High School Journalism Workshops Open This Summer

The Connecticut Health I-Team is offering unique, one-week workshops in journalism this July.

C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
The following announcement was posted by Kate Farrish.

The Connecticut Health I-Team is offering unique, one-week workshops in journalism this July for high school students interested in refining their research and writing skills, while learning about the evolving field of journalism from award-winning writers and editors. 
The workshops, now in their fourth year, will be held at:
  • Quinnipiac University (Hamden)
  • Yale University (New Haven)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs) 

The programs provide select students with the opportunity to spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of investigative journalism by participating in seminars led by professional journalists; working on stories for publication; and spending a day visiting local newsrooms. 

Students ages 16 and older are eligible to apply for the programs, which are led by a team of instructors including:  Kate Farrish, formerly an award-winning reporter for theHartford Courant and now a UConn adjunct professor of journalism; C-HIT senior writer and co-founder Lisa Chedekel, formerly an investigative reporter for the Courant, where she won several national awards; and C-HIT Editor Lynne DeLucia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former Courant editor. 

C-HIT's workshop graduates have gone on to study at major universities, have been awarded scholarships through the Dow Jones News Fund, and have secured internships at major newspapers, including the Courant

Dates are:
  • UConn, July 14-18
  • Quinnipiac University, July 21-25
  • Yale University, July 28-Aug. 1

For information, go to www.c-hit.org or contact Lynne DeLucia at delucia@c-hit.org.   

JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 AM
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things like "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 AM
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that my students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specific programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..


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