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.

YJDP Sports Mentorship Program: Students can also apply to take part in an eight-week sports mentoring program from October 20 - December 11.  Four students will be selected, through an application process, by members of The Post’s sports staff.  Participants will work with The Post’s high school sports staff to publish a minimum of two articles – one game story and one feature story – that that will be featured in the Young Journalists section of washingtonpost.com.

Eligibility: All high school students throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. Students must attend the Sports Writing Workshop to be eligible.

  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. area can apply. Please note that you can only be selected to take part in the mentorship program once.

Q: Is the application or registration period currently open?

A: Yes, both are open.

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: How do I register to attend the All-Met Sports Writing Workshop?

A: To register for the workshop send an email to yjdp@washpost.com with the following information:

- First Name and Last Name

- Current Grade Level

- Name of High School

Q: How do I apply or the YJDP Sports Mentorship Program?

A: You must complete an appplication. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 10. Download the application form here.

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.

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

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

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