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Summer HS Minority Workshop

The three-week Summer Journalism Workshop for Minority High School Students provides a rich and realistic overview of journalism in New York.  The program is designed to motivate talented high school students -- from groups underrepresented in the media -- to consider careers in journalism.  Over the course of the program, students will learn about reporting, writing, and word processing, and produce a newspaper under the direction of an instructor.

The program now in its 10th year is funded by various New York news organizations. Currently major funding for the program is provided through grants from the New York Times, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund,New York Newspapers Foundation, and Newsday.

The workshop provides free of charge:

Instruction
Materials
Books
$150 Financial Award

Eligibility:

African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native American students who will be juniors or seniors in high school.  High school seniors in the graduating class also are eligible. Students will be selected on the basis of interest, academic achievement, and writing ability.
Format:

From July 9 through July 26, 2001, students will meet four days a week (Monday through Thursday) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at Queens College. There will be guest speakers from the New York media and at least one field trip to a news organization.  Students will learn to write leads, news and feature articles, and produce a newspaper.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Students should submit a completed application form along with a school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a 500-word essay detailing interest in Journalism and the summer workshop. Applications can be sent by calling or writing to:

Journalism Program
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 718 997-2995


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