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 5, 2017


Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund, Betty A. Knox Foundation, Eversource Energy, NewAlliance Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation.