C-HIT, UConn To Host 2022 Summer Multimedia Journalism Workshop

The Connecticut Health I-Team is hosting a week-long, overnight high school multimedia journalism workshop in partnership with the University of Connecticut Journalism Department July 18-22.

The C-HIT Summer Multimedia Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting, video and digital journalism and communication skills in a unique learning environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Students live in the dorms with program faculty and get the chance to experience life on the University of Connecticut campus for the week.

Cost: Tuition is $900 per student. Some full and partial scholarships are available.

Applications are now closed. Contact Lynne DeLucia at delucia.cthealth@gmail.com for info.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • How to find great news stories
  • How to sharpen research and writing skills
  • Use social media as a reporting and research tool
  • Using public data in reporting and research
  • Multimedia reporting: telling stories in words, video and audio.
  • Journalism ethics

This Year’s Featured Speakers

Ayah Galal is a reporter and multimedia journalist at WFSB-TV, the CBS News affiliate in Connecticut. Galal joined the Eyewitness News team in 2018 and currently serves as the Hartford bureau chief. In December 2021, she made history, becoming the first woman in hijab to anchor a newscast in Connecticut. The Connecticut native is a board member for the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. Ayah graduated from Quinnipiac University, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Galal loves traveling, reading and trying new coffee shops.

Patrick Raycraft teaches digital photography, digital film production, and television studio production. Previously, he worked for 20 years as a staff photographer at the Hartford Courant, where his responsibilities also included video journalism, picture editing, and reporting. Early in his career, Raycraft served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and taught Spanish at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire.


Sabrina Herrera, a visual storyteller, works for Connecticut Public Radio. She joined WNPR in 2021, after working in video at the Hartford Courant and as a video editor in broadcast news at NBC Connecticut. She studied journalism and French language at UConn.

Instructors: Marie Shanahan, head of the Journalism Department at UConn; Lynne DeLucia, C-HIT editor and co-founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning former assistant managing editor of the Courant; Bonnie Phillips, deputy editor of C-HIT and former state editor at the Hartford Courant; and Kate Farrish, award-winning C-HIT reporter, journalism professor at Central Connecticut State University and former city editor at the Hartford Courant.

Eligibility: High school students ages 16 and older, with an interest in journalism, sharpening research and writing skills and digital storytelling; prior experience writing for school publications an asset.

Hosted by: Connecticut Health I-Team.

Application deadline: Closed.

Here’s a video produced by members of our 2021 class:

And here’s a video produced by our 2019 class:

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

Camp sponsors: This camp is made possible through gifts from generous individual donors. 

The camps are dedicated to C-HIT co-founder and senior writer Lisa Chedekel, who died in January 2018.