News Fund Workshops

The Dow Jones News Fund supports summer workshops to inspire high school students who face barriers to pursuing a career in journalism to consider working in the field. Significant support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides the bulk of funding for aspiring journalists to 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. Click here to see work produced during 2019 workshops. Email to learn about funding opportunities for high school summer journalism workshops.

  • Arizona

    Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop
    June 19, 2022 - June 25, 2022 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona

    For ten years, the Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop has been bringing Native American and other high school students from across Arizona & the Southwest to the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus for a week each summer to learn the “ins and outs” of broadcast media and journalism. This year’s workshop will be held June 19 to 25. We are planning for an in-person workshop. Workshop participants will live in residence halls on the NAU campus in Flagstaff and work in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom and HD television studio. Working alongside NAU students, Native American mentors, journalism faculty and media professionals, the students will learn about college living and media jobs and careers. Students will produce multimedia stories, learn how to conduct interviews, work in television, radio, photography and more, and produce a live-to-tape news broadcast. This workshop encourages Native American and other high school students to work together to tell the stories that are important to them and their communities. We give you the tools to take that first step. This was the vision of the late Andy Harvey, NAU Journalism alumnus and multi-media reporter. Andy worked to tell the 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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    Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute
    June 19, 2022 - July 1, 2022 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: March 1, 2022

    The Cronkite School’s flagship camp, the Summer Journalism Institute guides top-performing high school students in intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. Participants will spend two weeks fully immersed in reporting and writing stories, producing newscasts and creating multimedia content.

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    June 12, 2022 - June 18, 2022 University of Arizona Tuscon, Arizona
    Application deadline: May 1, 2022

    The Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop is a high school summer program held on the University of Arizona campus. Arizona high school students learn about reporting, photography, multimedia and media ethics from seasoned journalists and professors. There is no cost for students to attend this workshop. Students live on campus in dorms and work together in the week-long program to produce stories and photos for The Chronicle newspaper, websites and multimedia projects. We encourage all Arizona high school students interested in learning journalism to apply to the workshop. No journalism experience is required.

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  • California

    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 13, 2022 - June 24, 2022 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: February 28, 2022

    The Mosaic journalism program is a reporting, writing, photography and blogging workshop taught by journalism professionals. The program is open to current high school students. We will have sessions on identifying news, reporting, interviewing, news writing, shooting photos, opinion writing and advanced writing. The program is free to attend. Student work appears in a print newspaper, on the Mosaic website and on the Mercury News website.

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  • District Of Columbia

    Howard University Multicultural Media Academy
    June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022 Howard University Washington, D.C.
    Application deadline: June 10, 2022

    Spend two weeks with us, and we will teach you how to use the power of multimedia journalism to cover health and wellness in underserved communities. You will learn how to write news stories, capture audio, shoot and edit video, take photos and incorporate social media. You will also develop an understanding of interrelated social issues — such as housing and hunger — that contribute to making communities unhealthy. It is open to U.S. high school students of all backgrounds in ninth through 12th grades, including 2022 graduates who will be entering their first year in college. Your work will appear on Voices of Tomorrow, and it will be distributed by the award-winning Howard University News Service. As a bonus, the best work by seniors and recent graduates will be eligible for the Dow Jones News Fund's scholarship competition. That could be you!

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  • Florida

    Journalism Jumpstart
    June 20, 2022 - July 1, 2022 Florida International University Miami, Florida
    Application deadline: June 10, 2022

    Journalism Jumpstart is a free three-week intensive summer journalism program for Miami-Dade and Broward County high school students, hosted by the FIU Communication, Architecture + The Arts department. This program focuses on reporting and writing skills. Participants will work with a writing coach and professional journalists.

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  • Georgia

    The Links Media Institute
    June 11, 2022 - July 16, 2022 The Links, Incorporated Savannah, Georgia

    The Links Media Institute is a program to teach media competency to high school students.

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  • Kentucky

    Xposure High School Journalism Workshop
    June 11, 2022 - June 19, 2022 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: March 31, 2022

    The Western Kentucky University School of Journalism & Broadcasting is looking for outstanding students — especially those from backgrounds under-represented in U.S. newsrooms or who might lack financial resources — to participate in its Xposure Journalism Workshop. The program seeks students with interests in news writing, editing, photography and journalism as a career. During the workshop, students gain important skills through classes, seminars, educational field trips and work with WKU journalism professors and other professional journalists in a learn-by-doing environment. Students report, write, edit and shoot photos for stories published in a newspaper and posted on the workshop’s website.

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  • Michigan

    Coaching Detroit Forward's Journalism Camp
    August 1, 2022 - August 12, 2022 Coaching Detroit Forward Detroit, Michigan
    Application deadline: June 1, 2022

    A two-week camp taught by Detroit Writing Room and New York Writing Room coaches. Each day, students will learn a different topic from a Writing Room coach. Over the two weeks, students will report and write their own story on a topic of their choice. They will also be paired with an Editing Coach to receive feedback and editing. On the last day, students will share their stories with the group. Their stories will be published on The Detroit Writing Room’s website and in the second edition of Perspectives Magazine, a print publication produced by students in our journalism and photography camps. Students will also have opportunities to pitch their stories to local publications, including Detour Detroit and Model D.    

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  • Minnesota

    ThreeSixty Journalism News Reporter Academy
    June 21, 2022 - July 1, 2022 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota
    Application deadline: March 31, 2022

    ThreeSixty Journalism, an intensive multimedia program for high school students, is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. ThreeSixty trains and supports the next generation of diverse thinkers, communicators and leaders. At ThreeSixty’s two-week News Reporter Academy you’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, hear from experienced journalists and communicators, and set the stage for writing a reported story that will be published in both the print and digital versions of ThreeSixty Magazine!

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