These articles and photographs were produced by Twin Cities teens who participated last month in a summer journalism camp run by ThreeSixty Journalism, a youth journalism program at the University of St. Thomas. The camp focused on this fall's elections. Related stories are being published today in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. All the content and more can also be found on the program's website, threesixtyjournalism.org.
ThreeSixty Journalism runs summer camps, after-school training and other programs that teach Minnesota teens the core skills of journalism and communications.
It produces a quarterly magazine of teen work that is distributed free to more than 200 high schools, libraries and youth programs throughout Minnesota.
ThreeSixty Journalism's mission is to bring diverse voices into journalism and related professions by using intense, personal instruction in the practice and principles of journalism. It serves more than 150 teens each year, strengthening their civic literacy, writing skills and college readiness. Hundreds of graduates have gone on to study journalism and communications in college. More than a dozen are working for journalism organizations as reporters, editors and videographers.
The program is supported by a variety of donors, including foundations, corporations and individuals. The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of St. Thomas covers a third of program expenses. The Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press support the program with staff and volunteer support and publication of student work.