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).