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Monday, December 8, 2008

High School Journalism Program

The editors and reporters of the Norwood News and the Mount Hope Monitor are running a youth journalism program for Bronx high school students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors.

Classes will begin on Feb. 4 and run every Wednesday for 12 weeks, from 4 to 6 p.m. They will be held at 2001 Morris Ave., in office space provided by Mount Hope Housing Company.

Students will learn the fundamentals of writing, reporting, and photojournalism through classroom instruction, and, more importantly, through hands-on reporting in their own neighborhoods.

Guest speakers will include reporters from the city's daily newspapers.

Best of all, student work will be published in a special youth supplement called Bronx Youth Heard, which will appear in the Norwood News, Mount Hope Monitor, and Highbridge Horizon, another community newspaper the west Bronx, giving Bronx youth a powerful voice in their own communities.

We are looking for students of all academic abilities, but students should be highly motivated, love to write, be naturally inquisitive, and care about what's going on their communities.

For an application form, please call (718) 324-4998, or e-mail bronxyouthheard@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 7.

This will be the third time we've run the program. Read about the first semester here.


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