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Learn journalism skills at one of the country's finest independent newspapers in an interactive workshop!

East Hampton Star Summer Program

Two-week sessions in July and August 2021, Monday through Friday.

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Opportunities include:
• Reporting lunches with public officials and cultural leaders
• Producing stories for publication
• Introduction to editing
• Writing for the web and social media
• Interviewing techniques
• Small-group sessions with working reporters and photographers
• Site visits to local institutions and industry

Open to students in grades 9 to 12, age 14 and older. The program will be run in accordance with state Covid-19 guidelines.

Limited to 10 participants per session.

Tuition: $2,575 per session.

Students may attend two sessions with prior arrangement. Financial help available.
Call: 631-324-0002
Email: [email protected]


Paul GanskyPaul Gansky, Ph.D., lead educator
Paul is Dean of Media Studies at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY, where he leads a broad range of courses canvassing video production, social engineering, e-commerce, and journalism. His courses have been profiled by the Columbia Journalism Review, and his writing has appeared in the Journal of Design History and Design Observer.




David RattrayDavid Rattray, lecturer
David is the fifth member of the Rattray family in generations to have held the post of editor. He has worked as a field archaeologist and boatbuilder. He was an associate producer for public television documentaries and at a museum design firm before returning to East Hampton in 1998.




Christine Sampson, lecturer
Christine is The Star's deputy managing editor and specializes in education issues. She lives in Amagansett.

If signing up for both sessions, simply enter a quantity of 2 on the payment form.