High School Journalism Workshop (Investigative)

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:43 AM
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    Hosted by: C-HIT (Connecticut Health Investigative Team) in collaboration with the Journalism Departments of the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University.

    When: July 9-13, 2012, at Quinnipiac University campus, Hamden, CT
    July 16-20, 2012, at University of Connecticut campus, Storrs, CT

    This intensive summer investigative reporting workshop will provide up to 25 high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by distinguished local and national journalists.

    Selected students will 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 local newsrooms.

    Instructors include: Lisa Chedekel, award-winning investigative reporter, formerly for The Hartford Courant, now senior writer for C-HIT; Lynne DeLucia, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of The Hartford Courant, now editor and co-founder of C-HIT; Colleen Shaddox, award-winning writer whose work has been featured by The New York Times, Washington Post and National Public Radio and Kate Farrish, an award-winning veteran reporter, formerly of The Hartford Courant and now an adjunct professor at UConn.


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

    Cost: $800 for the five-day (9-5 p.m.) program. (Some scholarships available) Students with a need for overnight accommodations should contact Lynne DeLucia at delucia@c-hit.org.

    Program structure: Students will spend mornings learning reporting, writing and investigative skills. Afternoon workshops will be led by working journalists, in which students will use data to produce in-depth stories for their school newspapers or local publications.
    Applications due: June 1, 2012.

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

    Last modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:44 AM | Shefali Kulkarni

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