For High School Students

Summer Journalism Institute at Boston University

  • Session 1: June 24 to July 5, 2019
  • Session 2: July 8 to July 19, 2019
  • Session 3: July 22 to Aug. 2, 2019

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute gives students ages 14 to 18 the opportunity to expand their skills, experience college life and explore Boston.

Each two-week session expands students’ journalism skills through hands-on, real-life learning. Uniquely, we make the entire city of Boston the reporting beat. Guided by award-winning working journalists, students report and write on what’s happening in real time: government, business, sports, crime, courts, the arts and more. All of it is supplemented by visits to local newsrooms and guest talks from reporter pros.

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Investigative Reporting Program at Boston College

  • July 8 to 25, 2019

This three-week workshop will train high school 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. 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. She will be assisted by special presenters from NECIR and WGBH News.

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