Storytellers Without Borders Summer 2019 Application
DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 12 p.m. MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019:
A picture is worth a thousand words, which will save you a lot of space if you're a journalist. Spend three days with leading Dallas Morning News journalists and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists and learn how to illustrate a story with powerful images. This three day intensive workshop will take high school students behind the scenes at the newspaper and offer new perspectives on how to tell a story.
If selected to participate, you will be given a behind the scenes look at visual storytelling. From hands-on photography workshops to sitting in on meetings with top editors at the Dallas Morning News, this three-day workshop offers a glimpse into the world of visual journalism.
This summer edition of Storytellers Without Borders runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21. Students will use the Dallas Public Library (1515 Young St.) and the Dallas Morning News offices (1954 Commerce St.) as their home bases, but will also rove downtown with cameras alongside photo journalists. Students attend once a week for eight weeks. Application is open to anyone in grades 9-12 who lives in the city of Dallas. The deadline to apply is midnight , Friday, June, 14, 2019. Please note that limited spots are available in this program. Filling out this application in full is the best way to earn a spot in this program.
If you have any questions, please contact Project Coordinator, Lauren Smart, at
Parent/ Guardian Email Address
Parent/Guardian Phone Number
How did you hear about the program?
How do you access news and information?
Friends or Relatives
How often do you use the library?
4 times or more a month
2-3 times a month
1-2 times a month
I do not visit or use the library
Have you ever been enrolled in a journalism program before?
Yes, I have taken journalism classes before.
Yes, I am currently taking journalism classes.
No, I have never taken a journalism class before.
Should you be accepted into the program what is your access to transportation? (This will not be used to determine your eligibility.)
I would need assistance with transportation.
I have access to reliable transportation by car.
I have access to reliable public transportation.
The writing questions below are to gauge your writing abilities and for us to be better able to match you with a mentor. Please take time to elaborate and check your spelling and grammar as this is a competitive program.
Is there a story in your community you want to share with others or a person in your community you would like to meet? Why do you want to tell this story or meet this person? (200-300 words)
Take a look at any news article on a major news organization (The Dallas Morning News, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, etc.) that interests you. What about it interests you? (e.g. Interesting subject matter, style of writing, photography, quotes, etc.) (200-300 words)
What do you hope to get out of this journalism program? (150-250 words)
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