(This is our 2014 form for information on our 2015 program go to www.camp.c-hit.org)
Do You Want To Be A Watchdog Journalist?
Join the Conn. Health I-Team at one of our week-long high school journalism workshops on the campuses of: the University of Connecticut (July 14-18), Quinnipiac University (July 21-25), Yale University (July 28-Aug. 1).
PROGRAM TOPICS INCLUDE:
• How to find great news stories
• What makes a good sports story
• Initiating investigative stories: where to look
• Conducting effective interviews
• Perfecting your writing style
• Using Twitter and Facebook as reporting tools
• Journalism ethics
WHAT STUDENTS HAD TO SAY:
“I really enjoyed attending this camp. I was introduced to investigative and data-based reporting for the first time and this is definitely something that interests me for the future.’’ — Aneri, Cheshire, CT
“Writing stories was most valuable to me because I was able to work on my writing. I feel inspired to investigate and write stories.’’ — Sarah, New Haven, CT
“The camp has helped me become a better reporter. And, it has taught me the many fields I can consider in journalism.” — Matthew, Southington, CT
“I have learned many valuable things which I am sure that I will be able to apply at school and my future career.’’ — Julyanna, Hartford, CT
“I learned skills in how to get a good story, how to investigate a story and how to ask good questions. The camp was a good experience.’’ — Talon, New Haven, CT
Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) in collaboration with the Journalism Initiative at Yale University, and the Journalism Departments at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University.
When: University of Connecticut, July 14-18; Quinnpiac University, July 21-25; Yale University, July 28-Aug. 1.
This summer investigative reporting workshop will provide up to 25 high school students (per camp) with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by distinguished local and national journalists.
Selected students will 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.
Instructors: 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.
WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:
Eligibility: High school students, ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism; prior experience writing for school publications an asset.
Cost: $800 to $1,000 for the 5 day program. Some full or partial scholarships are available.
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.
Applications deadline: June 2, 2014.
For an application click here. You can also e-mail Lynne DeLucia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-215-6373.
Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund, People’s United Bank of Bridgeport, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Fisher Foundation of West Hartford, The Knox Foundation of Hartford and William Graustein.