The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP)

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP)

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) offers journalism training and education to local high school journalists and media advisors, and promotes diversity in the media industry through career guidance and mentoring. Join YJDP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaPo.YJDP and follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @WashPostYJDP.

Current Programs

Apply today for a spot as a YJDP Correspondent

Nominations are now open for the Fall YJDP Student Correspondents program. Six high school juniors and seniors will be selected to cover live events hosted by The Post (or our partners) and attend local events as correspondents. They will also receive ongoing mentoring from Post reporters. Deadline: Friday, Oct. 3 at 5p.m.

All-Met Sports Writing Workshop & Mentorship Program

Are you a high school student interested in a career as a sports writer?  Join YJDP for the 2014 All-Met Sports Writing Workshop hosted at The Post on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The workshop is FREE of charge and open to 35 students. Particpants can also apply for the YJDP Sports Writing Mentorship program. Deadline:Friday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop ‘14

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop ‘14

Twelve high school students from the Washington area participated in the 2014 YJDP Multimedia Storytelling Workshop (MSW), a free, weeklong multimedia journalism workshop hosted at The Post on Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15. Students worked closely with journalists from The Washington Post to sharpen their skills as multiplatform journalists.