Join the Connecticut Health I-Team (c-hit.org) at one of our week-long high school workshops on the campuses of Quinnipiac University, July 8-12, or the University of Connecticut, July 15-18.
Now in their ninth year, the C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshops provide select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists.
At Quinnipiac, students will focus on multimedia storytelling, including how to report and write news stories, use social media to report and promote stories, and produce photographs and video stories.
At UConn, students will learn the basics of digital journalism, including podcasting, shooting and editing videos, and how to report and write news stories.
Students stay on campus for the week, helping prepare them for life at college.
OTHER TOPICS COVERED AT BOTH WORKSHOPS:
- How to find great news stories
- How to sharpen research and writing skills
- Going beyond traditional reporting methods
- Using public data in reporting
- Journalism ethics
Instructors: Kate Farrish, award-winning C-HIT reporter, adjunct journalism professor at UConn and former city editor at the Hartford Courant; Marie Shanahan, UConn associate journalism professor; and Lynne DeLucia, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of the Courant, now C-HIT editor.
Eligibility: High school students, ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism; prior experience writing for school publications an asset.
Cost: $900. Some full or partial scholarships are available.
Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) in collaboration with Quinnipiac University and the University of Connecticut.
Here’s the C-HIT Student News video produced by our 2018 class:
For information, contact Bonnie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynne DeLucia at email@example.com or call 203-215-6373.
Application deadline: May 20, 2019
Camp sponsors: NewAlliance Foundation, William and Jean Graustein, the Fisher Foundation, the George and Grace Long Fund and many individual donors.
The camps are dedicated to C-HIT co-founder and senior writer Lisa Chedekel, who died in January 2018.