High School Students Can Earn Free College Credits at MDC’s Summer Journalism Institute

Miami, June 12, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus is offering an intensive six-week, dual-enrollment summer journalism program at MDC’s High School Journalism Institute for eligible high school students interested in careers in journalism.

During the course, students will learn how to write news and feature stories, edit video, create newspaper designs, as well as photography and headline and caption writing. The students will also produce an eight-page newspaper at the end of the semester.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students curious about journalism,” said Manolo Barco, The Reporter’s adviser. “Our hope is that the students who partake in this program at MDC will take what they learn and share it with their classmates at their respective schools.”

Students in the class will also have the opportunity to meet professional journalists and visit various journalism companies in the South Florida market during the program.

To qualify for the project, students must be entering grades 9-12, have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and earn college ready scores on the PERT placement exam or the SAT or ACT.

The program will be offered at MDC’s North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., from June 19 through July 28, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about the MDC High School Journalism Institute, please contact Manolo Barco at 305-237-1255 or at mbarco@mdc.edu