Conducted in partnership with the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ), 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. Trainers also give high school students an inside look at careers in journalism.  Journalists from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and other media companies facilitate the workshops, which are conducted on eight consecutive Saturdays at various locations throughout the Washington area.  Following the workshop, three scholarship awards are presented to seniors who excelled during the workshop and demonstrated strong research, reporting and writing ability.

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Q: Who is a perfect candidate for this workshop?

A: Any high school student with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in journalism and wants to pursue journalism at the college level.

Q: Is there an application process and/or how do I register for the workshop?

A: Yes, but there is no fee to apply or attend the workshop.

Q: How many students are eligible to take part in the workshop?

A: A maximum of 40 students can participate in the workshop.

Q: When will applications be available and/or when does registration begin?

A: The application period typically runs from mid-November to early January.

Q: Is the application or registration period currently open?

A: No

Q: When does the program take place?

A: March 7 – April 25 at various sites across the Washington area.

Q: Are volunteer opportunities available?

A: Yes. To learn more about volunteer opportunities e-mail Dakarai I. Aarons at