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DJNF High School Journalism Workshops

The Dow Jones News Fund sponsors summer high school journalism workshops to promote careers in journalism among students who may have faced barriers to pursuing careers in the news field. The Fund only accepts workshop proposals by invitation, please do not send a letter of inquiry or grant proposal.

Alphabetically by state:

Multicultural Journalism Workshop
University of Alabama
Meredith Cummings, workshop director
Department of Journalism
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa AL 35487
(205) 348-2772
FAX: (205) 348-2780
Workshop dates: June 12- 21, 2015
Deadline: April 1, 2015

The Multicultural Journalism Workshop is designed to teach students more about college life and a career in media. Students who will be in the 9th grade through freshman year in college in fall 2015 are eligible to attend the workshop. Students do not have to live in Alabama. The program is free and the University supplies housing, meals and field trips, as well as top-notch, intensive instruction by industry professionals. Transportation to and from Tuscaloosa is the student’s responsibility.

Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism
Arizona State University
Anita Luera, workshop director
555 N. CentralAve.
Phoenix AZ 85004
(602) 496-5477
Workshop dates:May 31-June 12, 2015
Deadline: March 13, 2015

For two weeks every summer, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication brings top-performing high school students to ASU for two weeks of intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. Students report and produce original stories and create an SJI website or news broadcast. They are housed in an ASU Downtown Phoenix campus residence hall under the supervision of ASU students who serve as counselors.

Journalism Diversity Workshop
University of Arizona
Ms. Elena Stauffer, workshop director
School of Journalism
P.O. Box 210158B
845 N. Park Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
(520) 621-9616
orkshop dates: June 7-13, 2015
Deadline: April 8, 2015

Web: The Chronicle

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Mosaic Journalism Workshop
San Jose State University

Marcos Cabrera, workshop director
Mosaic at San Jose Mercury News
4 N. 2nd Street, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95113
(831) 809-3846 
Mosaic Journalism Workshop, a non-profit program, was established in 1991 by four journalists who wanted to mentor and inspire future journalists. From the beginning, The Mercury News, San Jose State University, Dow Jones News Fund and Latino Journalists of California have committed professional talent and resources to train high school students in journalism for a two-week period. Mosaic has trained hundreds of high school students, many of whom became professionals in traditional and new media. Mosaic alumni have gone on to work at the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, NBC-KNTV 11, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Minneapolis Star Tribune and other news media agencies across the country.    
C-HIT Investigative Summer Reporting Workshop
Connecticut Health Investigative Team
Lisa Chedekel and Lynne DeLucia, workshop co-directors
University of Connecticut and Yale University

Email: Lynne DeLucia
(203) 215-6373
Workshop dates: July 20 - 24 University of Connecticut
July 26 - 31 Yale University
Aug. 2 - 7 Yale University

Deadline: June 1, 2015

C-HIT's reporting workshops will provide up to 25 high school students (each week) with the opportunity to develop investigative reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by local and national journalists.Selected students will learn the tools of investigative journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; working on stories for publication; and spending a day visiting local a local newsroom. 

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Peace Sullivan-James Ansin Summer Journalism Workshop, University of Miami
Sam Terilli, workshop director
Dr. Fred Blevens, co-director
School of Communications
P.O. Box 248127
Coral Gables FL 33125-2105
Workshop dates: 
July 5 - 25, 2015
: April 17, 2015

Accepted students live in the UM residence halls, work with experienced faculty and professionals. They produce both a printed newspaper and website on a topic of interest to South Florida.


Parks and Recreation: An Urban Adventure
Columbia Links
Brenda Butler, workshop director
Journalism Department
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8993
Workshop dates: July 6, 2015 to Aug. 13, 2015
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Columbia Links is a high school journalism and news literacy program housed in the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago. The six-week summer program is themed "Parks and Recreation: An Urban Adventure." Students will explore and report on stories involving this network of green spaces that connects and dissects neighborhoods, places where people play and relax, and, unfortunately, often must confront violence, trafficking, drug problems and homelessness. The parks are a magnet for good and bad.

Illinois Press Foundation/Eastern Illinois University


Illinois Press Foundation/Eastern Illinois University
Joe Gisondi, workshop director
Journalism Department
2534 Buzzard Hall

600 W. Lincoln Ave.

Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6003
Workshop dates: June 7 - 19, 2015
Registration deadline: May 12, 2015
Web: Illinois Reporter
The IPF/EIU High School Journalism Workshop is a two-­week residential program that provides students an intimate look at journalism as a career. The goal is to educate students about the journalism profession, including approaches by modern, digital newsrooms. The workshop introduces students to the complete process of publishing news: gathering and validating information, substantiating and using multiple sources, writing news, editing, designing, and production


Western Kentucky University
Chuck Clark, workshop director
Robert Admas, workshop co-director
Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11084
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-4206
Workshop dates: June 6 - 14, 2015
Registration deadline: April 13, 2015
Workshop Blog:

For 32 years, high school students from throughout Kentucky and the region have come to learn and do journalism at Western Kentucky University's Journalism Workshop. These students have shown an interest in journalism and came to the workshops with backgrounds underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms. Some lacked the financial resources to attend journalism workshops. The 2015 Xposure High School Journalism Workshop hosted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at WKU will continue that tradition. The alumni of these workshops fill newsrooms throughout the country, helping to ensure that the news gatherers at media outlets mirror the diverse communities they serve.

New England High School Journalism Collaborative
Milton Valencia, workshop director
Regis College and the Boston Globe
Box 1052
235 Wellesley St.
Weston MA 02493
(617) 287-7932
Workshop dates: June 20 - 27, 2015
Registration deadline: March 8, 2015

Students from throughout the Boston area come together for one week in an all-expense paid summer program. They learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. Participants have the opportunity to work with professional reporters, editors, photographers, and designers from news organizations, including The Boston Globe.

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JCamp 2015 at University of Minnesota
Asian American Journalists Association

Contact: Justin Seiter, Program Associate
(415) 346-2051 
Workshop Dates: Aug. 3 - 8, 2015
Registration deadline: March 15, 2015
ThreeSixty Journalism Intermediate Journalism Camp
University of St. Thomas
Miles Trump, workshop director
Threesixty Journalism
2115 Summit Ave., Mail 5057
St. Paul MN 55409
(651) 962-5269
Workshop dates: June 15 - 26, 2015
Registration deadline: May 11, 2015

ThreeSixty Journalism offers high school students both residential and non-residential summer camps as well as school-year programming at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Media professionals and other mentors provide instruction to enhance reading, writing and speech skills, as well as develop journalism skills and college readiness. For students, ThreeSixty offers you a voice to tell your story, helping you feel more connected to your community and become more driven, knowledgeable, confident, tenacious, brave, enthusiastic and passionate in life. Learn how to use words, art, and photos to tell your story! 

Remembering Hurricane Katrina: High School Multimedia Workshop
University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Robert Byrd, workshop director
118 College Drive, Box #5121
Hattiesburg MS 39406
(601) 266-6036
Workshop dates: June 14 - 21, 2015
Registration deadline: April 30, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism invites applications from Mississippi high school students for the Remembering Hurricane Katrina: High School Journalism Workshop, which will be held at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg campus, June 14-21, 2015. Students will learn how to report the news using a variety of multimedia tools, including print, photos, videos, broadcast, radio, and social media. They will learn from local journalists and USM faculty how to cover the news. They’ll produce TV and radio newscasts, a newspaper and a Web site.
Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop
University of Missouri
Professor Anna Romero, workshop director
School of Journalism
132 Neff Annex
Columbia, MO 65211-1200
(573) 882-6031
Workshop dates: July 11-19, 2015
Registation deadline: April 16, 2015

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Rich Tucker, workshop director
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540
Workshop dates: July 31 - Aug. 10, 2015
Registration deadline: Feb. 20, 2015 online

SJP is an all-expenses-paid program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days this summer on the campus of Princeton University. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. Students selected for the program will have all their costs, including the cost of travel to and from Princeton, paid for by the program.The application process will take place in two rounds. The first round of the application should be filled out online here:

NYU Urban Journalism Workshop
New York University

Katti Gray, workshop director
Contact: Andrea Caldarise

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-8044

Workshop dates: July 13 - 22, 2015
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015

The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of twenty high school juniors and seniors from the New York City metropolitan area (including New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester) will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism "boot-camp" held at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity
Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma

Melanie Wilderman, Workshop Director
Gaylord College
Attn: Oklahoma Scholastic Media, OIDJ
395 W. Lindsey Room, 3000
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-2453
Workshop dates: July 27 - Aug.2, 2015
Registration deadline: April 6, 2015

The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism. Selected students will be given free room and board in a residence hall on the University of Oklahoma campus. Participants will research, report, write, video and edit stories on a variety of topics and news events.Instructors will come from a variety of educational institutions and professional media organizations.

Temple University Summer High School Journalism Workshop
Prof. Maida Odom, Workshop Director
Temple University School of Media and Communications, Dept. of Journalism
311 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-4267
Workshop dates: July 7-31, 2015
Registration deadline: Deadlines are arranged in cooperation with the school district of Philadelphia's Office

UNT Mayborn Multimedia High School Workshop
University of North Texas
David Tracy, workshop director
1155 Union Circle #311460

Denton, TX 76203
(940) 369-7277

Workshop dates: July 17 - 24, 2015
Registration deadline: April 15, 2015


The UNT Mayborn School of Journalism Multimedia High School Workshop is a week-long residential workshop designed to give students a hands-on experience in nonfiction storytelling in a multimedia world. The first segment of the workshop will be held at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference where studentrs will meet with nationally known authors and aspiring writers. They will also tweet and write blogs. At the UNT campus in Denton, students will be challenged even more and create a multimedia production by the end of the week. The UNT Mayborn School of Journalism Multimedia High School Workshop is a week-long residential workshop designed to give students a hands-on experience in nonfiction storytelling in a multimedia world. The first segment of the workshop will be held at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference where studentrs will meet with nationally-known authors and aspiring writers. They will also tweet and write blogs. At the UNT campus in Denton, students will be challenged even more and create a multimedia production by the end of the week.

Journalism in July
University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Zita Arocha, workshop director
University of Texas at El Paso
Communication Department, Cotton 202
500 W. University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968-0633
(915) 747-8798
Workshop dates: July 12 - 19, 2015
Registration deadline: April 17, 2015

Journalism in July at UTEP is a one-week intensive multimedia journalism workshop for 20 El Paso-Ciudad Juarez metropolex high school students. The one week residential on-campus workshop includes bilingual workshops and skills straining by local area media parofessionals and journalism professors. Students visit local English and Spanish media outlets and produce their own digital news site.
Urban Journalism Workshop
Marquette University
Ms. Sheena Carey, workshop director
Diederich College of Communication
1131 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7026

Workshop dates: July 14 - 26
Registration deadline: May 1, 2015 

The Marquette University Urban Journalism Workshop is an intense two-week program that teaches high school students the basics of multimedia news gathering. Students use digital equipment to cover events, interview local news makers and learn about journalism in a variety of media.

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