News Fund Workshops

With significant support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Dow Jones News Fund provides funding for summer workshops to inspire high school students who face barriers to pursuing a career in journalism to consider working in the field. The aspiring journalists will concentrate on health and wellness topics as they learn to report and write for an audience, shoot and edit video and take photos.

Since 1968, the News Fund has joined other sponsors to introduce more than 12,000 high school students to journalism careers and provided valuable hands-on experience publishing in print and digitally. These workshops add value beyond the newsroom, exposing students to campus life, thinking critically and working collaboratively.

Interested in hosting a News Fund Workshop? Find out how to apply here.

  • Arizona

    Summer Journalism Institute: Health Care Reporting
    June 3, 2018 - June 15, 2018 Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: March 17, 2018

    Promising high school journalists can attend this two-week summer camp with hands-on training in how to report and write stories, produce newscasts and create multimedia content. They are housed in an ASU Downtown Phoenix campus residence hall under the supervision of ASU students who serve as counselors.

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    Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop
    June 17, 2018 - June 23, 2018 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop brings more than 20 Native American high school students from across Arizona and the Southwest to the NAU Flagstaff campus for a week to learn the “ins and outs” of broadcast journalism. Workshop participants live on campus and work in the School of Communication’s Student Media Center newsroom. Working alongside NAU students and broadcast journalism professionals, the students will produce multimedia audio stories about Flagstaff businesses, shoot astrophotography time-lapses, and produce a live-to-tape television news broadcast covering the days' local news. This was the vision of the late Andy Harvey who told stories important to him at KPNX 12 News in Phoenix. His dream was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities.

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  • California

    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 11, 2018 - June 22, 2018 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: April 8, 2018

    The California Chicano News Media Association's Mosaic Journalism Workshop employs professional journalists and college interns to train high school students in newspaper and multimedia journalism as practiced in professional newsrooms. For two weeks students produce stories and commentary about teen issues and other topics in communities beyond their campus walls. They hit the streets just as professional journalists do to find people who make the news and are affected by it.

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  • Florida

    Peace Sullivan-James Ansin High School Journalism New Media Workshop
    July 8, 2018 - July 28, 2018 University of Miami Miami, Florida
    Application deadline: April 20, 2018

    Accepted students live on campus, work with experienced faculty and professionals and produce a printed newspaper and website on a topic of interest to South Florida. The program includes an intensive audio-video boot camp, classes in reporting and writing, media law, ethics and the business of journalism.  Students visit local media outlets too.

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  • Minnesota

    ThreeSixty News Reporter Academy
    July 9, 2018 - July 20, 2018 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota
    Application deadline: May 21, 2018

    This intensive two-week summer program takes students through the reported-story process. At the end of the week, students will have completed reported stories, all of which are published in ThreeSixty Magazine, which is distributed to more than 13,000 Minnesota teens three times each year. Select stories will be published in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.

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  • Pennsylvania

    Temple University Summer High School Journalism Workshop
    July 9, 2018 - August 3, 2018 Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Application deadline: April 13, 2018

    Begun in 2010, the Temple University Summer High School Journalism Workshop brings students from across the Philadelphia School District to Temple’s Center City campus for instruction from faculty of the university’s Klein College of Media and Communication. The workshop meets weekdays from 9 to 3 for four weeks beginning on July 9. Students are immersed in experiential civics lessons and chances for media experimentation. Using Temple’s tools and guided by a solutions-oriented journalism perspective, high school students are encouraged to pursue storytelling across media platforms and to voice their social concerns creatively.

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  • Texas

    Journalism in July High School Workshop
    July 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018 University of Texas, El Paso El Paso, Texas
    Application deadline: May 13, 2018

    Students participating in the Journalism in July Workshop at the University of Texas, El Paso, take their cameras, audio recorders and notebooks to downtown El Paso to get a look at the stories in the heart of the city. The students begin their training on the UTEP campus with lectures and demonstrations on traditional newsgathering and new multimedia skills taught by professors and area news professionals. Then, they go into the field to apply their new skills in professional news reporting followed by video editing and web posting.

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