Students working in broadcast studioIn an effort to encourage more Native American students to pursue careers in the broadcast industry, Northern Arizona University is collaborating with industry sponsors to host a Native American Broadcast Workshop from June 17-22.

Native American high school students are encouraged to visit the workshop’s website and apply.

The 15 students whose essays are selected will learn how to create professional quality radio and television productions during the week they spend on NAU’s Flagstaff campus.

Participants will have access to state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment used by college students in NAU’s School of Communication. The workshop includes pre-production, production and post-production work sessions with NAU faculty and staff. The students also will meet broadcast industry professionals and visit media production and broadcast facilities.

Tuition is $50, which covers a six-night stay in an NAU residence hall and all meals. Scholarships are available. First preference will go to high school juniors and seniors who complete the application and write competitive essays. The deadline for applications is April 30.

Information and applications are online at nativeamericanbroadcastworkshop.org, or call (928) 523-2232 to request an application by mail. Questions may be directed to School.Communication@nau.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by the Arizona Broadcasters Association, the Gannett Foundation, NAU Native American Cultural Center, Native Public Media, KTNN radio, NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and School of Communication.