The Urban Journalism Workshop
The Urban Journalism Workshop is an eight-week workshop for students from Washington, DC area high schools. They gain hands-on experience with area professionals in radio, televsion, and print journalism. The eight students in this year’s radio program produced and reported a 35-minute newsmagazine called Straight Up: Urban Voice. It includes stories on overcrowding in Prince George's County high schools, teens' use of the social networking website MySpace.com, and the fashion choices of urban teens.
The Urban Journalism Workshop, in its 20th year, wrapped up Saturday, June 10 with an awards ceremony held at The Washington Post. This year, radio student Gernethia Rich, who will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall, was awarded a scholarship. Ms. Rich has been involved in the workshop for the past four years.
Other workshop students who will be attending college this fall:
Other students in the project this year:
Mentors for the workship who voluntarily gave up 8-10 consecutive Saturdays to teach the students were: Jonathan Blakley, Trina Williams, Jocelyn Frank, George Lyle, Shay Stevens, and Odette Yousef of NPR, and Teshima Walker of Radio One.
Straight Up Urban Voice Student Participants