All-Met Sports Writing Workshop & Sports Writing Mentoring Program

March 9, 2012

High school students can register for the All-Met Sports Writing Workshop hosted by The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program.  Student journalists will participate in an interactive training session where they will work closely with journalists from The Washington Post to write feature stories and receive instruction on a variety of topics including effective interviewing, reporting, covering games, and getting published, among others.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to apply for positions as YJDP Sports Writers. The workshop is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Sports Writing Mentorship Program: Students can also apply to take part in a eight-week sports writing mentoring program starting in October 2014.  The program will offer student reporters field training in sports writing, visual journalism, covering games, and more.  Four students will be selected by members of The Post’s sports staff. You must attend the All-Met Sports Writing Workshop to be eligible for the program.

 Eligibility: High school students throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. Please note that if you have previously been selected as a YJDP Sports Writer, you are not eligible to apply again.

  Ask YJDP:

Q: Who is a perfect candidate for this workshop?

A: All local public, private and charter high school journalists throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to attend. Please note that you can only be selected to take part in the mentorship program once.

Q: How do I register to attend the workshop and apply for the mentorship program?

A: Registration information and an application form will be available for download here .

Q: How many students are eligible to take part in the workshop and/or the mentorship program?

A: The workshop is open to 35 students. Four students will be accepted into the mentorship program.

Q: Is the application or registration period currently open?

A: No.

Q: When will registration and/or application materials be available?

A: Registration and application materials will be available for download on Monday, September 15.

Q: When does the Sports Writing workshop take place?

A: The workshop takes places on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Post.

Q: What is the timeframe of the Sports Writing Mentorship Program

A: The mentorship program will run for eight-weeks from October 20 - December 11.

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