About the Student Journalist Program

The Washington Post’s Student Journalist Program will end its official programming as of May 2017. For nearly 20 years, SJP (formerly known as the Young Journalists Development Program) has offered valuable mentorship and training opportunities for high school students in the Washington D.C. area. We are proud of all that this program has done to inspire the next generation of journalists in our community.The Washington Post remains committed to educating students about journalism, and will partner with local journalism organizations in this effort. For any questions, please contact the Public Relations team here.
  • Mar 5, 2014
Summer Newsroom Workshop

Nationals reach 149 home run mark—but win the game by other means

The Nationals secured a 7-4 win over Indians
  • Sep 8, 2016

Millennials could decide this presidential election, but will they vote ?

Young voters typically have some of the lowest participation rates during elections.
  • Sep 7, 2016

Loudoun County could be the pendulum that swings Virginia blue

The historically conservative county voted Democrat for the first time in decades in 2008.
  • Sep 6, 2016

Joe Biden’s Cancer moonshot launches, but still needs to clear political gravity

Questions remain for how the initiative will look like after the end of the Obama administration
  • Sep 6, 2016

Social media campaigns attract millions of followers, but can they get them to the polls?

There is no proof that social media strategy influences the outcome of an election.
  • Sep 6, 2016

Why some D.C. universities are becoming test-optional

Some students feel that standardized tests aren’t the best representation of their abilities.
  • Sep 5, 2016

Goodwin, Werth Achieve Career Milestones in Nationals 7-4 win

Werth reached base for the 40th consecutive game. Goodwin made his first career start in right field.
  • Sep 4, 2016

D.C.’s Republican delegates urge voters to “vote their conscience”

D.C.’s Republican delegates were split between Marco Rubio and John Kasich. They now need to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
  • Sep 1, 2016

How teachers are explaining the Middle East to their students through Lebanese pop and Egyptian Art

A workshop held at the George Washington University sought to give teachers a simple tool to teach their students about a complex region.
  • Aug 30, 2016
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