That's right you can see ya Sista Girl Robyn Knight on the "My Teen TV" Show on KSMO-TV Channel 62, Cable Channel 10 Sunday May 10th 2009 @ 1:30pm. I'll be talking about the KCABJ Summer Journalism Academy with past students India Wells of Notre Dame de Sion and Tamara Davis of Ruskin High School. Then after you watched our interview and you're interested in the KCABJ Journalism Workshop Click Here
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The 2009 KCABJ Urban Journalism Academy is free to students. It is a commuter program and will be at MCC – Penn Valley June 22-July 3. There is a mandatory orientation set for Saturday, June 20 at The Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the college each day. Class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley is on a major bus line.
This academy is unique in our area because it is taught by black journalists working for newspapers, television and radio stations and in public relations in Greater Kansas City. Educators will add their knowledge to the instruction.
Students will be:
Assigned stories to report and write.
They will work on computers.
Benefit from lectures from major
Network with influential people.
Produce their own newspaper and radio and television newscasts.
Every student who attends the academy leaves with enhanced reading, writing, analytical, communication and questioning skills. Teachers and parents have said teen-agers and young adults have returned from the summer energized and far more interested and able to learn than before.
Scholarships & Other Opportunities
Students selected for the academy will compete for scholarships offered by KCABJ. The awards go to the best students in the class. The class size will be limited to 12. Many of our graduates are award-winning journalists today.
1. Write a one-page essay on the role people of color should have in journalism.
2. Send one sample of your writing — if possible something that has been published (e.g. an article in your school newspaper). We are seeking committed students who are not afraid of hard work and who already have a demonstrated interest in journalism.
3. Mail this completed application, your essay and writing sample ASAP! (Send Robyn Knight an email stating your application is in the mail if after the deadline firstname.lastname@example.org
) April 25, 2009, to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111.