High School Summer Journalism Workshops 2016, Yale and UConn

Learn the skills of multi-media & investigative reporting


Join the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-HIT.org) at one of our week-long high school workshops on the campuses of: Yale University, June 26-July 1, or the University of Connecticut, July 18-22.

Yale-Camp-4xNow in its 6th year, the C-HIT Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative and  multi-media reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Selected students 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.

Topics covered include: How to find great news stories   • What makes a good sports story   • Using social media as reporting tool • Multi-media reporting, web-based journalism   • Perfecting your writing style   • Using public data in investigative reporting   • Journalism ethics

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.

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.


students“Thank you C-HIT for providing me this incredible opportunity to do what I love. I feel a boost of confidence in myself and my future ambitions.” – Julia Schemmer of California, a freshman at University of California, Riverside.

“This was a great experience. Not only did I improve my journalism skills, but I got the chance to experience being at an Ivy League school.” – Adrian Sanchez, senior at Hartford’s Journalism & Media Academy.

“I have learned to write a story worthy of publishing.” – Ford Klier, senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

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.  Some full or partial scholarships are available.

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.


For information, contact Lynne at delucia@c-hit.org, or 203-215-6373.

Application deadline EXTENDED: June 10, 2016

Camp sponsors: Dow Jones News Fund, the Fisher Foundation of West Hartford, the Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Betty Knox Foundation, the Bishop Fund, William Graustein, The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, and Professor Richard Hanley.