Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Journalism Programs to Consider

Student Journalism and Publications is a huge field, and The Devil's Advocate is just a small part of it. Here, we have compiled a few great journalism summer programs that you might want to consider to expand and explore your interests. Most of these were either recommended by former/current Ridge teachers or students. Although summer is far off, many of these programs require teacher recommendations and other paperwork to fill out -so Thanksgiving Break is a great time to start looking through these and consider applying if you are interested.

Why consider participating in a journalism summer program?
  • Looks great on your resume -colleges ask about summer experiences!
  • Gives hands on, comprehensive experience that is unique to the normal school newspaper
  • Experience a bit of college life, living in dorms and on a college campus
  • Work with real journalists and college professors -this involves possible networking for jobs, college recommendation letters, etc.

Here are some we recommend:

Asian American Journalists Association -A six-day intensive program in Los Angeles

Northwestern Cherubs -A month-long program at Northwestern University

NYU's Urban Journalism Workshop -A two-week long program reporting in NYC.

A list to other programs

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Programs

Note that although not all of these are local, some are free of charge or supply a generous amount of financial aid (both AAJA and Northwestern's programs do).

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