Register For C-HIT’s Summer High School Journalism Workshop

Learn the skills of multimedia storytelling & investigative reporting

Join the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-HIT.org) at our week-long high school workshop on the campus of the University of Connecticut, July 9-13 or Quinnipiac University, July 16-20.  Register here.

Now in its 8th year, the C-HIT Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative and multimedia 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 a workshop led by award-winning journalists; working on various forms of storytelling for publication and spending a day visiting a local newsroom.

Topics covered:

How to find great news stories

What makes a good sports story

Using social media as a reporting tool

Multimedia reporting: telling stories in words and visuals

Perfecting your writing style

Using public data in investigative reporting

Journalism ethics and how to spot fake news. 

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. 

Instructors:

Kate Farrish, an award-winning reporter, formerly of the Courant and now adjunct journalism professor at UConn; Lynne DeLucia, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of the Courant, now C-HIT editor and Marie Shanahan, assistant professor of journalism at UConn. 

What students had to say:

“After participating in C-HIT’s camp, I have been trying to find a college with a good journalism program that also has the environment that I would want to work and live in.”  – Tariq Sullivan, New Haven, CT

“I’m very glad I came to the C-HIT camp.  It was a great opportunity to grow as a writer and learn new skills that I can take back to my school newspaper.” – Jessica, Trumbull, CT

“I am so grateful to have this experience.  I think that when writing articles, I will be more focused on presenting the facts,” Anisa, Disputanta, VA

“This was a cool way for me to see people around the same age as me be interested in the field of journalism.  I benefitted a lot from gathering information and writing stories.”  – Christian, Hartford, CT

“Attending this camp was a really great experience for me.  This camp helped me improve as a writer in journalism.” –  Jurea, Waterbury, CT

 

Eligibility:

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

Cost:

$900 For information, contact: Lynne at delucia.cthealth@gmail.com

Hosted by:

C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) in collaboration with the Journalism Department at the University of Connecticut and the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University.

FOR AN APPLICATION, CLICK: https://form.jotform.com/73527975221158

Application deadline: June 15, 2018

For information, contact Lynne at delucia.cthealth@gmail.com or Bonnie at bonnip8@gmail.com or call 203-215-6373.


Our workshops are dedicated to the memory of Lisa Chedekel, C-HIT co-founder, who died in January.  Lisa relished the opportunity to teach young people the skills of journalism.