Senior Catie Schwartzmann has been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Student Production Award for her SPOT127 story about “Geek’s Night Out.”
Geeks night out took place earlier this year and is a free, family-friendly event in Downtown Tempe that celebrates science, technology, engineering, arts, math and much more. Catie’s coverage of the event for SPOT 127 has earned her the opportunity to compete for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Student Production Award on October 14.
SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, empowers teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. They are an innovative educational outreach initiative aimed at high school students ages 14-18 in the metro Phoenix area. Their free in-school and afterschool programs and summer camps provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production.
The project-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography, video and audio production and social media. In addition to technical skills, our students gain critical leadership and 21st-century career skills to put them on a path to higher education and lifelong success. They also develop media literacy competencies while honing their media creation and critical-thinking skills. We aim to inspire students to create multimedia pieces that shine a light on the issues facing their communities.
We offer paid internships for participants interested in multimedia journalism beginning at age 16. All student-produced stories are distributed on our website and on social media, and some are even featured on KJZZ 91.5 FM’s local news programming.
Do you have a story to tell? Want to learn how to tell it in a multimedia format, like a professional-quality video or podcast?
SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5’s youth media center, is accepting high school students for its free afterschool programs in the West and East Valley. Join us and learn multimedia production, including digital photography, social media and audio and video production. Your projects will be featured on our website and social media channels. Students also have the opportunity to have their work aired on KJZZ and/or published on the station’s website.
Source: Tempe Union High School District and SPOT 127