Thursday, March 10, 2011

Students: Are you an aspiring writer or journalist?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hey Students!
Summer is fast-approaching.Below are some ways you can sharpen your media skills, boost your resume and have fun too. Most of these programs are FREE and some even offer stipends, so you can write, edit produce and get PAID at the same time.

Summer Opportunities
The Diversity Sports Media Institute kicks off June 27 at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. This is a FREE, week-long immersion into all things sports journalism for Indianapolis juniors and seniors in high school.
To learn more click here.
To apply, click here.
The application deadline is April 8, 2011.

Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop for High School Students
A unique opportunity for you to gain hands-on journalism experien
ce at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. One student will be selected to receive the McCormick Foundation scholarship and attend the workshop for free. For more info and to apply, click here.

Learn about ethics in reporting, visual reporting and multimedia
Poynter Institute in Florida offers a two week fellowship for high school juniors and seniors and recent graduates. Network, use the latest equipment and work with top journalism coaches. Limited scholarships are available.
For more information and to apply click here

University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop for High School Students
The McCormick Foundation is offering 12 Chicago high schools students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on journalism experience this summer at the University of Iowa, July 24-28, 2011.
The Workshop will give students training in reporting and media skills and the chance to explore careers in journalism and media.
For more information and to apply click here

Journalism & the Free Society Conference and Internship Program
The McCormick Foundation is offering 2 Chicago college students the chance to attend the conference and the opportunity for one Chicago college student who excelled in high school journalism to have paid internship at a Chicago broadcast or print media organization.
For more information about the conference click here
For more information about the internship click here

Radio Rookies Workshop
This spring and summer, WNYC Radio is holding a workshop to help young people tell radio stories about growing up in the New York area since 9/11. Students will work throughout the summer, receive a stipend and have their stories air on WNYC radio.
For more information click here

Ongoing Opportunities
Apply for a Writing Apprenticeship
After School Matters- Earn a stipend and hone your writing, broadcast and documentary-making skills.

Learn Video Production and Graphic Design
Street Level Youth Media- Attend an after school or summer program or workshops in photography, video production and design.

Work on a Magazine
True Star- Create a magazine during this paid apprenticeship. Choose from areas of focus including, editorial, design, photography and sales.

Write about your community
North Lawndale Community News- Contribute to a blog for members of the North Lawndale community through print, audio and photos.

Become trained in radio broadcasting and digital audio production
Radio Arte- Radio Arte works with youth ages 14-24 and has media classes and internship opportunities throughout the year.

Attend free writing programs
Chicago Young Authors- Practice creative writing and take advantage of performance and publication opportunities such as the Saturday writing program, Louder Than A Bomb and Say What magazine.

Attend a reporting academy
Columbia Links
- This program offers reporting academies on basic reporting, investigative reporting and single-subject reporting.

Learn journalism skills and earn money as a freelance reporter
We The People Media
- The Urban Youth International Journalism Program gives students the opportunity to learn journalism skills from professionals and after graduation, be paid to submit articles to Residents' Journal.

Learn digital video production
Community TV Network- Learn digital video production through paid internships and apprenticeships.

Become an active media maker
Beyondmedia Education -Learn video, photography, audio and Internet and viral social networking skills that will help students tell their stories.

Learn about new technology, games and social media
Open Youth Networks- Learn media and game design skills through workshops and youth summits and more.

Learn video and documentary production skills
Free Spirit Media- Cover high school sporting events, make documentaries and gain experience through internships while developing video production skills.

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