About the Program

The Boyd Workshop, a nine-day journalism boot camp for New Jersey high school students, encourages students to improve their skills as journalists. The 10 students selected spend their time writing stories and producing videos. Students attend on full scholarship and live on campus at Rutgers University. Activities include a series of guest speakers and visits to newsrooms in New York City and New Jersey including the offices of Bloomberg News and the Asbury Park Press.

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The Boyd Workshop is led by two journalist-educators. Director Karyn Collins, a veteran print journalist, teaches at several schools including Rutgers University. Melissa Cornick, a noted television producer whose credits include “60 Minutes,” serves as the Co-director for digital education.

2017 Boyd Students

The 2017 Boyd Students are:
* Mustafa Ali, Piscataway High School
* Matt Chirico, Manchester Township High School
* Molly Cuddy, Nottingham High School (Hamilton)
* Alan Dang, Manchester Township High School
* Raven Harper, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
* Tahirah Khan, Essex County Vo-Tech High School North 13th Street campus (Newark)
* Ria Malatesta, Fort Lee High School
* Victoria Mione, Old Bridge High School
* Channing Russell, The Pingry School (Bernards)
* Joelle Tancredi, Old Bridge High School.

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