The camp,held on the two subsequent weeks, "will provide up to 25 high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by local and national journalists," organizers said in a statement.
"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."
Topics of the workshop will include: Initiating investigative stories: where to look; conducting effective interviews, writing stories; using public data in investigative reporting; multi-media and web-based journalism; and journalistic ethics, the statement said.
Instructors are "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 Courant, now editor and co-founder of C-HIT; Colleen Shaddox, award-winning writer whose work has been featured by The New York Times and National Public Radio; Kate Farrish, former award-winning reporter and editor at The Courant and adjunct professor at UConn," the statement said.
High school students, ages 16 and older, with a strong interest in journalism are eligible for the program. The cost is $800 for the five-day program, which run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students with a need for overnight accommodations should contact Lynne DeLucia at firstname.lastname@example.org, the statement said.
Applications are due by June 30.
For application form or more information, contact Lynne at email@example.com, or 203-215-6373.
The program is supported by the Dow Jones News Fund.