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News & Journalism Summer Camp
July 18 @ 9:30 am - July 22 @ 3:30 pm PDT
“If your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” -Tom Stoppard, American Playwright
In today’s atmosphere of misinformation, “fake news” accusations, and limitless access to worldwide research and communication, investigative and journalistic skills have never been more crucial to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Midpen Media strives to amplify local voices and empower local activists through media-making education and opportunities. This summer we are launching our Youth Journalism Institute – a hands-on summer camp experience where teens will learn to ask questions and tell stories with the power to change the world. Students will be trained in all forms of news media communications, including news writing, journalistic podcasting, photojournalism, and short documentary video production. They’ll come away with a researched, polished, and published story reflecting issues relevant to their communities – and with the tools to continue finding and reporting the stories that need to be told.
Session Dates: July 18th – July 22nd
Time: 9:30AM – 3:30PM, Mon – Fri
About Midpen Media
The Midpen Media Center is a community media center dedicated to the creative and activist communities of the Bay Area’s Midpeninsula Region. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires creative expression and reflects our community’s local cultural experiences. As a local television station, we provide high-quality media resources and training to members of our community. Our services range everywhere from accessible media education to media production volunteering opportunities to video production equipment and accessible studio rental. In addition, we collect local media and document local events to be broadcast on local channels 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 75.
Since 1990, our organization has provided crucial access to video production and television broadcast opportunities for the local Silicon Valley communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Stanford, and other areas of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Midpen Media is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Learn more at MidpenMedia.org.