The 27th annual workshop series, offered by The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) and the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ), takes place over eight consecutive Saturdays starting March 1 - April 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at various sites across the Washington area.
The UJW program, sponsored by the Washington Association of Black Journalists in partnership with The Washington Post’s Young Journalist Development Program. Since its inception in 1986, UJW has introduced hundreds of D.C.-area high school students to media careers through an intensive skills-building workshop held each spring for eight weeks. Students work with professional journalists to produce a newspaper, a radio newsmagazine and television news broadcast, as well as Web-only features for the workshop’s website, www.ujwonline.org.
Who can participate?:The workshop series is FREE and open to high school students across the Washington area, which includes Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland, Washington, D. C., and Northern Virginia. There is no fee to apply. Students should contact their journalism advisor or media instructor for details.
And the winners are...:Three scholarship awards will be presented to seniors who excel during the workshop and demonstrate strong research, reporting and writing ability. Scholarships will be based on an essay, stories produced in the workshop and participation in all eight sessions.
How do I apply?: Applications will be available for download in late November. Visit http://wabj-dc.org for updates.
Applications must be postmarked or delivered by Monday, January 13, 2014.
Dakarai I. Aarons, UJW Coordinator: 901-491-7511 or email@example.com
Jaye P. Linnen, YJDP Coordinator: 202-334-4917 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by The Washington Association of Black Journalists and The Washington Post.