A Youth Journalism Program
Students will develop talents in writing, research, interviewing, photography, graphic design, videography, broadcast journalism, marketing, brand building, and social media management.
There are few better ways to advance our mission to cultivate leadership capacity in Flint by giving people a voice in the world than through student journalism. Yet, journalistic programs are unavailable to students in Flint, so career-building opportunities in journalism are foreclosed to our children. We believe that by offering a new youth journalistic program for young people in Flint, which will focus on local and state government, neighborhoods and community news, including highlights and spotlight articles on residents, businesses and elected officials, a focus on public health in Flint, including the city’s ongoing water crisis, our program will transform the lives of our students and, by and through their work, positively impact families throughout the city.
Week one is a highly immersive photography workshop lead by Everyday Projects. When completed the students will have published works for the Everyday Flint project. This initial portion of our program will run from Monday, July 9, 2018, to Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the program but the students can also bring their own lunch is preferred. Students who arrive by 9 a.m. are also welcome to participate in our breakfast program at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village.
After week one we will continue with the rest of the summer program where the students will decide on a project and be immersed in journalism practices and newsroom roles. Students will also visit local newsrooms and work with industry leaders. Upon completion of the summer program, students will be published and will have the opportunity to continue with our fall after-school program taking their skill set a step further.
The next portion of our summer program will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting Monday, July 16, 2018, and wraps up Friday, August 31, 2018.
4119 N Saginaw St
Flint, MI, 48505
As a news literacy program, News Movement will teach the youth of Flint various journalistic skills and empower them to use them in their community while improving the visibility of children of color and their stories in the media.
Through an after-school club, intensive summer activities, civic and community engagement, and partnerships with local news agencies, students will progress through journalistic curricula specially crafted by industry experts for our program.
By the end of the experience, students will have attained a nuanced understanding of the news industry, secured marketable skills, developed a greater appreciation of civic engagement, and cultivated relationships within the community.