2nd annual Monterey County Youth Media Project

Happening July 9 - 20 at Millennium Charter High School in Salinas, the Monterey County Youth Media Project is a FREE two-week journalism bootcamp for high school and college students. It is run by professional journalists. The workshop takes place from 9 AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/u4XXjkFuYc3zuGYt2


All high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and college freshman and sophomores age 15-19 are eligible.

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/2WDoAlYbR2q0n8py1


This program is modeled after the Mosaic High School Journalism Workshop, founded by San Jose Mercury News reporter Joe Rodriguez (now retired) and colleagues in 1993 where a diverse crop of high school students from Northern California (primarily the San Francisco Bay Area to Monterey County) would take part in a two-week intensive residential journalism training session on the campus of San Jose State University learning the basics of newspaper reporting and publication.

View student work from 2017 workshop here: https://mcoyouthmedia.com/

Now with the support of the California Endowment, we present the second annual Monterey County Youth Media Project. We offer high school students from all over Monterey County a close-up, hands-on training in professional journalism directed by Marcos Cabrera, former Mosaic Director, Media Production teacher at Millennium Charter High School and a veteran journalist. He is an alumnus of Mosaic’s first class along and will work with a team of professional journalists, including former Monterey Herald reporter and award-winning novelist Claudia Melendez, award-winning author and journalist Julia Reynolds, award-winning journalist Mary Duan & award-winning journalist and author Joe Livernois.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Marcos Cabrera at m.cabrerab12@gmail.com or call 831-809-3846.