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Cronkite High School Institute

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The Cronkite School offers unparalleled experiences for high school students considering careers in journalism.

Cronkite regularly hosts seminars and camps for high school students interested in journalism. In the summer, the Cronkite School offers high school students an innovative program focused on broadcast and digital journalism as well as a sports broadcast summer camp.

The Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute brings high school students from underrepresented communities for hands-on training in how to report and write stories, produce newscasts and create multimedia content for the Web. Students from across the country are nominated by their high schools for the institute. Students visit local media outlets, hear from professional journalists and meet newsmakers as part of the institute. They also report, shoot photos and video, capture audio and produce a newscast and a multimedia-rich website.

The Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp is a two-week residential summer camp for high school students where they receive a crash course in sports journalism, writing scripts, operating camera equipment, editing video and anchoring a news desk. Past camps have included visits to area news organizations and professional sports venues such as Chase Field and the US Airways Center. Past students have gained experience reporting on the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks, the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.