Applications are now open for the 2018 Urban Journalism Workshop.
The Washington Association of Black Journalists is offering its 32nd annual Urban Journalism Workshop to Washington, DC area high school students. Those accepted to the program get an inside look at careers in journalism over 8 mostly consecutive Saturdays. This year’s workshop runs from 3 March to 28 April 2018.. All high school students in DC and suburban Maryland and Virginia are encouraged to apply. There are no application or program fees.
Former and current journalists from DC based media companies, including NPR, The Washington Post and more, train students in the basics of traditional and multimedia journalism.
UJW volunteer mentor Susan Carter assists student journalists Heleena Assefa and Courtney Edwards prepare to conduct interviews
Seniors in good standing can compete for a scholarship toward the end of the workshop.
Complete applications should be emailed to: email@example.com. All applications must be received by 31 January 9 February 2018 for consideration. Incomplete applications automatically will be disqualified.
The UJW application can be found here: UJWapp2018.
For more information or questions, contact UJW coordinator Trina Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a journalist or media professional in the Washington area that would like to volunteer with UJW in March? Contact us at email@example.com
The Spring 2016 Urban Journalism Workshop closing ceremony is being held
Saturday, 18 June 2016; 11AM at American University’s Media Innovation Lab (MIL).
Congratulations to this year’s student journalists!
Applications are now open for the 2016 Urban Journalism Workshop.
The Washington Association of Black Journalists has partnered with the Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) to give high school students in the Greater D.C. area an inside look at careers in journalism through the Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW).
During the workshop, experienced journalists from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and other media companies train students in the basics of traditional and multimedia journalism.
Three scholarships will be awarded to seniors who have excelled during the workshop and demonstrate strong research, reporting and writing ability. There is no fee to apply or attend. All high school students in DC and suburban Maryland and Virginia are encouraged to apply.
This year’s workshop runs March 5 to April 30,2016. Complete applications should be mailed to: WABJ Workshop, P.O. Box 2683, Washington, DC 20013. All applications must be postmarked by January 22, 2016 for consideration.
For more information, contact UJW coordinator Susan Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UJW application can be found here: UJWapp2016