Urban Journalism Workshop

June 18-30, 2016 Multimedia Backpack Journalism


Ready to see what it's like to be a journalist? Then check out our Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW). It's an intense, two-week workshop that helps high school students develop the professional skills that are needed to succeed as journalists.


During the program, you'll learn how to use digital equipment to cover events, gain interview skills and create journalism in a variety of media. You'll work in teams that focus on multimedia news gathering, and we'll load your backpack with equipment to boot up, record and shoot video. You'll also gain some experience editing your videos. The end result is The Urban Voice, which captures your unique and important perspective on culture and society.


Marquette professors and staff members will work with you one-on-one to gather news and produce The Urban Voice and help you focus on important issues like violence in the community and issues in education. Past topics have also included cultural stories and sports.


Now in its 30th year, the Urban Journalism Workshop has offered aspiring journalists like you a sense of the real world of news reporting. Check out The Urban Voice now, and apply to our exciting program today!



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