About Mosaic 2021
How to apply
The 2021 Mosaic high school journalism program will take place this summer, either in person or virtually, depending on the state of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some parts of the program, such as the photography component and field trips, may be affected by pandemic restrictions. Check back soon for final dates and logistics.
Applications are open to current high school students.
To be considered, students must fill out the application completely, be able to attend every session, and have access to a cell phone. Loaner laptops will be available to those who need them.
In the past, classes have ranged from 11 to 24 students.
Sessions will include: identifying news, reporting, interviewing, news writing, shooting photos, opinion writing, and using social media to share stories and photos.
By the end of the two-week workshop, the goal is that students will produce a print newspaper featuring news, feature and sports stories, and photo spreads. Select portions of stories, plus photos and videos will be posted on this website and on the Mercury News website, mercurynews.com. A complete digitized PDF edition will also be posted.
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