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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a series of enrichment programs for middle and high school students. Programs take place during traditional school breaks and are based at the ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus or in the field. Programs are led by faculty, staff and student counselors.
2019-2020 programs include:
Calling the Game provides middle school students the opportunity to learn the basics of sports broadcasting and play-by-play at the Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix.
Date: Oct. 10-11, 2019
At Cronkite TV Camp, middle school students experience life in a television newsroom and learn how to elevate their skills. Training includes producing, reporting, voice training and on-air persona. Students leave with their own news reel and a photo of themselves at the Cronkite News desk.
Date: Feb. 14-16, 2020
Brand Camp is a two-day camp that covers the fundamentals of smart, safe social media and delves into creating your personal brand. The program supports families in promoting healthy use of the web and social media and helps students create digital content and personal brands conducive to future success.
In Multimedia Exploration, students improve their visual media skills. Over the camp's two days, students get hands-on experience in photo, graphics and video journalism. This is a great program for students who have shown an early interest in media and want to expand their multiplatform production skills and brand.
Cost: $300 for Brand Camp or Multimedia Exploration | $550 for both camps
Both Brand Camp and Multimedia Exploration are offered to middle and high school students. Students will be grouped based on their grade level.
Camp Cronkite offers middle schoolers the chance to explore the world of journalism. During this two-day camp, students get practice in storytelling, writing and reporting. Students then become “reporters for a day,” covering a news event, interviewing community newsmakers and writing their own stories.