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SEATTLE TIMES: FOURTH ANNUAL URBAN NEWSPAPER WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER OF '93

 SEATTLE, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth annual Urban Newspaper Workshop (formerly the Urban Journalism Workshop) for high school students of color will be held on the University of Washington campus, June 20 - July 2, The Seattle Times said today.
 The Workshop is sponsored by The Seattle Times, the University of Washington School of Communications and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
 Any African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latino, Hispanic, Native American or American Indian high school junior or senior attending any public or private high school in King, Snohomish, North Pierce or Kitsap counties may apply to attend the workshop.
 Twenty-six students will be selected; 20 for the journalism component, six for the advertising segment. They will live for two weeks on the campus of the University of Washington, receive intensive instruction from newspaper and university professionals, and gain invaluable hands-on experience. There is no charge for students; all transportation, lodging, food and supplies are provided by workshop sponsors.
 According to Don Williamson, Times editorial columnist and director of the workshop, there are too few professionals of color in newspapers. "While almost 25 percent of the U.S. population are people of color, they make up only 9.4 percent of U.S. newsrooms. More than 51 percent of all U.S. newspapers have no people of color at all. That disparity and lack of diversity hampers the ability of news operations to be fair and accurate and to responsibly inform the public."
 During the two weeks, the students produce a 28-page workshop newspaper, distributed in the fall to all schools in the application area.
 There is a mandatory follow-up program throughout the next school year. Students meet four times with workshop staff for college planning sessions, social activities and events to keep students interested in the newspaper industry.
 This year, for the first time, businesses are being offered an opportunity to support the program by purchasing full-page ad space in the student newspaper, with all ad revenue going toward college scholarships for workshop participants. Design and copy for the ads will be prepared by the students.
 Applications are sent to high schools. Students who apply must write essays, submit transcripts and letters of recommendation, and either writing samples, advertising problem-solving assignments, or evidence of their interests in a business career. Students submitting the best applications are given a written examination and an oral interview.
 Application deadline is April 15.
 The Seattle Times is an independent, privately and locally owned newspaper.
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 /CONTACT: Frances C. Malone of The Seattle Times, 206-464-2346/


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