Free Virtual Journalism Program

Special to The Dallas Examiner


WASHINGTON – The Howard University Multicultural Media Academy will host a free journalism workshop for high school students from June 20 to July 1. The virtual 10-day program is open to U.S. high school students in ninth through 12th grades, and new graduates who will be entering college in the fall. The program will focus on how to use the power of multimedia journalism to cover health and wellness in underserved communities.

The application for the summer program is available at The deadline for application submission is Friday at 11 p.m.

The free workshops will be held virtually Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include sessions on reporting, interviewing, scriptwriting, editing, multimedia, social media, ethics, professional development and other topics. Students will work under the guidance of a talented pool of professional journalists along with Howard professors, college students and alumni.

High school students will learn how to write news stories, capture audio, shoot and edit video, take photos, use interactive tools, incorporate social media and build a portfolio of their work. They will also develop an understanding of interrelated social issues – such as housing and hunger – that contribute to making communities unhealthy. Their work will be published and distributed by the award-winning Howard University News Service and Participants are also eligible for Dow Jones News Fund scholarships.

The workshop is sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications.

For more information, contact or 202-806-7694.

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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