Poynter High School Journalism Program Application 2019
Thank you for your interest in the Poynter High School Journalism Program for the summer of 2019. The dates are June 10-14, 2019. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The High School Journalism Program is one of the longest-running programs at The Poynter Institute. Founded along with the Institute in 1975, its goal is to give young people the chance to learn about writing and the values and craft of journalism.

Be a better writer, photographer and multimedia ninja. Learn about the news business from the inside, from local journalists and Poynter’s expert faculty. Understand why journalism matters and how you can be a part of it, whether or not you plan to pursue it as a career. Apply to be one of a prestigious group of high school students in the Tampa Bay area selected to participate in this intensive Poynter program. This one-week workshop will improve your writing and photography, teach you new ways to use social media and digital storytelling tools, and hone your understanding of journalism’s role in a democracy.

Please answer each question below, then submit your form. You will be able to go back and edit your responses if necessary. If you wish, you may ask a teacher to send a letter of recommendation. This is optional. Please email recommendations (or any questions) to seminars@poynter.org.

Program Dates: June 10-14, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: May 17 at 5 p.m. EST
* Please note you will only receive an on-screen confirmation when you submit your application. After the deadline, everyone will be notified of their application status.

Questions? Please email us at seminars@poynter.org.

Thank you!

First Name: *
This will be used for your name badge; please give us the name you'd like to go by.
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Last Name: *
This will be used for your name badge.
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Home Street Address *
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Home City, State; ZIP *
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School Name: *
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School City and State: *
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Gender *
Race *
What year will you be in school NEXT YEAR? *
Tell us if you will be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or if you are graduating this spring. (For example, if you are a freshman now, please put sophomore. If you are graduating, please put College Freshman and tell us what college you'll be attending.)
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What phone number is best for us to reach you? *
This number will be shared on the seminar syllabus (only given to participants). A mobile number is best.
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What phone number is best for us to reach your parent or guardian? *
This number will not be shared. It's for our office use.
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What email would you like to share with the other attendees so you can stay in touch after the workshop? *
We'll also use this email to send you emails about the Poynter High School Program.
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What experience do you have on your school media or on any community publications or websites? *
If you have no media experience, that's OK. Just say that. You may pick more than one answer.
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Write a brief essay telling us about your interest in this program. Why do you want to come to Poynter? *
If you're interested in journalism or have experience in it, tell us about it in 50-100 words. Tell us what you hope to gain from this workshop. If you don't want to write in this little box, write your essay in another program and paste it here.
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Do you have a digital camera or smartphone? *
We will do an activity where we take journalistic photos and share them with the group.
What size t-shirt do you wear? *
All program participants get a Poynter t-shirt.
Would you like to apply for financial aid to pay some or all of the costs of this workshop?
If so, please tell us about your situation here. A few sentences is all we need. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch at school, please mention that.
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What dietary needs or restrictions do you have?
We will serve lunch each day and want to make sure we have something for everyone. So if you are vegan, allergic to nuts, etc., please let us know right here. If none, skip this question.
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When we send out letters, we like to CC a parent/guardian. Please provide the name of the guardian you'd like us to email. *
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Please provide the email address of the parent/guardian you'd like us to email. *
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