2014-15 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. Like YJDP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaPo.YJDP, follow us on Twitter/Instagram:@WashPostYJDP, and visit us at www.washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.

    Student Correspondents Program

    The Student Correspondents Program offers skills training, reporting experience, and  mentoring opportunities with members of The Post’s newsroom to high school juniors and seniors. Participants will cover live events hosted by The Washington Post and select nonprofit community partners.

    All-Met Sports Writing Workshop & Sports Writing Mentorship Program

    Students participate in an interactive training session that includes learning to interview subjects and cover games, produce video journalism and more. Attendees can also apply for a a eight-week sports writing mentoring program with The Post’s High School Sports staff.

    Tech-It Out Seminar

    This half-day training session will explore ways to utilize various technologies to enhance digital storytelling. The session emphasizes the importance of developing critical thinking skills and teaches students how to determine what is reliable and what is not as consumers of news and information.

    Narrative Writing Seminar

    An intensive narrative writing seminar designed to help high school juniors and seniors 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.

    Journalism Adviser & Student Editor Seminar

    Journalism advisers and student editors will explore essential journalism techniques and recieve training from experienced Washington Post journalists and other high school journalism advisers.

    Theatre Critics Series & Workshop

    High school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews on washingtonpost.com and in student and community newspapers across the Washington area.

    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.

    Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

    A journalism workshop for high school juniors and seniors to gain experience in digital storytelling through research, reporting, interviewing, writing, photography, and capturing and editing audio and video.

    Awards & Scholarships

    YJDP offers several awards and scholarships in recognition of excellence in high school journalism to students and educators across the Washington area.