SUMMER INSTITUTE

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Week One: June 13th-17th
Week Two: June 20th-24th
Price of Institute: $300 for both weeks

 

Come spend some time with us and learn new skills in communication and digital media that can aid in any aspect of your future career.  This year campers will get to enjoy our brand new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

MEET THE COUNSELORS

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OMAR DELGADO

Omar Delgado is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University. He has been a professional cinematographer for 15 years. Omar has been teaching at Christopher Columbus High School for the past 18 years and is the co-advisor of CCNN Live, Columbus' Journalism Program for which he has won 48 regional and 11 national (NATAS) Student Television Production Awards, and acquired three Crazy 8 National championships at the Student Television Network (STN). Omar has served on the board of several Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) conventions and is a judge for multiple state journalism organizations. CCNN Live’s daily show has been awarded the Broadcast Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) four times under his tutelage. He was Columbus' Teacher of the Year in 2013, the National Federation of High School (NFHS) teacher of the year in 2015, and was the Teacher of the year for the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) in 2021.

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CHRISTINA INSUA

Christina Insua is a Suma Cum Laude graduate of the Florida International University Honors College. She has worked in the field of journalism for companies like Hispanic Magazine, a division of Telemundo, as a writer and editor.  Christina has been teaching in the highly competitive Mas Scholars Program at Christopher Columbus High School for the past 17 years, and is the co-adviser of CCNN Live, Columbus' Journalism Program for which she has won 48 regional and 11 national Student Television Production Awards, and acquired three national championships through the Student Television Network (STN).  Christina has served on the board of several Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) conventions and is a judge for the Journalism Educator’s Association (JEA) and the National Academy of Student Production Awards (NATAS).  CCNN Live’s daily show has been awarded the Broadcast Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) several times under her tutelage.  She was Columbus' Teacher of the Year in 2014, and has been working as a member of the school’s technology team for several years now.

Guest Speakers

Craig Stevens

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NATAS Silver Circle recipient and Emmy Award winner Craig Stevens co-anchors 7NEWS at 5, 6, 10, and 11 pm weeknights with Belkys Nerey. He has been in television news for more than 30-years, the bulk of that time spent in South Florida.

Stevens began his career in 1987 in the mailroom at NBC NEWS in Washington. By-election night 1988, while still a sophomore in college, he was working full-time in the NBC newsroom as an assignment desk assistant. Eventually, he worked on such programs as “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today,” and “Meet the Press” as a production assistant.

Stevens spends a good deal of time working with future broadcast journalists.   For several years he served on the adjunct faculty at both the University of Miami and Barry University.