Students at the 2023 ThreeSixty Journalism Workshop at the University of St.Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of ThreeSixty Journalism.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund is pleased to announce it will award $50,000 in grants to nonprofits and academic institutions for hosting summer journalism programs for teens from under-resourced communities. Organizations have until April 1 to submit a proposal.

Workshops should teach the fundamentals of journalism while providing an opportunity for participants to report on issues that impact teens’ lives, particularly topics broadly related to health and wellness, such as climate change, poverty, nutrition, mental health, gun violence and education.

Deadline for proposals is Monday, April 1. Click here for the proposal guidelines which include a link to the 2024 application.

Proposals should include a workshop theme or topic, budget, resumes of staff and speakers, a detailed tentative schedule and an example of previous work done by students, if applicable. Grants will range from $3,000 to $8,000.

DJNF will evaluate proposals using several criteria, including the theme, student engagement, quality of journalism instruction, number of students, the extent of community outreach, commitment to diversity, collaboration with media and involvement of professional journalists.

Workshop directors are also invited to add their program to the Dow Jones News Fund’s Directory of High School Workshops. Complete this form to be added or to update a listing.

Since 2018, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has provided the funding for the News Fund’s summer journalism programs that concentrate on health and wellness topics as they teach teens to report and write for an audience, shoot and edit video and take photos.

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