The Daily Free Press presents the Summer Journalism Bootcamp: a free, two-week remote program for high school and college students to gain journalism experience through workshops and panels, and potentially have their work published in the FreeP. Participants do not have to be affiliated with Boston University or the FreeP.
Editors from the FreeP will work closely with students one-on-one to provide mentorship. Webinars will also feature FreeP alum who now work at The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The purpose of this workshop is to equip students with the confidence and foundational knowledge to launch their college journalism careers. This is a tough industry to navigate, and we aim to help students from all different experience levels and backgrounds get started.
The workshop consists of three sessions in August, each a week apart: Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. Attendees will work on an assignment in between each session, culminating in one piece of reporting at the end of the workshop that they can add to their portfolio — and that may be published in the FreeP.
Those interested in joining the FreeP are especially encouraged to attend, but the Summer Journalism Bootcamp caters to young aspiring journalists anywhere in the country. As this will be a fully virtual workshop without travel or living expenses, participation is completely free.
Hear from professional reporters at our speaker sessions:
Aug. 5, 10-11 a.m. EST
Felicia Gans, The Boston Globe
Samantha Gross, The Miami Herald
Sopan Deb, The New York Times
Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m. EST:
Shivani Patel, The Ventura County Star
Sonia Rao, The Washington Post
Aug. 19, 1-2 p.m. EST:
Mina Corpuz, The Enterprise
Trisha Thadani, The San Francisco Chronicle
Connect with current and former FreeP editors at our instructional sessions:
Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. EST
Ethics of Reporting
Finding Story Ideas
The Reporting Process
Aug. 12, 5-8 p.m. EST:
Hard News Writing
Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m. EST:
Importance of Local/College News
Your Rights as a Journalist
Responding to Criticism
Importance of Newsroom Diversity
Follow our Facebook event page to stay in the loop as the Bootcamp dates draw nearer.
RSVP here before Aug. 1!