High School Camp 2015 student photos  Photo by Will YurmanI became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” — Henry R. Luce

That simple statement, attributed to one of the great innovators of American journalism, the late founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Time magazine, explains why writers, photographers, editors, news producers, correspondents, broadcast anchors and now multimedia producers do what they do.

They love to feel society’s pulse.

That’s the emotion we want you to feel at the Penn State Multimedia Journalism Camp. If you are entering high school (grades 9–12) in the fall of 2014, come and find out what we’re talking about. You’ll discover the secrets of interviewing, practice your writing skills, and learn about photography and multimedia journalism — the new ways that journalists are telling stories in the twenty-first century.

No experience is necessary. You need only to want to learn. And you’ll get to do so from award-winning journalists on the Penn State faculty. You’ll discuss the role and responsibilities of the news media, try your hand at covering news and sports stories, and write about issues, big and small.

Among the activities, you’ll visit Penn State’s brand new, state-of-the-art television newsroom, and attend a State College Spikes minor league baseball game.

Remember, it may have been decades ago that Henry Luce first expressed his passion for journalism, but today’s journalists realize his message still rings true. Begin your journey to “the heart of the world” by checking out the Penn State Multimedia Journalism Camp.

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