The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Digital Media, Film & Journalism in New York program, in partnership with the New York Film Academy, is the nation’s foremost digital media experience for outstanding high school students who are passionate about exploring career options in the digital media field.
A seven-day creative journey, this exciting summer high school program puts you in the heart of New York City. NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism inspires you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to lead in a multi-media, digital world. Join your high-achieving peers in workshops and simulations that give you experience in digital production, journalism, film editing and audio and video broadcasts.
Experience life on a college campus at Manhattan College in New York City, where you will reside at the program. Return home from NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism, more confident about your college and career choices!
Activities & Benefits
Gain a valuable head start on your career in digital media when you attend the NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism program.
At NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism, you will:
- Travel to New York City for a hands-on digital media experience, in partnership with the New York Film Academy (NYFA). During your time at NYFA, you will learn specialized disciplines, such as broadcast journalism, filmmaking or cinematography, from NYFA experienced teachers. Then New York City will become the backdrop for a project you will ultimately film, edit and screen for your peers.
- Explore a variety of multimedia professions through the program’s interactive curriculum, simulation exercises, specially-arranged site visits and skills development workshops.
- Meet and interact with prominent speakers and journalists. Past speakers include Steve Kandell, Features Editor for BuzzFeed, Amy Ellis Nutt, Pulitzer Prize Recipient and Science Writer, The Washington Post; Irving W. Washington, III, Deputy Director of the Online News Association; and Samuel Freedman, New York Times Columnist, Columbia University Professor and Pulitzer Prize Finalist.
- Enhance your scholastic credentials as you prepare for the college application process, university life and a rewarding career.
- Absorb the culture and excitement at the heart of New York City when you visit Times Square.
By completing this program, you are eligible for college credit from Loras College. You will also receive a New York Film Academy Certificate of Completion for 2016 in this career field of study.