Calling all aspiring journalists out there!
We know teenagers need a break after the hard slog of the school year, but we’re hoping that you’ve had enough relaxation, whether poolside or on the couch, and are ready to start telling some stories. The Local is holding a teen journalism workshop later this month for high school students who are interested in learning more about reporting, blogging, news photography and shooting video.
This completely FREE three-day workshop will be held at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School from Monday July 25 to Wednesday July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. It will be an opportunity to pick up some great journalistic and multimedia skills, as well as a chance to produce blog posts for our website (which make great clips for aspiring writers and for college applications).
For examples of some of the posts produced by teens at last year’s workshop, click here, here or here. After the workshop, we hope you’ll become regular contributors to the blog!
You don’t have to live in the neighborhood to participate (though we strongly encourage locals to join us), but you must be able to get to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill regularly to report stories. We ask teen participants to commit to the three-day training on July 25, 26 and 27, followed by mentoring and editing from our news editors over the rest of the summer. Participants will receive a certificate once they complete the workshop.
To take advantage of this free summer journalism opportunity, email Indrani Sen, who is an editor at the Local, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please spread the word!