Who says summers are a down time, a time for reflection? Mayborn is looking ahead, to mid-to-late July, a time for celebrating the best of professional, award-winning writers, to the best of young journalists who will be the storytellers of the future. July 17-24, Mayborn is beginning an exciting new Multimedia High School Journalism Workshop (MHSJW) for 12 top young area journalists eager to learn the art of storytelling from the best in the business, the journalism faculty at Mayborn. MHSJW students will hit the ground running, on the first day mingling with the best storytellers in the country, blogging and tweeting reports from the nonfiction conference. They will be taught college-level writing, photography and editing from Mayborn journalism professors, then use those skills storytelling on multilevel platforms. Then they’ll move over to UNT, staying in a dorm and covering cutting edge stories on campus. The end result appears on this WordPress site featuring samples of their work during the week. For these young, aspiring journalists, the future is now, at the MHSJW in July. We’re excited to begin the adventure with them.