FIVE-DAY journalism and college preparation program for students from select area high schools. Students will receive hands-on training in news reporting and exposure to technology, cameras, and other storytelling tools as they actively participate in broadcasting, digital media, and multi-platform journalism. All-expenses paid for qualifying students from under-served, low-income communities.
Learn areas of study in media and journalism, discover job opportunities in related field, including a tour of a major news studio in New York.
This program, hosted by the School of Communication and Media (SCM) provides students with hands-on training and exposure to technology, cameras, and other storytelling tools of the trade as they actively participate in filmmaking, broadcasting, and multi-platform journalism. Students interact with SCM faculty and invited working professionals about scripting, casting, photographing and editing, and developing a project that they present at the conclusion of the workshop. By encouraging high-performing students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism, this program aims to foster deeper relationships and expanded civic engagement with neighboring towns, including Newark, Paterson, the Orange’s, and Montclair.
Summer Journalism Workshop for High School Students
One of the exciting aspects of the summer workshops are the field trips to major news operations such as ABC-TV, CNBC, the NY Giants, and the NJ Jackals baseball team.
These trips provide students with an up-close look at real working newsrooms, recording studios, and control rooms. They also include personal meetings with top news executives, on-air personalities, and some of our recent graduates working successfully in the industry.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year the program will not include field trips but will bring in industry professionals into the program virtually.
THE SUMMER JOURNALISM WORKSHOP IS FULLY FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE HEARST FOUNDATION, INC.