Young journalist talks storytelling in the digital age

The 19-year-old journalist was midway through his summer journalism workshop presentation when he invited the audience to be in one of his social media videos. “Hey guys, so I know I told you I was in Gainesville,” Malick Mercier, a sophomore at Ithaca College in New York, said calmly to …

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Highlights – Monday

Monday, Summer Media Institute attendees started their five days of journalism training and work. Attendees started the day off by going to their elective of choice, which gave them a taste of different types of journalism outside their specialization. Then attendees listened to keynote speaker Eric Deggans who talked about …

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First Day of SMI

On June 24, the Summer Media Institute began another summer of learning and fun. This year, it’s 152 attendees are high school students who are from all around the country. The first day had attendees checking in, going through orientation, participating in a UF campus tour, taking a College of …

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