Go! to the Dominican Republic
With the Environmental Journalism Program May 3rd – 9th 2017 Apply for this full-scholarship by Dec. 14th 2016
Open only to Point Park University Students.
How to Apply
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- Complete this form.
- Submit a previously produced story/multimedia package showcasing your environmental reporting experience.
- Write a 350-500 word essay on why a specific environmental topic is important to you.
- Obtain your passport ASAP and provide proof that you have, or are in the process of obtaining one.
- Send all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1st. **EXTENDED TO DEC 14th**
What You’ll Accomplish
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Point Park University students will be working alongside Wine to Water in the city of Santiago, reporting on the home of their ceramic water filter factory. Many families on the island suffer from water-related illnesses that take the lives of 1,300 Dominicans and 5,700 Haitians each year, many of them children. Ceramic water filters remove 99.99% of organic contaminants and last 6-10 years for a family of five. Wine To Water will produce 4,000 ceramic water filters that will benefit an estimated 20,000 people within the coming year.
SPECIAL SCREENING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th AT THE CENTER FOR MEDIA INNOVATION, 6-9:30pm.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
On October 21st & 22nd, 2016, the Environmental Journalism Program hosted a multimedia workshop. At this workshop students were assigned stories, geared up and sent out to report, film and create! Their finished projects will be sent out to local news agencies with the intent to be published. A special thank you to all the mentors who guided these young journalists through the interviewing and editing process, Jasmine Goldband with The Incline, Sean McKeag with Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Ralph Musthaler with Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland), Rebecca Devereaux with the Herald Standard and Matt Adams with National Geographic. See a full gallery of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/1243256389019225/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346114172066779