Released: June 27, 2006
The 21st class of Marquette University’s Urban Journalism Workshop is currently hard at work in the Diederich College of Communication on this year’s edition of the Urban Voice newspaper. The program seeks to inspire high school students to pursue careers in journalism by immersing participants in newspaper production from concept to finished product.
The students in the Urban Journalism Workshop live at Marquette for two weeks and cover social, governmental and sporting events in Milwaukee. They learn about many aspects of journalism: interviewing community leaders and sports figures, writing stories, learning basic print production, designing and laying out the Urban Voice, a 12-page newspaper, taking photographs and publishing their newspaper to the web. The young journalists are guided by Marquette faculty and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel staff members.
Approximately 20 high school students of diverse backgrounds are accepted into the program each summer. The students are mostly from the Milwaukee and Chicago area, but there are students from other Midwestern states and as far away as Puerto Rico participating in this year’s workshop.
The workshop was developed to encourage African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans and other under represented groups to pursue journalism careers. Stanley Miller and Bobbi Roquemore of the Journal Sentinel staff are alumni of the Urban Journalism Workshop. High school students of all ethnicities and backgrounds are welcome to apply.
For more information about attending the program, please contact Rose Richard in the Diederich College of Communication at (414) 288-7133.
Interested media may contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.