NewsHive @ CUNY J-School


Fri. May 8, 5-8 p.m. & Sat. May 9, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Theme: The Waterfront

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NewsHive @ CUNY J-School is a two-day pop-up newsroom where high school students and CUNY undergraduates join forces to create multimedia journalism pieces using digital storytelling tools.

We are looking for high school teens and CUNY undergraduates who like to make stuff and tell stories. Experience with high school/college journalism is a plus and ability to work with others is a must.

Why you should sign up for NewsHive?
You will learn new skills and make new friends and contacts. You will leave with an understanding of what digital storytelling is and why it matters. It will be challenging and fun. And it’s FREE. Top winners may be published in Voices of New York. You’ll network with people with cool jobs that you want.
Who should sign up for NewsHive?
If you are 14-24 years old and associate yourself with any of the following words, you should sign up: media, maker, creator, team, fun, energy, solutions-based, getting involved, making a difference, being heard, mattering.
Sample Schedule:

Day 1: Evening Kick-Off event.

The kick-off event will create opportunities for teams to recruit new members and meet their mentors in preparation for the following day of media production. Groups can share contact information and begin their brainstorms and initial preparation overnight.

Day 2: Media Project work and competition

Participants will arrive and immediately begin work on their projects. Projects will center on the issues affecting young people in NYC around the theme of environmental justice. All will use a digital storytelling tool and will be created under the guidance of adult mentors who will provide materials to structure and scaffold the work, so that groups can complete their projects on time.