Opportunity for Students to Attend a Precollege Summer Journalism Academy
TheBoston Globe is seeking to cultivate the next generation of journalists. Students in the US, who are 14 to 18 years of age, are invited to participate in the Young Reporters Competition, inspired by Home Before Dark from Apple TV+. To enter the competition, students need to submit a local news story they created anytime in 2020 or 2021. The piece should be under 1,000 words, or no longer than five minutes, and can be submitted as a file attachment or a published link. Two grand-prize winners will be awarded full admission to Boston University’s Pre-College Summer Journalism Academy for summer 2021. The competition will be judged by a panel of media industry experts, including Jenifer McKim, Clinical Instructor, Investigative Journalism, Boston University College of Communications, and Milton Valencia, reporter, The Boston Globe.
The MY HERO Project inspires people of all ages to learn, create, and act in powerful, positive ways. Heroes give us hope and inspiration. They are examples of perseverance, courage, kindness, and compassion. The MY HERO website provides digital tools for visitors to publish webpages that honor heroes, using stories, artwork, audio, and films.
PEN America is inviting submissions for a new national student essay competition about the role of free expression in today’s world. The nonprofit literary organization wants to know what high school students (aged 15–17) think about the threats to this crucial right in the US or abroad.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago supports teachers in developing critical thinking and news literacy in students—two abilities that will serve students throughout their lives and help them be part of our democracy. Toward that goal, the museum brings an innovative, real-time online exhibitcurriculum to schools across the country.