Learn the Skills of Investigative Journalism:
Join the Conn. Health I-Team at one of our week-long high school journalism workshops in 2015. Sessions at Yale University, July 26-31 and Aug. 2-7; and the University of Connecticut, July 20-24.
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 said about our program:
• Lucy Norton of Northampton, Mass.: “After having attended this camp, I feel like I have a much clearer idea about what it means to be a journalist. I feel like I’ve improved my writing skills and been exposed to new writing styles.”
• Erika Pettway of New Haven: “The experience at the C-HIT journalism program at Yale University benefited me greatly because it taught me much more about independence and collaboration.”
• Conner Fritchley of Wilton: “I’m very happy to have attended this camp. I have learned so much from the professionals regarding journalism and I plan to utilize my new skills as often as possible.”
• Charlene Torres of Bridgeport: “I can honestly say the program was a life-changing experience, from learning the different techniques of journalism to engaging with different kinds of teenagers my age has broadened my knowledge about the world and things I hope to change as I get older.”
• Veronika Jelenik of Oxford: “I’m very happy that I had this opportunity and grateful for the effort put in by the instructors to help us become better journalists. I definitely feel more skillful.”
• Talon Cooper of New Haven: “I feel this camp has helped me become independent and made me a better writer. What I learned in the program, I am using in school this year.”
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.
When: University of Connecticut, July 20-24 and Yale University, July 26-31 and Aug. 2-7.
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: $900 to $1,200 for the 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.
Application deadline: June 1, 2015.
For an application email Lynne DeLucia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-215-6373.
Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund.