Special Projects

Teen health stories - June journalism camp

ThreeSixty's Intermediate Journalism Camp investigates teen health

In June 2010, 13 teens from all corners of the Twin Cities arrived at the University of St. Thomas and spent two weeks living, learning and doing great journalism.

Seven students produced articles while six others produced videos. All their work addresses the topic of teens and health.

Dropping out: "Not an option?" Then why do so many teens do it?

Dropping out: "Not an option?" Then why do so many teens do it?

In February 2009 and again that September, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to America’s teens: Everyone should graduate from high school and get at least a year of post-secondary training.

Teen job market

In a tough teen job market, teens struggle, but also overcome

The number of employed teens has been dropping since 2000 — from 45 out of 100 in 2000 to 26 out of 100 in 2009 — and the recession in 2007 hit teen workers hard.

A new group of ThreeSixty reporters looked at the overall situation of the job market, and how teens are faring. They found teens struggling to find work, but also teens who got creative, and found ways to use their talents to earn money.

Being 16 in Minnesota. See 100 years of change.

Guide to the 2010 Census

Every 10 years, the U.S. government mails a census form to every home in America and does its best to count every person.

Why bother? Why don’t some people want to be counted? And what do all those numbers tell us about our country and how it’s changing?

This month, as census forms arrive in the mail, ThreeSixty writers answer those questions and more. We invite you to explore the articles and graphics, then leave a comment and share this work with a friend. Your opinion counts – just like every person in America.

The Republicans arrive

From the chaos of the street protests to the political maneuvering inside the Xcel Center, ThreeSixty’s reporters dove into the deep end of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Stopping youth violence

For the month of July, ThreeSixty’s Beginning Journalism Workshop students examined the causes and effects of youth violence. Their articles, photos and interviews all dealt with youth and violence. Minneapolis’s Blueprint for Action outlines ways to prevent and reduce youth violence.

The reporters share wisdom from a woman who’s son was murdered, the triumph of a young man on track to be a lawyer after troubled teen years, made surprising discoveries about the connections between teen pregnancy and violent lifestyles, and much more.

Teen guide to 2009 Minnesota State Fair

The first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair, six ThreeSixty reporters spread out to investigate how to have the most fun at the fair. They found ways to have fun with just $10, and scouted out the best freebies. They interviewed the latest “butter head,” 2009 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Elizabeth Olson, and reported on an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in the 4-H building that sent competitors home. And more!

ThreeSixty's Intermediate Journalism Camp investigates immigration

In June 2009, 15 teens from all corners of the Twin Cities arrived at the University of St. Thomas and spent two weeks living, learning and doing great journalism. The Twin Cities become a more diverse metropolis every day. The reporters reflected that change themselves.

Special Project: Get the dish on nutrition

Only 1 in 10 high school students eats the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily.

Special Project: MoneyTalk -- Financial Tips for Teens

Things like credit cards, buying a car, and opening a checking account all require great responsibility and can have terrible consequences if mismanaged.

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