College students: Be part of the new Campus Coverage Project
Learn investigative reporting skills from the pros and give your campus the coverage it needs. Apply today
Apply now for a full scholarship to attend a three-day Campus Investigative Reporting Workshop and participate in a year-long program that offers ongoing training and opportunities to learn from top reporters from throughout the country. Space is limited to 75 participants.
Students participating in the program will be expected to produce stories based on the training they receive at the workshop.
The program begins in Phoenix, January 5-8, 2012, with three days of panels, workshops, story brainstorming sessions and hands-on computer-assisted reporting classes. You’ll leave armed with strategies to provide more in-depth coverage of your campus, and you'll gain skills that will last a lifetime.
All attendees will receive scholarships that cover travel and lodging (double occupancy) plus a stipend for meals. You must have experience reporting for a campus-related news outlet, but being a journalism major is not a prerequisite. Only students with at least one year of coursework remaining are eligible.
- Use the Internet as an investigative reporting tool.
- Read budget documents and find the stories that matter.
- Prepare for tough interviews and come away with the information you need.
- Analyze your school’s performance to see how it measures up.
- Examine athletic programs—and their funding.
- Use legal tools to pry open foundations, auxiliaries and other secretive campus institutions.
- Examine issues on your campus in the context of national debates on higher education.