Workshops offered for high school journalists on the East End

The East Hampton Star, a historic, family-owned newspaper founded in 1885, is seeking participants for its summer journalism workshops for high school students.

Two two-week sessions are offered, July 22 through Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 through 16, and tuition is on a sliding scale. Programs are half-days and include lunches with public officials and cultural leaders, visits to local institutions and industries, and small-group sessions with working reporters and photographers.
No journalism experience is necessary. Students will learn about the interviewing, writing and editing processes, and produce stories for publication.
Paul Gansky, Ph.D., dean of media studies at the Ross School in East Hampton, will lead the program. Lecturers include David Rattray, the fifth member of the Rattray family over three generations to have held the position of editor at The Star, and Taylor K. Vecsey, The Star’s deputy managing editor and an award-winning journalist.
The program is open to students entering grades 9 through 12, ages 14 and older. Sessions are at The Star’s offices on Main Street in East Hampton Village and are limited to 8 participants. For more information or to register for the program, call (631) 324-0002 or email editor@ehstar.com.
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