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Local nonprofit teaches high school students about journalism

KSTP investigative reporter Kirsten Swanson, right, coaches ThreeSixty Journalism participant Han Vu-Tran during a broadcast camp at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Photo: Courtesy of ThreeSixty Journalism. KSTP investigative reporter Kirsten Swanson, right, coaches ThreeSixty Journalism participant Han Vu-Tran during a broadcast camp at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Kirsten Swanson
Updated: September 05, 2021 11:23 PM
Created: September 05, 2021 06:39 PM

ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program at the University of St. Thomas, held its journalism camps this summer, inviting high school students to campus to learn about writing and reporting stories.

The multimedia camps include a week-long, TV news-focused program for budding journalists.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigative reporter Kirsten Swanson and photographer Monty Stuempert participated as coaches, helping Mounds View High School student Han Vu-Tran shoot and write a story that focused on racism as a public health crisis. 

Han's reporting, which you can watch below, focused on the work of the University of Minnesota's Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, where academics are examining the impact of systemic racism on health care outcomes in the Black community.

ThreeSixty offers multimedia summer journalism camps, as well as school year programming, all on the University of St. Thomas' St. Paul campus. According to its website, the program's goal is to improve writing and communication skills, provide an immersive experience of life on a college campus, and enhance social skills both in and out of the classroom.


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