Deadline: 1 May 2011
Open to: US high school students who have completed their sophomore year
Dates and Venue: 19 June – 2 July, Illinois, US
Expenses: all expenses, including housing, meals and tuition, as well as transportation to the conference are paid by the organizers
IPF/EIU High School Journalism Workshop for US High School Students
19 June – 2 July, Illinois, US
The Illinois Press Foundation/Eastern Illinois University High School Journalism Workshop is a two-week residential program that provides students an intimate look at journalism as a career. The goal is to promote the journalism profession – and newspaper newsrooms – by sparking students’ interest early. The workshop introduces students to the complete process of publishing newspapers: gathering information, writing news, editing it, designing and producing newspapers. Participants will produce three newspapers during the course of the workshop.
The first week is devoted to instruction and related exercises, including news-gathering field trips. Professional journalists provide most of the instruction.
In the second week, students intern in pairs at several newspapers. The remainder of the second week is devoted to production of two daily newspapers.
For entertainment as well as instruction, students will participate in several other field trips. Students attend several events that they will also cover, such as a professional theater production at the Little Theatre and a County Commission meeting.
All expenses (including housing, meals and tuition, as well as transportation to the conference if needed) are paid.
To be considered, students must complete an application form, which is available from the Journalism Department, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 or here.
Other requirements are (1) completion of the sophomore year in high school by the beginning of the workshop,
(2) a 500-word essay by the student describing his/her career goals and how the workshop would help the student achieve those goals;
(3) submission of three samples of the student’s writing, preferably published non-fiction or graded exercises;
(4) two letters of recommendation from the student’s teachers/advisers.
Final application deadline is 1 May 2011, but entries will be judged and internship slots may be filled earlier, depending on the quality of applications.
For more information call Dr. Sally Renaud, workshop director, 2011 IPF/EIU High School Journalism Workshop, phone at 217.581.6003, fax to 217.581.7188 or e-mail to [email protected]