From Snapchat, to Twitter, to Buzzfeed, news is everywhere you look. Your generation is the first to have 24/7 access to everything going on in the world?but that comes with a unique set of challenges. Couple this with growing up in the city of Boston and suddenly you are the center of historical narratives that have combined with current trends that ultimately shape how people view and behave in this city. We aim to help you find your place within these larger narratives and use your voice to positively contribute to the world around you.
As a journalist this summer, you?ll get to test out the power of your voice and identity and leave with sharpened media skills, something you?ll be able to apply in the future whether you?re a reporter on the White House beat, or simply reading your news app on the T.
By the end of this hybrid six-week program, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of journalism, plus several published pieces of writing and multimedia content.
Earning a byline is hard, even for adult professional journalists. But after just six weeks in the Summer Journalism Institute, you?ll be published on the Teens in Print website. Having a publication on your resume will help you stand out for other professional opportunities?like college and internships. Past participants have talked about their experience with SJI in job interviews, asked SJI mentors for feedback on their college essays, and requested recommendation letters.