Overview

The University of Oregon Next Generation Story Telling Summer Program empowers students to develop critical thinking, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills while building strong voices as effective communicators.

This program is offered by the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), a nationally regarded program that has proudly produced over a dozen Pulitzer Prize winners, and countless successful alumni in the world of advertising and public relations.

Students at the NGS program will participate in hands-on, experiential learning through courses that challenge them to explore journalism and media. They will also hear from college professors and top professionals in the field. The program will offer the opportunity to see modern working media facilities for print and broadcast and through emerging media and technology, attendees will be immersed in current and future practices in journalism, media studies, advertising, and public relations.

Ultimately, participants of this program will get the full college experience by living in dorms, eating in campus dining halls, and attending college-level courses. Any student entering grades 10, 11, or 12 during the 2019–20 academic school year is eligible to apply. The program is designed for high school students who have a deep interest in journalism or communications. High school students looking to improve their skills in writing, broadcast, or public speaking should also consider applying.

The program includes courses such as:

* Audio Storytelling: The Making of a Podcast
* Crafting a Stronger Personal Profile
* Creative Non-fiction Writing
* Smartphone Storytellers
* Sports Communications 101

 

Cost and Session Information

Program Dates: June 23-28, 2019

There are spots for 200 applicants from across Oregon and the United States. The $950 cost will cover:

  • ONE WEEK of journalism and leadership skills development, including hands-on activities and distinguished speakers. 
  • ON-CAMPUS residence in state-of-the-art facilities. 
  • TRANSPORTATION to and from the Eugene airport. 
  • MEALS: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 
  • ALL SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES, admissions, and fees. 
  • COLLEGE CREDIT* and certificate of completion. 
  • 24-HOUR STAFF to address emergencies. 
  • 24-HOUR CONFERENCE HOTLINE available to parents and students for questions and emergency situations 

*College credit is issued by the University of Oregon. Upon successful completion of Next Generation Storytelling, student will earn one general elective, college credit. This credit is issued on a pass/fail basis. The transferability of this credit is the determination of the college/university to be attended.

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