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NECIR - Investigative Journalism Institute

Students walking by Gasson Hall

Program Overview

This two week long, non-credit program is a collaboration between the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Boston College. It is instructed by award-winning reporters and veteran journalism teachers from NECIR. The program will meet on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus and will include trips off campus to conduct interviews. Students will learn valuable journalism skills, explore Boston with new friends from around the country, and build their resumes for college – all while exploring investigative topics related to social justice.

Course Number ADJO 090001

Classes held Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Story Lab runs Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:00PM

Please note, morning classes will be held on July 4th. 

A Day in the Life...

8 am - Breakfast

9 am - Morning Class

12 pm - Lunch and social time

1 pm - Afternoon Class or field trip 

5:30 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Time to study or head to the Plex to work out, swim, or play games



Program Dates: June 26 - July 7, 2017

Eligiblity: Entering grades 10, 11 & 12

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Application Requirements can be found here.

Program Costs 

Click here to learn how to apply


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