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The DePaul University Latino Media & Communication Summer Journalism Workshop invites Chicagoland public high school students to a 10-day workshop on news literacy at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. Our goal is to encourage young students to pursue careers in journalism re-porting on the Latino communities. The workshop dates will run from June 16th through June 28th.
Who is eligible? Students with good academic standing, committed to pursuing a career in journalism, and interested in reporting on Latino communities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the program, the following requirements must be met:
o You must currently be enrolled in high school.
o You must live in or near the Chicago land area.
o You must have at least an 2.75 grade point average.
o You must have interest in reporting on Latino communities.
The two-week long workshop will take place in June 2014 at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. DePaul University is known and respected for its graduate and undergraduate programs, and for the high caliber students who graduate with our degrees. The Summer Journalism Program is a wonderful opportunity for high school students who are interested in intensive summer workshop classes that engage them with DePaul University community. This unique opportunity will allow students to develop college level writing skills, academic rigor, and increase college readiness under the guidance and mentorship of the DePaul faculty. Having the program take place in the Loop gives students the advantage of using Chicago as the ideal classroom. The world-class city will help bring theory to life and relate learning to the present and in practical ways.
Student essays should be 300 words or less and address the prompt: News in your community - Tells us about the community you live in or serve. Discuss one issue that is important to you, why the issue matters to you, and what you’d like to do about it?
Submissions should be sent electronically to Cecilia Marchán at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2014.
Admission decisions will be based on the student essays and reviewed by DePaul University faculty. Students will be notified of acceptance by May 16th, 2014.
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