2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY. APPLY NOW!

Applications are being accepted now until Wednesday, 15 February.

The Urban Journalism Workshop allows high school students to learn journalism from former and current professional journalists.  Students are trained in writing, delivery, ethics, and more for print, radio, and tv formats.  The Washington Association of Black Journalists program is in its 31st year.  Apply immediately to be a part of this rewarding 8-week workshop.

UJW mentor Donna Walker on set helping student anchors of WABJ News prep.

UJW mentor Donna Walker on set helping student anchors of WABJ News prep.

A scholarship contest for seniors also is part of the workshop.

Orientation is Saturday, 4 March at American University’s Media Innovation Lab (MIL) building.  The workshop sessions continue every Saturday through 29 April 2017.  A closing ceremony is held in June.  Training takes place at A-U’s MIL building and NPR.  Complete applications should be emailed to: twilli1@verizon.net.  All application materials must be received by 8 15 February 2017 (extended deadline date) for consideration.

For more information or questions, contact UJW coordinator Trina Williams at twilli1@verizon.net.

Find the UJW application here: UJWapp2017.  Good luck!

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2017 applications now being accepted. Apply today! Deadline is Wednesday 8 February.

Applications are now open for the 2017 Urban Journalism Workshop.

The Washington Association of Black Journalists partners with the Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) to offer the Urban Journalism Workshop to Washington, DC area high school students.   Those accepted to the 8-week program get an inside look at careers in journalism.  There is no fee to apply or attend.  All high school students in DC and suburban Maryland and Virginia are encouraged to apply.

Former and current journalists from DC based media companies, including NPR, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, WTOP, NewChannel 8, WJLA-Channel 7, WUSA-Channel 9 and more, train students in the basics of traditional and multimedia journalism.

UJW volunteer mentor Susan Carter assists student journalist Heleena Assefa and Courtney Edwards prepare to conduct interviews

A scholarship contest is offered to seniors toward the end of the workshop.

This year’s workshop runs 4 March to 29 April 2017. Complete applications should be emailed to: wabjdc@gmail.com.  All applications must be received by 8 February 2017 for consideration.

For more information or questions, contact UJW coordinator Trina Williams at twilli1@verizon.net.

The UJW application can be found here: UJWapp2017.

Fans around the world mourn the death of Prince

Miyah Powe

Senior, Bullis High School, Potomac, MD

Spring 2016

Prince performing during halftime at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

Prince performing during halftime at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

This Spring was raining purple as cities across the United States and around the world mourned the death of music legend Prince on April 21.. He was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park home. Prince’s death was later determined to be caused by an accidental opioid overdose.  He was 57.  Fans flocked to his Paisley Park home and studios in Minnesota after hearing of his passing.
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U.S. Women’s soccer players demand equal pay with men’s teams

Aminah Cole

Freshman, Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD

Spring 2016

They’ve won three Women’s World Cup title championships and have been one of the most successful teams in international women’s soccer.  They are ranked number one and were chosen in 1997 and 1999 as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team of the Year.  Despite such accolades, as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics, fair pay has become an issue.  The team has gone to battle to get fair wages.

The United States Women’s Soccer team recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team as Olympic Team of the Year for their performance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The United States Women’s Soccer team recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team as Olympic Team of the Year for their performance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Metro riders weary of security problems

Nick Mortensen

Senior, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA

Spring 2016

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DC Metrorail station platform

DC Metrorail station platform


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