Summer Journalism Program 2021

About the Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is a one-week intensive course in journalism for high-school students. The program is run entirely by undergraduate staff members of the Yale Daily News. During the course of the week, high-school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by guest speakers from major national publications and work hands-on reporting a story. The week culminates with the production of an issue of the Yale Daily News.

The program lasts from 12:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. eastern time each day. The 2021 program will be held via Zoom from August 16th to 20th.

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is free to all participants from New Haven public schools. We ask that all other participants pay $150 for their week spent with the Yale Daily News during the program. The News uses this money to help keep our newspaper free for all readers and fund various initiatives within our organization, such as reporting fellowships or financial stipends for low-income students on the Yale Daily News.

Guest Speakers

Some of the speakers that participants will have a chance to listen and speak to are:

Zeke Miller is the President of the White House Correspondents’ Association and the White House Reporter at the Associated Press. He has also covered the White House and national politics at Business Insider and Time Magazine. He was the first White House correspondent at Buzzfeed News.

Michelle Hackman is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal. She writes about the Department of Homeland Security and immigration policy. Previously, she covered health and education policy. She is a former editor of the Yale Daily News, a Designated Yale Journalism Scholar, and the winner of the 2015 Yale College William H. McKim prize.

Dana Milbank is a columnist for The Washington Post, where he serves as a foremost critic of political theater in D.C. He is also the author of three books on politics, including the national bestseller “Homo Politicus.” Before The Washington Post, he spent eight years as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered Congress, and two years at New Republic, where he covered the White House.

Nick Baumann is an editor at The Atlantic, where he manages a team of reporters focused on national politics. Previously he spent five years at Huffpost as a senior enterprise editor, eight years as a senior editor at Mother Jones, and eight years as a blogger at The Economist.

… and more!


Click here to access the SJP brochure.

Click here to download the application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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