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Summer Camps and Programs for Students

Modern Storytelling: The Art of Sports Journalism for High School Students

Quinnipiac professors and sports journalism professionals lead this 1-week program with the focus of helping students get hands-on experience as sports journalists while developing an understanding of potential career opportunities. You will collaborate with other high school students to develop your own stories by writing, recording, editing and producing sports-related journalism both on and off campus, including learning the art of interviewing professional athletes and conducting press conferences.

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Overview

Calling all future ESPN anchors, sports writers, color commentators and sideline reporters! This summer, Quinnipiac is offering the perfect summer program for aspiring journalists, broadcasters or media production professionals with a passion for sports.

High school students will have the opportunity to learn directly from Quinnipiac professors and sports journalism professionals as they spend a full week getting hands-on experience learning how to write and produce their own stories, host press conferences and interview professional athletes. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports journalism and journalistic writing while using our state-of-the-art media production studio to record, edit and produce work at a professional level. Participants will also meet a variety of sports journalism professionals (including special guest speakers) who can offer insight into career possibilities in the industry.

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • An understanding of the sports journalism field and its career opportunities by learning directly from a range of professionals working in the industry today

  • Broadcasting and journalism skills including journalist writing, interviewing, sports photography/videography and production techniques

  • Hands-on experience learning how to conduct interviews

Schedule

  • July 10 - July 14, 2023
    • Sunday, July 9, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Residence check-in for participants with full room & board
    • Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. - noon: Residence check-out for participants with full room & board

Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Group Workshop Session Quinnipiac professors and/or sports journalist professionals lead the group in learning a key skill or technique (e.g., journalist writing, interviewing, sports photography/videography, production techniques).
11 a.m. Guest Speaker We welcome a special guest to share their knowledge and experience in the industry with us, with the opportunity for a Q&A session at the end of the session
Noon Lunch Eat and socialize with your classmates.
1 p.m. Field Work Get hands-on experience developing and recording journalism using the same techniques the pros use.
3 p.m. Lab Time Edit your work to produce a professional-quality result under the guidance of knowledgeable instructors.
4 p.m. Review and Debrief Meeting A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.
4:30 p. m. Free-Time Open activities and/or break for participants.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Evening Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities. There will also be additional guest speakers some evenings and opportunities for extra projects.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Program Costs

Option 1: 1-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $1,680
Option 2: 1-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $1,200

All options include:

  • One week of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on campus with educational support staff and program materials

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A certificate of completion

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. Eligibility is based on grade level as of June 2023.

Equipment and Materials

Students will need reliable access to a laptop computer. If there are any difficulties in obtaining a laptop, Quinnipiac may be able to provide one with at least one month's advanced notice by emailing summerprograms@quinnipiac.edu

Application and Payment Deadlines

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 1, 2023
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Deadline to submit payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Accommodations

Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022