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Last Saturday, more than a dozen area students from The Cappies-NCA joined The Post’s “Backstage”columnist Rebecca Ritzel for a half-day workshop on theater criticism. The session included a discussion on setting the appropriate tone when writing a review, crafting a strong lede, tips for closing out a strong review, and more. YJDP would like to thank our workshop partners, Judy Bowns and Glenda Miesner for their continued support and our excellent trainer, Rebecca Ritzel for not only sharing great tips on being a reviewer, but for also making the session fun and engaging.
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As part of its ongoing commitment to being a guiding force in cultivating the next generation of young journalists, The Post has established a unique partnership with the Cappies of the National Capital Area, a critics and awards program, designed to showcase the work of talented student theater critics. Corrections or Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Twelve high school students from the Washington area participated in the 2014 YJDP Multimedia Storytelling Workshop (MSW), a free, weeklong multimedia journalism workshop hosted at The Post on Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15. Students worked closely with journalists from The Washington Post to sharpen their skills as multiplatform journalists.
Young writers tap into life events during half-day bootcamp on personal narrative writing. Be sure to check out their essays below.