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 and Featured Programs

Calling all aspiring reporters, producers, bloggers and storytellers

YJDP is looking for enthusiastic high school students interested in journalism careers to register for its Journalism Advisor and Student Editor (JASE) Seminar on January 17 and apply for the 29th Annual Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW) set to take place March 21 – May 9.  Both workshops are free and open to all high school students in the Washington area.

Young Journalists Development Program teaches students to report with social media

Students used social media tools in reporting during Fall Tech-It Out seminar.

Student Correspondents - Featured Articles

In Charles County, Md. a visit to the Mudd House is a Christmas tradition

In Charles County, Md. a visit to the Mudd House is a Christmas tradition

The Mudd Society kicks off the Christmas holiday season with a look back at festivities in the 1860’s during the 13th Annual Victorian Christmas held at the historic home of Dr. Samuel Mudd.

Charles County’s James E. Richmond Science Center draws crowds with tech focused holiday experience

Charles County’s James E. Richmond Science Center  draws crowds with tech focused holiday experience

La Plata’s newly opened science center offers great visual spectacle with ‘Snow Globe’ and ‘Let it Snow’ features.

Theater Critics Showcase with The Cappies -NCA

<a href='http://www.cappies.com/nca/' title='www.cappies.com'>Theater Critics Showcase with The Cappies -NCA</a>

As part of its ongoing commitment to being a guiding force in cultivating the next generation of young journalists, The Post has established a unique partnership with the Cappies of the National Capital Area, a critics and awards program, designed to showcase the work of talented student theater critics. Corrections or Questions? Contact yjdp@washpost.com.

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.