Playbill.com announces a city-wide search to choose four high school student journalists to cover the 2002-2003 Broadway theater season for their online publication.
Joining forces with Camp Broadway and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University, Playbill's online magazine has created a new opportunity for high school journalists to join the Playbill.com staff for the new theater season, covering Broadway news for Playbill's teen readership.
Camp Broadway and CSPA will choose four NYC high school students to join the Playbill.com staff as Stringers, or part-time reporters, for the coming theater season. Students who are entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school are eligible to apply.
Students who are selected for this no-fee program will receive guidance and editing from the professional staff at Playbill.com as well as support from the staffs of Camp Broadway and CSPA.
From Sept., 2002 until May, 2003, each student who is selected for the program will be responsible for writing an article every other month. Student reporters for Playbill.com, the online component of Playbill's national magazine, will each write approximately four pieces over the course of the season.
Assignments will vary over the season, but will include covering Broadway openings and major events taking place in the Broadway community. All final articles will appear on the Playbill.com Stringers site.
Students who are accepted as part of the program must commit to the four assignments as well as submit their stories by specific deadlines. Student reporters who do not adhere to the program requirements will be removed from Playbill.com's staff.
Applications for the program will be accepted by Camp Broadway with a postmark of no later than Monday July 1, 2002. Students who are selected for the program will be notified before the start of the new school year.
If you would like to apply to The Playbill Stringers program, please contact Camp Broadway at (212) 575-2929, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the application here.