Presented by Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists (GCABJ) and Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the inaugural “Breaking the News” Journalism Bootcamp was held on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at the University of Cincinnati. The event was hosted by UC.
The journalism "boot camp" was designed for high school students interested in journalism. The two-day event included a series of coaching sessions, from the basics of reporting to video and photography skills. On Saturday, there was mock reporting scenario that played out near UC’s campus.
Cincinnati area professional broadcast and print journalists and photographers led the students in a number of sessions on Friday and Saturday. Topics included “Ethics in Journalism” and “Collecting Sounds and Images” to “How to Write a Story.”
Jenny Wohlfarth, Cara Owsley and Ginny McCabe represented the Cincy SPJ chapter at the event.
Journalism Boot Campers
Campers and Coaches
Photos courtesy of Cara Owsley