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. Email to learn about funding opportunities for high school summer journalism workshops.

  • Arizona

    Indigenous Youth Media Workshop
    June 19, 2024 - June 24, 2024 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 19, 2024

    Calling all Indigenous high school trailblazers, aspiring storytellers, and media makers! This 11-day comprehensive, hands-on, immersive media production workshop is your ticket to mastering multimedia broadcast journalism and unleashing your storytelling prowess. Dive into the vibrant world of broadcast media and journalism while you create documentary-style multimedia news stories in our state-of-the-art Media Innovation Center and Television Studio! Collaborate with accomplished Indigenous filmmakers, journalists, and photographers, NAU Film and Journalism student mentors, and NAU Media Arts faculty to amplify the voices of your communities and shape the narratives that define our world! Immerse yourself in college life, dining in the student union and living in residence halls! Learn multimedia journalism skills and produce a live news broadcast using professional broadcast equipment!

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  • California

    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 3, 2024 - June 21, 2024 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: February 18, 2024

    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 24, 2024 - July 5, 2024 Howard University Washington, D.C.

    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.

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  • Florida

    Journalism Jumpstart
    June 17, 2024 - July 28, 2024 Florida International University Miami, Florida
    Application deadline: June 10, 2024

    Journalism Jumpstart is a FREE program for middle and high school students designed to invigorate and cultivate the minds of young writers. Its mission is to provide training, resources, and support for traditional and non-traditional media programs across the Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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  • Georgia

    VOX Media Cafe
    June 3, 2024 - June 28, 2024 VOX ATL Atlanta, Georgia

    VOX Media Café (VMC) offers a unique hands-on-opportunity for teens to explore multimedia production, journalism and public speaking. Teens accepted into VMC will spend two weeks writing, interviewing, video editing, podcasting, shooting photography and learning graphic design. They will also spend this time working in groups to create their own videos, podcasts, articles, photo essays and more on topics ranging from video games to politics to music and anything else that interests them and their peers. All completed content will be published on VOXATL.ORG as well as our Youtube and Spotify channels. The sessions are led by VOX ATL’s teen and adult staff who bring 30+ years of journalism and leadership experience, as well as a talented group of media professionals from across Atlanta.

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  • Minnesota

    ThreeSixty Journalism Multimedia Storytelling Institute
    July 8, 2024 - July 25, 2024 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota
    Application deadline: April 19, 2024

    ThreeSixty’s inaugural Multimedia Storytelling Institute is a three-week immersive experience where students will learn the fundamentals of journalism and narrative justice. In partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, students will explore topics of community healing through the lens of health equity. Reporters will produce written and multimedia stories for professional publication.

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  • Mississippi

    Broadcast Boot Camp
    July 7, 2024 - July 11, 2024 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    Application deadline: May 1, 2024

    Media and communication industries face a growing expertise shortage even as the explosion of social media and other digital platforms demand ever more sophisticated content. We are working to help bridge this divide by inviting underserved high school students to a weeklong summer workshop at USM’s beautiful Hattiesburg campus. The five-day workshop, offered without charge to a limited number of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, provides hands-on experience in the creation of digital and television news and information, as well as introductions to the various career options in all aspects of broadcasting and media production.

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  • New York

    Press Pass NYC Student Journalism Leaders Fellowship
    August 19, 2024 - August 23, 2024 Press Pass NYC New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 26, 2024

    Press Pass NYC firmly believes that a school newspaper is only as strong as the students who produce it and that the strength of any staff depends on the force of its leadership–both faculty and student (and the fun they find in the experience!). This year-long Fellowship Program is designed expressly to prepare students from our partner schools to become effective school newspaper staff leaders–at the same time making new friends, exploring new subjects, and sharpening leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lifetime. The program kicks off with a student editor bootcamp Aug. 19-23.

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  • Oklahoma

    Writing for a Healthy Lifestyle
    June 7, 2024 - July 27, 2024 Tulsa Community College & NABJ Tulsa Chapter Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Application deadline: May 24, 2024

    NABJ Tulsa and The TCC Connection are holding a summer high school journalism program. The program will provide the “ins and outs” of broadcast and other electronic media and print journalism. Students will produce multimedia products, where they will conduct interviews, work in television, newswriting, podcasting, photography and more. Your final assignments will be published online. Students will have materials to add to their respective portfolios. The curriculum will include classroom sessions and visits to local media and health care facilities. The students will be working together as a multimedia team with other high school reporters covering important teen health and wellness issues, including climate change, crime, economics, education, health, law, mental health, or a social topic. The student storytellers will be receiving instructions from practitioners, faculty, and editors, who are highly skilled and experienced journalists and educators.

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  • West Virginia

    WVU Media Camp
    June 24, 2024 - June 27, 2024 West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia

    Learn fundamentals of Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, and Sports and Adventure Media while exploring new and innovative ways to tell stories. Workshops will focus on writing, photography, video, broadcasting, social media strategy, and other methods of storytelling.

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