High School Journalism Workshop
University of Idaho, School of Journalism and Mass Media June 18-26, 2011
New Faces of Journalism
High school students and teachers spent a week working with media professionals exploring print and electronic journalism plus multicultural issues as elements of storytelling through new faces (social networking) June 18-26 at the University of Idaho for high school students. The workshop for high school teachers began June 17.
Workshop participants had hands-on experience with video, audio and print production of stories, writing, new media, ethics, legal issues, covering different cultures and photojournalism. Participants created together a video, a summer edition of the Argonaut newspaper and a radio report (similar to National Public Radio reporting) for the Web.
Teachers had the opportunity to learn more about teaching journalism to students who come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Teachers were eligible to gain continuing education credits through the University of Idaho.
Who should apply?
High school juniors and seniors (as well as their journalism teachers) from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
What is the cost?
For high school students, the cost is transportation to and from Moscow, Idaho. All housing, meals and transportation for the workshop as well as workshop materials are paid by the workshop and are free to participants.
For teachers, housing, meals, transportation in the workshop to the Coeur d’Alene reservation and workshop materials are covered. Teachers are responsible for their transportation to and from Moscow as well as the cost of continuing education credits.
How to apply? APPLICATION FORM (Download PDF)
Students filled out the application form, plus provided a 200-300 word essay on the need for multiculturalism in today’s newsrooms; a sample of their writing; a letter of recommendation from a teacher and a copy of their high school transcript.
Application materials were sent to:
Dr. Rebecca J. Tallent, UI School of Journalism and Mass Media, P.O. Box 443178, Moscow ID 83844-3178.
For more information:
Contact Dr. Rebecca Tallent, email@example.com