Summer Camps Return!

News Reporter Academy
In this 2019 photo, Dymanh Chhoun joined ThreeSixty program manager Theresa Malloy in the classroom as a volunteer. Today, Malloy is ThreeSixty’s associate director and Chhoun its program manager.

Summer camp at ThreeSixty Journalism begins June 14, and for the first time ever, each camp will be held in partnership with a professional organization with aligned values.

Once again, ThreeSixty will partner with Girls Inc. Eureka! to produce an online College Essay Boot Camp. From June 14 – 17, 25 students will  write a personal essay to submit with their college applications. The students will receive instruction from ThreeSixty staff and support from local volunteers from colleges and news organizations.

Also in June, and in partnership with MPR NewsMIGIZI, KRSM and the American Indian Family Center, ThreeSixty will produce two weeks of online Radio Broadcast Camp. Advanced ThreeSixty students will learn how to write for radio and record broadcast stories about BIPOC youth leaders.

Starting in late June, ThreeSixty will welcome students back to campus for the first time in 15 months with an an Emerging Media Workshop for advanced students. The project is in partnership with the Marketing, Insights and Communication Department at St. Thomas. Details are being finalized.

“We’re so excited to re-engage ThreeSixty students on the St. Thomas campus,” said executive director Chad Caruthers. “Campus life, opportunities and resources are such meaningful and important pieces of the ThreeSixty experience.”

News Reporter Academy kicks off July’s on-campus programming. Minnesota Humanities Center will sponsor the first of two one-week News Reporter Academy camps, and students will produce stories about what Minnesota’s humanity looks like. A second week of News Reporter Academy focuses on racism as a public health issue in partnership with Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota. Over both one-week camps, students will work with industry professionals and learn how to interview sources and write news stories. These stories will be published in the fall 2021 ThreeSixty Magazine.

Then in late July, TV Broadcast Camp will take place at the campus of University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Part of an award-winning partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield and Padilla, students will learn how to produce and record TV packages focusing on racism as a public health issue.

“ThreeSixty is back in full force,” said ThreeSixty Program Manager Dymanh Chhoun. “Welcome back, everyone!”