Introducing The Sisters in Cinema Newsroom, a Learn & Earn Opportunity for South Shore residents ages 16 -20. Apply Today!

Are you always on social media? Do your friends turn to you to stay informed? Have you dreamed of building a following? Sisters in Cinema is introducing a new program, The Sisters in Cinema Newsroom,  and we want you to apply.

The ability to interview people and report and write the news can provide access to some of your favorite celebrities, important community leaders and the most influential mediamakers. As a trusted source of information, you also create opportunities to build an online community of followers. Learn the skills needed to get you a step closer to your dreams and a promising career in communications.

The Sisters in Cinema Newsroom is a six-week pilot program for six to 10 young women and gender nonconforming individuals, ages 16 through 20, who live in South Shore. In the program, you will be paid to learn basic reporting skills that could be the foundation for a career in social media management, reporting or documentary filmmaking. Here are some of the skills you will learn:

  1. How to cover all the bases of a news story or blog post.
  2. How to interview people like a pro.
  3. How to package content for online publication.

The program meets from 4 pm to 6 pm and will run mostly virtually for six-weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning November 3, 2020 through December 17, 2020. The last meeting on the 17th will be in person. A stipend of $250 will be paid to participants upon successful completion of all 12 sessions.

The Sisters in Cinema Newsroom pilot program will be virtual for the first five weeks. The week-to-week breakdown is as follows.:


Learn about the who, what, when, where and how of a news story. Pick a juicy story in popular culture and dissect it with special attention to each element.


Incorporate story essentials into your own news story then work in a group to perfect it.


Learn different ways to share news with audiences. Find real-world examples and determine how they measure up to what you’ve learned about story essentials.


Learn how to prepare to interview someone like a pro, then try it out with help from your program instructor. Share your work online using hashtag #SistersNewsroomTakeover.


Put your skills to the test in an interview with a special guest. Interact with an online audience in Week 2 of #SistersNewsroomTakeover.


Meet in person to interview your peers for a video report in the final week of #SistersNewsroomTakeover.

To apply, complete the application at Applications are due on or before 11:59pm on OCT 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the program on or before October 31, 2020.

If you have questions, please email us at

Thanks, and we look forward to reviewing your application!