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Y200 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.

Course Dates
Y200 - WHYY Spring Break
Monday through Friday, April 10 - 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHYY Studios, 150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHYY Members: $550
Non-Member Rate: $625
Become a WHYY member today for discounted tuition

Questions? Contact Craig Santoro, Education Director, at csantoro@whyy.org or 215-351-3318.

Watch reports from WHYY Spring Break alumni:

Air Pollution in Philadelphia
Culture in Philadelphia
Teen Stress

More information

What is WHYY Summer?

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.

As a student, what will I be doing each day?

Just like the Summer Journalists program for older students, the Spring Break program for middle school students will teach you all the skills you need to be a journalist in the 21st century. You’ll be working with other students to write and produce news stories for the web, using audio, video, text and photos!

You’ll gain experience in using professional filmmaking and recording equipment, and you’ll learn from some of the best in Philadelphia—WHYY’s award-winning reporters and education staff.

What kinds of students attend WHYY Summer?

Students who attend WHYY Summer are middle school students who love to learn new things and find out more about the world around them. Maybe you've wanted to be a reporter or a filmmaker for as long as you can remember. Maybe these are new interests you'd like to explore. Either way, you're an active, engaged people person who is thinking about college and beyond.

About WHYY's Public Media Commons

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps all of us become more discerning media consumers. This ground-breaking new venture is named in honor of Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton, whose generous leadership gifts have helped move this project from idea to reality. With training programs for students and teachers, hands-on instruction for WHYY members with an interest in media and a facility that can host and record events for non-profits and business alike, Hamilton Commons opens new avenues of expression to the residents of the Philadelphia region.

The Public Media Commons is a physical embodiment of WHYY's commitment to community engagement. It serves as a hub of media literacy for the Philadelphia area, a gathering place for educators, a hands-on learning environment for students and a venue for performers and lecturers.

WHYY's Public Media Commons is located at 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Get directions »

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