Investigative Reporting Workshop
July 8, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Application deadline: May 15, 2019
Presented with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, this three-week workshop will train students in core journalism skills as well as more advanced investigative techniques such interviewing reluctant sources, filing public document requests and digging through data.
Students will apply these lessons during the workshop by reporting as a team outside the classroom, conducting interviews and research from campus and in the city of Boston. This year’s focus: health and safety. As a capstone, students will complete an investigative findings memo, story outline and lead.
Students with experience in news writing or journalism, such as working for their high school news site, will benefit most from this workshop.
Rochelle Sharpe, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and USA Today, will lead the workshop.
Boston University Summer Journalism Institute
June 24, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Application deadline: June 14, 2019
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in journalism, writing or communications: the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute.
During each of three two-week sessions, students learn core journalism skills plus advanced investigative techniques through a mix of instruction, activities and practical application.
Each instructor is a working journalist, so students benefit from real-life experience. Each assignment is hands-on, so students apply outside of class what they learn in class. Each day is different, so students engage with the curriculum, campus and city.
Beyond journalism activities, students enjoy visits to city museums, shopping and historical sites. Students live on campus in BU residence halls in the heart of Boston near Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. (A commuter option is available.)
How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication
June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019
New England Scholastic Press Association, Boston Univerity College of Communication
Application deadline: June 7, 2019
Based on participants' priorities, sessions will include how to
•keep a journalistic balance
•deal with legal and ethical considerations
•teach the staff to cover the school and its community
•teach the staff to write and edit news, features, sports and opinion along with maintaining a lively forum for student opinion
•motivate the staff
•teach fundamentals of photojournalism and design
•maintain a good relationship with faculty and parents
•use special pages, special sections and spreads as training vehicles
•plan, set goals and schedule copy flow for print and online
•manage the business side
•critique the publication
•make the most of professional resources.
In addition to a variety of lab assignments, participants will present critiques and complete curriculum projects. There will be lectures, discussions and lab work. Sessions will be 10-4 with a break for lunch. The fee is $200. Parking will be available.
The deadline for registration is Friday, June 7.
New England High School Journalism Collaborative Summer Workshop
June 22, 2019 - June 29, 2019
New England High School Journalism Collaborative
Application deadline: February 26, 2019
All-expense-paid program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. The program is in partnership with The Boston Globe, Regis College, Simmons College and the New England Newspaper and Press Association.