ThreeSixty Journalism: What We Offer

OUR MISSION

ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, uses the principles of strong writing and reporting to help diverse Minnesota youth tell the stories of their lives and communities.

Students gain a voice to tell their stories, helping them feel more connected to their communities and become more driven, knowledgeable, confident, tenacious, brave, enthusiastic and passionate in life.

WHAT WE DO

Learn to use words, art and photos to tell your story!

ThreeSixty Journalism offers high school students both residential and non-residential summer camps as well as school-year programming at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Media professionals and other mentors provide instruction to enhance reading, writing and speech skills, as well as develop journalism skills and college readiness.

Summer camps: For summer 2015, ThreeSixty offers an Introduction to Journalism (non-residential) Camp from June 15 – 26 and an Intermediate Journalism (residential) Camp from July 12 – 24. Summer camps take place on the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus.

  • Introduction to Journalism (non-residential) Camp exposes beginner students to interviewing, photography and writing on deadline. It includes newsroom tours, guest speakers and the opportunity for published work.
  • Intermediate Journalism (residential) Camp allows more-experienced teens to fine-tune their journalism skills and get a taste of college life. Stories from Intermediate campers are published in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and ThreeSixty’s fall magazine on deadline.

Click here for more information and the application. Application deadline is May 18, 2015. Space is limited, and it is a competitive application process. Cost is $475 for Introduction to Journalism (non-residential) Camp and $950 for Intermediate Journalism (residential) Camp. Full scholarships are available for qualified applicants who are accepted into a camp.

ThreeSixty Magazine: The flagship publication of ThreeSixty journalists, ThreeSixty magazine is composed of student-produced reported stories, essays, photographs and artwork. More than 10,000 copies are distributed to Minnesota high schools, public libraries and youth organizations.

Click here to read past issues of our magazine.

Student News Team: Our school-year student braintrust that is responsible for the creation and content of ThreeSixty Magazine. Led by the student Executive Editorial Board, the News Team brainstorms magazine theme and story ideas, develops leadership skills and ultimately creates the stories and content for ThreeSixty Magazine. News Team opportunities for students include reporter and contributor roles, editor positions and art contributors.

Click here to meet our 2014 executive board and our full student editorial board.

ThreeSixty Scholarship at the University of St. Thomas: Each year, graduates of ThreeSixty programming compete for the ThreeSixty Scholarship at the University of St. Thomas. One ThreeSixty alum is awarded a full-tuition, four-year scholarship at St. Thomas — currently valued at more than $34,000 per year, or more than $130,000 over four years – to study communications and journalism.

Click here for more information on how to be a strong applicant.

Fundraising: Our annual fundraiser is the backbone of financial support for ThreeSixty programming, with this year’s (2015) scheduled for Friday, October 23.