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.