C-HIT, UConn Partner For 2021 Summer Multimedia Journalism Workshop

The Connecticut Health I-Team is partnering with the University of Connecticut Journalism Department to host a week-long high school multimedia journalism workshop July 19-23.

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.

New this year, students will be given the opportunity to work closely with Kate Ariano, news director of UConn’s radio station WHUS, and provide content for the station that will be published and aired during the week. Kate attended our camp in 2017. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

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

Instructors: Marie Shanahan, UConn associate journalism professor; Lynne DeLucia, C-HIT editor and co-founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning former assistant managing editor of the Courant; Kate Farrish, award-winning C-HIT reporter, journalism professor at Central Connecticut State University and former city editor at the Hartford Courant; and Sabrina Herrera, a visual content editor for 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.

Cost: FREE but donations welcomed. If we can’t host the camp on UConn’s campus, we will bring our program to students virtually.

Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) in partnership with the University of Connecticut Journalism Department.

Click here to apply. 

Application deadline: May 20, 2021

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.

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.