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NAU to host annual Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop for high school students - applications now open

February 10th, 2017 All Day - June 18th, 2017

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop gives Native American high school students the opportunity to learn the “ins and outs” of broadcast news. The workshop runs from June 18-24.

Workshop participants stay on the Northern Arizona University campus and work in the School of Communication’s Student Media Center newsroom. Working alongside NAU students and broadcast journalism professionals, the students will produce multimedia audio stories about Flagstaff businesses, learn how to conduct oral history interviews and produce a live-to-tape television news broadcast covering the day’s local news.

This workshop encourages Native American high school students to work together to tell the stories that are most important to them and their communities. We give them the tools to take that first step. This was the vision that the late Andy Harvey who worked to tell the stories important to him at KPNX 12 News in Phoenix. His dream was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities.

About the Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop

The Broadcast Journalism workshop began in
2012 and has had 5 full classes each summer since its inception. The workshop has had the opportunity to work with the Heard Museum, KPNX 12News, KTAR Radio, NAU Native American Cultural Center, and a number of local businesses in the community. The workshop is primarily supported by the Arizona Broadcasters Association, TEGNA Foundation KPNX 12-News, NAU President’s Office, Chinle Indian Health Services and NAU School of Communication.

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