High School Summer Journalism Workshops 2017, Yale and UConn

Learn the skills of multi-media & investigative reporting

Join the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-HIT.org) at one of our week-long high school workshops on the campuses of: Yale University, July 9-14, or the University of Connecticut, July 17-21. APPLY HERE


Now in its 7th year, the C-HIT Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative and multi-media reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by distinguished local and national journalists.

Selected students spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of investigative journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; working on stories for publication; and spending a day visiting a local newsroom.

6Topics covered:

  • How to find great news stories
  • What makes a good sports story
  • Using social media as reporting tool
  • Multi-media reporting, web-based journalism
  • Perfecting your writing style
  • Using public data in investigative reporting
  • Journalism ethics

Program structure: Students will spend mornings learning reporting, writing and research skills. Afternoon sessions will be led by working journalists, in which students will use data to produce in-depth stories for their school newspapers or local publications.

2Instructors:  Lisa Chedekel, award-winning investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant, now senior writer for C-HIT; Lynne DeLucia, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of the Courant, now C-HIT editor; and Kate Farrish, an award-winning reporter, formerly of the Courant and now adjunct journalism professor at UConn.


“I have become a better journalist because of all the skills I’ve learned.” – Fuka Reale, junior at Kennedy High School, Waterbury.

“I learned how to report and gather newsworthy information. I also made some great friends.” — Caeli Rice, senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

“After this camp, journalism is a career I may want to pursue.” — Brendan Collins, senior Daniel Hand High School, Madison.

“I’ve always liked writing and this camp helped me to improve my skills.” – Natalia Gayle, senior at Achievement First, Hartford.

4 Eligibility:  High school students, ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism; prior experience writing for school publications an asset.

Cost: $900 to $1,200.  Some full or partial scholarships are available.

Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) in collaboration with the Journalism Initiative at Yale University, and the Journalism Department at the University of Connecticut.

For information, contact Lynne at delucia@c-hit.org, or 203-215- 6373.

Application deadline: EXTENDED June 23, 2017


Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund, William and Jean Graustein Fund, Betty A. Knox Foundation, Eversource Energy, NewAlliance Foundation, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation and the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.