YJDP Tech-It Out Seminar

February 25, 2014

The Tech-It Out seminar consists of a half-day training session hosted at The Post where students will explore ways to utilize various online technologies to enhance their storytelling abilities.  Discussion topics will include a discussion on the impact of Online and Social Media Tools on Reporting, tips for Building your Digital Toolkit, and Narrative Writing exercises. The interactive session will also:

-  Enhance student understanding of how to use social media technologies to source, produce and distribute news stories and the ways these tools are reshaping how journalism is conducted and how news is consumed.

-   Increase student understanding of what makes a story successful online and tools for increasing interactivity and reader engagement.

-   Emphasize the importance of developing critical thinking skills and determining what is reliable and which facts (or whose opinions) to trust as consumers of news and information 

At the conclusion of the seminar, students will have been presented with a ‘digital toolkit’ for increasing the visibility of their stories and produce a personal narrative essay that will be featured in the Young Journalists section of the Community Relations page on washingtonpost.com. 

Ask YJDP:

Q: Who is a perfect candidate for this workshop?

A: All local public, private and charter high school journalists throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to attend. Please note that you can only be selected to take part in the workshop once.

Q: When does the workshop take place?

A: The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Q: Is there an application process and/or how do I register for the workshop?

A: Yes. Registration information will be available for download at www.washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.

Q: When will the registration period begin?

A: Registration will begin on Monday, September 29.

Q: How many students are eligible to take part in the workshop and/or the mentorship program?

A: The workshop is limited to 14 students.

Q: Is the application or registration period currently open?

A: Yes.

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