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Future journalists explore health equity issues at ThreeSixty Journalism's TV Broadcast Camp

The annual camp at the University of St. Thomas pairs a diverse group of high school students with Twin Cities professionals.

ST PAUL, Minn. — A diverse group of high school students got a peek at a future career in television journalism this week.

ThreeSixty Journalism, in a partnership with The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, hosted its annual TV Broadcast Camp at the University of St. Thomas. The program pairs high school students with professional journalists from the Twin Cities, who mentor the future journalists on interviews, writing and preparing a story for air. This year's focus looked at issues of holistic health equity in Minnesota.

“TV Broadcast Camp is the ultimate hands-on learning opportunity for ThreeSixty Journalism students. TV Camp alums have landed in local television newsrooms and on important community media projects,” said ThreeSixty Executive Director Chad Caruthers. “The impact of the camp is awesome. It touches students, coaches, industry and community.”

KARE 11 reporter Sharon Yoo and photojournalist David Porter were paired up with student Dalaney Villebrun for a story about Brooklyn Center's partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to address racial and health disparities in the community. Check out Dalaney's finished story in the video above.

Learn more about ThreeSixty Journalism on the University of St. Thomas website.

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