PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund invites hosts of Summer 2019 High School Journalism Workshops to submit proposals for funding by March 8 at 5 p.m. EST.
DJNF will award a total of $60,000 to colleges and nonprofit groups to host students from under-resourced communities or who lack access to journalism training. Special emphasis will be placed on hosting community forums, followup and other outreach activities to maximize exposure for the content the students produce.
Students’ primary research and reporting topics must be related to health or wellness.
For proposal guidelines and a link to the 2019 form, email Linda Shockley, managing director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultation is encouraged. The deadline is 5 p.m. EST, March 8. Grantees will be notified by March 23.
The proposal should include a health or wellness theme, a budget, resumes of staff and speakers, a detailed tentative schedule and an example of 2018 workshop media, if applicable.
Proposals will be evaluated against several criteria including, but not limited to, the strength of the health and wellness theme, quality of journalism instruction, number of students, the extent of community outreach, commitment to diversity, collaboration with media and involvement by professional journalists.
The News Fund will also award $12,000 in college scholarships to winners in a competition for best photo, video, reporting, data journalism and overall health and wellness journalism.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded DJNF a $50,000 grant to encourage health reporting in its 2019 summer workshops.
The Dow Jones News Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes careers in journalism in the digital age. Our vision is robust news media staffed by well-trained, innovative journalists who reflect America’s diversity and are dedicated to a free, strong and fair press. The News Fund is supported by Dow Jones, Dow Jones Foundation, other media companies and private donations.