Mosaic 2018 high school journalism workshop – how to apply

The 24th annual Mosaic high school summer journalism workshop will be held from June 11 to June 22. It is open to students who have completed at least a year of high school, but have not yet begun college, by June 2018.

The workshop will be held every day for two weeks. It will begin with a mandatory orientation for students and their families the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, at San Jose State University. After that, sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 22 in the Spartan Daily newsroom on the San Jose State campus. Class will be held daily, including Saturday, June 16. Students will take a field trip to San Francisco on Sunday, June 17. For students who are available, the workshop may include an evening session or two with dinner, guest speakers and excursions. Mosaic staff will provide transportation home from evening sessions.

Mosaic offers an introduction to reporting, news writing, photography, videography, web posting and blogging. The Mosaic class will produce a print and online newspaper.

Teachers will be current and former journalists, assisted by Mosaic alumni who are college students or recent graduates. The student-adviser ratio will be approximately 4:1.

While there will be some lessons in the morning, Mosaic students will mostly learn by doing the projects that they choose.

The workshop will be conducted like a day camp. There will be no overnight stays on campus.

Mosaic is free of charge to students. The workshop requires that students have a cell phone that can be used for reporting and taking photos and videos. The work will require a laptop; if a student does not have one Mosaic will help arrange to borrow one. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Mosaic is funded by generous grants from foundations, private …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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