C-HIT’s 2020 Summer Multimedia Journalism Workshop Canceled

The Connecticut Health I-Team week-long high school workshop scheduled for July 6-10 at the University of Connecticut has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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 and video.
  • Journalism ethics

Instructors: Kate Farrish, award-winning C-HIT reporter, journalism professor at Central Conn. State University and former city editor at the Hartford Courant; Marie Shanahan, UConn associate journalism professor; and Lynne DeLucia, Pulitzer Prize-winning former assistant managing editor of the Courant, now C-HIT editor.

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

Cost: $1,000.  Some full or partial scholarships are available.

Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team)

Here’s two C-HIT Student News videos 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.

Application deadline: May 20, 2020

Click here to apply.

Camp sponsors: This camp is made possible through a donor-advised fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, other foundations, and gifts from generous individual donors. 

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