WHYY’s summer and spring break programs have been training young filmmakers and journalists since 2007. Registration is now open.
The longest running of WHYY’s media courses, WHYY’s Youth Programs offer hands-on production training for teens.
After-school programs teach 10th-12th graders to produce short documentaries, create original radio stories and operate the equipment in the Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio. Students can further explore their interest through a series of summer camps with focuses on multimedia journalism and filmmaking. Youth Programs encourage teens to explore their own worlds through media, as they create projects on topics they select themselves.
Learn to shoot, edit and produce great documentaries in WHYY's award-winning Public Media Commons. WHYY's Afterschool Documentary Workshop is a video production program for area teens, grades 10-12. The program combines media literacy and video production as students learn to produce short documentaries on a topic of their choosing. WHYY's media instructors act as executive producers, while the students write, direct, shoot and edit in small production crews.
Learn to produce video programming in the new Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio, a state-of-the-art video facility at WHYY's award-winning Public Media Commons. WHYY's Afterschool Studio Production Workshop is a video production program for area teens, grades 10-12. Students will learn to operate video switchers, lighting and sound boards and robotic cameras, as they shoot and direct their own studio production. WHYY's media instructors act as executive producers.
In this course students will learn the basics of digital photography. They will also learn how to shoot, edit and produce content for an online news website. Students participating in this program will develop the skills needed to be a photojournalist.
This 15-week course focuses on the foundations of citizen journalism and visual storytelling with the help of photographs, audio and the written word. Each week students will report on newsworthy topics of their choosing by creating a photo story.
For students who have already completed a WHYY Afterschool Program or Summer Camp, this advanced level class allows you to explore a topic of your choice through a variety of media: video, audio, slideshows, photography, and more. Prerequisite: Students must have completed a WHYY workshop to register for this program.