ThreeSixty Trains Emerging Storytellers Across 8 Camps
ThreeSixty welcomed students across eight camps this summer, which explored emerging media fields of digital media arts, journalism and strategic communication.
Students participated in camps at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, St. Paul campus, with two programs hosted off-site: Radio Broadcast Camp at Minnesota Public Radio and Sports Writing Workshop at the Star Tribune.
Students worked side-by-side with professional mentors, emerging media professors and other partners to complete weeklong projects. And, four camps included equity stipends, meaning students earned $590 for each camp they completed.
“We worked with incredible students across all our camps this summer, and their work speaks for itself,” said Program Manager Theresa Malloy Lemickson.
College Essay Boot Camp
Fifteen students, including a cohort from Girls Inc. Eureka!, completed their essays at College Essay Boot Camp with help from writing and communications professionals. Campers also learned more about the college admissions process.
News Reporter Academy
In News Reporter Academy, 13 reporters were immersed in a four-day camp where they wrote stories for publication.
Taught by MinnPost and its managing editor, Harry Colbert Jr., students learned why journalism matters. They worked with professional mentors and had guest speakers from the Twin Cities Black Journalists chapter visit.
All students completed stories about mental health resources in underserved communities, sourced by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which were published in the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune, MinnPost and ThreeSixty Magazine.
Radio Broadcast Camp
Radio Broadcast Camp convened at Minnesota Public Radio for the first time since 2019. A dozen young reporters worked with journalists to create stories about Indigenous narratives. The camp partners included KRSM Radio and MIGIZI.
PR & Advertising Workshop
ThreeSixty’s PR & Advertising Workshop tasked seven advanced students with creating a campaign to raise awareness about social media addiction.
Under the leadership of University of St. Thomas emerging media professor Paul Omodt and Marketing, Insights and Communications professional Pete Winecke, students built engaging campaigns and presented them at Weber Shandwick in downtown Minneapolis, seen here with staff who provided feedback on student campaign presentations.
Sports Writing Workshop
ThreeSixty Sports Writing Workshop writers spent the day courtside at the Lynx game. The Star Tribune Junior Reporter program was centered in the Star Tribune’s newsroom, where students worked hands on with the Sports Desk to complete their stories, which were also shared with the Minnesota Lynx’s PR and communications team.
Digital Audio Storytelling Camp
ThreeSixty students learned about the art of Foley from emerging media professor Peter Gregg in the Digital Audio Storytelling Camp. The camp was offered in partnership with Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.
Game Jam Workshop
Game Jam Workshop students built video games in teams from start to finish in a week’s time. The camp, led by emerging media professor Sky Anderson, was held in partnership with Best Buy Teen Tech Centers.
TV Broadcast Camp
ThreeSixty TV Broadcast Camp reporters paired with a reporting team of professionals from local TV stations to put together broadcast-ready packages on stories in partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Continuing the theme of racism a public health crisis, students explored mental health resources.
For 2023, media partners included the University of St. Thomas, Padilla, KSTP, The Associated Press, KARE 11, WCCO TV, TPT, FOX 9, the University of MN Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Seavert Studios, Unicorn Riot and BMA Cable Networks. Check out these summer 2023 media mentions on ThreeSixty and TV Broadcast Camp, then below are the 47 videos created by students over the history of TV Broadcast Camp.
Students witnessed a live broadcast from the newsroom to the studio during a field trip at KSTP.