WHYY Summer offers intensive multi-week experiences for teens finishing grades 9-12 and a spring break program for middle school students. The project-based programs provide immersive media-production experiences in which the participants work in teams to create original news or film productions in news.

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WHYY Summer Journalists

Are you a high school student who has dreamed about being a reporter someday? Can you see yourself working for NPR or CNN? During this two-week hands-on journalism program, you’ll develop real-world experience in 21st century reporting, from finding stories on your own “beat” to interviewing leads to writing and producing original news stories. Working with expert staff at WHYY and a small team of other students, you’ll be out on the streets and in the student news room, shooting and editing video, producing audio content and telling great stories.

This class is for students who have completed 9th to 12th grades. Lunch is included. This camp runs from June 25 – July 6, 2018.
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WHYY Summer Filmmakers

Do you want to make movies? Are you a creative storyteller? Do you have dreams of going to Hollywood? Whether you’re a Vine superstar or the next J.J. Abrams, take your skills to the next level during this three-week intensive filmmaking experience. You’ll join other imaginative high school students in learning how to script, shoot, act and edit movies using WHYY’s filmmaking equipment. By the end of this three-week session, you’ll already have one credit to your name: your very own short film.

This class is for students who have completed 9th to 12th grades. Lunch is included. This camp runs from July 9 – 27, 2018.
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WHYY Summer Filmmakers – Middle School
Based on our popular summer program for high school students, the Middle School Filmmakers program covers all aspects of filmmaking: story creation, screenwriting, casting, location scouting, shooting, and editing. Students will work in teams as they produce original films in and around WHYY’s Independence Mall studios.

Students are required to bring their own lunch. This camp runs from August 6 – 17, 2018.
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WHYY Spring Break

If you’re a middle school student interested in your school newspaper, or maybe even becoming a journalist when you grow up, WHYY Spring Break is for you! In this five-day introduction to journalism, you’ll learn how to be both in front of and behind the camera, creating original news stories. Get hands-on experience in interviewing, writing, shooting and editing video, and more.
2019 Spring Break dates will be available in the fall.

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