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Raleigh science museum seeks applicants for Teen Newsroom

Posted May 4

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences offers a Teen Newsroom program for aspiring journalists and science communicators. Courtesy: N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh is accepting applications for its Teen Newsroom.

The program is designed for teens in ninth to twelfth grade in the 2016-17 school year. It gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents and skills in science communication and multimedia journalism, according to the description.

They'll work with museum staff and within the museum collections and exhibits to learn to combine text, images, sound, videos and graphics into content to share with the public. This multifaceted multimedia program will build students' skills in communication, teamwork and networking, while students gain real-world experience in production and journalism, the description says.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., May 16. Students will need to include a teacher recommendation and a portfolio. Portfolio requirements and submission instructions can be found in the application form. Homeschool students will need to get a recommendation from an unrelated adult such as a music teacher, coach or youth group leader, the museum tells me.

The museum's website has all of the details and the actual application.

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