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Wednesday, April 25 News

Investigative journalism workshops offered for high school students

The Connecticut Health I-Team is offering one-week workshops in journalism in July for high school students interested in research and writing, as well as learning about the evolving field of journalism from award-winning writers and editors.

The workshops, in their fourth year, will be held at: Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Yale University in New Haven and the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The programs provide students with the opportunity to spend a week on a learning the tools of investigative journalism by participating in seminars led by professional journalists; working on stories for publication, and spending a day visiting newsrooms.

Students 16 years old and over eligible to apply for the programs, which are led by a team of instructors including: Kate Farrish, formerly an award-winning reporter for the Hartford Courant and now a UConn adjunct professor of journalism; C-HIT senior writer and co-founder Lisa Chedekel, formerly an investigative reporter for the Courant, where she won several national awards; and C-HIT Editor Lynne DeLucia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former Courant editor.

Dates are: UConn, July 14-18; Quinnipiac, July 21-25, and Yale, July 28-Aug. 1.

For information, go to www.c-hit.org or contact Lynne DeLucia at delucia@c-hit.org.