Announcing the fifth year of the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists, a seven-day residential program running from July 14 to July 20 at Stony Brook University for students with a passion for journalism. Accepted participants will work with the metro area’s top journalists in Stony Brook’s state-of-the-art newsroom.
The program is open to all Long Island high school sophomores and juniors. Tuition, room and board are free. There is a $100 non-refundable administration fee if you are selected and attend.
Applications, which can be downloaded below, must be postmarked by April 1, 2013.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Robert W. Greene had a last request. As his health waned, Greene hoped to complete plans for a “boot camp” for high school journalists at Stony Brook University.
“It was the last thing my father told me he desired to see come to fruition,” said Greene’s son, Robert W. Greene Jr. “To him, high school newspapers and the students working their respective ‘beats’ were not only the future of the industry but, more importantly, the safeguard to ensure the true meaning of the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.”
Greene, a pioneering investigative reporter and editor and mentor to thousands, died April 10, 2008. The 2013 Robert W. Greene High School Summer Institute can be added to his legacy.
The intensive, residential summer workshop will take place from July 14 to July 20. The free workshop will introduce students to basic skills in news reporting, writing, editing and using video. Students will live at the university and work in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom under the instruction of professional journalists. As a culminating activity, students will produce original work across several media platforms.
“Bob’s vision was that the best and brightest of the next generation, while still in high school, would get the opportunity to study and work with some of Long Island’s top professional journalists,” said Howard Schneider, founding dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. “I can think of no better way to honor Bob’s memory.”