The deadline for initial applications is May 1. Students can apply on the website, seekreporttruth.com. After the initial application, students must then submit their official application packet, which consists of materials like their resume and work samples, by June 1. Any student who will be enrolled in a college or university in Fall 2019 may apply. They may be an undergraduate or graduate student. The only other requirements for the program are that the student must be 18 and meet the minimum requirements of the concentration to which they’re applying: Writing/Editing, Print Design, Photography, Videography, and Social Media Management.
Writings Wrongs will take place over Labor Day weekend 2019 in Reading, PA. Students must be available for the entire program, which begins at 5 p.m. August 30 with dinner and orientation, and concludes at approximately noon on Monday, September 2.
Lodging and meals are provided for the entire program. Students will also hear from guest speakers such as leaders of organizations that provide services to the LGBTQ+ community. Over the course of this weekend, they will write, photograph, record, and design content that will be published digitally and in print. The social media manager will update Writing Wrongs Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts throughout the weekend.
Through their participation, the students will be providing community service by producing a professional publication that highlights the issue and how it affects the community as well as the individuals themselves.
Writing Wrongs is an opportunity for students
- to participate actively in community journalism outside of the school environment.
- to address a prominent issue in our society.
- to produce digital and print articles, photography, video clips and other items for their professional portfolios.
- to add a unique community service experience on their resume.
The videos below by a Writing Wrongs advisor and student staff provide some insight into the program.
Janae Sholtz, Program Advisor, WW2018
Dorothy Hoerr, Program Advisor, WW2015, 2016, 2017
Jamison Barker, Staff Writer WW2017
Justin Sweitzer, Staff Writer WW2016, Print Designer WW2017 (Alumni Contributor)
This video, produced by WW2017 Staff Videographer Amanda Sergeyev, is an example of what the Videography students would be creating during the program.