Tuesday, June 19, 2012

'Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop For High School Students'

The Connecticut Health Investigative Team, aka C-HIT, in collaboration with the journalism departments of the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University, will hold an "intensive summer investigative reporting workshop" from July 9 to July 13 at the Quinnipiac University campus in Hamden and July 16 to July 20 at the University of Connecticut campus, Storrs.
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 delucia@c-hit.org, the statement said.
Applications are due by June 30.
 For application form or more information, contact Lynne at delucia@c-hit.org, or 203-215-6373.
The program is supported by the Dow Jones News Fund.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

1 comment:

Investigative Classes said...

I think the program is doing great things for kids. Hope it continues

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