L to R: Professional Journalists Brandon Benavides of NBC4,  Juana Summers of  POLITICO and Kenya Young, National Public Radio share a laugh while talking about their careers with UJW students. (Photo courtesy of UJW student, Murugi Thande)

The Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW), sponsored by the Washington Association of Black Journalists in partnership with The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program, is now in its 27th year.

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.

The 2013 Urban Journalism Workshop series runs from March 2 through April 27.

UJW students listen intently as Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida speaks. (Photo courtesy of UJW student, Murugi Thande)


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• Melanie Aguilar-Rojas, Oakton High School

• Jochebed Angbazo, Gaithersburg High School

• Lizamaria Arias, Albert Einstein High School

• Arman Azad, Flint Hill School

• Nadia Barnett, Paint Branch High School

• Gabrielle Brooks, Richard Montgomery HS

• Sean Burke, Bowie High School

• Jahne Campbell, Charles Herbert Flowers High School

• Michelle Chavez, Montgomery Blair High School

• Imani J. Crawford, Benjamin Banneker High School

• Austin Chavez, Edison High School

• Brittany Cheng, Montgomery Blair High School

• Daniel Diasgranados, High Point High School

• Abby Duker, Kettle Run High School

• Amber Duncan, Friendly High School

• Kelly Evans, Paint Branch High School

• Maggie Gallagher, Bishop Ireton High School

• Connor Gallant, Atholton High School

• Landrie Hatcher, Mount Saint Joseph School

• Amanda Hillware, Emerson College Preparatory

• Chelsea Jones, Henry Wise High School

• Anthony Joseph, Montgomery Blair High School

• Diamond Kennedy, Potomac High School

• Adrian Liloy, Brentsville District High School

• Sarah Metzel, Annnandale High School

• Amuche Nwafor, Northwestern High School

• Chiamaka Oguwuegbu, Eleanor Roosevelt High School

• Nicole Osgood, Highland School

• Sierra Snyder, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

• Murugi Thande, North Point High School

• Kayla Warren, North Point High School

• Darnell White, Bowie High School