Applications are being accepted for the 10-day Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students to be held June 7-16 at the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
The workshop, in its 32nd year, teaches journalism skills and ethics to students from diverse communities.
During the workshop, students cover news, issues, and trends throughout the Tucson community for The Chronicle, a 12-page newspaper produced by the students. (Read the 2012 Chronicle.) Each workshop participant is paired with a current UA journalism student, who acts as a mentor. The students work closely with their mentors by pitching stories to simulate how a real newsroom functions.
In addition, students sharpen various skills after sitting in workshops taught by UA professors. The topics include: reporting, interviewing, editing, blogging and video editing.
To apply, students can download an application HERE. The application packet should include a 450-500 word essay, three samples of the student’s written work, a letter of recommendation and a recent photograph. Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
The 2013 program will be headed by Elena C. Stauffer and Thomas W. Stauffer, alumni of the UA School of Journalism. Both wrote for the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson’s daily newspaper, and the Tucson Citizen, now an online-only publication. Elena is currently the graduate coordinator at the School of Journalism, and Thomas is the senior communications specialist at the mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.
For more information, contact Elena Stauffer.