News Fund Workshops

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. Our programs have introduced more than 12,000 high school students to journalism careers and provide 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. Please note: Funding for workshops is by invitation only. Unsolicited proposals will not be considered.

  • Arizona

    Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students
    June 4, 2017 - June 10, 2017 University of Arizona Tuscon, Arizona

    Participants live on campus for seven days/six nights and with the guidance of industry professionals and student mentors, they produce a newspaper and website with content created by participants. By the end of the program, students produce stories, photos, videos and a radio piece for The Chronicle newspaper and thechronicleua.weebly.com.

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  • California

    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 11, 2017 - June 23, 2017 San Jose State University San Jose, California

    The California Chicano News Media Association's Mosaic Journalism Workshop employs professional journalists and college interns to train high school students in newspaper and multi-media journalism as it is practiced in professional newsrooms. For a two-week period 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 the news.

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  • Connecticut

    C-HIT Investigative Summer Reporting Workshop
    July 9, 2017 - July 21, 2017 Connecticut Health Investigative Team New Haven, Connecticut
    Application deadline: May 15, 2017

    The C-HIT Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop provides select high school students with the opportunity to develop investigative and  multi-media reporting skills in a unique workshop environment led by distinguished local and national journalists. Selected students spend a week on a university campus, learning the tools of investigative journalism by participating in workshops led by award-winning journalists; working on stories for publication; and spending a day visiting a local newsroom. The first session is July 9-14 at Yale University, the second session is July 17-21 at the University of Connecticut.

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  • Florida

    Sullivan-Ansin High School Journalism New Media Workshop
    July 8, 2017 - July 29, 2017 University of Miami Miami, Florida
    Application deadline: April 14, 2017

    Accepted students live in the UM residence halls, 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.  Trips to local media are included as well.

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  • Georgia

    Savannah State University Media High
    June 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017 Savannah State University Savannah, Georgia

    SSU Media High students reside on the campus of Savannah State University for two weeks. Students produce all aspects of digital content, including writing, editing, photography, broadcasting and social and text media for ssumediahigh.com and its Facebook page. Students focus on delivering digital content for mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. They will also experience campus life and the local culture while exploring the global impact of media, and in doing so elevating the highest standards of journalism.

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  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism
    June 24, 2017 - July 1, 2017 Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
    Application deadline: May 1, 2017

    The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students, scheduled each summer. The program’s goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism.

    The program is funded by several organizations including the Dow Jones News Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU.

    Selected students will be given free room and board in a residence hall on the University of Oklahoma campus.

    Supervision of their stay will be provided at all times by peer counselors and OU staff members. Participants will attend training sessions throughout the day and evening in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Participants will research, report, write, video and edit stories on a variety of topics and news events. Instructors will come from a variety of educational institutions and professional media organizations.

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  • Texas

    Mayborn Multimedia High School Workshop
    July 21, 2017 - July 27, 2017 University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism Denton, Texas
    Application deadline: April 14, 2017

    The Mayborn School of Journalism Multimedia High School Workshop is a week-long residential workshop designed to give students a hands-on experience in storytelling a multimedia world. The first segment of the workshop will be held at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference where students will meet noted authors and aspiring writers. They will also tweet and write blogs. At the UNT campus in Denton students will be challenged even more and will create a multimedia production by the end of the week. Eligible students are incoming high school juniors, seniors and seniors who have graduated just prior to the workshop. It is open to Texas residents only. The workshop is fully paid except for transportation to Grapevine and from Denton.

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    Journalism in July High School Workshop
    July 9, 2017 - July 16, 2017 University of Texas, El Paso El Paso, Texas

    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 from 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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