Applications for Northern Arizona University’s Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop are now being accepted. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format from Aug. 1-7.
The workshop was created as a vision of the late Andy Harvey, alumnus in journalism and multimedia reporter with KPNX 12 News in Phoenix, to bring together 25 Native American and other high school students from throughout Arizona and the Southwest to learn about broadcast media. Harvey wanted the next generation of students to become storytellers of their communities.
The goal of the workshop is to teach necessary skills of broadcast journalism and provide students with tools to tell their own stories, which will promote aspirations of college and beyond. This year’s workshop features a Broadcast and Media Career Fair, where students will learn about internships and career opportunities.
Participants will work alongside current NAU students and professionals in the field to produce multimedia stories and learn how to conduct interviews while working in television, radio, photography and more. The week will culminate in an in-person and virtual newscast live-streamed from NAU’s broadcast television studio with a virtual presentation of the show the morning of Aug. 7.
Workshop spaces are open to all students in grades 8-12 with preference given to Native American students. There is no tuition cost, but interested students must fill out the 2021 Andy Harvey Workshop Application. For additional information, visit the Indigenous Youth Media Workshop webpage or email questions to principal lecturer of communication Paul Helford at Paul.Helford@nau.edu.
Past work from the workshop can be viewed on the Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop YouTube channel and updates about the program are posted on their Facebook page.