week-long high school multimedia journalism workshop in partnership with the University of Connecticut Journalism Department July 18-22.
The C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism and communication skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Students will also get the chance to experience life on the University of Connecticut campus for a week.
Cost: Tuition is $900 per student. Some full and partial scholarships are available.
Workshop Topics Include:
- How to find great news stories
- How to sharpen research and writing skills
- Use social media as a reporting and research tool
- Using public data in reporting and research
- Multimedia reporting: telling stories in words, video and audio.
- Journalism ethics
This Year’s Featured Speakers (More To Come)
Sabrina Herrera, a visual storyteller, works for Connecticut Public Radio. She joined WNPR in 2021, after working in video at the Hartford Courant and as a video editor in broadcast news at NBC Connecticut. She studied journalism and French language at UConn.
Instructors: Marie Shanahan, head of the Journalism Department at UConn; Lynne DeLucia, C-HIT editor and co-founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning former assistant managing editor of the Courant; Bonnie Phillips, deputy editor of C-HIT and former state editor at the Hartford Courant; and Kate Farrish, award-winning C-HIT reporter, journalism professor at Central Connecticut State University and former city editor at the Hartford Courant.
Eligibility: High school students ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism, sharpening research and writing skills and digital storytelling; prior experience writing for school publications an asset.
Hosted by: Connecticut Health I-Team.
Click here to apply.
Application deadline: May 1, 2022
Here’s a video produced by members of our 2021 class:
And here’s a video produced by our 2019 class:
For information, contact Bonnie Phillips at email@example.com; Lynne DeLucia at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 203-215-6373.
Camp sponsors: This camp is made possible through gifts from generous individual donors.
The camps are dedicated to C-HIT co-founder and senior writer Lisa Chedekel, who died in January 2018.