Call for applications to Museum’s Teen Newsroom program

For immediate release ‐ May 02, 2016

Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is now accepting applications for the Teen Newsroom program. This program will enable teens (in grades 9-12 in the 2016-17 school year) to showcase their talents and skills in science communication and multimedia journalism. Under the instruction of highly skilled professionals, teens will become science communicators. Working with Museum staff and within the Museum collections and exhibits, participants will learn to combine text, images, sound, videos and graphics into exciting content to share with the public. This multifaceted multimedia program will build students’ skills in communication, teamwork and networking, while students gain real-world experience in production and journalism.

Deadline for applications is Monday, May 16, 5 p.m. A complete application consists of a student application, a teacher recommendation, and a portfolio. Portfolio requirements and submission instructions can be found in the application form. Homeschool students will need to get a recommendation from an unrelated adult such as a music teacher, coach or youth group leader.

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