2013-14 YJDP Programming Calendar

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) works to develop the next generation of journalists and increase diversity in the media industry. YJDP offers a series of workshops, seminars, scholarships and mentoring opportunities for high school students and newspaper advisors across the Washington area, which includes Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland, Washington, D. C., and Northern Virginia. Join YJDP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaPo.YJDP and follow us on Twitter/Instagram:@WashPostYJDP.

    Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

    A journalism workshop for high school students who are interested in gaining experience in digital storytelling through researching, reporting, interviewing, writing, photography, and capturing and editing audio and video.

    Journalism Adviser and Student Editor Seminar at the Newseum

    Journalism advisers and student editors will explore essential journalism techniques and recieve training from experienced journalists from The Post and local high school journalism teacher-advisers.

    All-Met Sports Writing Workshop and Sports Mentorship Program

    Students participate in an interactive training session covering a variety ot topics including interviewing, photojournalism, covering games, and more. Attendees can also apply to take part in a 16-week sports mentoring program that offers student reporters field training in sports writing, visual journalism, covering games, and more.

    Student Correspondents Program

    The Student Correspondents Program provides journalism skills training, reporting experience, and mentoring opportunities with members of The Washington Post newsroom to high school juniors and seniors across the Washington, D.C. area. It’s designed to help students increase writing and reporting proficiency by covering live events hosted by The Washington Post and select nonprofit community partners.

    Theatre Critics Workshop

    High school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in student and community newspapers across the Washington area in addition to The Washington Post online.

    Narrative Writing Seminar with Press Pass Mentors

    An intensive narrative writing seminar designed to help high school juniors and seniors in the Washington area prepare for major writing assignments on the road to college, train students on the basics of news reporting and introduce them to careers in journalism.

    Tech-It Out Seminar

    This half-day training session will explore ways to utilize various online technologies to enhance storytelling abilities and emphasize the importance of developing critical thinking skills and determining what is reliable and which facts (or whose opinions) to trust as consumers of news and information.

    Urban Journalism Workshop

    This multicultural journalism workshop trains students in the basics of newspaper, broadcast and multimedia journalism and offers an inside look at journalism as seen by some of the industry’s leading minority journalists.

    The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program Awards

    Acknowledges significant achievements and contributions made by high school journalists, journalism advisors and media educators across the Washington area. By drawing attention to quality scholastic journalismand exemplary journalism advisors we hope to increase public awareness of the importance of quality high school journalism programs.