Arlington Independent Media is looking for a motivated group of high school students and young adults to help us pilot a new local journalism program for young people in Arlington County. This program will give students the opportunity to acquire training on professional video and audio production techniques, news reporting, and storytelling. As Youth Journalism Ambassadors, you’ll get early access to training and exclusive mentorship opportunities, in exchange for giving feedback on the program.
For our December meeting, bring your story ideas! We’ll talk about how to turn those ideas into a reality.
Pilot program includes:
Free monthly journalism club with lessons and activities, visits from working journalists, pitching and story workshops, peer feedback, and more
Access to AIM’s media production classes (courses include field video production, tv studio production, live broadcast radio, and producer’s workshop), which are typically reserved for adults
Opportunity to pitch video ideas for a new TV show/YouTube channel hosted at AIM, and coaching on how to execute those pieces
Access to professional cameras, audio gear, editing software, and studio space
Exclusive access to after school mentorship/studio time to work on projects
We welcome and encourage students who speak languages other than English, or who are from historically underrepresented communities, to join!
Come learn more about the program and weigh in on what stories YOU want to tell about Arlington! Snacks will be served.