2024 Multimedia Storytelling Institute

Youth Journalists, introducing ThreeSixty’s Multimedia Storytelling Institute!

Interested in being part of the next generation of innovative, representative news? Have stories to tell? Join us July 2024 to dive into media and find truths and new perspectives.

ThreeSixty’s inaugural Multimedia Storytelling Institute is a three-week immersive experience where students will learn the fundamentals of journalism and narrative justice.

In partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, students will explore topics of community healing through the lens of health equity. Reporters will produce written and multimedia stories for professional publication.

  • Engage in hands-on learning and journalism practice at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Work side-by-side with professional mentors to complete projects, which will be published by media partners.
  • Build your multimedia storytelling toolkit as you learn about all things ethical, technical and entrepreneurial!

Rep Sencer Mura with student in an interview at the Capitol.

The Multimedia Storytelling Institute is open to all Twin Cities high school youth. We are able to accept 15 students. Students are expected to attend all 3 weeks of programming.

Competitive applicants will have an interest in journalism, media, and community-based change. Curiosity, eagerness, and an open-mind are traits we look for–experience in journalism is not required!

Students will receive $1500.00 stipend for their full participation, transportation costs, and completed work, including a print story and TV package. Stories will be published and/or aired by media partners and featured on the BCBS Center for Prevention website.

Application closes April 19.

Schoenecker Center at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul
Lunch and snacks will be provided.

The Institute will run from Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 25. We will not meet on Fridays.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Email Denise Huang, Engagement Manager denise.huang@stthomas.edu

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Check out student stories in our latest magazine and student TV stories from 2023!