The Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, multimedia production and video and audio journalism.
Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This work will be published on a website created for the program. Because Roger Williams is a coastal university, students will cover stories related to the area’s environment, economy and infrastructure.
High school juniors and seniors from the SPJ Region 1 states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and the eastern half of Pennsylvania are eligible. Journalism experience is preferred but not required.
The cost is $150 per student, which includes housing and meals. Students with limited means will be eligible for tuition waivers and free housing, meals and transportation assistance.
The deadline for students to apply is March 15. All accepted candidates will be notified by April 14.
Please pass this email along to any high school students or teachers you know. For any questions, contact SPJ Region 1 Coordinator Chris R. Vaccaro.