Letter from Professor Samuel A. Terilli, Jr. Program Director

RE: Sullivan/Ansin High School Journalism & New Media Workshop at the University of Miami — June 25 – July 8, 2023

Dear Teachers, Advisors and Colleagues,

The Peace Sullivan/James Ansin High School Journalism & New Media Workshop at the University of Miami is a fully funded, free summer educational opportunity for up to 20 students interested in journalism and new media.

The workshop is free. Our generous sponsors include: James Ansin and the Ansin Family Foundation, WSVN, Peace Sullivan, the John T. Bills Scholarship in Journalism Fund at The Miami Foundation, the Jeanne Bellamy Scholarship in Print Journalism Fund at the Miami Foundation, and the university, among others. Participants gain valuable skills and experience. Through special funding from the Ansin Family Foundation, participants also compete for a four-year scholarship to UM.

Accepted students live in the UM residence halls, work with experienced faculty and professionals and produce a newspaper and website on a topic of interest to South Florida. The publication (Montage) is a national award winner and the program has been a transformative experience for participating students. You may also visit this site for more information: http://miamimontage.org/. You will find there links to past projects, articles and videos produced by this award-winning program. A link to the 2023 application is also included on that web page. The workshop begins on June 25 and ends on July 8. We provide room, board, and various reporting supplies and equipment at no charge. Students requiring special accommodations or assistance are also encouraged to apply. This is a competitive program. We must receive complete applications no later than April 25, 2023. We welcome applications from all sectors of Florida’s diverse student population and from private as well as public schools.

Students must complete both sides of the application form, submit an essay and provide samples of their work. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application. Upon acceptance, we will send additional forms and detailed information regarding the program. To be eligible, students cannot have attended this or any other Dow Jones-funded workshop in the past. Feel free to send questions to me at sterilli@miami.edu. I am an associate professor in the University of Miami’s School of Communication, Chair of our Journalism & Media Management Department and a director of the program (305-284-8451). You may also email our co-director, Professor Gina Presson, also of UM, at gpresson@miami.edu. Thank you.


Samuel A. Terilli, Jr.