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Mobile Journalism

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Become a Mobile Journalist and Photographer

With the power to shoot, edit, produce, and broadcast using phones and tablets, reporters have been able to capture intimate and compelling stories around the world. Learn how to use photos, video, and 360 images to tell important stories and provide immersive experiences that educate and engage the viewer. This course focuses on building newsworthy, engaging content for the new media age. You’ll work in reporting teams to develop story concepts, pitch stories, capture content using your smart phone, and start your online portfolio.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software:
BYOD, Google Cardboard Camera App, Adobe Photoshop Express App, FiLMic Pro App

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: BYOD, Google Cardboard Camera, Adobe Photoshop Express, FiLMic Pro


Students are required to bring their own computers and devices. DMA is not responsible for any damaged or stolen items.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Traditional journalism techniques – writing, pitching, content strategy.
• 
Introduction to photojournalism and photo documentary storytelling.
• 
Story pitching, SCRUM, and blogging.
• Video capture and story development.
• 
Content strategy and publication.

What Students Create

• An original story, produced, researched, and shot by you, including original 360 degree photos.

More About This Course

New media and the increasing use of mobile tools have allowed reporters to more fully and richly engage with sources and audiences around the world. These tools also empower young creators to share powerful stories that reflect their own lives and, even bring about social change. August news institutions such as NYTimes, Washington Post, and the BBC proudly include content gathered through mobile Journalism techniques and mobile journalism is now taught at USC Annenberg, UC Berkeley, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. This course will explore using mobile-based photography and video to tell stories and incorporate the medium’s tradition in documentary and photojournalism. This will be a foundational class for the student interested in being a content creator for the digital age.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

New media and the increasing use of mobile tools have allowed reporters to more fully and richly engage with sources and audiences around the world. These tools also empower young creators to share powerful stories that reflect their own lives and, even bring about social change. August news institutions such as NYTimes, Washington Post, and the BBC proudly include content gathered through mobile Journalism techniques and mobile journalism is now taught at USC Annenberg, UC Berkeley, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. This course will explore using mobile-based photography and video to tell stories and incorporate the medium’s tradition in documentary and photojournalism. This will be a foundational class for the student interested in being a content creator for the digital age.

What Students Learn

• Traditional journalism techniques – writing, pitching, content strategy.
• 
Introduction to photojournalism and photo documentary storytelling.
• 
Story pitching, SCRUM, and blogging.
• Video capture and story development.
• 
Content strategy and publication.

What Students Create

• An original story, produced, researched, and shot by you, including original 360 degree photos.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

What Students Learn

• Traditional journalism techniques – writing, pitching, content strategy.
• 
Introduction to photojournalism and photo documentary storytelling.
• 
Story pitching, SCRUM, and blogging.
• Video capture and story development.
• 
Content strategy and publication.

What Students Create

• An original story, produced, researched, and shot by you, including original 360 degree photos.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

 

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“My experience in DMA is one of the best thing that i had ever done in my life. I’m so happy that I met students from all around the world !”

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Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does BYOD mean?

BYOD means “bring your own device.” Students are responsible for bringing their own computers and devices that they will use in the course. Certain apps and programs are required and your computer or device should be up-to-date before arriving at camp.

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