NewsTeam: Weekly after-school journalism classes resume October 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: NewsTeam is finished for Fall 2013. To learn more about summer camps, click here and fill out an application.

Ever wonder what journalists are really scribbling in those pocket-sized notebooks?

ThreeSixty’s after-school NewsTeam teaches journalism basics in an exciting, engaging environment that gets students out into the community and rubbing shoulders with Twin Cities media professionals. Over eight weeks, NewsTeam explores the fundamentals of story planning, idea construction, researching, interviewing, notetaking, and of course, writing for a professional publication.

The program is designed for students in 9th through 11th grade (we will also look at exceptional 8th graders) who want an insider’s look at journalism, ink stains and all.

THE BASICS

Meet in Minneapolis: Begins October 3, 4 to 6 p.m., each Thursday for eight weeks
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Teaching staff: Thomas Rozwadowski, publications editor, Katie Johnson, community outreach editor and Briana Gruenewald, communications marketing coordinator, along with support from many of the Twin Cities’ top journalists and media makers.

Eligibility: We’re looking for students who are committed and curious. Through the multi-faceted reporting process, NewsTeam also seeks to enhance critical thinking skills and greater community awareness. Applicants should be enrolled in a Minnesota or Wisconsin high school and be interested in telling important stories using writing and photography. Joining ThreeSixty’s NewsTeam requires initiative, engagement, the ability to complete a story on your own time and perseverance during the editing process. Students who complete NewsTeam will be invited to join our editorial board, where they will also get paid for future work.

TO APPLY

Please fill out the online application and attach two samples of your writing/visual work by September 20. The class is free, but spots are limited. Selection is based on your application, enthusiasm and samples.

WHAT WE WRITE

To read examples of ThreeSixty’s award-winning student work, check out our May issue online. Also, meet some of the ThreeSixty students who’ve graduated from NewsTeam to become editorial board members.

QUESTIONS

Call 651-962-5269 or e-mail thomas.rozwadowski@stthomas.edu. To view a pdf of our October NewsTeam flyer, click here.

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