Media Pros Will Lend Expertise to High School Students

Press release

High school students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV studio and learn how to write, shoot, and edit video stories at Sacramento State this summer.

The Summer Academies for High School Students program has added Multimedia Journalism to its lineup of hands-on career workshops. News10 reporter George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito will lead the one-week academy, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13-17.

Students will learn the power of visual storytelling – from conducting interviews and shooting and editing videos on a smartphone to writing stories that meet professional standards and sharing them on social media. “Because everyone now has the tools in their pocket, everyone has the capability of producing high-quality video,” says Warren, who has taught multimedia workshops for journalists across the country.

Students will learn journalism and photography skills from several award-winning multimedia journalists. They also will tour the News10 studios and the Sacramento Bee, learn the code of ethics for professional journalists, create multimedia projects and become contributors to the website. “I enjoy sharing my experience with others because it’s rewarding to see their reaction in how quickly they’re able to attain practical skills,” says Warren.

The Summer Academies program features hands-on experience in a host of careers.

The first session, which runs June 22-26, includes Health Careers 101, Forensics, Fire Academy, Biotech, Theater and Performing Arts, Intro to Engineering and Robotics, and Civic Duty.

The second session, which runs July 13-17, features Intermediate Engineering and Robotics, Fashion Academy, Law Enforcement, Forensics, and Multimedia Journalism.

To learn more about the Summer Academies for High School Students, visit or call program coordinator Liz Arellanes at (916) 278-6249.