High School Journalism Workshops: 2015 Sign-Up

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C-HIT camps visit WTNH-TV in New Haven.

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.

C-HIT student campers visit WTNH-TV in New Haven.

C-HIT student campers visit WTNH-TV in New Haven.

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 • 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 Fritley• 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• 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.”

The Details:

Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant sports writer.

Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant sports writer.

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.

Lisa Chedekel

Lisa Chedekel edits Abner’s work.

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.

New York Times Reporter Mike McIntire.

New York Times Reporter Mike McIntire was a guest lecturer.

Application deadline: June 1, 2015.

For an application email Lynne DeLucia at delucia@c-hit.org, or call 203-215-6373.

Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund.


Yale graduation

UConn camp group


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