ThreeSixty Journalism invites teens to apply to after-school program

Starting Oct. 5, ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas will host News Team, a weekly after-school program for teens who want to learn to tell stories through words, photos and graphics.

Each week, high school students will work with ThreeSixty staff and professional journalists in three Twin Cities’ locations to report, write and illustrate stories that matter to them and their peers.Both writing and visual storytelling teams are available.

News Team serves both Minneapolis and St. Paul teens and will provide on-site training at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul. The weekly meetings will run Monday in Minneapolis, Tuesday in downtown St. Paul and Wednesday at the St. Thomas campus, each from 4 to 6 p.m. There's no charge to participate, and bus cards are available to those who need them.

The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 28. They can be downloaded on the ThreeSixty Web site.

ThreeSixty Journalism is a nonprofit youth journalism program based at St. Thomas. Professional journalists teach and mentor aspiring journalists, with a special commitment to training low-income students and students of color.

Graduates of the program have gone on to study communications and journalism in college and are working for newspapers, television stations and public relations firms.

For more information, contact Lynda McDonnell, executive director, (651) 962-5282, or visit the ThreeSixty Web site.