Participants in previous Howard University Summer Multicultural Media Academy conduct prepare to write a story on health and fitness. (Courtesy Howard University)

By AFRO DC Staff

Howard University is looking for media minded high school students in the DC region to enroll in their Summer Multicultural Media Academy. 

This year’s virtual Multimedia Academy will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday June 20 to July 1.  All sessions will be conducted on-line and participants will receive a certificate of completion at the Academy’s closing ceremony on July 1. 

“This is a great opportunity for high school youth to report and write stories about health and wellness issues,” said Yanick Lamb, Director of the Academy along with Christine McWhorter and Ericka Blount. 

The enrollment deadline is June 10, and spaces are still available. Students who will be in grades 9 through 12 this fall are encouraged to apply.   Applications will also be accepted from graduating seniors in the class of 2022. 

In addition to producing print stories, students will also learn to capture audio, shoot and edit video, take photos and incorporate social media. 

The application deadline for enrollment in the Howard University Multicultural Media Academy is June 10. 

The Howard University Multimedia Academy is one of only 10 programs at Colleges and Universities in the United States sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund and Robert Wood Johnson FoundationThe Howard University Multicultural Multimedia Academy application is here:

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