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Applying to Mosaic 2024

Mosaic is a unique three-week journalism program for students in the greater San Jose area. We encourage students with little to no access to journalism programs in their high schools to apply. No prior experience is necessary. Join us in cultivating a community of future storytellers.

Program Details

Where and when?

The Mosaic Journalism Workshop will be held at San Jose State University in June. Participants must attend every day of the program.

Who can apply?

Applications for the summer program are open to current high school students. In the past, classes have ranged from 11 to 24 students.​​​

 

To be considered, students must fill out the application completely, including submitting work samples, be able to attend every session, and have access to a cell phone. ​​​Loaner laptops will be available to those who need them.​ The school-year program is open only to summer alumni.

What does this program entail?

Summer sessions will include: identifying news, reporting, interviewing, news writing, shooting photos, opinion writing, podcasting, videography, and using social media to share stories and photos.

In the three-week workshop, students will produce a print newspaper with news, feature and sports stories, and photo spreads. A complete digitized PDF edition will also be posted. Stories, photos and video links will be posted on this website and on mercurynews.com. Our podcasts will appear on the KALW-FM 91.7 website. 

How do I apply?

We will open the application portal for summer 2025 in January. Contact Sharon Noguchi at snoguchinews@gmail.com with any questions.

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