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The 2010 Digital Workshop for Young Journalists

The H street corridor is an area of Washington, D.C., experiencing rapid changes as a group of entrepreneurs have brought bars, art galleries and other businesses to the area. The nine D.C. high school students in this year's Washington Post digital journalism workshop examined the history of H Street NE and several aspects of its transformation: the rush of new businesses and the impact on old ones, the renewal of the art scene in a one-time center of black culture, and the project to replace the nearby Rosedale Recreation Center.

Under the guidance of a handful of Washington Post journalists, the students got hands-on experience telling these stories using video and text.


From riot to revitalization

An advocate and a businessman provide an overview of the history of the H Street corridor in Northeast Washington. (Adrienne Todela and Jamal Toye for The Washington Post) | See the Video

New stores join mainstays

On former commercial strip, shops that survived '68 riot operate alongside a wave of new business. (Michael Ledecky and Cait Patterson for The Washington Post) | See the Video

A showcase for the arts

Actors, painters, dancers and street artists all have flocked to H Street, attracted by the cheap rents and the revival of a historic neighborhood. (Melanie Balakit and Samantha Cooney for The Washington Post) | See the Video

Rebuilding the rec center

H Street-area residents hope the $16 million renovation to the Rosedale recreation center will give kids more alternatives to gangs. (Amanda Haney, Annika McGinnis and Destinee Nelson for The Washington Post) | See the Video
About the Project:

Students Examine H Street revival

Nine Washington-area high school students spent five days at The Washington Post learning about multimedia journalism, gathering content and creating this report. Meet the students who comprised the 2010 class of The Washington Post Digital Workshop for Young Journalists.

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