Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a high school journalism workshop this summer.
The SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots.
Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, video and audio journalism, and multimedia production. Because Roger Williams is a coastal university, students will cover stories related to the area’s environment, economy and infrastructure. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This work will be published on a website created for the program.
Rising high school juniors and rising seniors from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont and the eastern half of Pennsylvania are eligible. Journalism experience is preferred but not required.
Students with limited means will be eligible for tuition waivers and free housing, meals and transportation assistance.
“Collaborating with SPJ leaders who care deeply about nurturing the next generation of great storytellers will be a great experience for the students,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, SPJ Northeast coordinator. “We are looking forward to guiding these students on their journey and are grateful for the partnership with Roger Williams University.”
The cost is $150 per student, which includes housing and meals.
All accepted candidates will be notified by Thursday, April 14.
Participants can expect:
Qualified applications must:
CONTACT: Chris R. Vaccaro, SPJRegion1@gmail.com