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Attention young film makers and junior journalists…

A journalist and his cameraman
A journalist and his cameraman
Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

It’s time to register for spring and summer camps! WHYY--Philadelphia also known as Channel 12, will begin open registration. This is a golden opportunity for middle and high students with aspirations of being a film maker or a broadcast journalist. There is a variety of workshops to choose from:

  • Spring Break Journalisn Camp for Middle Schoolers 2014—this camp is being held during Spring Break for the week of April 14th through April 18th, from 9AM to 4PM. For one week middle school students will spend time behind the scenes and learn how WHYY Studios gather the news and create a news video. WHYY members will pay the discounted price of $550 while non-members will pay the full price of $625.

If your child is unable to attend the Spring Break Camp due to this winter’s inclement weather that forced many school closings; thus requiring the makeup of loss days, WHYY is having two summer camps as well.

  • The Young Journalists Summer Camp 2014—gives students the opportunity to act like a journalist. They will study the beginning mechanics of journalism: how to pick a newsworthy topic, how to develop the story, learn some journalistic strategies, and explore equipment. This camp is a bit expensive, $1200 for WHYY members and $1350 for non-members. Registration dates are June 30 thru July 11, and again in August 11 thru 22. The hours for registration are 9AM thru 4PM for both sessions.
  • The WHYY Film Academy 2014—will give aspiring film makers the bare bones of the genre. They will learn about scripts, filming a scene, acting and editing. At the end of the session they will have created their very own short film. This camp is specifically for high schoolers in grades 9-12. The fee is expensive, WHYY members will be $1800 while non-member will pay $1950. The registration for this program will begin July 14 thru August 1, 2014 from 9AM-4PM. Students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship.

For more information you can glance at WHYY’s pdf and/or contact Craig Santoro at 215-351-3318. Click on the link for scholarship information. All classes are taught by Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons.