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Rise and Shine Journalism Workshop

Welcome to The Colorado Sun’s inaugural Rise and Shine Journalism Workshop. This year, the free, five-day virtual summer camp will be held the mornings of July 26 — July 30.

The goal of the program is to encourage young Coloradans to pursue future careers in journalism and media, especially students from underrepresented backgrounds, such as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ youth, rural and those who would be first-generation college students.

Participants will learn from professional journalists about different paths and options for pursuing a journalism career and transferring good writing, artistic, business and digital skills into good news-making. Participants also will learn about the different ethical and professional responsibilities of being a journalist.

This year, the Rise and Shine workshop is open to 15 students who:

  • Live in Colorado
  • Will be in middle or high school in the fall
  • Have a strong interest in journalism or media

Applicants from underrepresented and diverse communities will be given preference. The Colorado Sun will provide assistance to students who may have difficulties accessing a computer or device and reliable internet connection.

The following application is due by 6 p.m. June 18. Participants will be notified July 5.

Submit your application here.

For questions about the workshop, contact reporter Erica Breunlin at