Princeton Offers Low-income High Schoolers Journalism Summer Program

This just came across my screen and I wanted to pass it on ASAP:

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

THE APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2018 IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE.  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY  11:59 PM ET  ON  MARCH 23, 2018.

What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program? We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its seventeenth summer in 2018. It will take place from August 3 to August 13.

What is the program like? Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New YorkerNew York MagazineThe Daily BeastPoliticoSports Illustratedand CNN, among other media outlets. Students tour The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe Daily Beastand Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journalwhich is published on the program’s last day.  READ MORE